JIRA is an antipattern

Atlassian’s JIRA began life as a bug-tracking tool. Today, though, it has become an agile planning suite, “to plan, track, and release great software.” In many organizations it has become the primary map of software projects, the hub of all development, the infamous “source of truth.” It is a truism that the map is not the territory. Alas, this seems especially true of JIRA. Its genesis as a bug tracker, and its resulting use of “tickets” as its fundamental, defining …

Trump National Golf Club Maid Comes Out As Undocumented To New York Times

a New York Times report published Thursday. Morales told the paper she used fake documents to obtain a job at the Trump golf club in 2013. She and another undocumented woman, who used to work at the golf club, claim that many of the property’s workers are similarly undocumented, although they could not specify the number. Morales said she decided to speak out because she felt tired of the president’s unceasing vilification of immigrants. She contacted the paper through an …

Q&A with Diversity VCs Check Warner on newly launched Diversity & Inclusion guide for tech companies

If the last few years has seen a growing consensus that the tech industry has a diversity and inclusion problem, then what is clearly needed next are practical solutions. While most people agree that building a diverse and inclusive company culture is easier to achieve the earlier you set out to do so, for startups and even much larger companies it is often difficult to know where to start, let alone what your own eventual D&I strategy might look like. …

Cardi B Learned She Was Nominated For Grammys In A Very Awkward Place

The rapper found out about the nominations on Friday while walking out of a NBC News. At the hearing, the judge ordered Cardi B to Entertainment Tonight. As Cardi B left the courthouse, a reporter asked her how it felt to be nominated, according to NBC News. “I am?” the rapper responded. “How many nominations?” After she learned the total number, the entertainer screamed excitedly. Variety.

Mixcloud rolls out fan-to-creator subscription service

​Mixcloud​, the audio streaming platform that is popular for long-form content, such as radio shows and DJ sets, has launched a “fan-to-creator” subscription service in a bid to find new ways of monetizing and ensuring both artists and curators get paid. Dubbed “​Mixcloud Select,” the new feature lets listeners subscribe to a Select creator’s channel so they can directly support them and contribute to the licensing cost of the music played in the shows. Subscribers get an enhanced listening experience …

Dallas-based TXV Partners targets $50M for its debut fund

Marcus Stroud and Brandon Allen met six years ago as roommates at Princeton University. The pair bonded over a common interest and a shared dream: to be venture capitalists. “We wanted to be part of the next great VC hub,” Allen told TechCrunch. “We felt like it made sense and we felt comfortable in Texas. The thought of moving to San Francisco was out of reach for us. Texas has the opportunity to be at the forefront of what the …

“Impossible” High School Math Problem Has Got People Coming Up With Some Very Creative Solutions

An unwritten law of math is that no matter how long you’ve studied it, you can always find a problem that really baffles you, despite it looking simple. You know that there must be an answer but it eludes you. Sometimes, even though you think there’s a simple answer, the actual answer is neither simple nor unique. Professor Bryan Gaensler, an astronomer at the University of Toronto, recently had this experience while trying to help his son with some math homework. He shared the …

26 Rare Photos Of Celebrities Hanging Out In Venice In The 50s And 60s

All this coolness needs to be preserved and handed down to future generations. In order to save the original negatives of these photographs, the owner of the archive launched a crowdfunding campaign on The purpose of this campaign is to raise sufficient funds to digitize the original photographs and obtain copies of the images in high resolution. #1 Paul Newman reply View More Replies… #2 Sophia Loren reply View More Replies… #3 Paul Newman reply #4 Brigitte Bardot reply View …

The big favor Michael Avenatti actually did for Democrats

(CNN)And just like that, he is gone. THE POINT — NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe! The early attention and support Avenatti secured, which, frankly, surprised me, was evidence that his message of “anything goes” when it comes to Trump and 2020 touched a chord with at least some chunk of Democratic base voters. The Avenatti boomlet, such as …

Jameela Jamil Explains Why Airbrushing Should Be Illegal By Posting Examples

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Internet Turns Story About Drunk Girl Stealing $2000 From Guy At Bar Into The Perfect Lesson On Rape Culture

This bar employee kept receiving calls from a man  who had been scammed by a drunk woman at their establishment Image credits: Image credits: This story is now being used to teach a very important lesson on how to treat those who have been taken advantage of So far over 47,000 people on Facebook have shared the satirical comparison and while a lot of jokes have been made the statement behind them is a powerful one. The bar got this …

If you illegally pass a school bus in this Canada province, you’ll have your license suspended for 3 months

(CNN)Prince Edward Island is taking school safety to the next level beginning Saturday. In order to reinstate the license, the release says a driver must now meet with highway safety officials, pay a $100 reinstatement fee and take a defensive driving course within six months of getting the license back. Once the license is reinstated, the driver “is on a demerit point probation,” so any additional points within one year will lead to another license suspension, officials say. “No distraction …

Artie aims to bring you closer to your digital idols with autonomous AR avatars

If you spend enough time scrolling through manicured photos of manicured lives on social media, you might come to the realization that maybe the fakeness of the online world has started to look too real. This might be why so many investors are starting to stare headlong into the world of avatars and digital influencers that aren’t real people but can learn from their audiences in real time. Earlier this week, I chatted with a pair of interesting founders from …

2 Milly files a lawsuit against Fortnite maker Epic Games over dance move

Rapper 2 Milly is suing Epic Games over Fortnite’s use of his dance move, the Milly Rock. The lawsuit claims direct infringement of copyright, contributory infringement of copyright and violation of the Right of Publicity under California Common Law, among other things. From the filing: Defendants capitalized on the Milly Rock’s popularity, particularly with its younger fans, by selling the Milly Rock dance as an in-game purchase in Fortnite under the name “Swipe It,” which players can buy to customize …

Priyanka Chopra: The complicated feminist

(CNN)“Feminism is just saying give me opportunities without judging me for the decisions that I make, the same freedom that men have enjoyed for so many centuries,” Priyanka Chopra explained in an interview last October. To many, it was the feminist marriage of globalist dreams. At a time when America’s xenophobic voices are loudest, Chopra appeared as the glowing exception to the nationalist stay-in-your-lane rhetoric that pervades politics everywhere. After all, Indian starlets with a net worth of $28 million …