Nerd Alert 55: Are you pondering what I’m pondering?


What we're reading this week

  Adam: The website obesity crisis is real and news sites are some of the worst offenders.

  Ben: New Year’s Resolution: write better commit messages.

  David: Internet Explorer versions 8, 9 and 10 are no longer supported by Microsoft as of Tuesday (CELEBRATE!). Flexbox compatibility in the United States is over 93 percent using browser prefixes, and this end of support will only add to the momentum needed to adopt flexbox.

  Jack: As online and mobile consumption of news continues to grow, the printed newspaper continues to decline. What about the fate of the increasingly lonely newspaper box?

  Kaeti: This interview with Marco Rogers contains some great advice for engineering managers (and all other managers, for that matter).

  Ryan: Bloomberg Business breaks down digital “traffic brokers” and details which are most likely to deliver fraudulent, non-human “visitors.”

  Inndy: Hockey robot? Not impressed.


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Gather ye rosebuds

LISTEN: Enjoy some David Bowie: Starman.

WATCH: A crazy demonstration of a 4-year-old's driving skills and a Volvo truck's durability.

DRINK: The finest Ransom Sweet Vermouth.

Just one more cup before I transcend.