Generative Artistry
Tiled Lines: This demo is one of the most simplistic yet beautiful pieces of generative art you can make. It's kinda famous in its own right, appearing on books and on all sorts of devices.
art 
1 hour ago
Stacking concrete blocks is a surprisingly efficient way to store energy
Thanks to the modern electric grid, you have access to electricity whenever you want. But the grid only works when electricity is generated in the same amounts as it is consumed. That said, it’s impossible to get the balance right all the time. So operators make grids more flexible by adding ways to store excess electricity for when production drops or consumption rises.
climate.change  hacker.news 
2 days ago
Make your dumb Air Conditioner Smart with Home Assistant and Arduino
Summers in Swizerland are usually not that hot, but this Summer was special and we even moved to a attic flat, where the temperature inside raised up to 30, during hot days. That’s why I decided to go for a Air Conditioner. For sure, I was looking for a smart one, but I couldn’t find one, which suits my needs and my budget. That’s why I went for the De’Longhi PAC N87. It offers a great price performance ratio, but unfortunately it’s dumb. But hey, it has a IR remote, which gives some possibilites!
home  server  reddit 
6 days ago
USA Temperature: can I sucker you?
Suppose I wanted to convince people that temperature in the USA wasn’t going up, it was going down. What would I show? Let’s try yearly average temperature in the conterminous U.S., also known as the “lower 48 states” (I’ll just call it “USA”)
climate.change  math  statistics 
7 days ago
USA Temperature: can I sucker you?
Suppose I wanted to convince people that temperature in the USA wasn’t going up, it was going down. What would I show? Let’s try yearly average temperature in the conterminous U.S., also known as the “lower 48 states” (I’ll just call it “USA”):
statistics  math 
7 days ago
Coastal officials vote to tear down sea wall protecting Laguna Beach mansion
The Coastal Commission voted Thursday to order a Laguna Beach couple to pay $1 million and tear down a seawall that is protecting a multi-million home. The seawall is illegal, officials say, and causes the public beach in front of the home to disappear. The homeowners say the law is on their side.
engineering 
9 days ago
Making Home Assistant’s Presence Detection not so Binary – Phil Hawthorne
So, you’ve got your home automation started, and it’s time to add some cool automations, like turning off everything when you leave, or playing some music when you get home. These can be pretty easy to do with presence detection, but sometimes you need more.
home  server 
10 days ago
Literary Clock Made From E-reader: 6 Steps (with Pictures)
On her wishlist was a clock for our living room. I could have bought a wall clock from the store, but where is the fun in that? Instead, I made her a clock that tells the time by quoting time indications from literary works, using an e-reader as display, because it's so incredibly appropriate :-)
diy 
15 days ago
Machine Learning Cheatsheet
Brief visual explanations of machine learning concepts with diagrams, code examples and links to resources for learning more.
machine.learning 
16 days ago
The Hacker's Diet (2005)
The Hacker's Diet, notwithstanding its silly subtitle, is a serious book about how to lose weight and permanently maintain whatever weight you desire.
hacker.news  health  fitness 
17 days ago
Your Friendly Guide to Colors in Data Visualisation
Once upon a time, I tweeted on an urgent matter. “Can somebody tell me how to get better with color?” I wrote." My color decisions are awful." I got a lot of replies with links to tools. They were awesome, so I collected them in a blog post. I called it: “Your Friendly Guide to Colors in Data Visualisation” and hit publish.
data.science  academia 
17 days ago
Building a Kickass Portfolio
In this post, I am going to go through an in-depth look at what has worked for me, what hasn't, my tips for building an awesome portfolio, and other people's portfolios that I love.
hacker.news  web 
17 days ago
A Spoon & Tamago Guide to Hiroshima Prefecture
The city’s destination-worthiness stems largely from its status as primary witness to the dawn of the atomic age, and the city’s monuments to the first-ever use of a nuclear weapon on a civilian population—The Peace Memorial Park, Museum, and A-bomb Dome—are certainly worth taking in at least once. But there’s no need to stop there, for the surrounding area offers much else of interest to the adventurous traveler.
travel  japan 
21 days ago
Illustrations | unDraw
Browse to find the images that fit your needs and click to download. Take advantage of the on-the-fly color image generation to match your brand identity.
presentation.material 
23 days ago
Zulip – Open-source, threading-based Slack alternative
Zulip combines the immediacy of Slack with an email threading model.
With Zulip, you can catch up on important conversations while ignoring irrelevant ones.
server  academia 
24 days ago
Celery and Django and Docker
Celery is a tool that helps you manage tasks that should occur outside the request/response cycle. It’s not specific to Django.
django  python 
24 days ago
How to Spend a Week in London
With so much to see and do, London can seem like an overwhelming place, so in today’s post I want to share my suggested one-week itinerary for a visit to London that takes you along — and off — the beaten tourist path.
travel 
25 days ago
The Men’s Travel Clothes I Pack No Matter Where I’m Going
Wirecutter supports our readers with thousands of hours of reporting and testing to help you find the stuff you need in order to live a better life. You support us through our independently chosen links, which earn us a commission.
travel  clothes 
25 days ago
Documenting Python Code: A Complete Guide
Welcome to your complete guide to documenting Python code. Whether you’re documenting a small script or a large project, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned Pythonista, this guide will cover everything you need to know.
python 
26 days ago
Ask HN: How do you backup your files without depending on a third party service?
I'm using Github, Dropbox and iCloud, but this makes me nervous about my data's privacy and longevity for a number of reasons. Among the three services, I have ~700GB of data.
hacker.news  server 
27 days ago
Fast, Flexible, Easy and Intuitive: How to Speed Up Your Pandas Projects
This is a guide to using Pandas Pythonically to get the most out of its powerful and easy-to-use built-in features. Additionally, you will learn a couple of practical time-saving tips, so you won’t be twiddling those thumbs every time you work with your data.
python  pandas 
27 days ago
What are some of your favorite Lightroom/photography tutorial YouTube or Instagram accounts? : photography
What are some of your favorite Lightroom/photography tutorial YouTube or Instagram accounts? via /r/photography
reddit 
27 days ago
Girlfriend is out of town, so I'm having a pretty wild time over here by myself : MealPrepSunday
Girlfriend is out of town, so I'm having a pretty wild time over here by myself via /r/MealPrepSunday
reddit 
28 days ago
Why some PhDs are quitting academia for unconventional jobs
PhD students are leaving university life for hands-on jobs — but don’t assume their work isn’t intellectual
hacker.news  academia 
28 days ago
Install rclone on Windows
These are the steps I typically use to bootstrap an rclone install on Windows. My intentions with rclone are typically as a backup service, so this may not all be applicable to your use.
software  windows 
28 days ago
Reusable simple drawings
theDoodleLibrary is an expanding collection of reusable simple drawings and doodles in a vector (SVG) format.
presentation.material 
28 days ago
Advice eating enough protein but also keeping the calories low? : Fitness
Advice eating enough protein but also keeping the calories low? via /r/Fitness
reddit 
29 days ago
Y-Productive – Personal Productivity Tracker
Get rid of unproductive habits. Get more work done every day.
software  productivity  windows 
4 weeks ago
Assertion-Evidence Approach: Rethinking Scientific and Technical Presentations
The assertion-evidence (AE) approach is a dramatically different way to present your scientific, technical, or engineering work.
presentation.material 
4 weeks ago
The Effect Of Sleep On Happiness
Sleep is becoming more important to me as I'm getting older. In this unique analysis, I have tried to quantify the effect that sleep has on my happiness. The results are very interesting. Sleep deprivation definitely seems to influence the lower limits of my happiness ratings. It can be summarised like this: being sleep deprived does not mean I will become less happy, it means that I may become less happy. That's a highly valuable fact to be aware of.
health 
4 weeks ago
The beginners guide to breaking website security with nothing more than a Pineapple
This, quite clearly, is a Pineapple. But it’s not just any pineapple, it’s a Wi-Fi Pineapple and it has some very impressive party tricks that will help the naysayers understand the real risk of insufficient transport layer protection in web applications which, hopefully, will ultimately help them build safer sites. Let me demonstrate.
security  server 
4 weeks ago
30 Australian movies in 30 days : australia
30 Australian movies in 30 days via /r/australia
reddit 
5 weeks ago
Question about pre tensioned concrete : civilengineering
Question about pre tensioned concrete via /r/civilengineering
reddit 
5 weeks ago
List of Resources for Various Subjects : EngineeringStudents
List of Resources for Various Subjects via /r/EngineeringStudents
reddit 
5 weeks ago
Where can I find engineering case studies to learn about success and failure stories? : AskEngineers
Where can I find engineering case studies to learn about success and failure stories? via /r/AskEngineers
reddit 
5 weeks ago
Browsh
Browsh is a fully-modern text-based browser. It renders anything that a modern browser can; HTML5, CSS3, JS, video and even WebGL. It can be used from a terminal or from within a normal browser. Its main purpose is to significantly reduce bandwidth and thus both increase browsing speeds and decrease bandwidth costs.
software  mac 
5 weeks ago
How I use ledger to track my money
Another week, another trick. This week, a little longer TIP where I will explain my way of using the `ledger`, this powerful double-entry...
ledger  reddit  finance 
5 weeks ago
How to explain gradient boosting
Gradient boosting machines (GBMs) are currently very popular and so it's a good idea for machine learning practitioners to understand how GBMs work. The problem is that understanding all of the mathematical machinery is tricky and, unfortunately, these details are needed to tune the hyper-parameters.
machine.learning 
6 weeks ago
apple slab pie
Slab pie slices are portable, like a thick, thick pop tart or a hand pie, but not the kind that requires all of that pesky rolling and cutting and sealing, to be repeated until you’re no longer certain that you even really like pie or your friends enough for it to be worth it. Slab pie would never do that to you.
cooking 
6 weeks ago
5 Tasks to Remember When Adopting a Dog or Cat
Whether you’re a first-time pet owner or a veteran menagerie keeper, a number of important to-dos can fall through the cracks at a busy pet adoption center if you don’t know what to expect. Here are the basics for both dogs and cats, so you can prepare to get all the vaccinations, prescriptions, and other essentials to help ensure your new pet has a smooth and healthy transition into your home.
pets 
6 weeks ago
What to Buy Before Adopting a Cat
You’ve scoured pet listings, researched local adoption groups, and even debated the benefits of homing an adult cat versus a kitten (or two, or three, or four). Now you’re ready to welcome a pet into your life. You probably know that you’ll need a litter box and pet food, but there are a few more items every first-time cat owner should have before bringing home their new pet.
pets 
6 weeks ago
If You Say Something Is “Likely,” How Likely Do People Think It Is?
People use imprecise words to describe the chance of events all the time — “It’s likely to rain,” or “There’s a real possibility they’ll launch before us,” or “It’s doubtful the nurses will strike.” Not only are such probabilistic terms subjective, but they also can have widely different interpretations. One person’s “pretty likely” is another’s “far from certain.” Our research shows just how broad these gaps in understanding can be and the types of problems that can flow from these differences in interpretation.
communication  statistics  academia  math 
6 weeks ago
The 4 questions you should stop asking during your one-on-one meetings
To avoid this, you’ll want to avoid the routine questions you lean on. Below are the four most common questions I’ve found used during one-on-one meetings that elicit dead-end, unhelpful responses. Take a look and see which ones you might be asking:
management 
6 weeks ago
Augmenting Long-term Memory
I'll begin with an account of my own experience with the personal memory system Anki. The material is, as mentioned above, quite personal, a collection of my own observations and informal rules of thumb. Those rules of thumb may not apply to others; indeed, I may be mistaken about how well they apply to me.
productivity 
6 weeks ago
How To Always Find Cheap Flights in 2018
This article will show you in detail the major steps to finding cheap flights. Never overpay for your flight again! Don't let expensive airfare hold you back from traveling, view my Ultimate Guide to Finding Cheap Flights!
travel 
6 weeks ago
How To Travel Cheap: The Ultimate Guide To Travelling When You Have No Money
I recently asked subscribers of my newsletter about the number one thing that holds them back from traveling. The near universal answer? Money.
travel 
6 weeks ago
Best Review - Never Settle for Second Best
We're a product review company with a singular mission: to help you simplify your purchasing decisions. Our research and testing has helped hundreds of millions people find the best products for their personal needs and budgets.
web 
7 weeks ago
How to read
Five years ago I realized that I remembered almost nothing about most books that I read. I was reading all kinds of non-fiction - pop-psychology, pop-economics, pop-sociology, you name it - and felt like quite the polymath auto-didact.
productivity 
7 weeks ago
Bayesian networks - an introduction
Bayesian networks are a type of Probabilistic Graphical Model that can be used to build models from data and/or expert opinion.
statistics  machine.learning  python  math 
7 weeks ago
Which docker apps and plugins do you use?
What are your must-have apps for unRAID?
reddit  server 
7 weeks ago
The matrix calculus you need for deep learning
This paper is an attempt to explain all the matrix calculus you need in order to understand the training of deep neural networks.
machine.learning  math 
7 weeks ago
Graph-o-Matic
Edit the textarea below to update the chart! Gra[hviz & Dot.
7 weeks ago
Until academic careers do us part
The challenges that Michaelides and Singer faced as a dual-career couple are not unique to academia. But they are aggravated among academics because of the limited positions available, notes Laurence Clement, program director for academic career development at the University of California, San Francisco.
academia  career 
7 weeks ago
Keras vs PyTorch
So, you want to learn deep learning? Whether you want to start applying it to your business, base your next side project on it, or simply gain marketable skills – picking the right deep learning framework to learn is the essential first step towards reaching your goal.
hacker.news  machine.learning  python 
7 weeks ago
Test-Driven Web Development with Python
"Test-Driven Web Development with Python" aims to teach TDD for web programming. It uses a concrete example -- the development of a website, from scratch -- to explain the TDD metholology and how it applies to building web applications.
hacker.news  python  django  testing 
7 weeks ago
Tensorflow: The Confusing Parts
In the three years since its release, Tensorflow has cemented itself as a cornerstone of the deep learning ecosystem. However, it can be non-intuitive for beginners, especially compared to define-by-run1 neural network libraries like PyTorch or DyNet.
python  machine.learning 
7 weeks ago
Take our playbook: NPR’s guide to building immersive storytelling projects | NPR Training
This post provides an introduction to Hypothesis-Driven Design, as well as our step-by-step guide for taking projects from concept to completion.
communication  academia 
7 weeks ago
This reflection : oddlysatisfying
This reflection via /r/oddlysatisfying
reddit 
7 weeks ago
Dired: quickly jumping to previously visited folders : emacs
Dired: quickly jumping to previously visited folders via /r/emacs
reddit 
7 weeks ago
Lessons learned from our honeymoon in Italy : travel
Lessons learned from our honeymoon in Italy via /r/travel
reddit 
7 weeks ago
The Surface Book 2 is everything the MacBook Pro should be
I've been hunting for a great MacBook Pro replacement since early 2017 and while I've been happy with my switch to a desktop machine at home, it's been an interesting journey trying to find something that's on the same all-around hardware and software experience on the laptop side.
laptops  hacker.news 
7 weeks ago
Students, I need your opinion please
I’m a professor working on updating notes for an engineering class next semester. My question is how do you like material presented in class?
reddit  teaching  academia 
7 weeks ago
What are useful programs to know as a civil engineer
Am a civil engineering student and was looking for useful programs I could learn during the summer while I'm free. What programs would be best? Revit? AutoCAD? SAP2000?
reddit  engineering 
7 weeks ago
Zulip
Zulip combines the immediacy of real-time chat with an email threading model. With Zulip, you can catch up on important conversations while ignoring irrelevant ones.
communication  management  work  software 
7 weeks ago
Clubhouse
Estimate, plan, build, and manage software projects with these features in Clubhouse
management  work  software 
7 weeks ago
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