1. Is Open source more secure?

    Interesting article on GigaOm today about the OpenSSL bug and the implications to Open Source.

    I commented that Open Source is not fundamentally more secure, but it is fundamentally easier to become more secure.


  2. Enjoying the idea of Beethoven Barbershop during work.

    (Source: Spotify)

  3. In a striking example of poetic justice, a Massachusetts teenager who says she was fired from 7-Eleven for giving a cup of coffee to a homeless man has landed a new job within days—at a homeless-services organization. More on Yahoo Shine: How Going Undercover as Homeless Changed These Men “My lesson learned is that good deeds pay off,” Ava Lins, 19, tells Yahoo Shine.

  4. 14:19 11th Feb 2014

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    Reblogged from demand-progress

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    The NSA “is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” (Washington Post)

    Join us in protesting the National Security Agency’s wide-ranging invasion of privacy.

    Take action →

  5. Listening and relaxing.

    (Source: Spotify)

  8. 12:36 30th Jan 2014

    Notes: 6

    Reblogged from yahooeng


    The YUI team at Yahoo is serious about automated testing. YUI is a foundational part of Yahoo websites, so it’s very important that we keep quality high. Our test automation system has ran over 31 million tests in the last 6 months across over a dozen challenging browser environments, with an…

    Awesome. Tested code is better code.

  9. Reliving the bad play with a yahoo sports loop.

  10. 18:51 16th Jan 2014

    Notes: 7

    Reblogged from yahoolabs



    By Daniele Quercia

    Cities are attracting considerable research interest. In Computer Science circles, the agenda behind smart cities has gained traction: new monitoring technologies promise to allocate urban resources (e.g., electricity, clean water, car traffic) more…

    Cities and happiness. Research.

  11. 16:47 12th Jan 2014

    Notes: 390228

    Reblogged from jeremyjohnstone




    Internet, please show me where I can buy this!

    I’ve found many articles on it, but the company behind it doesn’t list it on their site and I can’t seem to find anywhere selling it.

    This is something I would enjoy. I would remember you every day.

    (Source: cjwho)

  12. 20:11 21st Dec 2013

    Notes: 4

    Reblogged from blorpy

    An Offer He Couldn’t Refuse



    Gil Yehuda, of Quora, is made an offer he just couldn’t refuse.

    In response to a job offer, I said no. As a result, I got the job.

    This goes back a few years: I was interested in a particular job, and read the description carefully. I saw it had 5 job specifications, covering a wide range of skills in my field. I thought they might need two people to do the job they described. After some good phone interviews, I was invited to a full day of on-site interviews. I first met with the hiring manager, and then with a few people related to the group. The last interview was with the recruiter.

    First interview with the hiring manager (CTO-ish role) went well, but it had a strange moment near the end. We spoke about the job and then he asked if I had questions. I asked about the five items; they were diverse, so which was the most important part of the job? He looked at the job spec sheet and answered that #5 was the essential job, the other four were much less relevant. I asked, why is the most important part of the job listed last? Usually a list like this would have the most important item listed first. Moreover, #1 and #5 implied a very different skill profile. He seemed annoyed at me for asking the question, and reiterated that #5 was the job, the rest was not as important.

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    Look what I found.

  13. 22:19 18th Dec 2013

    Notes: 7

    Reblogged from yahooeng


    Earlier in December, Yahoo sponsored the Node Summit, a two-day conference in San Francisco which focused on NodeJS’ transformative role in the future of computing whilst also showcasing real-world solutions from a select group of companies working with NodeJS today.

    During the event, we…


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    Dilbert - Mon, Nov 25Explaining Open Source.

    Dilbert - Mon, Nov 25

    Explaining Open Source.

  15. 10:04 31st Oct 2013

    Notes: 21

    Reblogged from yahoodevelopers


    by Ramses Martinez, Director, Yahoo Paranoids

    What an amazing experience the last twenty-nine days have been. The response from the security community to our announcement of a formal Yahoo bug bounty program has been extremely positive. Thank you! All the meetings, emails, new contacts,…