Post-It #30

Bash one-liners, Flickr vs Yahoo!, low-innovation internet, draft posts in jekyll, a great zombie-related short.

This is useful. “Bash One-Liners Explained” is laying out in some detail the hows, whats and whys of bash’s power in a number of examples. Part I deals with files, and I’ve learned a few new tricks! Bookmarked.

This is depressing. I started at Yahoo just a few months after Yahoo! had snatched up Flickr, and I remember being happy about them doing it, for they were “the good guys”. I remember the delicious acquisition shortly afterwards, too. I also remember what happened then, or better, what didn’t happen, and how we were all a bit confused by the stalling. So Gizmodo’s “How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet” was enlightening.

This is sad. “When Will this Low-Innovation Internet Era End?”, asks HBR’s Justin Fox. I think that’s a damn good question. Related: Doug Humphrey’s “we will still need an Internet, once we are done putting the Entertainet in place”. (Via Tim O’Reilly on G+.)

This is practical. I was complaining about Jekyll not allowing for real draft posts, but then I found a simple way around that particular problem. Works for me, but as always, YMMV.

Not your average zombie short. This is good: “Spoiler” is a gripping, really well made short movie about “normal life” after mankind dodged the zombie outbreak bullet. No splatter, just intense and emotional story telling.