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A large-scale survey of 12,000 people found that remote work increases employee happiness by as much as 20%
A burn multiple is the amount of cash burned by annual recurring revenue (ARR).
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As inflation rises there will be a tightening of money supply and higher interest rates to control it.
We are probably in a recession later, but we can’t know for sure for another quarter or so.
St. Pierre’s Cathedral in Geneva is built on top of another church which is built on yet another church going back hundreds of years.
Setting a cookie doesn’t always have the same behavior. If you set a cookie on a domain listed in the public suffix list using SameSite=strict, it will get blocked by CORS even if they request and the cookie are coming from the same domain.
Using the built-in docker-compose configuration in GitHub Codespaces is limited. It’s better to run docker-compose inside the Codespace but this requires a docker-in-docker setup which is finicky.
At time of writing, a CORS error will occur if the web application served in a GitHub preview URL attempts to make a fetch request to a different port.
The fact that humans exist with the capacity to observe and theorize about the universe is the explanation for the universe being the way that it is.
Growth marketing is simple to get started. Sell the product directly to 10 paying customers.
One of the issues with the big bang theory and observations of the cosmos is that there ought to be more stuff.
The theory of relativity shows that time is not a constant, but a relative measurement to the observer.
According to the Q1 2022 survey by Ladders, 24% of all job posting in the US and Canada are now for permanent remote positions—an increase from 18% in Q4 2021 or roughly 3MM jobs.
Using license-finder by GitLab makes it easy to list all open source licenses from dependencies of your codebase.
Employment and tax compliance is not static. Requirements change because of new laws, hiring in a new state, employees relocating, or when government agencies tell you they’ve changed—UI rate changes, notifications and enforcements.
I bought the Sinn u50 automatic watch in February 2022 and have worn it every day since.
There is not a great way to dynamically fill the vertical space in a parent element in CSS without setting a fixed height.
The March WFH Research survey results show that 54% of unemployed respondents are either exclusively looking for jobs that allow them to work from home or prefer jobs that allow them to work from home.
The way I write more is by doing it every day.
When it comes to raising money, being a solo founder goes against the grain.
One of the reasons making broad, sweeping predictions about the future tend to be wrong is that it does not account for the creation of new knowledge.
According to Betteridge’s Law pretty much any headline that is posed as a question is usually going to be answered with a ‘no’ in the body.
Three things lead me to believe that websites will soon become an heirloom passed down generation to generation: 1) the ubiquity of the web generally (which is still only 59% of the world’s population) 2) the scarcity of web domains 3) the value of search engine ranking.