Elderly Red-Fronted Lemur Dies at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

August 11, 2017 Primate keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo are mourning the loss of Red Oak, a red-fronted lemur who was humanely euthanized Aug. 9. At 24 years old, he was considered elderly for his species; the median life expectancy for lemurs is about 22 years. Early Wednesday morning, …

Community Health: What Should You Be Measuring?

Growth. It’s the standard by which we measure health and success. With open source projects however, growth is not always synonymous to success. In some cases, there can be a significant growth in community, but a decrease in overall contributions. Or the software may be expanding in scope, and yet …

Susan Jacobs on the Art of Music Supervision

Susan Jacobs on the Art of Music Supervision August 11, 2017 Susan Jacobs has been curating music for film soundtracks since Spike Lee’s 1986 feature debut, She’s Gotta Have It . Since then, she’s become one of the most prominent music supervisors in the business, perhaps best known for her …