Links van 13 juni 2014 tot 15 juni 2014

rm -rf remains
Just for fun, I decided to launch a new Linux server and run rm -rf / as root to see what remains. As I found out, rm lives in the future with idiots like me, so you have to specify –no-preserve-root to kick this exercise off.

The Making Of: Elite | Features | Edge Online
When someone unfamiliar comes knocking on your door at ten o’ clock in the evening dripping with rain and weary after travelling the 300 miles from Liverpool to Cambridgeshire, you know you are in the presence of an obsessive. Questions including: ‘In which galaxy can the Generation ships be found?’ and ‘Just how many stars make up the whole game universe?’ only serve to re-establish the weird world of fandom which David Braben and Ian Bell, co-creators of Elite, must occasionally warp into.

Language, Twitter, Misunderstanding & Drupal Community |
Jezus bloederige christus. (Deense) mens A wordt door zijn (Deense) vriend B als "pussy" omschreven op Twitter nadat A van een mechanische stier tuimelt. Omdat A dat niet zo erg vindt, moet hij ontslag nemen uit de board van Drupal. hashtag-ja-de-slinger-is-te-ver-door-aan-het-slaan.

A Dangerous Question: Does Internet Advertising Work at All? – Derek Thompson – The Atlantic
The Internet was supposed to tell us which ads work and which ads don't. But instead it's flooded consumers' brains with reviews, comments, and other digital data that has diluted the power of advertising altogether.

8 ‘Aha moments’ you need to have before marketing your startup – Startup Marketing
Marketing your startup is hard, especially if you’re a solopreneur or a small team. If you’ve never done it before or are still early on in your startup journey you probably have some basic assumptions that you use to guide your marketing decisions.