Links for Week 5 of 2016

This week I bookmarked 18 interesting links tagged conference, aging, startups, github, chatops, family, journaling, road_sign_math, sps, slack, funny, iceland, drone, chat, Encryption, bots, big_data, email, happiness and rss.

  1. What is ChatOps? A guide to its evolution, adoption at blog.hipchat.com ChatOps is a collaboration model that connects people, tools, process, and automation into a transparent workflow. This flow connects the work needed, the work happening, and the work done in a persistent location staffed by the people, bots, and related tools. The transparency tightens the feedback loop, improves information sharing, and enhances team collaboration. Not to mention team culture and cross-training.
  2. twtxt at github.com twtxt is a decentralised, minimalist microblogging service for hackers.
  3. You won’t be happiest until you turn 65 years old - Quartz at qz.com Will you ever be happy? The answer, it seems, is yes. Likely when you’re a bit older.
  4. Email is harder than you think at blog.frontapp.com Two years ago, I started working on Front, a multiplayer version of Gmail. Today, I’m sharing thoughts on email, things I wish I had known at the time, but instead had to learn the hard way. If you’re thinking about innovating in the email space, hopefully it’ll help you too! This is the first in a series of articles on that topic.
  5. The Best Journaling App for iPhone, iPad, and Mac at thesweetsetup.com If you’re looking for a fantastic journaling app, or a great app for logging and recording various events and milestones of your life, then by far and away the best pick is Day One.
  6. People Are Freaking Out Over What This Sign Means For The Super Bowl at www.huffingtonpost.com Not exactly like Road Sign Math, but fun to see something else inspired by road signs! Thanks @tkeekley for the link.
  7. Abstractions at abstractions.io Abstractions is a new conference that brings together everyone involved in modern software development — designers, developers, DevOps, and community leaders — to teach, learn, and connect with each other.
  8. Introducing the Keybase filesystem at keybase.io Alpha releases of the Keybase app are starting to come with a cryptographically secure file mount. It is brand new. And very different.
  9. Tourist mistakenly drives from the airport to Iceland's remote north due to a GPS mistake - Iceland Monitor at icelandmonitor.mbl.is A tourist intending to drive from Keflavik International Airport to a hotel in the centre of Reykjavik accidentally drove all the way to the remote town of Siglufjörður, North Iceland because his gps navigation device led him there.
  10. Day One 2.0 is here at thesweetsetup.com Day One 2 is a set of new apps for iOS and Mac. Rebuilt from the ground up, the plethora of features that made Day One so great are still present.
  11. My Favorite Twitter Bot at clkoerner.com It was always funny and frustrating to me when folks shared screenshots from their mobile phones with such low battery. For some reason the low battery bugged me. It’s like living on the edge, man!
  12. VC Backed Startup TrackIF Changes Name to MyAlerts at tech.mn MyAlerts is the new name of TrackIf, a Minneapolis ­based venture backed technology company that counts top 200 retailers as its customers.
  13. Subscribe to Email Newsletters in Feedbin at feedbin.com Reading email in an email app feels like work to me. However, there’s a certain class of email that I want to enjoy reading, and Feedbin is where I go when I want to read for pleasure.
  14. Github January 28th Incident Report at github.com Last week GitHub was unavailable for two hours and six minutes. We understand how much you rely on GitHub and consider the availability of our service one of the core features we offer. Over the last eight years we have made considerable progress towards ensuring that you can depend on GitHub to be there for you and for developers worldwide, but a week ago we failed to maintain the level of uptime you rightfully expect.
  15. Dutch Police Training Eagles to Take Down Drones - IEEE Spectrum at spectrum.ieee.org Or, you can be like the Dutch National Police, and train eagles to take down drones for you.
  16. Insightful applications: The next inflection in big data at www.oreilly.com In previous posts, I wrote about the need for insight generation and provided an example of an insightful application. I maintain that insightful applications are the key to businesses effectively exploiting big data in order to improve decision-making and address important problems. To better understand and appreciate the need for developing such applications, it is important to consider what is happening more broadly in big data and evaluate how our experiences with business intelligence systems should be driving our thinking about insightful applications.
  17. Tech careers challenge and promote innovation at SPS at www.spscommerce.com Before he started working here two years ago, Tony Odufuye was very familiar with SPS Commerce and many of the people in the company. That’s because Tony’s wife, Linda, had already been working here for a few years. As he got to know some of Linda’s work friends, they recommended he join them at one of Minnesota’s fastest-growing tech companies.
  18. My family uses Slack. It’s pretty interesting. | Labs at labs.earthpeople.se Slack’s free tier gives us 10 integrations, search for the latest 10 000 messages and 5GB storage. This is plenty for a family of 4. In this blog post I’ll go through how we use it and the integrations we have made to aid us.