Sealskinz Super Thin Mid Socks
A performance super thin and lightweight multi-use waterproof mid sock. Created for conditions where minimal insulation, maximum waterproof performance, high breathability and moisture wicking properties are required. 
8 hours ago
Parse newspapers with Newspaper3k. Celery Docker Style.
How do you dockerise an app? And how do you orchestrate your stack of dockerised components? This blog post answers both questions in a hands-on way. We are going to build a small Celery app that periodically downloads newspaper articles.
python  docker 
Ask HN: How to learn to play piano? (kids and adults)
I'm looking for software, setup, ideas of how to learn to play piano in efficient way. For kids and adults.  music 
3 days ago
The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—tech and gear for travel that we’d buy
The holiday season is fast approaching, which means it's once again time for the world to come together in a spirited embrace of consumerism. Or, perhaps in a more cheerful alternative, it's time to again think about what gifts your loved ones might like.
4 days ago
Ask HN: Developers, how do you estimate projects and write proposals?
I’m interested to know how fellow software developers (freelancers, small businesses) estimate projects for clients. Do you use any tools to come up with a quote?  business 
4 days ago
A Programmer's Guide to Data Mining
A guide to practical data mining, collective intelligence, and building recommendation systems by Ron Zacharski.
python  books  machine.learning 
6 days ago
10 Impressive Questions to Ask in a Job Interview
Photo: The Cut As someone who has interviewed probably thousands of job candidates in my career, I’ve long been surprised by how many people don’t ask good questions when their interviewer gives them the opportunity. A surprising number of candidates don’t have many questions at all, or simply use the time to try to further pitch themselves for the job.
career  jobs  work 
6 days ago
An Emergency USB for When You’re Stuck on Windows
Gustavo A. Ballen has an interesting story about his journey to Linux and Emacs. Ballen is a PhD student in the biological sciences and although Emacs did not come naturally, he soon came to rely on it.
7 days ago
The 2018 Christmas Catalog — Tools and Toys
Welcome to the 2018 Tools & Toys Christmas Catalog!
7 days ago
The Best Neighborhoods in NYC? Here are the Best Places to Stay
Trying to find accommodation in New York City can be a painstaking long process given the large number of hotels and neighborhoods to stay in. This is a city of 10 million people.
8 days ago
Website I made to help first home buyers understand costs involved
Where the tunnels are being dug, and it doesn't get cold, and every other thread now seems to get trolled. Where the river is brown and the traffic is tight and police will tase you if you're looking to fight.
reddit  finance  home 
8 days ago
2018 hardware specs for new build
Is there a updated build recommendations list of hardware available. I would like to build a new Nas with current gen hardware with 22 data drives two parity drives, and one SSD cach drive with 10gb network and the price no object hba card(s) would anyone be able to point me the right direction? Please and thank you.
reddit  server 
8 days ago
Where I Find the Best Travel Deals
A lot of people think travel is just plain expensive, but in reality, there are incredible deals happening all the time. They usually don’t last too long, and you have to act quickly. That can sometimes be a problem when a deal requires jumping on a plane tomorrow (how many people can do that?), but in fact, most deals are for months in the future, giving you ample time to plan your schedule.
8 days ago
Visiting Sydney: 13 Ways to Save Money and Explore on a Budget
As my friends and I drank wine in the shadow of the Opera House, I couldn’t help but be happy – I was back in Sydney for the first time in five years and I was here for over two weeks! “Shall we go somewhere else?” my friends asked.
8 days ago
The Verge Holiday Gift Guide 2018
Apple Airpods I live in constant fear that my AirPods will fly out in the wind, but they never do. They sound crisp and make life a lot more hands-free, especially when you're carrying multiple bags.
10 days ago
[Presence] Reliable, Multi-User, Distributed BT Occupancy/Presence Detection - Share your Projects! - Home Assistant Community
Here’s the problem I faced: all presence detection options I tried didn’t work reliably for my family.
The various GPS-based options (e.g., OwnTracks, iOS App, HomeKit, etc.) periodically woul…
13 days ago
The Waiting Time Paradox, Or, Why Is My Bus Always Late?
You arrive at the bus stop, ready to catch your bus: a line that advertises arrivals every 10 minutes. You glance at your watch and note the time... and when the bus finally comes 11 minutes later, you wonder why you always seem to be so unlucky.  interesting  statistics 
18 days ago
Visualizing Science: Illustration and Beyond
Where does the illustrator end and the infographer begin? How does data visualization fit in? And what does science have to say about the design decisions we make?
interesting  academia 
19 days ago
revising with a reader in mind – ten questions
But now, now it’s revision time – time to re-read your first draft thinking about your reader. Imagine that reader. Are they your supervisor? An examiner? A journal reviewer? A book publisher you hope will sign you on? Before you even start re-reading your work, it might be good to make a list of the things you think your particular reader will expect to see. Use this list as a ‘critical lens’ for re- reading your work.
academia  writing 
20 days ago
Python 3 argparse recipes
This is not an introduction to argparse. All we have here is a bunch of recipes that make argparse behave in desired ways. I hope to cover the most commonly used command-line actions.
20 days ago
How We Wrote a Textbook – Tim Wheeler
My coauthor and I have finished a textbook! That's right, a full-length, fully-featured academic textbook.
books  writing  education 
23 days ago
Getting Started With Testing in Python – Real Python
This tutorial is for anyone who has written a fantastic application in Python but hasn’t yet written any tests. Testing in Python is a huge topic and can come with a lot of complexity, but it doesn’t need to be hard.
python  testing 
26 days ago
Ask HN: What do you do in your 1-on-1s with your direct reports?
Specifically in the context of engineering management, how frequently do you have 1-on-1s with your direct reports, how do you structure them, and what have you found to work and not work well?  career  management  work 
27 days ago
The Little Handbook for Getting Stuff Done : zen habits
By Leo Babauta There’s a ton to be gained by getting good at Getting Stuff Done (GSD). While I don’t think that productivity and efficiency is the answer to life, nor should it be your only focus … there are still a ton of benefits from Getting Stuff Done.
productivity  organisation 
28 days ago
Good sleep, good learning, good life
Contents Foreword It is everyone's dream to wake up fresh, happy, and ready for action on a daily basis. Sadly, in the modern world, only a small minority lives that dream.
productivity  sleep 
28 days ago
Place to socialise in the city for more quiet people?
Where the tunnels are being dug, and it doesn't get cold, and every other thread now seems to get trolled. Where the river is brown and the traffic is tight and police will tase you if you're looking to fight.
reddit  brisbane 
29 days ago
What is a great YouTube channel to binge watch?
Press J to jump to the feed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts r/AskReddit
reddit  youtube 
4 weeks ago
open-source-for-science/TensorFlow-Course: Simple and ready-to-use tutorials for TensorFlow
This repository aims to provide simple and ready-to-use tutorials for TensorFlow. Each tutorial includes source code and most of them are associated with a documentation .
python  github  machine.learning 
4 weeks ago
What do you use to de-duplicate your photos? I have 400,000+ family photos.
Hi, I figured this was the right place. I have my photos backed up, then backed up another 6 times.
server  reddit 
4 weeks ago
danburzo/percollate: 🌐 → 📖 A command-line tool to turn web pages into beautifully formatted PDFs
percollate Percollate is a command-line tool to turn web pages into beautifully formatted PDFs. See How it works.
github  javascript  web 
4 weeks ago
Asterisks in Python: what they are and how to use them
There are a lot of places you’ll see * and ** used in Python. These two operators can be a bit mysterious at times, both for brand new programmers and for folks moving from many other programming languages which may not have completely equivalent operators.
4 weeks ago
Write Better Python Functions
In Python, like most modern programming languages, the function is a primary method of abstraction and encapsulation. You've probably written hundreds of functions in your time as a developer.
4 weeks ago
The hacker’s guide to uncertainty estimates
The hacker's guide to uncertainty estimates It started with a tweet: New years resolution: every plot I make during 2018 will contain uncertainty estimates — Erik Bernhardsson (@fulhack) January 7, 2018 Why? Because I’ve been sitting in 100,000,000 meetings where people endlessly debate whether the monthly number of widgets is going up or down, or whether widget method X is more productive than widget method Y.
math  python  statistics  pandas 
5 weeks ago
Ask HN: What can be done to prevent a climate catastrophe?
It seems to me that governments can be counted out of taking the leadership needed to solve this within 12 years. If anything they seem to want to act against solving this issue in some cases.  climate.change 
5 weeks ago
XTide: Harmonic tide clock and tide predictor
Free tide software for Unix/X11 with ports to other platforms. Tide graphs, tide clocks, plain old text listings and more. Works great under Linux.
5 weeks ago
28 Best Places to Visit in the USA in 2018
From sea to shining sea, the United States is home to a diverse landscape — both culturally and physically. Spending months traveling across its vast landscape gave me a deep appreciation for all my country has to offer.
5 weeks ago
[Tutorial] RClone + Borg for your awesome backup needs!
As promised here is the tutorial some of you have requested. Again if Duplicati or whatever else you're using is working I envy you. However I decided to roll with Borg + RClone for a few reasons.
reddit  server  unraid 
5 weeks ago
Python Anywhere: Turning a Python script into a website
One question we often hear from people starting out with PythonAnywhere is "how do I turn this script I've written into a website so that other people can run it?"
python  flask 
6 weeks ago
Some possible career goals
I was thinking about career goals a person could have (as a software developer) this morning, and it occurred to me that there are a lot of possible goals! So I asked folks on Twitter what some possible goals were and got a lot of answers.
6 weeks ago
DIY white 16U server rack
Over the last week I put together a small rack for my home office. I work as a full time developer, so I needed something to house my growing collection of VMs and backups with a little wiggle room to grow.
server  diy  reddit 
6 weeks ago
Ask HN: How do you decide when you've done enough work for the day?
I'm a relatively junior software engineer, a little over a year out from university, with a cushy remote job working for big-co. And I never know how much work to do on a given day.  organisation 
6 weeks ago
Goodish way to get drives in Australia
As some of you may be aware prices for HDDs are quite shit in Australia, but I think I have found potentially the best way to purchase them.
reddit  server 
7 weeks ago
Ask HN: What things have richly rewarded the time invested in mastering them?
What things (books, activities, courses - anything really) have richly rewarded the time you invested in mastering them? 
7 weeks ago
A list of applications and tools I use that make my iOS experience even more amazing
github  iphone 
7 weeks ago
The Complete Guide to Lazy Loading Images
Lazy Loading is a set of techniques in web and application development that defers the loading of resources on a page to a later point in time—when those resources are actually needed instead of loading them up front. These techniques help in improving performance, better utilization of the device’s resources and reducing associated costs.
web  django  flask 
7 weeks ago
How to visualize decision trees
Decision trees are the fundamental building block of gradient boosting machines and Random Forests™, probably the two most popular machine learning models for structured data. Visualizing decision trees is a tremendous aid when learning how these models work and when interpreting models.
machine.learning  python 
7 weeks ago
Open Machine Learning Course is an open Machine Learning course by OpenDataScience. The course is designed to perfectly balance theory and practice; therefore, each topic is followed by an assignment with a deadline in a week. You can also take part in several Kaggle Inclass competitions held during the course and work on your own projects.
7 weeks ago
Recording Your Org Mode Activity
It's just there's one functionality I never thought about when I was using org-mode, the ability to record your activity. Like when you reschedule somthing or change the state of tasks.
org-mode  emacs 
7 weeks ago
Sublime Merge
Meet a new Git client, from the makers of Sublime Text
software  git 
8 weeks ago
Practical Deep Learning for Coders
Welcome to the 2018 edition of's 7 week course, Practical Deep Learning For Coders, Part 1, taught by Jeremy Howard
machine.learning  hardware 
8 weeks ago
So Good They Can't Ignore You
Instead of trying to find a life passion, seek to master some valuable and useful skills. Leverage those skills to find work where you have more autonomy, control, and impact. This can help with personal fulfillment.
8 weeks ago
Every Weekend Should Be a 3-Day Weekend (2015)
What I really need is a weekly study day: Spend a whole day just studying and reading something (which may be completely unrelated to my work). Some of my most productive ideas have come from such study.  interesting 
8 weeks ago
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