Trying out more color variation, and thicker circles.

If you're an advanced user looking for #Alternatives, you might like to check out's most overlooked sections:

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Alternatives For Advanced Users - sites like but aimed at technically-aware people

πŸ”₯ Bubbling Under - Alternatives that are close to being listed on the main part of the site, and are already very useful

According to First Round's "State of Startups 2018" survey[1], the top thing that keeps founders up at night is hiring good people.

And yet, the first book in the list of books these founders would recommend to other founders [2] is "Atlas Shrugged". Looking at the entire list, books about people leadership or decent management are a small minority. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

[1]: First Round State of Startups 2018:
[2]: State of Startups 2018 Book Recommendations:

Not sure why I felt compelled tonight to graph the differential growth rate of US assets vs. those of commercial banks, but here we are...


That's why we need blogs (and everything else in our digital world) to be part of the fediverse. Only way to defeat competition-based network effects is cooperative network effects!

Anyone else find themselves using mastodon's favorite feature as a, "I want to reassure you that you're not just yelling aimlessly into the void, ' button?

I'm unofficially calling it the, 'I hear you' button from now on.

My notes on "The Coaching Habit":

TL;DR: Short, useful read. Highly recommended for most anyone who wants to get better at listening and supporting others.

I want to try out Scuttlebutt. Which pubs do folks connect to?

Would love to see some people join the IRC channel for Platform Cooperativism:

We are on the Freenode server

The most powerful message you can send friends is "we can communicate and make plans without Facebook"

Mouse and Dash demonstrate the correct application of Black Friday.

My thoughts on how to write more effective job postings: "How To Write Better Job Descriptions" βœ…πŸ’Ό

The follow-up, "Refactoring the Mirrortocracy" ( is pretty good, too. Good advice on hiring and biases.

It's sad to think that these essays are 4 years old but not much, if anything, has changed.

I can't believe I hadn't come across this essay until now: "Inside the Mirrortocracy" (

It's full of wonderful. 😻

The 2018 State of JavaScript survey is out. They got 20,000 responses and have some delicious, delicious data. I'mma thread in some highlights:

Show more is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]