Blog / Roundup: Addresses for the homeless, Facebook, Amazon, Profitable Slackbots, 10x Developers

March 30, 2018

Proxy address - Lawrence R

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/proxy-address-design-museum-homelessness

Proxy address utilises unused addresses to provide those facing homelessness the ability to register for vital services which all require a permanent stable address. Utilising Royal Mail’s redirect service means even if you keep moving, the proxy address stays the same.

A guide to how to delete your Facebook account - Elena T

https://deletefacebook.com/

If you were looking for a guide on this, here it is!

How Amazon’s Bottomless Appetite Became Corporate America’s Nightmare- Elena T

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-amazon-industry-displacement/

Amazon is among the world’s most valuable companies, but nobody understands what it is. This might be good or bad, but probably bad.

The population bomb has been defused - Elena T

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-03-16/decline-in-world-fertility-rates-lowers-risks-of-mass-starvation

Some good news. Bonus: they’re true.

How I Built a Profitable Slack Bot as a Side Project in Rails - Elena T

https://pawelurbanek.com/profitable-slack-bot-rails

A Slack bot that makes money. Neat!

10x DevelopersTeams - Murray S

https://kateheddleston.com/blog/becoming-a-10x-developer

The 10x developer is a pernicious myth in technology. That one majestic being that can produce code at ten times the rate of other developers. Even if such a person exists on your team it’s not a great idea to rely on one team member above all others. This article explores some ways that you can be a 10x developer, not by extreme solo efforts, but by helping the rest of your team grow to be ten times as effective.

Track of the Week - Henry T

“Electronic-y jazz”. It doesn’t sound as bad as it sounds.

New Music from ‘Art In The Age Of Automation’ - Portico Quartet