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The best restaurant? Matunuck Oyster Bar

Does Perry Raso run the best restaurant? Yes, I think he does.

EverQuote and patent medicine

In a thread begun October 2016, Washington Post technology director Aram Zucker-Scharff tweeted about the shady advertising practices of EverQuote, a Boston-based startup. Since then these ads have become prolific on the web (and nearly as prolific are Aram’s tweets documenting the malfeasance).

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Thoughts

Less, More, and None

My friend Ethan shared his Less, More, and None list (inspired by Jacoby Young). Cool idea, thought I’d give it a try. Always good to remind yourself of your better aspirations.

Lenfest Institute and Digital First Media?

Notes on dynamic meters

Notes on newsletters

Notes on the membership model for news

Essays

Capturing Shawmont Station before its $1,000,000 preservation begins – the oldest extant passenger rail station in America

Originally a 18′ by 36′ stone house (Wissahickon Schist), the structure wouldn’t have stood out from the other country homes in this part of Philadelphia, at the tip of the Manayunk Reach, situated at the end of today’s Manayunk Canal Towpath.

Testing WordPress Gutenberg on a high volume news site

Water, sand, and societal change

Lenfest Institute and Digital First Media?

What if Alden let another organization manage its newspaper assets as a blind trust? It would lose a great deal of flexibility in using DFM assets to leverage other companies it owns, but it would be able to wash its hands of the growing public relations crisis. Furthermore, it would give space for the strategic direction of DFM to be explored and pursued without the added baggage of hedge fund cross-percolation.

The other Hershey (and its railroad)

Cuban town Camilo Cienfuegos might be one of the least expected places to find remnants of America’s great 20th-century industrial expansion – that is, until you hear its pre-revolutionary name: Hershey.

On Henri Rousseau, age, and naivety

A 2009 visit to the Barnes Museum in Lower Merion introduced me to Rousseau, whose style I instantly adored and whose story I came to respect.

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Comcast to end hyperlocal site EveryBlock, agrees to send users to rival Nextdoor

EveryBlock had become a pale imitation of what it once was, so this news in some ways is a relief.

Less, More, and None

My friend Ethan shared his Less, More, and None list (inspired by Jacoby Young). Cool idea, thought I'd give it a try. Always good to remind yourself of your better aspirations.

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How BuzzFeed Migrated from a Perl Monolith to Go and Python Microservices

TL;DR: They moved their service organization from Varnish/CDN into Nginx Plus, which can serve as a reverse proxy and load-balancer. Now microservices can be setup using YAML configuration that gets turned into Nginx configuration files.

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The Complexity of Simply Searching For Medical Advice

There's so much crap advice on the web that finding the information you need to deal with an illness can be a difficult, or even dangerous, task.

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Social media is keeping us stuck in the moment

The tyranny of now: Allatonceness as a sociotechnical problem.

The best restaurant? Matunuck Oyster Bar

Does Perry Raso run the best restaurant? Yes, I think he does.

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