So if you want to avoid being a useless destruction-magnet PowerPoint weenie you should learn how to – use an IDE and build a sample project – use FTP, make an HTML page with JavaScript and CSS in it – make an iPhone app and publish it – use github – use a shell and use emacs or nano or some editor – use Amazon Web Services EC2 and host something there

» Tech/startup people who are “not that technical” A.Sarva.Co (via gregcohn)

I would argue this isn’t just for tech/startup people who aren’t technical. It’s 2013. Learn to play with technology.

[V]accination is not an individual choice to be made by a parent for his or her own offspring. It’s a public health issue, because the diseases contracted by unvaccinated children are a threat to the community. That’s what public health is all about, and an overly tolerant approach to non-medical exemptions – and publicity given to anti-vaccination charlatans like Wakefield and McCarthy by heedless promoters like, sadly, Katie Couric, affect us all.

In one of the most surreal moments of our lives… we had our very own Mr. Smith Goes to Washington encounter where the senior leadership of USPS made it clear that they would never participate in any project that would limit junk mail and that they were immediately shutting down our partnership. This 30-minute meeting was the end of our business model.

Productivity Hacks: More Talk, Less Type

Productivity Hacks: More Talk, Less Type