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Project Alias > smart speaker privacy filter
Alias is a teachable “parasite” that is designed to give users more control over their smart assistants, both when it comes to customization and privacy. Through a simple app the user can train Alias to react on a custom wake-word/sound, and once trained, Alias can take control over your home assistant by activating it for you.

When you don't use it, Alias will make sure the assistant is paralysed and unable to listen by interrupting its microphones.
machinelearning  security  embedded 
2 days ago
LogDevice · Distributed storage for sequential data
LogDevice is a scalable distributed log storage system that offers durability, high availability, and total order of records under failures. It is designed for a variety of workloads including event streaming, replication pipelines, transaction logs, and deferred work journals.

Written by the technical founder of LiveJournal. Used at Facebook.
distributedsystems  databases 
8 days ago
build-your-own-mint
Build your own personal finance analytics using Plaid, Google Sheets and CircleCI.
finance 
9 days ago
The Many Offline Options for iOS Apps
Offline mode is no longer just an extra feature you could choose to add to your app — it’s something many users expect. I’ve often seen developers force their favorite offline solution on a problem…
ios  android 
9 days ago
So long, Macbook. Hello again, Linux.
Another account of someone who's switched from Mac to Linux (Purism laptop).
linux 
9 days ago
GDPR.eu
The EU's official guide to GDPR regulations and implementing them in your software.
security  gdpr 
9 days ago
Spirit Rock - An Insight Meditation Center
Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County. Many classes and meet-ups available, both at the center and via webcast. Bonnie recommends.
health  mindfulness 
16 days ago
Google Tech Dev Guide
Whether you’re a student, an educator, or otherwise interested in software engineering, newer to computer science or a more experienced coder, we hope there’s something for you here in Google’s Guide to Technical Development.
education  programming 
24 days ago
Snowboarding for Geeks: An Ultimate Guide
An ultimate guide to snowboarding for creative and tech people (and everyone else).
ski 
24 days ago
Mission Dharma - San Francisco Buddhist Meditation
Taught by Howard Cohn of Spirit Rock (Marin).
Recommended by Bonnie & UCSF Osher MBSR teachers.
health  mindfulness 
4 weeks ago
Is it time to stop counselling patients to “finish the course of antibiotics”?
Fascinating article on the dangers of taking too many antibiotics and biotic resistance.
health 
6 weeks ago
One handed book holder
Person on Reddit made one-handed-book-holder. Videos & details available.
wood 
7 weeks ago
Cloudflare Mobile SDK
Metrics: track with requests on which devices & networks are slowest.
Acceleration: speed up those requests through Cloudflare's other tools
iOS  Android 
7 weeks ago
Cloud Computing without Containers
Cloudflare's blog talks about their Workers platform, which runs applications in isolates rather than VMs.
distributedsystems  databases  programming 
7 weeks ago
Ask MetaFilter’s best introductory books
via Stuart Brand
Best introductory books on many subjects. Amazing list of books to get started in any area or field.
books  children  education 
7 weeks ago
Toilet Learning, Not Potty Training: A Montessori Perspective
From LePort Montessori school; their thoughts on toilet training and how it works in their toddler program
children 
7 weeks ago
Praxis Custom Skis
Handcrafted in the Sierra Nevada (Incline Village, in fact). Very highly rated & regarded. Supposedly very durable. Beautiful wood veneer style.
ski 
8 weeks ago
Slopes Diaries #26: Killing the Slopes Pass
Curtis Herbert writes about transitioning his app's (Slopes app) business model from subscriptions to consumables
ios 
9 weeks ago
ML engineering for AI safety & robustness
a Google Brain engineer's guide to entering the field
machinelearning 
9 weeks ago
Maslow CNC
Open source built-your-own CNC. Has a unique design and an active community.
diy 
9 weeks ago
Outlier archive
Archived list of Outlier products with details, colors, release dates and prices.
10 weeks ago
Alan Kay: The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create It. How?
Alan Kay speaks at an NIH award lecture about education and teaching kids to build a better future.
children 
10 weeks ago
FlyHomes
Make cash offers on homes.
real-estate 
12 weeks ago
Top Ten Hardest Woods
The Wood Database (website) list the hardest woods in the world.
wood 
12 weeks ago
SchoolDigger.com
The Easy Way to Evaluate K-12 School Performance.
School rankings & performance data.
education  children 
12 weeks ago
TensorFlow Course
Simple and ready-to-use tutorials for TensorFlow.
Not built by Google.
machinelearning 
october 2018
How to deliver on Machine Learning projects
Great tips from experience building ML software.
machinelearning 
october 2018
Introduction to Machine Learning for Coders
By Jeremy Howard, formerly Kaggle.
Based on UCSF course.
Built to succeed Andrew Ng's course with modern tools.
machinelearning 
october 2018
why intermittent fasting and ADF diets work
Includes charts of hunger, fullness, desire to eat, capacity to eat. Proposes eating dinner at 2pm + small meal in evening then fasting.
health 
october 2018
Facet Developer Network
Freelancing company that only hires developers in the US who formerly worked for FAANG companies
hiring 
october 2018
Google Interview Questions Deconstructed: The Knight’s Dialer
Good read on an old interview question.

Check back... the article notes a better approach yet to be revealed.
hiring 
october 2018
Dead Bug Tutorial: Improve your Core Stability – Nick-E.com
Recommended on Reddit for core strength, Learning Diaphragmatic Breathing and reducing anxiety through better breathing.
health 
october 2018
James Hamilton's Perspectives blog
James Hamilton is an early principal engineer at Amazon. His blog is about computing generally and distributed software in particular.

He has also done extensive sailing around the world and writes about it
distributedsystems  sailing 
october 2018
Udacity - Facebook PyTorch competition
Need to finish signing up.
Classes start November 9th.
machinelearning 
october 2018
Hardening macOS
Very detailed list of instructions and resources for securing a MacOS machine.
security 
october 2018
carp-lang/Carp programming language
Carp is a small programming language designed to work well for interactive and performance sensitive use cases like games, sound synthesis and visualizations.

The key features of Carp are the following:

Automatic and deterministic memory management (no garbage collector or VM)
Inferred static types for great speed and reliability
Ownership tracking enables a functional programming style while still using mutation of cache-friendly data structures under the hood
No hidden performance penalties – allocation and copying are explicit
Straightforward integration with existing C code
clojure  embedded 
september 2018
Tech companies in San Francisco
name, description, location on map
hiring 
september 2018
Trick for teaching children savings
... and a bunch of tips on parenting.

TLDR; don't use cash for economic system, try candy instead. Start with tokens, traded for candy. Allow kids to bank candy with interest.
children 
august 2018
Green Piñata Toys
Rent Safe, Educational Toys - We Deliver the Best Educational Toys
children 
august 2018
How To Preserve and Grow Your Wealth
Michael Flaxman writes a huge amount of detail on many options for managing your wealth.
finance 
august 2018
Retool
tool for making simple apps. Text input or simple integrations. Includes database & hosting options.

for-profit business. aimed at building internal tools at large companies.
iOS  Android 
august 2018
Facebook Field Guide to Machine Learning
A practical guide to building and running ML-based models.
machinelearning  video 
august 2018
Benedict Evans: The first decade of augmented reality
Inspiration for AR/VR technology. Some questions and speculations about where the technology might go.
virtualreality 
august 2018
ferret: lisp implementation for real time embedded control systems
compiler produces portable C++11. Language seems to be Clojure inspired.
clojure  iOS  Android  C++  embedded 
august 2018
Berkeley AI Materials
Berkeley CS course on AI techniques, not just machine learning.

Recommended by Oz & Bradfield.
machinelearning  artificialintelligence 
august 2018
Learning Math for Machine Learning
YC / Stanford RA writes about what level of math you need to work in ML.

TL;DR - some linear algebra & stats.
machinelearning 
august 2018
The Best Textbooks on Every Subject
LessWrong does some syntopic reading and tries to come up with the best in all sorts of academic subjects.
books  education 
july 2018
The Free Stack - Running your application for free on AWS
Guide to running web sites & web apps on the AWS free tier.
hosting  devops-tools 
july 2018
Reusable simple drawings
Library of doodle images you can use (under CC license)
design 
july 2018
Perkeep: permanently keep your data & files on your own server
open source server application for data storage. Focus on privacy & security. Perkeep accepts wide range of formats; files, objects, tweets, 5TB videos. Interface can be browser, filesystem or mobile app (Android only, for now).

Led by founder/CTO of LiveJournal - creds look legit.
devops-tools  hosting 
july 2018
Khan Academy: Journey into cryptography
KA's school of Computer Science presents cryptography for beginners. Comes highly recommended by Bradfield.
security 
july 2018
Seedbank
Collection of interactive machine learning examples
machinelearning 
july 2018
Dagger
Dependency injection for Java & Android. Maintained by Google.

Not sure why Guice won't work for Android, but this seems to be their alternative.
java  android 
july 2018
Tensorflow: The Confusing Parts (1)
Helpful tips on understanding TensorFlow, from a Google Brain resident.
Though, folks on HN/reddit think that it's better to the other alternative tools than TensorFlow.
machinelearning 
june 2018
Beast Academy
For aspiring math beasts!
Ages 7-10 (grades 2-5)

Math focused curriculum.
education 
june 2018
Blot
blogging platform without an interface. you just put files in Dropbox or git
june 2018
Say the Hard Thing
Rands in Repose talks about giving & receiving feedback.
life 
june 2018
material-components
Modular and customizable Material Design UI components for iOS

Google's official Material design lib for iOS. Similarly available for Android.
ios  android  design 
june 2018
PatternFly | open interface project
Bootstrap for enterprise-style apps. In fact, it builds on Bootstrap. From Red Hat
design  html  javascript 
june 2018
Cool Backgrounds
tools for making your own patterned background. Download a png for free.
design  web  ios 
june 2018
The ultimate Bill Gates book recommendation list
The whole shebang. Probably some good recommendations in there.
books 
may 2018
VisualActivityViewController: A way to represent what you’re sharing.
Library for working with the ActivityViewController, and a preview view of what will be shared.
Current as of iOS 11
swift  ios 
may 2018
Windmill
The missing, native, bespoke companion for seamless iOS development.

It's mostly a CI server, but can perform all sorts of tasks other than just running tests. Builds new versions. Uploads to TestFlight.
ios 
may 2018
Capture iOS simulator video for App Preview
All the steps required to make it happen.
ios 
may 2018
Feelings Wheel
Wonderful colorful breakdown of big feelings in more specific ones. Should print this out and put it on the wall.
life 
may 2018
Introspect Yourself
Short bit on the importance of examining your life, giving yourself feedback, then learning and improving.
life 
april 2018
Material Design icons by Google
library of Material design icons. Released & maintained by Google. Open source.
design  android  iOS 
april 2018
An Introduction to Hashing in the Era of Machine Learning
Bradfield blog updates on machine learning as applied to hashing (work by Google+MIT). Intro-level description of hashing, high-level description of machine learning, then an overview of the work and the results.

TLDR; machine learning models may help optimize larger indexes (like Google's BigTable) but a simpler algorithm (Cuckoo hashing) that can adapt to changes can be very efficient.

quote; "algorithms like cuckoo hashing remind us that machine learning is not a panacea"
databases  machinelearning 
april 2018
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