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Local State, Global Concerns
CircleCI’s recently open-sourced frontend is built in ClojureScript using Om. Combining Clojure’s functional primitives and React’s programming model yields a uniquely powerful…
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1 hour ago
Schema evolution in Avro, Protocol Buffers and Thrift
So you have some data that you want to store in a file or send over the network. You may find yourself going through several phases of evolution: Using your programming language’s built-in…
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6 hours ago
Marvel Studios Announces Full Phase 3 Slate at Special Event
The Marvel Cinematic Universe will grow even bigger than ever before with Phase 3!
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11 hours ago
CSSConf EU Keynote: Karolina Szczur on Creativity and Imposter Syndrome | &yet Blog
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16 hours ago
The 99th percentile matters « kellabyte
Oct29 There was a lot of discussion on Twitter yesterday about what metrics to pay attention to when benchmarking or monitoring infrastructure. There was talk about percentiles and discussion about…
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22 hours ago
The quiet, controversial partnership between the Israeli and Palestinian police chiefs
Left: Maj. Gen. Hazim Attallah, the Palestinian police commissioner, in his office at the Palestinian police headquarters in Ramallah. Right: Inspector General Yohanan Danino, the Israeli police…
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yesterday
Is a Third Intifada beginning?
A masked Palestinian kicks a burning tire during clashes with Israeli security forces a day after 14-year-old Palestinian-American, Orwah Hammad was killed by Israeli troops during clashes, in the…
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yesterday
HTML5 is done, but two groups still wrestle over Web's future - CNET
The World Wide Web Consortium finishes an update to this seminal Internet technology, but with two organizations in charge of the same Web standard, charting the Web's future is a mess. The W3C is…
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yesterday
Mobile Is Eating the World
There is no point in drawing a distinction between the future of technology and the future of mobile. They are the same. In other words, technology is now outgrowing the tech industry.
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yesterday
Just a little Python: Cascading DROP TABLE with SQLAlchemy
A little quirk that can get you if you're using SQLAlchemy to create and drop your database is that PostgreSQL doesn't allow you to drop a table that has other tables referring to it via FOREIGN KEY constraints. PostgreSQL has a DROP TABLE ... CASCADE command that supports this (and drops all the dependent tables) but there's no easy way to use the DROP TABLE ... CASCADE statement. It's not too hard to make it available, though.

It turns out, however, that SQLAlchemy has a nice, pluggable database dialect system that is fairly simple to update. One part of this dialect system is a "SchemaDropper". So to cascade the DROP TABLE statements, I just created the following SchemaDropper (derived from the existing PostgreSQL PGSchemaDropper) and installed it as the default PostgreSQL dialect schemadropper. (Most of the code is copied from the base SchemaDropper class in sqlalchemy.sql.compiler)
db  sql  python  software  adapter 
yesterday
Eight Docker Development Patterns
Here I will outline some patterns that have started to show up repeatedly in my use of Docker. I don't expect any of them to be particularly novel or any big surprises, but I hope some can be useful, and I would very much like to hear from others about patterns you come across while working with Docker.
development  programming  deployment 
2 days ago
https://blog.gregbrockman.com/figuring-out-the-cto-role-at-stripe
October 27, 2014 #define CTO I joined Stripe as an engineer in 2010. I began by working on the backend infrastructure: designing the server architecture, creating our credit card vault, and producing…
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2 days ago
CSS Vertical Center
But there's one thing that's often left in the dark, I'm sure you've stumbled with it at least once, and we know its fix is not always very good looking: vertically centering elements.
css  css3 
3 days ago
The Problem With Positive Thinking
MANY people think that the key to success is to cultivate and doggedly maintain an optimistic outlook. This belief in the power of positive thinking, expressed with varying degrees of sophistication,…
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3 days ago
Elided Branches: "Meritocracy" and the Tyranny of Structurelessness
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4 days ago
wkhtmltopdf
wkhtmltopdf and wkhtmltoimage are open source (LGPL) command line tools to render HTML into PDF and various image formats using the QT Webkit rendering engine. These run entirely "headless" and do not require a display or display service.
html  converter  tools  pdf 
4 days ago
Adjust your iPhone’s brightness from the home button with this iOS 8.1 trick | Cult of Mac
we’ve discovered a way to dim your display by simply pressing your home button three times
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4 days ago
Project - Create a Welcoming Community for LGBTQ Jewish Youth! | Jewcer
Baltimore friends: please join me in supporting JQ Baltimore’s fundraising campaign — it might get matched! שבת שלום!
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5 days ago
Teak Roll top desk
Vintage Teak roll top desk with ample storage. Has a few scratches. In very good vintage condition.
Desk has a few scratches and a very small burn mark on top.
furniture  shopping  desk 
5 days ago
Calories in, calories out
Introduction How do we lose (or gain) weight?  Is it really as simple as “calories in, calories out” (i.e., eat less than you burn), or is what you eat more important than how…
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6 days ago
All Rounder: M5 Swapped 2000 BMW 540i Touring | Bring a Trailer
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6 days ago
Ello Takes $5.5 Million in VC Money, Signs a Legally-Binding Charter to Never Sell Ads or Data
The team found a way to shackle themselves legally to their manifesto. Ello cofounders Lucian Föhr and Todd Berger at work in their design firm. (Photo via Berger & Föhr Update:…
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6 days ago
Talky 2 is Coming; A Word About Otalk | Blog
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7 days ago
The Only Thing I Have To Say About Gamer Gate | Felicia's Melange
But for the first time maybe in my life, on that Saturday afternoon, I walked towards that pair of gamers and I didn’t smile. I didn’t say hello. In fact, I crossed the street so I wouldn’t walk by them. Because after all the years of gamer love and inclusiveness, something had changed in me. A small voice of doubt in my brain now suspected that those guys and I might not be comrades after all. That they might not greet me with reflected friendliness, but contempt.
sad  culture  feminism  twitter  games  gaming  personal 
7 days ago
The Zen Pencils Book – Order now
Just pre-ordered the book — I hope I can handle such a concentrated dose of inspiration!
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7 days ago
Save 80% on Gunpoint on Steam
Gunpoint is $2!
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Mess with security systems, throw yourself through windows.
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7 days ago
An Introduction to Dollar-Cost Averaging
“October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and…
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7 days ago
Angel City
This is a beautiful video by Gavin Heffernan, made from several mesmerizing time-lapse shoots of the Los Angeles cityscape captured on Canon EOS 6D DSLR cameras. As I watched it, marveling at its…
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7 days ago
Webstock '14: Liz Danzico - The Fringe Benefits of Quitting
While our design processes celebrate iteration and throwing things away, our culture scorns switching and quitting. We don’t celebrate stopping things, changing…
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7 days ago
Official Gmail Blog: An inbox that works for you
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7 days ago
Sachin Rekhi
I’ve had the chance to work with a variety of product managers across tech giants and startups alike. While there are many critical skills for being a world class product manager, I’ve…
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8 days ago
Lessons
The first ever Orbital Bootcamp has officially ended. No more weekly classes, reading assignments, and check-ins with guest advisors. Though we still have access to the Orbital workspace, we are now…
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8 days ago
What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company
This story has been corrected. The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model…
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8 days ago
How One Boy With Autism Became BFF With Apple’s Siri
Just how bad a mother am I? I wondered, as I watched my 13-year-old son deep in conversation with Siri. Gus has autism, and Siri, Apple’s “intelligent personal assistant” on the…
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8 days ago
Do It Anyway
I am bad at a lot of things. I am, in fact, bad at most things. Here is a brief list of just a few of the things at which I am bad:1. Brushing my teeth (my technique is all wrong)2. Flossing my teeth…
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9 days ago
James Tiberius Bull Schaefer by Aaron Bull Schaefer (elasticdog) on Mobypicture
. our baby, James Tiberius, is sad he won’t get to meet you when you’re in Spokane this Friday:
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9 days ago
Vidcode: A Coding App Created with Girls in Mind by Alexandra Diracles & Melissa Halfon — Kickstarter
RT : 24 hours left to back VidCode, a video-effects coding platform to teach girls programming. Help get them over $30K
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9 days ago
Amazon’s Monopsony Is Not O.K.
Amazon.com, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America.O.K., I know that was kind of abrupt. But I wanted to get the central point out there right…
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9 days ago
What will it take to run a 2 hour marathon?
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9 days ago
Marc Andreessen on Why Optimism Is Safest Bet -- NYMag
The name for what describes here is 'cronyism,' not 'meritocracy' (via )
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10 days ago
The MOOC Revolution That Wasn’t
Editor’s note: Dan Friedman is the co-founder of Thinkful. Three years ago this week, Sebastian Thrun recorded his Stanford class on Artificial Intelligence, released it online to a…
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10 days ago
Nvidia details 64-bit Denver Tegra K1, claims Haswell-class performance for first 64-bit Android chip
Nvidia has finally taken the wraps off its 64-bit Denver CPU core — and, well, let’s just say that the 64-bit Android race just got a lot more interesting. The Denver CPU will be…
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10 days ago
Cool Tools – Work Sharp WSKTS Knife and Tool Sharpener
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10 days ago
Hypercritical: About My Yosemite Review
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11 days ago
Middling - Waxy.org
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11 days ago
Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit
A secret question hovers over us, a sense of disappointment, a broken promise we were given as children about what our adult world was supposed to be like. I am referring not to the standard false…
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14 days ago
Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to…
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14 days ago
The Features That Matter on Your Next Router (and the Ones That Don't)
Shopping for a router used to be as simple as buying the thing everyone said was good. These days, you have to understand a ton of technical terms, from "beamforming" to "MIMO" and "dual band". Some…
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14 days ago
What Every Man Should Know About Sleep
This post is brought to you by Tuft & Needle. Tuft & Needle makes quality mattresses and offers them for an honest price. Exclusively available online and made in the USA, the mattress…
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14 days ago
Drafts 4 Review
Drafts is one of my all-time favorite apps on iOS, not only for its amazing utility, but also because it was the app that got me started writing about technology, so it has a special place in my…
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15 days ago
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Civil Forfeiture (HBO) - YouTube
This John Oliver piece on the Kafkaesque phenomenon of civil forfeiture in the US is amazing:

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15 days ago
MoPad: opennews-calls-Oct15
We're on the today talking about where we're headed and the positions we're hiring for! Come ask your Qs!
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15 days ago
Tech jobs: Minorities have degrees, but don't get hired
Tech companies are under growing pressure to diversify their workforces, which are predominantly white, Asian and male.(Photo: Getty Images/Creatas RF)SAN FRANCISCO – Top universities turn out…
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15 days ago
Must-Read Software Development Books - Chad Fowler
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15 days ago
Programmers are Binary Systems | Virtuous Code
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15 days ago
Why Inequality Matters
A 700-page treatise on economics translated from French is not exactly a light summer read—even for someone with an admittedly high geek quotient. But this past July, I felt compelled to read…
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15 days ago
Brad Fitzpatrick on the future of the Go programming language (1.4, 1.5, & 2.0)
Authored by smcquay photo credit: Nicolas Ravelli Brad Fitzpatrick (@bradfitz) is a member of the Go team and the creator of memcached, OpenID and LiveJournal. He…
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15 days ago
Famous Names
A great name, one consultant says, “takes reality and just alters it a little bit.” Credit Seymour Chwast I
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15 days ago
Elided Branches: When Defining Reality, Don't Forget To Deliver Hope
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15 days ago
Strange Loop
Last year and this year, I flew to St. Louis to attend Strange Loop. I’ve attended several conferences, a few hackathons, and plenty of local meetups throughout the past two years and Strange…
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15 days ago
Google Is Set to Lead a Huge Investment in Magic Leap, a Company That Says It Can Deliver "Cinematic Reality"
Google and other investors are planning a huge investment in Magic Leap, a secretive but boastful company building hardware and software it says will deliver “cinematic reality.”…
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16 days ago
Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Will Not Die in Obscurity
Rivers Cuomo has Peter Parker syndrome. The diminutive leader of Weezer has great power, but he routinely struggles with the responsibility that comes with it — to himself, to his fans, to…
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16 days ago
Distributed is not necessarily more scalable than centralized
Centralized is not necessarily unscalable!  Many people automatically associate centralized with unscalable, and distributed with scalable. And, this is getting ridiculous. In the Spring…
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16 days ago
Rachel Binx, Meshu/Gifpop! - XOXO Festival (2014)
Data visualizer Rachel Binx is co-founder of Gifpop!, a tool to make lenticular-printed cards from animated GIFs, made possible by a Kickstarter project last...
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16 days ago
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