On Github and the toxic culture of Silicon Valley

Earlier this week, GitHub released a statement summarizing the results of their internal investigation into the reasons Julie Ann Horvath left GitHub. I’m not going to go into the details of GitHub’s statement or the blog post by Tom Presenton-Warner announcing he was stepping down (he was the…

Theoretical Ideations Heartbleed Status

I just finished patching everything, and Theoretical Ideations is now Heartbleed free. If you want to know the details, go read about it here. The short version is this: a bug was discoverd in an open source software project called OpenSSL. OpenSSL is the software that does encryption and decryption…

Everything Else at Fluent Conf

In Pursuit of the Holy Grail: Building Isomorphic JavaScript Apps Spike Brehm, @spikebrehm Isomorphic JavaScript is code that can run on both the browser and the server. This can be achieved by writing code that is either environment agnostic (e.g. Handlebars.js) or uses environment shims (e.g. SuperAgent…

JavaScript Performance at Fluent Conf

There was also a pretty good selection of talks concerning performance at Fluent Conf this year. The Perception of Speed Steve Souders, @souders Quick side note: Steve Souders very recently left Google. In fact, he had been at his new position with Fastly for a whopping two days before he…

ECMAScript 6 at Fluent Conf

Last week, I attended Fluent Conf, a web conference in San Francisco. It was a really good conference overall, much better than I was expecting. It's still not as good as JSConf, but it was still very much worth my time. This post, and two latter posts, summarize everything I…

Rdio Hack Day Project

Here at Rdio, we have a hack day event once a quarter. During this event, which lasted two days, we work on anything we want related to Rdio. I chose to implemented a fun visualization algorithm. I wrote a blog post about it on the official (and new) Rdio engineering…