A Hard Post to Write. Helping @MattLauzon Bring Justice

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I used to write personal posts on these pages and I mentioned earlier in the year I would do so from time-to-time. Why do I feel compelled to write about this? In it he links to an article outlining a police officer who had molested him as a child and then bullied him into silence. Update: Here is an article written more recently after Matt’s efforts to bring Officer Dodd to justice. The post A Hard Post to Write.

Demand Media Launches Long Form Article Effort

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The firm said it is looking to engage feature writers to write long articles--"north of 850 words"--for its sites. Demand Media said the new articles will look like "traditional" feature-length articles, including original reporting, exclusive quotes, and side-bars. Demand Media said it is looking specifically for feature writers who have 5 to 10 years of experience, writing or reporting for a major daily newspaper or as a regular contributor to a major magazine.

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How To Write An Effective Answer On Quora: Communications 101

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free weekly Infochachkie articles! I write a bit more about how entrepreneurs can protect their ideas here: Spilling The Beans. When writing anything that you want people to effortlessly internalize, use simple words and avoid industry jargon.

Insights and Opinions: How I Got Investors to Write Checks this Year

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For our Insights and Opinions section today, we have an article from Wil Schroter , CEO and founder of Santa Monica-based Affordit (www.affordit.com). He recently landed a round of funding, and shares his experience here: Before you start bitching about investors not writing checks in this economy let me just say this  bullshit. I just finished our capital raise for our new company, Affordit.com and can tell you first hand that I've never seen more people eager to write checks.

Innovation and Geography

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Innovation and Geography I ran across a post in Read/Write Web - Does Location Matter in Web Innovation? that talked about a recent NY Times article When It Comes to Innovation, Geography Is Destiny. Reading the articles and the comments is probably worth it, but I personally think that the NY Times is overstating the advantage of being in Silicon Valley with a couple of exceptions.

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Mahalo: Our Writers Making Over $20,000 A Year

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Jason Calacanis, the high profile founder of Santa Monica-based search engine Mahalo , claims that it now has a number of writers who are making over $20,000 a year writing freelance articles for the site. According to Calacanis, the firm is now paying $5 - $10 to writers to write articles for the site, and then splitting revenues from Google AdSense with those writers. Mahalo now has about 3,000 how to articles on the site.

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Efficient multiple-stream concatenation in Java

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This article compares a few different solutions. With three streams we could write Stream.concat(Stream.concat(a, b), c). It is a bit much to inline in a blog article, so take a look at StreamConcatenation.java for the source code. I wrote a JMH benchmark to compare the four solutions discussed in this article. I want to combine the elements of multiple Stream instances into a single Stream. What's the best way to do this?

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Performance competition is a good thing

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As Ben Adams writes in his article detailing the achievement , that is 23 times better than prior to the start of optimization work within the framework! We love this! If you've not been watching the ASP.NET team's community standups , you have missed some surprisingly transparent, interesting, and oftentimes funny updates from a major web application framework development team. Every time I watch one I marvel, this is Microsoft? Clearly we're seeing a new Microsoft.

EnumSet and EnumMap

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This article discusses java.util.EnumSet. If you write a lot of Java code, then you should read that book and follow its advice. The iterable.spliterator() method is critical when it comes to stream performance, but writing a custom Spliterator from scratch is a non-trivial task. Write a benchmark afterwards to confirm your assumptions. I suspect that those changes will cause exactly zero users of the JDK to write their applications differently.

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Timing and why we’re all VCs

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Start writing down predictions about people, companies, and markets. From the article: Mithril had its best moment yet last week when a portfolio company, Auris Health, sold to Johnson & Johnson for more than $3 billion — returning at least $500 million to the fund.

Killer Potato Salad Kickstarter Campaign Raises > $41,000

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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. At the time I am writing this, he has enticed nearly 6,000 backers to commit over $49,500, and counting. For those donating at the $20 "POTATO MADNESS" level, Zack will, "write a (personalized) potato-salad themed haiku."

The makers of the virtual influencer, Lil Miquela, snag real money from Silicon Valley

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Sequoia declined to comment for this article and Box Group’s David Tisch did not respond to a request for comment.

Mangling JSON numbers

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In the remainder of this article, we examine potential improvements to our handling of long. We should write an alternative to JSON.stringify that produces an exact representation of our number.” We can no longer write Mustache or Handlebars templates like this: {{! We can no longer write functions like this: function updateEmailAddress(user, newEmail) { // Oops, we failed for user #2^62!

Why Titles Matter a Lot if You’re a Blogger

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His article is well worth reading anyways. When I first started writing this blog several years ago I had less followers than you have right now. But the realist in me knew I couldn’t write daily nor could I convince you to think to check out my blog with regularity.

5 Ways Poker Legend Annie Duke’s Brilliant Book Will Help You (And Your Startup) Make Better Decisions

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A version of this article previously appeared Forbes. When I saw World Series Poker Champion Annie Duke speak in 2017, I was inspired to write an article describing some of her recruiting techniques.

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From Startup Newsletter To Best Selling Book: How This Entrepreneur Pulled It Off

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A version of this article previously appeared on Inc. If you haven''t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly Infochachkie articles! article also generated tremendous interest in the newsletter. article) our newsletter completely took off.

How To Make (Almost) Anything Go Viral

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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. If you haven't already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly JohnGreathouse.com articles! To make his point that the message matters more than messenger, Professor Berger writes, “…think about a forest fire.

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How Mompreneurs Can Have it All, And Some

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For some reason, the 2012 Atlantic article, “ Why Women Still Can’t Have It All ,” has always fueled me. At the time that was written, I had a 3-year-old daughter, was pregnant with my second child, and wanted nothing more than to prove that article wrong.

Now Is Never Too Early For An Entrepreneur - Start Small, Start Now

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If you haven’t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly Infochachkie articles! I was inspired to write this entry after reading Scott Dinsmore’s 11 Quick Actions article. Write about it. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.

Entrepreneurs Should Create A Degree – Not Buy One Off The Rack

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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. If you haven't already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly JohnGreathouse.com articles! Writing / English / Public Speaking. Writ 105PS Writing for Public Speaking.

How GoToMyPC Kicked pcAnywhere’s A$$

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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. I hesitate to write about design, as I have never considered myself to be a "color or font" person. If you haven''t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly JohnGreathouse.com articles!

Trade Show Magic – How Invoca Owned Dreamforce, Without Breaking The Bank

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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. If you haven''t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly JohnGreathouse.com articles! Why am I writing an article about a trade show that occurred nearly four months ago?

If it Didn’t Happen on Twitter it Didn’t Really Happen. Here’s Why

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Request that he show that our standards are an order-of-magnitude better relative to others in this broader article. He took out some words in his article that we objected to. They had articles and press releases written. Nobody that I knew even read the article.

Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Starts With Company Culture

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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. If you haven't already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly JohnGreathouse.com articles! Most men in the 1940's and 50's did not know how to use a keyboard and thus could not write code.

How To Vet Startup Opportunities – Quit Your Day Job With Confidence

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Start Your Company Where You Want To Live – Period

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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. I am writing this article while sitting on a rooftop deck, overlooking the ocean in Baja, Mexico. If you haven''t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly JohnGreathouse.com articles!

Honesty Is An Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon

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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. If you haven''t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly JohnGreathouse.com articles! Write down the three things you want people to remember about you.”

Brad Feld Shares His Secrets To A Successful Startup Life

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Why Startups Need to Blog (and what to talk about …)

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But should you actually write one if you’re a startup, an industry figure (lawyer, banker) or VC? This is a post to help you figure out why you should write and what you should talk about. Write out the topic and maybe even the blog title.

Startup Lessons From Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon

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A version of this article previously appeared on Inc. If you haven't already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly Infochachkie articles! Pink Floyd recorded DSOTM after a year of writing and performing the material in front of live audiences.

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Talk Like An 8th Grader When Pitching Investors

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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. If you haven't already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly JohnGreathouse.com articles! Smith applied the Flesch-Kincaid Readability Test to the writing of ten best-selling novelists.

Brad Feld: Secrets To A Successful Startup Life (Hint – Creating Wealth Ain’t Everything)

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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Brad is in the midst of writing a series of startup-oriented books. When writing Startup Life , Brad noted that he and Amy''s primary goal was to avoid a YARB (Yet Another Relationship Book).

Intimate Anecdotes And Photos Of Steve Jobs

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I do not often write blog entries which reference other blog articles. free weekly Infochachkie articles! In addition to Becky’s excellent prose, the article includes a number of Jeffrey’s photos of Jobs, many of which are previously unpublished.

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Attention Startup Accelerators: Your Job Is Not Over After Demo Day

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What The Heck Are My Startup Options Worth?

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