September 17, 2018

September 13, 2018

The CEO of Automattic on Holding “Auditions” to Build a Strong Team

The most significant shift we’ve made is requiring every final candidate to work with us for three to eight weeks on a contract basis. Candidates do real tasks alongside the people they would actually be working with if they had the job. They can work at night or on weekends, so they don’t have to leave their current jobs; most spend 10 to 20 hours a week working with Automattic, although that’s flexible.

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August 30, 2018

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June 6, 2018

Ten guidelines for nurturing a thriving democracy by Bertrand Russell

  1. Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.
  2. Do not think it worthwhile to produce belief by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.
  3. Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.
  4. When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavor to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.
  5. Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.
  6. Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.
  7. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
  8. Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.
  9. Be scrupulously truthful, even when truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.
  10. Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness.
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How can Santa keep his lists when GDPR is around?

Santa’s data collection has always been compliant with GDPR, so he has no need to change his ways. The nature of his data collection is more transparent than most companies, and he is open to updating his records if you contact one of his representatives.

The legitimate business purpose of his data collection is to create a list of those who are naughty and nice this year:

He’s making a list And checking it twice;

Gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice

Santa Claus is coming to town

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June 4, 2018

Remember when Google Reader was shutting down, and it took forever to import your GReader stuff into The Old Reader? That’s what it’s like with importing GitHub repos into GitLab right now.

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June 1, 2018