Monthly Archives: August 2013

August 26, 2013

The Venus Project

Is it possible to create a radically different society? One where material possessions are unnecessary, where buildings are created in factories, where mundane jobs are automated? … Some may think it is idealistic, but 97-year old architect Jacque Fresco is convinced his vision of the future is far better than how we live today.

The official website can be found at thevenusproject.com.

August 19, 2013

On Asana's onboarding process

We have a rule at Asana that all new engineers must ship something on their first day. It could be a tiny product improvement, or a fix to a bug or a typo—anything. But it has to get out to production.

August 16, 2013

WordPress.com Connect

Today, we’re announcing a new feature for developers called WordPress.com Connect, a secure and easy way for millions of WordPress.com users to log in to your website or app.

I’m guessing a plugin for self-hosted WordPress blogs will arrive shortly.

August 7, 2013

Cobbler

Cobbler is a Linux installation server that allows for rapid setup of network installation environments. It glues together and automates many associated Linux tasks so you do not have to hop between many various commands and applications when deploying new systems, and, in some cases, changing existing ones. Cobbler can help with provisioning, managing DNS and DHCP, package updates, power management, configuration management orchestration, and much more.

August 6, 2013

Subtle Patterns

Subtle Patterns is created and curated by me, Atle Mo. My goal is to be a high quality resource for anyone in need of tilable textured patterns, free to use.

Free artwork sites tend to be horrible to look at, but this is beautiful. The same goes for the patterns, too.

August 5, 2013

Stephen Fry on swearing

Some would call swearing unnecessary, and Fry recontextualizes their argument like so: “It’s not necessary to have colored socks. It’s not necessary for this cushion to be here. But is anyone going to write in and say, ‘I was shocked to see that cushion there! It really wasn’t necessary’? No. Things not being necessary is what makes life interesting.”

Listen to this man.