Why Concrete Needs Reinforcement - Practical Engineering : engineering
Why Concrete Needs Reinforcement - Practical Engineering via /r/engineering
11 hours ago
Gaze and foot placement when walking over rough terrain (article link in comments) [OC] : dataisbeautiful
Gaze and foot placement when walking over rough terrain (article link in comments) [OC] via /r/dataisbeautiful
12 days ago
Wondered why Google removed the "view image" button on Google Images? : technology
Wondered why Google removed the "view image" button on Google Images? via /r/technology
19 days ago
TIL Bob Ebeling, The Challenger Engineer Who Warned Of Shuttle Disaster, Died Two Years Ago At 89 After Blaming Himself His Whole Life For Their Deaths. : todayilearned
TIL Bob Ebeling, The Challenger Engineer Who Warned Of Shuttle Disaster, Died Two Years Ago At 89 After Blaming Himself His Whole Life For Their Deaths. via /r/todayilearned
23 days ago
Video Comparer - Find & Remove duplicate videos by content
Video Comparer software quickly finds video duplicate files on your hard disks. It's easy to manage duplicates with the synchronized timeline thumbnails.
software  server 
24 days ago
An Engineer’s Bill of Rights (and Responsibilities)
So, in the spirit of the enumerated rights and responsibilities of our musty Constitution, here are some of the commitments we make to our engineers at Honeycomb — and some of the expectations we have for managering and engineering roles. Some of them mirror each other, and others are very different.
work  engineering 
24 days ago
Making Slides
I was asked to give a short talk in my Departmental Proseminar yesterday on the topic of giving presentations, and specifically about making slides effective.
4 weeks ago
Public Datasets with AWS
AWS hosts a variety of public datasets that anyone can access for free.
4 weeks ago
Scrambled Egg Breakfast Toasts with Mushrooms, Cherry Tomatoes, and Spinach Pesto
These breakfast toasts are a fresh twist on traditional scrambled eggs!
5 weeks ago
Home Assistant Presence Detection
The bits that make the whole thing work are found here-and there, so I'll just explain the whole thing. Apologies if you already know most of...
5 weeks ago
My Writing Process
In reality, writing is a methodical, multi-step process. In this blog post, I attempt to break down my technical writing process so as to demystify it and hopefully make you think about your own process.
5 weeks ago
Retirement Income Simulator
Australians are living longer, which is great as long as the money lasts. Unfortunately, there's a possibility it won't.

See how a little more in your super today could make a big difference to your tomorrow.
5 weeks ago
Longevity FAQ
Hi! I'm Laura Deming, and I run Longevity Fund. I spend a lot of time thinking about what could increase healthy human lifespan. This is my overview of the field for beginners.
5 weeks ago
The Mathpix desktop app allows users to take screenshots of math equations and paste the extracted Latex, all with a single keyboard shortcut.
6 weeks ago
not in any particular order, and not exactly a gospel, but
Some things the young people in your life might need to hear.
6 weeks ago
Dog shares the other half of her biscuit : gifs
Dog shares the other half of her biscuit via /r/gifs
7 weeks ago
Any good recent engineering documentaries? : engineering
Any good recent engineering documentaries? via /r/engineering
9 weeks ago
Poorly constructed luxury homes are surprisingly common in Vancouver, Canada : Construction
Poorly constructed luxury homes are surprisingly common in Vancouver, Canada via /r/Construction
9 weeks ago
A Primer on Bézier Curves
So, what if you need to program them yourself? What are the pitfalls? How do you draw them? What are the bounding boxes, how do you determine intersections, how can you extrude a curve, in short: how do you do everything that you might want when you do with these curves? That's what this page is for. Prepare to be mathed!
10 weeks ago
My workflow for transforming academic Markdown into beautiful Word documents
Over the last few months, as I've been working on my PhD, I've set up a workflow to convert my writing (in everyone's favourite simple markup language, Markdown), as if by magic, into Word documents which I can email to my supervisor, without having to explain to her that Markdown is great, really, if you only tried it you'd see.
academia  mac 
10 weeks ago
Speeding up Matplotlib
For the record, Matplotlib is awesome! Its output looks amazing, it is extremely configurable and very easy to use. What more could you want? Well… speed.
11 weeks ago
The 8 best questions to put on your next one-on-one meeting agenda
As a manager, executive, or business owner, this is one of the most recurring and perplexing situations you’ll face. Should you prepare an one-on-one meeting agenda ahead of time? Does it feel too…
business  management 
11 weeks ago
My problem with the "You don't work alone in the industry" excuse from professors
My problem with the "You don't work alone in the industry" excuse from professors via /r/EngineeringStudents
reddit  engineering  work 
11 weeks ago
GMB Fitness
Master Your Body with Fun, Smart Bodyweight Exercise
fitness  health 
11 weeks ago
What are some Controversial Issues in Electrical or Computer Engineering? : AskEngineers
What are some Controversial Issues in Electrical or Computer Engineering? via /r/AskEngineers
11 weeks ago
Engineers, what are some ways you sustain yourselves and recharge at work/life? : engineering
Engineers, what are some ways you sustain yourselves and recharge at work/life? via /r/engineering
11 weeks ago
My presentation workflow and challenges
I was asked to write about my presentation-creation process the other day on Twitter. I thought this was really interesting – I would love to know how other people approach developing, editing and improving on their presentations and public speaking skills! So here’s my whole process, including what I’m really working hard to improve upon.
11 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. We assume no math knowledge beyond what you learned in calculus 1, and provide links to help you refresh the necessary math where needed.
11 weeks ago
How to Prepare a Talk
I'll describe talk preparation as if you're actually doing it. This isn't The One True Way to build a talk; the second person is just expedient.
12 weeks ago
Building a Lightroom PC - Paul Stamatiou
Why I switched to Windows and built a water-cooled 5.2GHz 6-core editing machine
productivity  pc  hacker.news 
12 weeks ago
Why everything might have taken so long
I asked why humanity took so long to do anything at the start, and the Internet gave me its thoughts. Here is my expanded list of hypotheses, summarizing from comments on the post, here, and here.
january 2018
These are answers to frequently asked questions on channel #bash on the freenode IRC network. These answers are contributed by the regular members of the channel (originally heiner, and then others including greycat and r00t), and by users like you. If you find something inaccurate or simply misspelled, please feel free to correct it!
january 2018
Some thoughts on Journal Impact Factor
A colleague just e-mailed me to ask me how I felt about journal impact factor being such a big part of the Academic Ranking of World Universities - they say that 20% of the ranking weight comes from # of papers published in Nature and Science. So what do I think?
altmetrics  academia 
january 2018
Introduction to Python Ensembles
Ensembles have rapidly become one of the hottest and most popular methods in applied machine learning. Virtually every winning Kaggle solution features them, and many data science pipelines have ensembles in them.
python  machine.learning 
january 2018
Website Meta Tag Check
january 2018
An Intuitive Introduction to Generative Adversarial Networks
In this article, I’ll talk about Generative Adversarial Networks, or GANs for short. GANs are one of the very few machine learning techniques which has given good performance for generative tasks, or more broadly unsupervised learning.
january 2018
A Minimal Jupyter Notebook Theme
jupyter  python 
january 2018
5 Questions to Ask a Job Interviewer
So here are the five best questions to ask a job interviewer when it’s your turn to ask the questions — to both impress your potential employer and help you get useful insights into whether or not this is the right job for you.
engineering  jobs 
january 2018
GPU Fluid
This GPU implementation of a high-quality, offline fluid solver was written in Summer 2013 as a personal exercise in GPGPU. My main goal here was to become more familiar with versatile GPU algorithms such as stream compaction, and at the same time apply them in an exciting, computation heavy setting. The solver is written in C++ and OpenGL 4. The project is available on github.
january 2018
Mental models
These are some mental models I find useful. They’re rooted in decades of experience of thousands of experts – a modern equivalent of folk wisdom. Mental models are useful to quickly and correctly reason about seemingly intractable problems. They require quite a bit of intuition to properly internalize, but once you’ve internalized them they’re relatively easy to apply. They’re also easy to forget in the moment – use this post as a checklist when thinking about complex problems.
january 2018
Learning Curves for Machine Learning
But how do we diagnose bias and variance in the first place? And what actions should we take once we've detected something?
machine.learning  engineering 
january 2018
The round-up: Brisbane’s best healthy eating spots as voted by you | The Weekend Edition | What's on in Brisbane
While cooking healthy at home is crucial to seeing positive results, it’s easier than ever to eat healthy while out and about.
brisbane  dates  food 
january 2018
Mastering Click: Writing Advanced Python Command-Line Apps
How to improve your existing Click Python CLIs with advanced features like sub-commands, user input, parameter types, contexts, and more.
january 2018
Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued | Kalzumeus Software
Your salary negotiation — which routinely takes less than 5 minutes to conclude — has an outsized influence on what your compensation is.
jobs  engineering  work 
january 2018
Salted butter chocolate chunk shortbread
The first time I made them, I quick-chilled the log in the freezer and sliced a few off to bake them and thought they were good, very good, even
recipe  food 
january 2018
Statistical Computing for Scientists and Engineers
The course covers selective topics on Bayesian scientific computing relevant to high-dimensional data-driven engineering and scientific applications.
hacker.news  math  statistics  machine.learning 
january 2018
OSS/Computer Science
Path to a free self-taught education in Computer Science!
engineering  work  github 
december 2017
Monitoring Home Power Consumption for less than $25
I could probably find room for such a device in the budget, but I HATE electricity. Too many years of geeky endeavors have resulted in far too many shocks, and mains electricity scares the hell out of me. That discounted the possibility of hooking some kind of sensor to a Raspberry Pi and directly measure the mains.
hacker.news  home  server 
december 2017
ESP8266 - 2.9" ESPaper Plus Module e-Ink
The 2.9" ESPaper module is a one-stop solution to display data from the internet on an energy efficient ePaper display while running on a LiPo battery.
arduino  home 
december 2017
Effective Engineer
They are the people who get things done. Effective Engineers produce results.
december 2017
Ketogenic Diet Low Carb Cheat Sheet
Below, you’ll find a visual cheat sheet to meal and ingredient replacements on a ketogenic diet. If you want recipes or explanations behind each, scroll down to the bottom to read more!
keto  food  recipe 
december 2017
Checklist for Plain Language
Use this checklist to see if your document meets plain language standards. (If you’re writing for the web, here’s the web checklist.)
december 2017
How to Write Articles and Essays Quickly and Expertly
From time to time people express amazement at how I can get so much done. I, of course, aware of the many hours I have idled away doing nothing, demur. It feels like nothing special; I don't work harder, really, than most people. Nonetheless, these people do have a point. I am, in fact, a fairly prolific writer.
writing  hacker.news 
december 2017
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