Once involved in the business of creating animation, the truth of the matter is that you wind up working on project after project and rarely have time to read, study, or to come up with great ideas. And then the question invariably arises: “Why am I creating animation? What am I doing this for? Is it just to make a living?”

Hayao Miyazaki, Starting Point: 1979~1996, page 24

DON’T do what you love

on the Web

We currently log 20 terabytes of new data each day, and have around 10 petabytes of data in S3. We use Hadoop to process this data, which enables us to put the most relevant and recent content in front of Pinners through features such as Related Pins, Guided Search, and image processing. It also powers thousands of daily metrics and allows us to put every user-facing change through rigorous experimentation and analysis.

In order to build big data applications quickly, we’ve evolved our single cluster Hadoop infrastructure into a ubiquitous self-serving platform.
making Pinterest

Powering big data at Pinterest

on the Web

If the NSA spies on us, it’s a massive violation of privacy and omg government and #impeachobama. When some (hopefully not for much longer) anonymous hacker breaks into the personal, private accounts of dozens of famous women, steals their most private photographs, and posts them online, these same men shouting from the rooftops about the NSA retreat to their bunkers, share the photos as much as they can, and do much more I’d rather not imagine right now.

OS News

Say hello to those who hate the NSA, but invade women’s privacy

events, on the Web

My blog’s older than Twitter and Facebook, and it will outlive them. It has seen Flickr explode and then fade. It’s seen Google Wave and Google Reader come and go, and it’ll still be here as Google Plus fades. When Medium and Tumblr are gone, my blog will be here.

The things that will last on the internet are not owned. Plain old websites, blogs, RSS, irc, email.

Brent Simmons

The things that will last on the internet are not owned

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10 years of YELP – infographic

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10 years of YELP – infographic

10 years of YELP – infographic

After moving away from Foursquare, now I’m trying to use Yelp. Which outside U.S.A. (and U.K., they tell me) has a lot of work to do to catch up in gathering infos on existing venues (so far it seems to me that they have 1:1000 of the venue Foursquare has).

While struggling with the task of how-to add venues via the website, since I could not do that real-time while being there with my iPhone app, I discovered that at August’s 6th we had the tenth anniversary of Yelp! Happy birthday to them…