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Lose yourself in our planet’s beauty with the winners of Wiki Loves Earth – Wikimedia Foundation
A lonely monastery. The sun rising over the desert. A walk through a national park. These are just a few of the spectacular sights captured in the winners of the international Wiki Loves Earth photography competition, announced today.

Coming in first place, seen at top, is a shot of the famed columnar basalt of Cape Stolbchaty, located in Russia’s Kuril Islands.[1] Ekaterina Vasyagina’s photo was praised by one competition judge for its “brilliant composition and depth,” with anothe...
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23 hours ago
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Video gambling was supposed to bring in billions for the state of Illinois. A decade and 30,000+ video gambling mac…
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While you're waiting at ATL, you can learn about both CPR and how the flu spreads in one fell swoop
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4 days ago
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Chicago made nearly $264 million in 2016—about 7% of its operating budget—from vehicle tickets.

For the city's wor…
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♫ My Top 5 artists: King Tuff (20), Vince Staples (8), The Antlers (6), Herbie Hancock (4) & The Smashing P…
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6 days ago
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2018 marked ProPublica’s 10th year pairing fearless investigative journalism with engaging and inventive presentati…
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11 days ago
pgcli
Pgcli is a command line interface for Postgres with auto-completion and syntax highlighting.

#technology  #postgresql 
11 days ago
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Number of African Americans on US House:

1933:
1 Democrat
1 Republican

2019:
54 Democrats
1 Republica…
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16 days ago
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Jeff Tweedy (21), Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (13), Cat Power (13), Julia Holter (11)…
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20 days ago
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Flying Lotus (23), Ella Fitzgerald (18), Oceans of Slumber (11), Father John Misty (9)…
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27 days ago
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Mitski (38), Flying Lotus (18), Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit (15), Little People (15)…
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4 weeks ago
vi3k6i5/flashtext: Extract Keywords from sentence or Replace keywords in sentences.
This module can be used to replace keywords in sentences or extract keywords from sentences. It is based on the FlashText algorithm.

#technology  #public.good  #nlp 
5 weeks ago
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For sure! That requires courage, particularly in his position as a legitimate target. I also appreciat…
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5 weeks ago
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I heard a Kasparov interview a while back and was really impressed. He's a smart guy and I appreciate that he…
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5 weeks ago
Giraph - Welcome To Apache Giraph!
Apache Giraph is an iterative graph processing system built for high scalability. For example, it is currently used at Facebook to analyze the social graph formed by users and their connections. Giraph originated as the open-source counterpart to Pregel, the graph processing architecture developed at Google and described in a 2010 paper. Both systems are inspired by the Bulk Synchronous Parallel model of distributed computation introduced by Leslie Valiant. Giraph adds several featur...
#technology  #graphdb  a-list 
5 weeks ago
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RT : (1/15) Today examines the notion of “population mountains.” Read the full article in the link belo…
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5 weeks ago
Population Mountains
This is a story about how to perceive the population of cities.

#visualization  #data  #culture 
5 weeks ago
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This is the best high-level political interview I've read in a long time.
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5 weeks ago
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First day riding of the season!
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5 weeks ago
What We Got Wrong: Lessons from the Birth of Microservices
Ben Sigelman talks about what Google got wrong about microservices, the lessons learned along the way and how to apply those lessons today.
#technology  #micro.services 
5 weeks ago
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities | NCCS
The National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) system is used by the IRS and NCCS to classify nonprofit organizations. It is also used by the Foundation Center to classify both grants and grant recipients (typically nonprofits or governments).  NCCS and the IRS use the NTEE-CC system, described below, while the Foundation Center uses a slightly different version with more codes, as well as "population/beneficiary" codes to indicate the type of population served and "auspice" codes t...
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5 weeks ago
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Neil Young (69), Rosemary Clooney (32), Black Sabbath (28), Billie Holiday (25) & Fathe…
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5 weeks ago
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A new concert film documents Aretha Franklin’s recording of the live album “Amazing Grace” over two nights in Janua…
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5 weeks ago
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Dear junior developers, go to the meetups. Head to events, go socialize and connect with those in the digital world…
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6 weeks ago
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Ruth Buffalo, who is the first Native American Democratic woman elected to the North Dakota legislature, took her o…
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6 weeks ago
aws/chalice: Python Serverless Microframework for AWS
Python Serverless Microframework for AWS. Contribute to aws/chalice development by creating an account on GitHub.
#technology  #aws  #public.good 
6 weeks ago
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Billie Holiday (25), Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit (20), Charles Mingus (15), Vince Gua…
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6 weeks ago
The uWSGI Stats Server — uWSGI 2.0 documentation
In addition to SNMP, uWSGI also supports a Stats Server mechanism which exports the uWSGI state as a JSON object to a socket.

Simply use the stats option followed by a valid socket address. If you want the stats served over HTTP you will need to also add the stats-http option.

#technology  #public.good 
7 weeks ago
Awesome Table and Google Form - Google Apps Script Examples
Awesome Table is mainly used to display data in multiple ways.  But it can also be very useful to let your users edit the data displayed.
Here's how to do it, using Google Forms : see the documentation (or take a look at the spreadsheet).

If you try it, note that the changes you'll make can take a minute before being displayed on the site.
#technology  #public.good 
7 weeks ago
Twitter
We're back!

Come join us next Thursday, November 29th at ActiveCampaign for an evening of…
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8 weeks ago
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We're back!

Come join us next Thursday, November 29th at ActiveCampaign for an evening of…
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8 weeks ago
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Father John Misty (36), Charles Mingus (35), The Thermals (30), Billie Holiday (29) & T…
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8 weeks ago
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*Me on a first date*

My brain:
Don't say it
Don't say it
Don't say it
Don't say it
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8 weeks ago
Graham Lyons | Everything You Need To Know About Networking On AWS
Parts of a Network You Should Know About
If you’re running infrastructure and applications on AWS then you will encounter all of these things. They’re not the only parts of a network setup but they are, in my experience, the most important ones.

#technology  #aws  #networking 
9 weeks ago
How to Raise Eastern Swallowtail Butterflies at Home – texasbutterflyranch
Monarch butterflies get all the press, but the Eastern or Black Swallowtail, Papillio polyxenes, a large blue, black and gold and cream-specked beauty, flies in our neck of the world from April through November.   The Texas native provides lots of action in the garden when Monarchs are elsewhere.

Eastern Swallowtail, recently hatched, resting in the grass. Llano River, Texas Hill Country. Photo by Monika Maeckle
We’ve been getting questions about raising Swallowtail butterflies in ...
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9 weeks ago
Adventures in Raising the Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly
A Photo Journey Raising Eastern Black Swallowtails from Egg through Butterhood
#nature 
9 weeks ago
Shoobx – An Automated Legal Solution – Intelligently Incorporate and Manage your Delaware C Corp
Shoobx is changing the way that companies operate and grow. Our all-in-one platform gives your team all the tools you need to manage your company throughout its entire lifecycle. Your business doesn’t run in silos, and our integrated approach takes advantage of these natural overlaps. HR feeds equity, equity feeds fundraising, fundraising feeds HR, and governance defines the rules. By giving you a single place to manage your company, Shoobx lets you focus your time and resources on g...
#technology  #startup  #entrepreneurship  a-list 
9 weeks ago
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Billie Holiday (28), Father John Misty (14), Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra (9), Van…
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9 weeks ago
ozarkedgewildflowers.com | Native wildflowers found at the edge of the Arkansas Ozarks
I’m an amateur wildflower and native plant enthusiast. I have property in Northeast Arkansas at the edge of the Ozark mountains. There is a rich diversity of native plant life here. My goal is to find and identify the native wildflowers and document them.  This passion is in addition to my more than full-time job, my family, dog and horses! So, progress on this site will definitely come in fits and starts. But, keep checking in!

#nature  #landscaping 
9 weeks ago
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Trump sent thousands of troops to the southern border to sleep in tents without electricity and miss Thanksgiving w…
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9 weeks ago
[TOOL] Newflasher (xperia command line flasher)
[TOOL] Newflasher (xperia command line flasher) Sony Cross-Device General
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10 weeks ago
Finally, Evidence That Diversity Improves Financial Performance
When managers and scholars talk about diversity’s impact on organizations and teams, they’re usually referring to the effects on collective accuracy and objectivity, analytical thinking, and innovativeness. On “harder” measures of financial performance, researchers have struggled to establish a causal relationship with diversity—particularly when studying large companies, where decision rights and incentives can be murky, and the effects of any given choice on, say, profits or market share can b...
#technology  #diversity 
10 weeks ago
Ecologists Have this Simple Request to Homeowners—Plant Native | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian
A newly released survey of Carolina chickadee populations in the Washington, D.C., metro area shows that even a relatively small proportion of nonnative plants can make a habitat unsustainable for native bird species. The study, published last week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the first to examine the three-way interaction between plants, arthropods that eat those plants, and insectivorous birds that rely on caterpillars, spiders and other arthropods as food during the ...
#nature  #landscaping 
10 weeks ago
AI vs Lawyers: The Ultimate Showdown | LawGeex
In a landmark study, 20 experienced US-trained lawyers were pitted against the LawGeex Artificial Intelligence algorithm. The 40-page study details how AI has overtaken top lawyers for the first time in accurately spotting risks in everyday business contracts.
#technology  #artificial.intelligence  #machine.learning 
10 weeks ago
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Tonight there’s only one contest that really matters: which online idealogues will emerge victorious to self righte…
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10 weeks ago
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BREAKING: Florida just passed Amendment 4, restoring voting rights to 1.4 million people with a past felony convict…
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10 weeks ago
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sick own potential for somebody that has two dads
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Billie Holiday (47), Father John Misty (44), Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra (21), Jas…
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10 weeks ago
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North Dakota is entering “no longer a democracy” territory with its latest efforts to disenfranchise Native America…
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11 weeks ago
Tailwind CSS - A Utility-First CSS Framework for Rapid UI Development
Tailwind is a utility-first CSS framework for rapidly building custom user interfaces.

Tailwind is different from frameworks like Bootstrap, Foundation, or Bulma in that it's not a UI kit.

It doesn't have a default theme, and there are no built-in UI components.

On the flip side, it also has no opinion about how your site should look and doesn't impose design decisions that you have to fight to undo.

If you're looking for a framework that comes with a menu of predesigned widgets to build your site with, Tailwind might not be the right framework for you.

But if you want a huge head start implementing a custom design with its own identity, Tailwind might be just what you're looking for.
#technology  #css 
11 weeks ago
How We Hire Engineers
Providing transparency about our hiring process and the rationale behind it.
. Screener -> Interviews -> Tech Exercise -> Demo -> CTO Chat
#technology  #hiring  #recruiting 
11 weeks ago
Binary vs. Multi-Class Logistic Regression | Chris Yeh
I’ve been taught binary logistic regression using the sigmoid function, and multi-class logistic regression using a softmax. However, I have never quite understood how the two are related. In this post, I show exactly how multi-class logistic regression generalizes the binary case.

#technology  #machine.learning  #public.good 
11 weeks ago
Python Mock Gotchas - Alex Marandon
Mock is a Python mocking and testing library. It has become a de facto standard and is now included in the Python standard library.

Lately I’ve had the chance to work on a fairly large code base built upon a service-oriented architecture. In order to test each service in isolation, we make extensive use of Mock to simulate services that the code under test depends on.

During this process, we noticed that each member our team seemed to be hitting the same pitfalls, which I’m going to present in...
#technology  #programming  #python  #testing 
11 weeks ago
Twitter
♫ My Top 5 artists: St. Vincent (22), Cat Power (13), Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (12), Father John Misty…
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11 weeks ago
ChicagoNatureNow! - Chicago Nature Information & News
ChicagoNatureNow! by Mike MacDonald: Chicago nature information and news to connect you with the finest nature experiences in the Chicago, Illinois area.
#landscaping  #prairie  #nature 
11 weeks ago
Twitter
More than a quarter century ago, I covered the war in Bosnia for the Washington Post and wrote a book about it. I s…
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11 weeks ago
The Velvet Revolution of Claude Debussy | The New Yorker
Claude Debussy died a century ago, but his music has not grown old. Bound only lightly to the past, it floats in time. As it coalesces, bar by bar, it appears to be improvising itself into being—which is the effect Debussy wanted. After a rehearsal of his orchestral suite “Images,” he said, with satisfaction, “This has the air of not having been written down.” In a conversation with one of his former teachers, he declared, “There is no theory. You merely have to listen. Pleasure is the law.”
#music 
11 weeks ago
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The composer Claude Debussy led a velvet revolution, overturning the extant order without upheaval:…
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12 weeks ago
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Whenever there's a big Google story in the news, I always think of this, the funniest thing ever written about Goog…
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12 weeks ago
Untitled (https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/10/blunt-policies-and-secretive-enforcement-mechanisms-lgbtq-and-sexual-health)
EFF takes on prejudicial enforcement of social media content guidelines against LGBTQ+ folx. Pretty awesome work
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12 weeks ago
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Annual reminder that flu shot skeptics are anti-vaxxers.

Get the damn shot, don't risk endangering children, the…
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12 weeks ago
Building your manager crew
I recently did a bit of analysis on the links that I share the most during coaching sessions. My resources on building a Manager Voltron (the blog post, and the bingo card) have been far and away the most-shared this month.

The challenges that we face as managers can be surprising, and overwhelming. Hiring, firing, conflict management, managing comms on a highly visible project, working with (and supporting) people who are very different than you are... how do you survive those firs...
#technology  #management  a-list 
12 weeks ago
Twitter
♫ My Top 5 artists: Cat Power (62), Father John Misty (41), St. Vincent (29), Miles Davis (19) & Waxahatche…
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12 weeks ago
The Definitive Guide to Python import Statements | Chris Yeh
I’ve almost never been able to write correct Python import statements on the first go. Behavior is inconsistent between Python 2.7 and Python 3.6 (the two versions that I test here), and there is no single method for guaranteeing that imports will always work. This post is my dive into how to resolve common importing problems.
#technology  #python 
october 2018
Amazon’s AI-powered recruiting tool was biased against women — Quartz
From 2014 until 2017, Amazon tried to build a tool that used artificial intelligence to rate the best job candidates like products on its website, from one to five stars, according to a new report from Reuters.

But a year into the project, the programers realized that the algorithmic system wasn’t good at identifying people’s job potential: It was just good at identifying men.

#technology  #machine.learning 
october 2018
Twitter
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october 2018
Is This True? A Fake News Database — Politico
About this project
The “fake news” phenomenon has gone global, but the full extent of its reach remains largely a mystery. To shed light on the spread of disinformation in U.S. politics, we’re fielding, collecting and verifying instances of “fake news.” Use this database to check whether items you’ve read online are real or to get a sense of the breadth of political disinformation out there.

#technology  #public.good  #journalism  #politics 
october 2018
Twitter
Thanks to everyone who’s shared details about their own expectations around job titles & promotions. I’ll keep the…
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october 2018
GLG - Gerson Lehrman Group
GLG IS THE FUTURE OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING.
We connect our clients to 600,000 Council Members, subject matter experts across every industry, to inform business decisions.
#technology  A-List 
october 2018
Chicago’s city budget 101 – CTBA’s Budget Blog
Chicago’s city budget 101
What’s an “enterprise fund”? Why don’t your property taxes support road maintenance? Why can’t you find Chicago Public Schools in the city budget? And more.
#technology  #graphics  #design  #visualization  #government 
october 2018
GopherCon 2018 - From Prototype to Production: Lessons from Building and Scaling Reddit's Ad Serving Platform with Go
Presenter: Deval Shah Liveblogger: Farhan Attamimi How Reddit built its ad-serving system using Go, and the lessons learned from the…
#technology  #golang  #public.good 
september 2018
Civil Blog
The decentralized marketplace for sustainable journalism.
#journalism  #technology  #blockchain 
september 2018
Meet The Four MIT Students Working To Disrupt The Expert Network Industry
Expert networks are used by well-heeled executives and investors to obtain information that only an experienced field practitioner would know. Four MIT students have created a startup to improve the expert networking process in a transparent and democratic manner.
#technology  #recruiting  AList 
september 2018
DeepBench · Expert insights
Connect with our expert advisors to find the insights you need to make critical business decisions.
Find expert knowledge for any topic in any industry, whether inside or outside of our network.
Our flexible approach works for you, with tiered pay-as-you-go pricing, tools to manage your own expert search, or recruiting help to find the perfect advisor.
AList  #networking  #technology 
september 2018
Solid
Solid is an exciting new project led by Prof. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, taking place at MIT. The project aims to radically change the way Web applications work today, resulting in true data ownership as well as improved privacy.

#technology  #web 
september 2018
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