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The Intrinsic Value of Blogging | Matt Mullenweg -- I wrote the post (http://looneyatoms.com/2013/01/05/the-river-thames-in-flood-weybridge-walton-port-hampton/) in January last year, but its busiest day was December 26th! What people forget that blogging is about a connection if you are able make a connection with one person, then you have achieved the reason you started the blog to begin with. I feel im back on the beggining (2001 my first post) when I enjoyed writing
More About Unicode in Python 2 and 3 | Armin Ronacher's Thoughts and Writings -- would get the .encode() method on byte strings back for instance? Unfortunately many of the ways in which we made it work, do not
Dont drown in email! How to use Gmail more efficiently. - Startup Lessons Learne ... -- If you want to keep track of them when you replied, you mark them as Awaiting Reply or Delegated (that way you can always quickly find them and follow up)
How online dating can click when you meet more than one person | Life and style ... -- And while internet dating (theoretically) makes it easier to get that first date, it doesn't do a huge amount to reduce the uncomfortable reality of sitting with a stranger casually trying to discover if you like each other.But as online dating has evolved, it has steadily chipped away at some of those problems. In Oxford and Cambridge universities, similar meetups (called, respectively, crew dates and formal swaps) are arranged between sports teams from different colleges.Now, in 25 US cities and, from January, in London a small startup called Grouper is introducing the idea yet again.The way a Grouper date works is simple enough. One was traditional online dating sites and social networks, and the other was meeting people at bars. But those apps are fundamentally focused on making the activity of technology-enabled dating itself more fun.By focusing heavily on design and ease of use, by minimising the burden of profile creation and maintenance, and by asking users no more than "Is this person hot?", they appeal to people who would never consider signing up for a profile on Match.com or OKCupid.By contrast, Grouper attempts to get users off the site as quickly as possible.Waxman jokes that his site is the opposite of ad-supported services, which try to keep users online for as long as possible."How little time can you spend on our website and how much time can you spend in person actually meeting people?"Counterintuitively, that means Grouper has to do a lot more work than your average dating site.
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