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Seattle Traffic Has Grown With Amazon

After reading John Cook’s The worst cities for traffic jams: Where booming Seattle and San Francisco rank at GeekWire, I decided to chart my earlier estimates of Amazon’s employee headcount against INRIX’s Seattle traffic studies. The amount of time a Seattle resident spends annually in traffic roughly parallels Amazon’s employee growth that past five years. INRIX reports the average Seattle resident …

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Amazon’s Terrible on Diversity (The Seattle Times is Wrong)

While I greatly appreciate Nina Shapiro’s front page story on Amazon’s impacts on The Seattle Times, I disagree with her coverage of the company’s impact on Seattle diversity; in fact, her reporting contradicts two other statistical reports from The Times’ Gene Balk. Her story focused on Amazon’s self-reported worldwide workforce diversity: 37% female, 60% white and reports on Seattle’s supposedly increasing …

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How to Import a Compressed MySQL Database From bz2 Format

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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Amazon Misleads the Associated Press About Seattle’s Affordable Housing

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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Microsoft Begins Returning Proceeds from Tax Dodging

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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Anatomy of Some Slashdottings

I thought I’d share some traffic data from some of my posts that have been published at Slashdot over the years. I’ve been a regular contributor to the site for more than a decade (but nowhere near as prolific as say, TheodP or Hugh Pickens.) Top Ten Posts Traffic from a Slashdot post for me has varied from as little as 1,500 page views …

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Remove the Adobe Updater from Your Menu Bar

For some reason Adobe added their updater to the menu bar by default and made it extremely difficult to remove on OS X. It’s super annoying because they also place a menu bar icon for the Creative Cloud manager. And, there’s not much on the web to clearly explain how to remove the Adobe updater from your menu bar in …

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