Failure in Complex Systems
After listening to the hosts discuss probability on ATP this week, I was most of the way through writing something that, had I finished it, would have been this Dr Drang post only not nearly as good.…
@appdev  @issues  @probability 
january 2015
The ascent of failure
This morning, right after my three-year-old son and I lost interest in rebuilding his train set when his 15-month-old sister wrecked it for the third time, my son went for the iPad mini. It wasn't…
@appdev  @issues  @probability 
january 2015
Tutorial - Write a Shell in C
It’s easy to view yourself as “not a real programmer.” There are programs out there that everyone uses, and it’s easy to put their developers on a pedestal. Although…
@command_line  @appdev  @c_language  @example 
january 2015
Learn Unix The Hard Way
This is a course on old school unix. It's a fun course where you learn to setup, manage, play with, hack, and secure a unix system entirely using the command line tool available to you. Introduction…
@resources  @unix  @learning 
january 2015
Command-line tools can be 235x faster than your Hadoop cluster
Sat 25 January 2014 by Adam Drake Introduction As I was browsing the web and catching up on some sites I visit periodically, I found a cool article from Tom Hayden about using Amazon Elastic Map…
@data_science  @hadoop  @performance  @tips  @command_line 
january 2015
Home Computer Data Backup
Today I am replacing the external drive on my main home computer. Did it break? No. Am I out of space? No. The drive is 4 years old. Most hard drives have an expected lifetime somewhere in the…
@back_up  @setup 
january 2015
The Ten Most Popular Web Fonts of 2014 → Typewolf
Welcome to the second annual edition of the ten most popular web fonts of the year as featured on Typewolf. For 2014, I have a full year’s worth of data with 365 sites being featured on the…
@typography  @resources 
january 2015
Tips for Powerful Photography in Web Design Mockups
Copyright © 2009-2014 DesignM.ag Inc -- Some of the links on this site are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.
@images  @web  @prototyping  @design  @tips 
january 2015
Why AJAX Isn’t Enough
AJAX calls have moved user interaction on the Web a huge step forward: We no longer need to reload the page in response to each user input. Using AJAX, we can call specific procedures on the server…
@ajax  @issues 
january 2015
Tips for Powerful Photography in Web Design Mockups
Copyright © 2009-2014 DesignM.ag Inc -- Some of the links on this site are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.
@images  @web  @prototyping  @design  @tips 
january 2015
Valgrind Home
Current release: valgrind-3.10.0 Valgrind is an instrumentation framework for building dynamic analysis tools. There are Valgrind tools that can automatically detect many memory management and…
@linux  @tools  @profiling  @debugging 
january 2015
Dog Medication DB
Dog Medication DB is a database of dog medications with information on what parasites and bugs it protects against.
@pet  @resources  @database 
january 2015
Five Best Image Hosting Web Sites
Taking photos and uploading them to the web has never been easier. The best sites to store those photos keep them backed up, make them easy to share, showcase them in good-looking galleries, and…
@comparison  @web  @images  @storing_information  @tools 
january 2015
Open Data Structures
Open Data Structures covers the implementation and analysis of data structures for sequences (lists), queues, priority queues, unordered dictionaries, ordered dictionaries, and graphs. Data…
@bookdownload  @data_structures 
january 2015
The CSS at…
Published January 15, 2015 by Chris Coyier There was a fun little trend toward the end of last year where companies were posting their approach to CSS. The tools involved, the methodologies, the…
@resources  @css 
january 2015
The Complete Visual Guide to Sublime Text 3: Themes, Color Schemes, and Cool Features
Sublime Text 3 has an entire array of global configuration options for you to personalize your editor to your development liking. There’s basically a huge global JSON configuration file that…
@sublime_text  @resources  @theme 
january 2015
The Plaintext Productivity system is a smart way to get organized on Windows, using plaintext files as your trusted system and great software to make it easy. This guide is meant to document the…
@plain_text  @setup  @resources 
january 2015
Other Sublime Text Features and Packages for Writers
Learn Sublime Text's excellent word processing features, and install some packages to make writing and file management easier. Now that you set up Sublime Text for Markdown editing and preview, and…
@sublime_text  @writing  @resources 
january 2015
#1 Grammar and Spell checker
Ginger Software is developing an array of products that enable mobile devices and computers to understand the intended meaning of natural (human) language input. Ginger Software products are based on…
@ios  @tools  @writing  @keyboard 
january 2015
Why Punch? Use boilerplates to quickly setup a site. Write minimal templates with Mustache. Create flexible site structures with inheritable layouts and partials. Define page contents in JSON. Use…
@static_sites  @tools  @nodejs  @javascript 
january 2015
LaTeX Spell Checker
Welcome to the Excalibur home page, the place to go for the latest information about the open source Macintosh spell-checker. The current version of Excalibur is 4.0.7 News  February 9th 2009…
@latex  @tools  @writing  @mac 
january 2015
I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. “Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks” by Ralph Waldo Emerson, May 1849 If you look at my postings, each and every one starts with a quotation.…
@why_do_it  @quotes 
january 2015
Probability of failure high - All this
January 17, 2015 at 10:15 PM by Dr. Drang When I first heard Marco Arment’s—how shall I put this?—interesting approach to calculating the probability of failure of a system with…
@issues  @appdev  @probability 
january 2015
How to mod any toaster to control pc games in 3 easy steps
This video tutorial will explain how to mod any toaster to control your PC game or computer in just three easy steps. No engineering experience is required, ...
@games  @hardware  @diy 
january 2015
4 Reasons to Love the New Due 2.0 - Productivity and Workflows - Geeks With Juniors
January 17, 2015 | By Eric Pramono | A couple of days ago, Lie Junjie released the new version of Due. I’d recommend you to read Federico Viticci’s review at MacStories and Sean…
@gtd  @tools  @ios 
january 2015
Geoff's site: Why Neovim is Better than Vim
I know Vim better than most. Vim was my first real text editor.[1] I used it for years. I helped write the Floobits plugin for Vim. I’ve delved into Vim’s source code to figure out its…
@issues  @alternatives  @vim 
january 2015
Aggregating basketball play-by-play data¶
>>> from basketball import * >>> aggregate_on_minutes(fin='playbyplay20092010reg20100418.txt', fout='pbp20092010.tsv') >>> plot_scores(fin='pbp20092010.tsv',…
@data_analysis  @example  @sports 
january 2015
Twython is the premier Python library providing an easy (and up-to-date) way to access Twitter data. Actively maintained and featuring support for Python 2.6+ and Python 3. It's been battle tested by…
@python  @tools  @twitter  @api 
january 2015
Python Web Attack Framework This framework is here to help you in your quest of conquering web applications. It is currently very BETA, and I am adding modules slow and steadily. Slither will contain…
@hacking  @python  @web  @tools 
january 2015
Search and start songs from command line. Should work in Linux and OS X. Dependency Usage # To start the app type ./cli.py # next song ./cli.py -n # prev song
@commercial_services  @music  @tools  @command_line 
january 2015
Connecting RStudio and MySQL Docker Containers - an example using the ergast db
building on Dockerising Open Data Databases – First Fumblings and my Book Extras – Data Files, Code Files and a Dockerised Application, I just figured out how to get the ergast db into…
@r_studio  @mysql  @tips 
january 2015
Beyond lab folklore and mythology - O'Reilly Radar
Editor’s note: this post is part of our ongoing investigation into synthetic biology and bioengineering. For more on these areas, download the latest free edition of BioCoder. Over the last…
@lab  @methods  @issues  @open_science  @experimental_design 
january 2015
Drobo vs. QNAP vs. Synology vs. G-Drive
You guys have been hammering me lately with questions about Drobos and QNAPs, and storage in general. So today’s episode is dedicated to nothing but a discussion of all the options, and when…
@tools  @​external_storage  @comparison  @networks  @external  @hard_drive 
january 2015
The Ultimate Guide To Sleep Tracking | Sleep Junkies
When asked why he wished to climb Mount Everest, the late mountaineer George Mallory simply retorted 'because it's there'. It wouldn't be surprising to get a similar response from…
@quantified_self  @tutorials  @sleep 
january 2015
Sync Solver for Fitbit
Sync Solver for Fitbit Sync all your Fitbit data
@​fitbit  @tools  @apple  @export  @convert 
january 2015
The great caffeine conundrum | Monkeyglandin
More and more of us are routinely logging data about our health and wellbeing. How can we use that data to inform and adapt our behaviour? How can we avoid over-interpreting what we experience?…
@quantified_self  @coffee  @sleep  @r_programming  @example 
january 2015
Four Years of Quantified Reading: A 2014 Update
I’ve been tracking and sharing my reading over the past 4 years, and it’s proven to be an incredibly rewarding experience, both in terms of serving as a personal impetus to read, and in…
@reading  @book  @example  @quantified_self 
january 2015
Why We (Still) Believe in Private Offices « Blog – Stack Exchange
There was a time where it seemed like we barely even needed to talk about this: Joel had won the argument, the Internet agreed that private offices were the future, and only incompetent management…
@office  @setup  @​remote 
january 2015
Arch Linux on MacBook Pro Retina 2014 with DM-Crypt, LVM and suspend to disk
Version française What’s the purpose of this blog post? This blog post is a kind of checklist, since it was a really time-consuming task to browse many websites to have a big picture and…
@mac  @tutorials  @installation  @linux 
january 2015
What not to say to grieving students (and other tools to help bereaved kids at school)
Mark and Jackie Barden hug their daughter Natalie, 11, before she goes to school in Newtown, Conn., on May 23, 2013. Daniel Barden, their son, was among the school children killed in Newtown in the…
@kids  @tips  @emotion  @issues 
january 2015
- A pure javascript web recorder
@javascript  @screen_capture  @tools 
january 2015
The 20 Second Modification That I Do With Every New Mac
Over the years, I’ve purchased something around fifteen Macs for myself, my family, and my previous and current startup …
@mac  @screen_capture  @file_system  @tips 
january 2015
Introduction to Pixelmator for Mac and iPad, Part 1
Pixelmator is an amazingly powerful photo editing software that is only available on Mac computers or iPads. With a price tag of only $29.99 for the OS X version and $9.99 for the iOS version,…
@images  @tutorials  @mac  @tools  @ios 
january 2015
The React Quick Start Guide
Jan 05, 2015 This article will give you a quick overview of how to build user interfaces in React JS. There's just enough to get yourself started and nothing more. Code along with this starter kit…
@tutorials  @reactjs 
january 2015
A very exclusive collection of only must-have JavaScript links. I'm only listing my favorite links. Nothing else makes the cut. Feel free to suggest links if you think they're good enough to make…
@resources  @javascript 
january 2015
Python Regular Expressions
Regular expressions are a powerful language for matching text patterns. This page gives a basic introduction to regular expressions themselves sufficient for our Python exercises and shows how…
@tutorials  @regex  @python 
january 2015
11 tips for prototyping with Sketch
The fine folks over at Bohemian Coding built Sketch specifically for designers who make things for screens, so it’s a natural for prototyping. Here are a few tips for using Sketch to prototype…
@prototyping  @tools  @sketch 
january 2015
No one's ever rescued a box of junk mail from a burning building. Tap to see the ad on the back of this photo. Important photos deserve to be printed. Prints can’t be lost to a power cut, a…
@tools  @analog  @advertising  @email 
january 2015
Retrieves GPS data from Geo-referenced images made easy
@python  @geolocation  @images  @tools 
january 2015
- Remote Desktop Protocol in Twisted Python
@python  @remote_desktop  @protocols  @tools 
january 2015
- An easy and convienent way to performance test python code.
@python  @performance  @testing  @tools 
january 2015
Statistics and R for the Life Sciences
Audit this course for free and have complete access to all the course material, activities, tests, and forums. If your work is satisfactory and you abide by the Honor Code, you'll receive a…
@r_programming  @online_courses 
january 2015
Scalability! But at what COST?
Michael Isard, Derek Murray, and I recently sent in a HotOS submission (it’s not blind, so no harm talking about it, we think). The subject is hinted at from the post title (stolen from the…
@issues  @scaling 
january 2015
Übersicht Widgets - BrettTerpstra.com
This is a collection of widgets for the Mac app Übersicht. Installation Reveal your widgets folder from the Übersicht menu in the menu bar. Drop the filename.widget file you want to use…
@extensions  @homescreen  @mac  @dashboard 
january 2015
The Delightfully Short Guide to Reading More Books : zen habits
I have to admit, reading online has dropped my book reading in the last couple of years. It’s hard to resist the pull of clickbait titles and fascinating longform articles. But a few small…
@done  @tips  @reading  mm 
january 2015
Image processing and feature extraction using Python
No doubt, the above picture looks like one of the in-built desktop backgrounds. All credits to my sister, who clicks weird things which somehow become really tempting to eyes. However,…
@python  @images  @tips 
january 2015
This repository is an attempt to answer the age old interview question "What happens when you type google.com into your browser and press enter?" Except instead of the usual story, we're going to try…
@internet  @tutorials 
january 2015
Fully customizable task board gives developers instant feedback into the status of tasks thoughout your progress.
@issues  @tools  @github 
january 2015
Fanfiction, Graphs, and PageRank - colah's blog
On a website called fanfiction.net, users write millions of stories about their favorite stories. They have diverse opinions about them. They love some stories, and hate others. The opinions are…
@data_analysis  @visualization  @example 
january 2015
Neural Networks, Manifolds, and Topology -- colah's blog
Recently, there’s been a great deal of excitement and interest in deep neural networks because they’ve achieved breakthrough results in areas such as computer vision.1 However, there…
@neural_networks  @deep_learning  @example 
january 2015
Two New Options for Combining Screenshots – MacStories
Readers of MacStories know how I like to present my screenshots. For the uninitiated, some context: screenshots from iOS apps that end up on MacStories are usually modified to have a clean status bar…
@merges  @ios  @tools  @images 
january 2015
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