On companies hating competition.
A bit from a review of a book by Katherine Boo, about how the poor complain about their neighbours more than they do about the rich.
Plenty of people linked to this at the time, but I forgot. Now I am. A good read on who now owns the UK’s power.
Subscribers only unfortunately. But I liked this for its descriptions of how the Supreme Court rules on things, and how cases that are ostensibly about a particular crime are used to force a decision on constitutional issues. Also about how the Court tries (ideally) to follow, rather than lead, society.
Looks like it’ll be possible to live in Tharg’s Nerve Centre: bit.ly/V2fEpk (King’s Reach Tower to be refurbished, 20 flrs of flats)
Making Pivotal Tracker reflect reality. As much as it can.
@alruii Just googled… Red Bull sold 4.631 billion cans in 2011. Coke serve 1.6 billion drinks every *day*. They could go to Mars by balloon.
@alruii I can’t help thinking Coke could have been doing even more silly/worthwhile things with their profits over the years.
@tomtaylor I can do that much myself.
@tomtaylor I’ll let you know if I can’t find a “rock star”. I don’t want to end up settling for a “guru” or a “badass”.
@tomtaylor No, a “rock star”.
Do I know any London-based freelancers who know their Node.js? Or do you know any?
Another Django project, another round of swearing about contrib.auth requiring users to have usernames, not just email addresses.
Wishing all at @gdsteam good luck for this week!
@tedmills Or marijuana-fuelled brawls and domestic violence.