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Etsy on Purging the Java Browser Plugin From the Enterprise
Etsy explains how it executed its plan to remove the Java plugin from all employee systems. For those few instances in which they needed to run the plugin, they used a dedicated (and isolated) environment.

“Superior” Technology Can Be a Distraction
If you want to use the shiniest technologies for serious projects, you probably shouldn't share this with your supervisor.

NEWS Previews New Site Design
And it's as gorgeously responsive as you could hope.

Purina Sponsors Hackathon to Build Games for Cats
Games about cats are pretty hip right now, but what about games for cats? Purina reckons we need a hackathon to address this underserved market. The event covers non-game apps, too, so this could be your chance to get to work on that social-network-for-cats startup idea.


XKCD-inspired StackSort
Gkoberger was inspired by Randall Monroe’s recent xkcd that suggested “stacksort,” a sort that searches StackOverflow for sorting functions and runs them until it returns the correct answer. “If you like running arbitrary code in your browser, try it out.” 

Faith in Humanity, Quantified and Visualized 
A handy barometer for our collective faith in humanity. How's it trending today?

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