What we're reading this week
Adam: Growing a company is hard. I remain really impressed with Buffer’s transparency, even when they have to make very difficult decisions – like the round of layoffs they announced this week. I’m also fascinated by their salary calculation, which you can see in this spreadsheet.
Ben: Git version 2.9 and following has better diff-detection, if you run it with the experimental--compaction-heuristic. It makes messy diffs somewhat cleaner.
Jack: How can news organization compete with Google and Facebook, who now control 64% of the digital advertising market? Matt McAlister from The Guardian says it’s time to leverage our shared values and embrace collaboration as a core objective.
Inndy: Good effort, friend.
LIVE AND IN PERSON
Our Head Nerd is on tour in New Orleans
Our own Adam Schweigert is at IRE today and tomorrow – he'd love to chat with you about tech, nonprofit news, product design and alpaca farms. Find him and say hi.
Work we admire by our journalism peers
Here's one of Sisi's projects, Debt by Degrees:
WE MADE A THING
Our projects, manifest
The Nerds are on a roll with WordPress plugins these days! Two new ones this week:
<script> tag in the post body. Our plugin lets users place Pym embeds without extra JS.
ICYMI: Also check out last week's featured plugins – Super Cool Ad Inserter, Term Debt Consolidator, and Google Analytics Popular Posts. All of our plugins are available for download from the WordPress Plugins Directory. Get 'em.
AND UPDATED A THING
With heavy hearts
The tragic attack in Orlando last weekend left 49 dead and another 53 wounded.
Last August, Julia created an animated data sonification to illustrate the many lives lost in U.S. mass shootings – it has been updated to reflect recent events.
GET A JOB
Good jobs with good people
INN is looking for a senior full stack developer with a WordPress focus. Come work with us!
KQED is hiring a product manager for their web and native mobile apps.
The Philadelphia Media Network is hiring a data visualization specialist.
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SOME OTHER STUFF
Gather ye rosebuds
LISTEN: Atomic by Mogwai.
READ: How to Make White People Laugh by social-justice comedian Negin Farsad. It's been described as “smart racial politics with a side of fart jokes.” Good stuff.
WATCH: All Six Star Wars, if only for the deafening intro sequence.
EAT: Three-Cup Chicken. Yum.
ADMIRE: The art of Benjamin Shine, created with tulle and an iron.
SIT: Erm, perch?
Fly! Be free!