Marco Arment on Long-Form content.
Paul Sieminski, the general counsel at Automattic (Automattlock), writes for Wired on how Corporations Abusing Copyright Laws Are Ruining the Web for Everyone.
I have a guest article on the Harvard Business Review blogs called Hire by Auditions, Not Resumes.
I love Christmas: the lights, the food, the music. The music part can sometimes be fraught, though. There’s so many cheesy and badly done Christmas albums out there. Fortunately my favorite genre, jazz, has actually a really impressive collection of interesting interpretations of Christmas classics.
Over the years I’ve curated a few of my favorites. Thanks to Spotify, one of my favorite services I discovered in 2013, it’s easy to share them with you. Here’s my Xmas Jazz playlist, including my favorite holiday arrangement of all time, Duke Ellington’s version of the Nutcracker Suite.
Remember: It’s okay to play holiday music until at least mid-January.
If you have any favorites you’d like me to add, send them via Spotify messages or in the comments. Merry Christmas everybody!
Tantek writes on the 10th Anniversary of XFN.
I spoke with Sarah Millstein at the Lean Startup Conference earlier in the week. After a bit of intro we talk about how Automattic iterates, approaches hiring, and management.
Another Sunday, another round of stories from the Snowden files. I hope people don’t become fatigued of these continuous revelations, and it leads to change. Another good read is from the Atlantic How Americans Were Deceived About Cell-Phone Location Data. Precise but misleading language is a dangerous tool.