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Today we are focusing on the job and learning. First, on TechCrunch they talk about their lessons learned from their first startups. This is not a typical article from TechCrunch, so definitely take a look. Dan Luu follows with his lessons learned from reading post mortems. You can learn a lot from reading about other peoples’ mistakes, you just have to pay attention. As is typical, Seth Godin drops some genius as he talks about agreeing on the problem. You can’t figure out a solution until people agree about what the problem is. He also gives us a great quote, “Denying the problem doesn’t increase the chances it will go away”.

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Google leads the day with two articles. First, they announce OnHub, their new router for “a new way to Wi-Fi”. It is fairly expensive for a router, so I would not be surprised to see this thing eventually get upgraded software to become part of the smart home, like Amazon’s Alexa. On the Google Research blog, they finally release some information on their network infrastructure. There are few companies that pump as much data through their network as Google, so it is definitely worth the read. In other news, WordPress released v4.3, codename “Billie”.

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Our focus for today returns to security. First, on Google Webmaster Central they talk about identifying and diagnosing injected gibberish URL hacking. Anyone that runs their own or others’ websites should definitely read this. On thecomputerperson, they relate how Twitter is leaking your friends’ and family’s emails. Granted, you need to know what email address a user signed up for Twitter with, but it is not hard to get there. Lastly, The Next Web reports on further information about the IRS hack, where there could be another 220,000 accounts affected. That hack keeps getting scarier.

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Leading today’s articles, Mozilla announces Webmaker. It is meant to target first-time smart phone users who are mostly mobile-only and give them an opportunity to create on the web. In security, Bits, Please! continues their series on an Android issue, this time getting through to a linux kernel privilege escalation vulnerability. LinkedIn talks about QARK, a tool to improve Android application security. Lastly, the Android team announces the preview of Android 6.0, Android Marshmallow.

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Leading off today, Seth Godin talks about grit and hard work, how you can improve those but not “luck” or being pretty. Harvard Magazine has an interesting article about the company we keep and the things we share. They also compare this idea with what companies share. Very interesting article that I would recommend everyone read. Lastly, DeSmart talks about measuring happiness and building a better team. It is a simple method of using :) 😐 and :( to gauge how people are feeling, and digging into whether the team can do something to fix it.

As always, enjoy today’s items, and please participate in the discussions on these sites.

Startups, Career and Process

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Infrastructure, Operations and DevOps

Security, Encryption and Cryptography

Fun and Other stuff

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