17 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Chicago

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 6 days ago.
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…: High frequency traders paid $300M to reduce New York <-> Chicago network transfers from 17 -> 13ms.

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By Giles Bowkett of Giles Bowkett 28 days ago.
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I'm from Chicago, and in the 90s I went to a lot of raves in San Francisco. I was more of a nerdy hermit in Chicago (and am more of a nerdy hermit today), but I remember being surprised in San Francisco by the way everybody danced facing the DJ. In clubs in Chicago, everybody danced facing each other, which is to say, pointed in a thousand different random directions.

The dance music history Last Night A DJ Saved My Life notes this distinction, and points out that …

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By 37signals of Signal vs. Noise 2 months ago.
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We're open to hiring the best person no matter where they are. If you're in Chicago we have an open desk for you in our office. But more than half of our company works remotely all over the world, so you're welcome to be part of the team no matter where you live. If you do want to relocate to Chicago we're open to that as well.

How to apply

Send relevant work samples, and anything else that will make you stand out, to jason@basecamp.com. Extra effort and personal touches …

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By 37signals of Signal vs. Noise 2 months ago.
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…on LinkedIn. He blogs at Slope of Hope . In 2010 he wrote a book on technical trading called Chart Your Way To Profits . And to complete the small world loop, Tim has a show on TastyTrade network which is based here in Chicago. Good times.

So what about you? Who gave you your first shot? Who was your first client? Care to share some (embarrassing) early work?

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By Lew Cirne of New Relic 4 months ago.
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Intuit's small business solutions.

Koplow-McAdams has a Master's degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor's degree from Mills College.

The post Welcome Hilarie Koplow-McAdams, Our New Chief Revenue Officer appeared first on New Relic blog .

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David Heinemeier Hansson-Unlearn Your MBA ( Entire talk)

David Heineimeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails and partner at 37signals in Chicago, says that planning is guessing, and for a start-up, the focus must be on today and not on tomorrow. He argues that constraints--fiscal, temporal, or o

From: Entrepreneurship.org

Views: 300

6 ratings Time: 58:50 More in Education

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By Patrick of Kalzumeus Software 8 months ago.
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Happily, there are many ways to productize your relationships with customers or your expertise as a consultant.

[ Patrick notes : The transcript below has my commentary inserted like this, as usual.]

What you'll learn in this podcast:

Why vegetarians do not give great advice on pricing hotdogs, and Hacker News comments about the inadviability of selling information very rarely come from people with actual budget to buy information

Why having multiple packaging options (for example, …

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By Mike of Positive Incline 11 months ago.
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It strikes me that this formulation (a minor refinement to the model I presented in Chicago) begins to tackle two common misgivings around Agile and Lean.

Misgiving #1: Hierarchy vs collaboration

This misgiving is most commonly associated with Lean, although similar misgivings are sometimes expressed about Agile, in particular around the Scrum roles. How can an apparently hierarchical management system be reconciled with a culture of collaboration?

Let's be clear about one thing: …

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By Darin Swanson of New Relic 11 months ago.
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The New Relic .NET team will be represented at Visual Studio Live! Chicago next week!

Next Week in Chicago

We're excited about going to Visual Studio Live! and looking forward to meeting current and future users of our .NET agent at the conference exhibit hall.

At the Visual Studio Live! Demonstration Theater on Tuesday, May 14th, you can learn even more about our application performance monitoring for .NET and what we call ‘performance-driven development.' …

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By Patrick of Kalzumeus Software 12 months ago.
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…and said, "That is exactly what my problem is." The other way I did, was I went home to Chicago, which is where my family is from, and took out $ 400 from an ATM, and walked around downtown Chicago and looked for salons and other massage therapists, that sort of thing.

I walked in and said, "Hey, do you take walk‑ins?" "Yeah." "Are you free right now?" "Yeah." "Are you the business owner?" "Yeah." " OK, I've …

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