How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions →

From the Daily Beast:

This was the man entrusted with creating a theft-proof system for one of America’s largest corporations. It was a thrill to protect the Monopoly promotion, and only a natural part of his job to consider the system’s fallibilities. But soon the temptation to steal had become irresistible.

This story is bananas.

44

I turn 44 years old today. This past year has been great and I’m hoping the next one is too. Happy birthday to me!

Atlassian + Slack →

From Slack:

Today Slack and Atlassian are taking even bigger steps to drive fundamental improvements to the experiences of hundreds of thousands of teams and millions of people around the world who use our products together every day. This partnership is about a joint vision of simplifying and automating the huge amount of effort that teams everywhere expend to stay aligned, coordinated, and productive.

I’m so happy about this. We switched from Slack to Hipchat about a year ago since we also use Jira and I’ve missed Slack ever since. After this news, we’ve already started the process of moving back to Slack. Woot.

Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion →

From Microsoft:

Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform where more than 28 million developers learn, share and collaborate to create the future. Together, the two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences.

It seems like a good fit with Microsoft’s embrace of open source these days.

Downtime today for server upgrade

Update:

Maintenance is complete.

Original post:

Linode is offering 5 additional gigs of storage for my server so I’m going to take advantage of the offer, but I have to migrate the server to do so. Total downtime should be less than 30 minutes (hopefully).