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"An important procedural vote in the Senate on legislation to delay most flood insurance premium increases for four years slated for Wednesday (Jan. 8) was put off, perhaps until next week. But sponsors say they are increasingly confident they will have the 60 votes needed to move the measure to a vote, though prospects in the House remain uncertain."

Senate vote on flood insurance bill delayed, but supporters optimistic they have votes to delay big premium increases | NOLA.com

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Programmer Mind-Sync

It’s always a little unsettling trying to sync minds with another programmer at the office. Maybe if I did it more often I would get past that initial shrinking back a little easier.

Don’t get me wrong – when given the choice I pretty much always prefer…

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Portlight Strategies helps meet the unmet needs of New Jersey post-Sandy disabled

There sure has not been much talk about how Hurricane Sandy affected those with disabilities. The disabled community gets a little lip service in some bright and shiny policy statements on Federal and State agency website, but aside from that the staff…

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In anticipation of a warm beverage and breakfast

Today it’s a cold and icy rainy day, and I’m on the train from New Jersey to Long Island, via Manhattan. I decided to do that instead of driving since I’m tired and don’t feel like driving in the rain.

Reading the news, I see that New York City has a new…

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humansofnewyork:

"Three thousand years ago I had a disagreement with Zeus about the Trojan War, and he’s been harassing me ever since." “You were alive three thousand years ago?” “All of us were.”

humansofnewyork:

"Three thousand years ago I had a disagreement with Zeus about the Trojan War, and he’s been harassing me ever since."
“You were alive three thousand years ago?”
“All of us were.”

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humansofnewyork:

"I run a senior support group in the neighborhood." “What would you say is one thing that seniors need most?” “Just human connection, really.” “Can you describe a benefit of human connection?” “Well, we had one elderly lady living alone awhile back, and she got taken in by a scammer who convinced her to give away all her money. If she’d had someone else to talk to, and been more tied into the community, that probably could have been prevented.”

humansofnewyork:

"I run a senior support group in the neighborhood."
“What would you say is one thing that seniors need most?”
“Just human connection, really.”
“Can you describe a benefit of human connection?”
“Well, we had one elderly lady living alone awhile back, and she got taken in by a scammer who convinced her to give away all her money. If she’d had someone else to talk to, and been more tied into the community, that probably could have been prevented.”

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2013 in reviewThe WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an…

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Recently 37signals published an article titled Some advice from Jeff Bezos. This wasn’t your usual advice, and I found it interesting to read and how familiar it felt as I read each next line. The post was all about “changing your mind”. The way I would describe the overall theme, is…

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It’s an exciting time for Buffer. Toby Osbourn just joined and we’re now 16 people. Toby joined us as a Backend Hacker, and he’s been a joy to work with so far. Within just a few days we can all feel his impact.

In the first few days, Toby has been fantastic with asking questions and…