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Letter to My Representatives and the FCC on Net Neutrality

Originally posted on Ryan Boren:
For years, I was lead developer of WordPress, the software that runs almost 30% of the web. From two servers, four people, and some of our own cash, we bootstrapped and built Automattic, a 600 person company that releases open source software, for free, to the world. I have worked…

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What it’s like to have high-functioning anxiety

The Catalysts for Change by Sara Lindberg via HeadspaceBusy and in control. High-achieving and perfectionistic. Driven by details and order in a desperate attempt to calm racing thoughts, worry, and the fear that invade every ounce of the mind and body. An over-thinker with a tendency to perseverate, dwell, and stew on everything.As much as those who experience these […]

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Clock ticking down on NSA surveillance powers

Congress will return from its weeklong Thanksgiving break facing a rapidly-shrinking timeline to reform and renew an authority the intelligence community says is critical to identifying and disrupting terrorist plots. The key piece of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, known as Section 702 and passed in 2008, is set to expire at the end of the […]

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This one is even worse than the last.

Originally posted on Jake Allen Sharp:
The pain that I’m going through has to have a reason I’ve been told that my situation is only for a season Another year has come, and has gone by so fast I think that this one is even worse than the last I know I should be thankful.…

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My Sunday Song (Song Of The Evening)