Links for 2015-08-11

by Michael Ruggiero

The Definitive: B-Sides Disrespect

The effects of [“Back Down”] are so infamous, that getting Ja Rule’d is now a common hip-hop term meaning to have all your street cred exposed by another MC and losing your fanbase because of it.

Building the Next New York Times Recommendation Engine

By adding offsets to model topic error … our algorithm incorporates reading patterns on top of content modeling to create a hybrid approach.

Funding OSS

It’s extremely hard, in a world where startups get billion dollar valuations, to see the developers who build the tools they use get shafted.