Jeff Reifman http://jeffreifman.com Technologist, Writer, Activist Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:56:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 It’s Time to Cut Our Spending at Amazonhttp://jeffreifman.com/2015/07/26/cut-our-spending-at-amazon/ http://jeffreifman.com/2015/07/26/cut-our-spending-at-amazon/#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:59:47 +0000 http://jeffreifman.com/?p=4739 The company's ignored the massive problems it's created in Seattle. It's time to stop shopping with them.

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How to Import a Compressed MySQL Database From bz2 Formathttp://jeffreifman.com/2015/07/20/how-to-import-a-compressed-mysql-database-from-bz2-format/ http://jeffreifman.com/2015/07/20/how-to-import-a-compressed-mysql-database-from-bz2-format/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:34:32 +0000 http://jeffreifman.com/?p=4735 If you have a compressed MySQL database in bz2 format that you need to import, just do the following: bunzip2 < db_filename.sql.bz2 | mysql -u root -p target_db_name

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Evidence of Traffic and Affordable Housing Problems in Seattlehttp://jeffreifman.com/2015/07/17/evidence-traffic-affordable-housing-problems-seattle/ http://jeffreifman.com/2015/07/17/evidence-traffic-affordable-housing-problems-seattle/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:35:57 +0000 http://jeffreifman.com/?p=4713 In How Our Success is Ruining Seattle, I mentioned traffic gridlock and affordable housing issues as lowering the quality of life in Seattle. Over the last 24 hours, I saw two examples of this. This morning, I received my third recent notice from Zillow yesterday at the rapidly increasing value of my home in Seattle. In 2014, its zestimate grew ...

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Amazon Misleads the Associated Press About Seattle’s Affordable Housinghttp://jeffreifman.com/2015/07/13/amazon-misleads-the-ap-about-seattle-affordable-housing/ http://jeffreifman.com/2015/07/13/amazon-misleads-the-ap-about-seattle-affordable-housing/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 06:41:44 +0000 http://jeffreifman.com/?p=4688 arly in July, Amazon PR told the Associated Press (AP) that it had “given the city [of Seattle] tens of millions of dollars for affordable housing” for a story that appeared on more than 300 news sites including The New York Times, The Washington Post, ABC News, The San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle PI, Salon.com, The Times of India, The London Free ...

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Seattle References for How Our Success is Ruining the Emerald Cityhttp://jeffreifman.com/2015/07/10/seattle-references-for-how-our-success-is-ruining-the-emerald-city/ http://jeffreifman.com/2015/07/10/seattle-references-for-how-our-success-is-ruining-the-emerald-city/#comments Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:59:21 +0000 http://jeffreifman.com/?p=4685 Seattle News, References and Statistics Here’s a reference of all the resources I used for How Our Success is Ruining Seattle which packs in a variety of data in its commentary. It was also featured in BoingBoing. I also want to express appreciation for all of The Seattle Times’ Gene Balk’s ongoing statistical reporting on the Emerald City. It’s been essential ...

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How Our Success is Ruining Seattlehttp://jeffreifman.com/2015/07/09/how-success-is-ruining-seattle/ http://jeffreifman.com/2015/07/09/how-success-is-ruining-seattle/#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20:43:00 +0000 http://jeffreifman.com/?p=4656 The economic boom affecting the Emerald City is ruining Seattle as we know it. Here's how we can stop it.

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Microsoft Begins Returning Proceeds from Tax Dodginghttp://jeffreifman.com/2015/07/08/microsoft-begins-returning-proceeds-from-tax-dodging/ http://jeffreifman.com/2015/07/08/microsoft-begins-returning-proceeds-from-tax-dodging/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 19:49:01 +0000 http://jeffreifman.com/?p=4640 Update: Welcome Slashdot readers! Please be sure to read about the San Francisco-ization of Seattle by Amazon and other technology leaders: How Our Success is Ruining Seattle Is Microsoft the New Robin Hood? Microsoft begins returning a fraction of its multi-billion dollar Nevada tax dodge. In March, The Seattle Times noticed Microsoft’s General Counsel Brad Smith had “indicated some willingness ...

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