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Articles I liked from the week of March 20th, 2016.

  1. Data Mining Reveals the Four Urban Conditions That Create Vibrant City LifeBack in 1961, the gradual decline of many city centers in the U.S. began to puzzle urban planners and activists alike. One of them, the urban sociologist Jane…
    Jane Jacobs was right! The key factors in creating a vibrant city are about maximizing serendipitous interactions and physical connectivity: dense intersections, mixed use areas, meeting places (aka third places)...

  1. d’Oh My ZshHow I unexpectedly built a monster of an open source project This wouldn’t my first foray into open source software; nor my last. It was the summer of 2009. I…
  2. The Holy Grail of Self-ImprovementThe holy grail of self-improvement in modern times is a framework for individual experimentation and learning that can be used by the average person. The key…