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Concrete Reinforcement Products - PDF
Looks like a pretty good resource. Might bring you somewhat up-to-date on current accessories. Lots of stuff in this 20-page document.
rebar  supports  accessories  goodstuff 
august 2018 by brentfarwick
Bit Twiddling Hacks
Very clever bit twiddling hacks. The list of tricks is long and clever.
programming  bit  twiddling  microcontroller  low_level  goodstuff 
may 2018 by brentfarwick
Show HN: How to Tune a Guitar | Hacker News
Lots of really good comments and explanations on how to tune a guitar.
guitar  tuning  music  goodstuff 
may 2018 by brentfarwick
How a ’50s-Era New York Knife Law Has Landed Thousands in Jail | Village Voice
The arrogance of police and prosecutors is on full display here. That they have ruined, wilfully and avoidably, hundreds of lives is of no concern to them. The next time someone trots out the, "99% of all police officers are good guys just trying to do their job," just point them at this article. Knowing the consequences of the arrests they make, and the deceitful manner in which they routinely attempt to demonstrate (in court) that knives that are not reasonably gravity knives are gravity knives, such claims about the percentage of cops who are "good guys" doing a tough job simply cannot be credited.

The nonsensical idea that cops as a group somehow escape the normal distribution of lousy, average, and good that is evident in every other profession is as laughable as it is evidently dangerous. Any group in which we vest great power over the lives of other people should be scrutinized carefully, with suspicion being the default attitude.

From the article:
Knives are used in thousands of attacks in New York City every year, many of them fatal. But no law enforcement agency in New York City was willing, even after repeated requests, to explain what makes gravity knives more dangerous than other kinds of folding knives.
police  knives  prosecutor  law  goodstuff 
may 2018 by brentfarwick
AstroNavigation | Vanderbilt University
Oooohhh! This looks so good! Learn to find your way around with a sextant, complete with needed theory and problems.
celestial  navigation  astro  sextant  goodstuff 
may 2018 by brentfarwick
Home | Paul Whipp Consulting
Good stuff covering lots of useful linux topics. tar, sql, git, aws, python, php, django
linux  web  tar  git  goodstuff 
may 2018 by brentfarwick
Why we should bulldoze the business school | News | The Guardian
This is very interesting. Delves into how the implicit assumptions of what's good about business drives much of bad behavior.
business  school  mba  greed  rent_seeking  goodstuff 
april 2018 by brentfarwick
Category GUI
boatloads of cool tcl/tk gui stuff
tcl  tk  gui  programming  goodstuff 
march 2018 by brentfarwick
Wapp: Wapp - A Web-Application Framework for TCL
I think this could be very nifty for writing desktop apps that just happened to use the browser. If less fussy than using Python's built-in server on Windows, it could be a really nice way to write simple utility applications with a GUI.
wapp  tcl  cgi  browser  goodstuff 
march 2018 by brentfarwick
Python 101: All about imports | The Mouse Vs. The Python
It really is a very good article about importing modules. Lot of stuff I don't know.
python  modules  import  programming  goodstuff 
march 2018 by brentfarwick
The Lives of a Cell (pdf)
Fascinating description from way back in 1971 about how we are all made up of billions of little creatures, including our own cells, that each seem to have their own agenda. How is it then that there is an I? Just a delightful article.
biology  cell  microbes  identity  goodstuff 
march 2018 by brentfarwick
Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin 2014 Q1 - money-creation-in-the-modern-economy.pdf
Good stuff from an entity that should know.
Money creation in the modern economy.
money  banking  economics  goodstuff 
march 2018 by brentfarwick
Regex Cheat Sheet
Looks to be excellent regex site, tuts, references, advanced tuts, language specific differences.
regex  reference  tutorial  goodstuff 
march 2018 by brentfarwick
Plain Text Accounting, a guide to Ledger and friends - plaintextaccounting.org
Ledger and friends. Just a great site. Articles, explanations, links to addons.
ledger  accounting  commandline  goodstuff 
march 2018 by brentfarwick
The White Darkness: A Journey Across Antarctica | The New Yorker
Good stuff. Guy reaches South Pole and crosses Antartica solo. Admirer of Shackleton.
Shackleton  Worsely  Antarctica  South  Pole  goodstuff 
march 2018 by brentfarwick
GitHub - Intoli/exodus: Painless relocation of Linux binaries–and all of their dependencies–without containers.
The "HOW IT WORKS" part of this page is GREAT! How to move (possibly foreign) linux executables (elf files and such) into a non-root directory. A handy way to get access to programs that are not in your distribution, or for which your distribution has an out of date version.
install  linux  programs  goodstuff 
february 2018 by brentfarwick
Modern JavaScript Explained For Dinosaurs – Node.js Collection – Medium
Very good walkthrough from the old days of just sourcing a script to all the new package management stuff.
javascript  programming  node  npm  tutorial  goodstuff 
january 2018 by brentfarwick
recursion - Tom Moertel’s Blog
four articles about how to turn recursion into iteration. This sounds like a good idea to me.
recursion  iteration  python  programming  goodstuff 
december 2017 by brentfarwick
What every JavaScript developer should know about Unicode
This is so very good. Just a really nice unicode walkthrough. This guy is a great teacher.
unicode  javascript  explain  goodstuff  html 
november 2017 by brentfarwick
HTML Unicode UTF-8 table of values and characters/images
A nice table with HTML names for special chars and images, as well as decimal and hexadecimal values. Shows how to display them in html.
unicode  table  characters  html  decimal  hexadecimal  goodstuff 
november 2017 by brentfarwick
Guide to the Unicode standard for regular folks
This helps you figure out how to find out what you need to know about unicode. It will help you if you need to dig into the standard, which can be quite confusing.
unicode  howto  goodstuff 
november 2017 by brentfarwick
OtherHand.org by Tom Mahood
Just a wonderful old-fashioned site by a physicist from Riverside County somewhere.

Found the bones of Cornelia in Death Valley.
eclectic  death  valley  germans  goodstuff 
november 2017 by brentfarwick
Deep C
400 and some slides walking you through a better understanding of C.
c_lang  goodstuff 
october 2017 by brentfarwick
Getting on cancer’s nerves: A surprising way to thwart tumours | New Scientist
Gotta read this when have time. Basically a link may have been discovered between the occurrence/spread of cancer and nerves, i.e. treating nerve pain my slow, stop, or prevent cancer.
cancer  nerves  prevention  cure  prostate  pancreas  goodstuff 
october 2017 by brentfarwick
3Blue1Brown - YouTube - YouTube
good conceptual videos that really explain the fundamentals of various branches of math. The animations are excellent.
math  video  linear  algebra  calculus  topology  goodstuff 
october 2017 by brentfarwick
It's Windows 3.1 All Over Again
Very well-written article on threads vs processes and what makes node.js a throwback of sorts. And it also reinforced what I've been beginning to grasp about callbacks--that they run AFTER a function returns, and if the function doesn't return, they don't run. Didn't read the whole thing, but I should.
concurrency  processes  threads  programming  callbacks  goodstuff  node_js 
september 2017 by brentfarwick
Global Mutable State
Good explanation of global mutable state and concrete examples of how to avoid it. Breaks it down to each of its three components and shows how to understand each of Global, Mutable, and State.
global  mutable  state  programming  goodstuff 
september 2017 by brentfarwick
Netherlands: This Tiny Country Feeds the World
Amazing. The Dutch are only second to the US in food produced.
agriculture  netherlands  farming  goodstuff 
september 2017 by brentfarwick
D as a Better C – The D Blog
This is about a subset of D that can mix with C easily. It provides some improvements to C, while losing some D. Basically it's a clever way for a C programmer to travel towards D without losing his investment in C. Kotlin while not Java apparently does something similar thought more inclusive for Java programmers.
d_lang  subset  programming  goodstuff  c_lang 
august 2017 by brentfarwick
Software optimization resources. C++ and assembly. Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac OS X
You're a ways off from this stuff, but it's a doggone good reference to optimizing assembly, c, and c++ on different architectures.
c++  programming  assembly_lang  optimization  guide  goodstuff 
august 2017 by brentfarwick
The Believer Logger
Very good article, at least the portion I've read. Covers topics such as what is a personality, limits of imagination, how loss of memory with age affects identity--when does a person stop being the same person? Just good stuff.
identity  philosophy  dementia  personality  goodstuff  learning  math  creativity 
august 2017 by brentfarwick
Riffstation - The ultimate practice app for guitarists and musicians
Figures out chords to song simply from an mp3 file.
Allows tempo changes without pitch changes.
Very cool
guitar  music  transcribe  mp3  goodstuff 
august 2017 by brentfarwick
Dijkstra was right — recursion should not be difficult
Some philosophy about how to approach recursion. Don't try to visualize every step, that's for sure. Plenty of recursion examples. You should learn.
programming  javascript  recursion  goodstuff 
august 2017 by brentfarwick
SQL Tutorial
Recommended by python.org, so must be OK.
sql  tutorial  programming  goodstuff 
august 2017 by brentfarwick
The Road to learn React - RWieruch
React without the clutter--i.e. it doesn't pull in unnecessary stuff that so often confuses. You build actual react apps.
react  javascript  es5  es6  goodstuff 
july 2017 by brentfarwick
Ethereum: A thorough walkthrough.
first post in a very thorough explanation of how ethereum works.
ethereum  blockchain  bitcoin  goodstuff 
july 2017 by brentfarwick
Notifications are highly reliable, except when device manufacturers interfere.
Tells how to make sure your phone doesn't background notifications. For some phones it's quite complicated. Many models are covered.
cellphone  mobile  tweaks  notifications  battery  goodstuff 
july 2017 by brentfarwick
Learning Modern 3D Graphics Programming
Looks like a very thorough OpenGL tutorial. Covers a lot of turf.
programming  opengl  tutorial  graphics  goodstuff 
july 2017 by brentfarwick
Find the best Python books - pythonbooks.org
nicely curated list of python books. Broken into categories.
python  book  list  curated  programming  goodstuff 
july 2017 by brentfarwick
What Are Your GCC Flags ? - xavier roche's homework
Nice explanation of many gcc compiler flags. This is pretty doggone good.
c_lang  c++  compiler  flag  reference  goodstuff 
july 2017 by brentfarwick
All About Bends, Shapes, Dimensions, Bend Deductions, etc. in Rebar
Really good stuff (British) about bend types, bend deductions, dimension points of bent rebar.
bend  curvature  deduction  rebar  dimension  goodstuff 
july 2017 by brentfarwick
Bend deduction calculations. Goodstuff.
Nuts and bolts of calculating bend deductions for 90, <90, and > 90-degrees.
sheetmetal  rebar  bend  calculation  goodstuff 
july 2017 by brentfarwick
Bend Allowance Calculator
Concerns sheet metal bending, but lays out the basics of BCD along with some nomenclature I'm not familiar with.
sheet  metal  rebar  BCD  bend  goodstuff 
july 2017 by brentfarwick
Bitcoins the hard way: Using the raw Bitcoin protocol
This guy, Ken Shirriff, is really a good explainer.

This article is beyond good. It's also (about 50% of it) beyond me. Still, no hand-wavy bullshit here. Bitcoin in all its glory and ugliness.
bitcoin  protocol  mining  goodstuff 
july 2017 by brentfarwick
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Basics of nerve conduction studies. Very good.
ncs  nerve  conduction  studies  reference  medical  neurology  goodstuff 
june 2017 by brentfarwick
Open Textbook Library
Most amazing list of open textbooks I've ever seen. Covers nearly any college topic you can think of.
math  language  law  physics  chemistry  biology  physiology  business  greek  reference  book  textbook  goodstuff 
june 2017 by brentfarwick
Online texts
A list of open/free math texts from georgia tech
math  book  textbook  pdf  free  goodstuff 
june 2017 by brentfarwick
Nine chapters
Some really clever word problems here.
chinese  math  history  goodstuff 
june 2017 by brentfarwick
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