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ProgPoW FAQ – IfDefElse – Medium
After gaining some mainstream press, we’ve started to receive a number of questions about ProgPoW. We’d like to address a few of the most common. Q. What’s your stance on Ethereum governance questions?
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5 hours ago by nildram
Why let your employees choose their own salaries? – The Startup – Medium
Companies like Semco, Buffer, Squaremouth, SumAll and WholeFoods have shown that making previously confidential information like salaries available to employees can counter intuitively drive up engagement and positively impact a company’s culture.
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18 hours ago by nildram
Urbit / Posts
After 17 years, I've left the Urbit project. I've resigned as CTO, board member, and voting shareholder of Tlon (Urbit's corporate sponsor). I've also reassigned my personal galaxies to urbit.org (Urbit's embryonic foundation, still in Tlon's custody).
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19 hours ago by nildram
30 One-Sentence Stories From People Who Have Built Better Habits | James Clear
In this article, I'd like to share 30 “one-sentence stories” about building better habits. (They are not all exactly one sentence, but they are very short.) None of these stories are mine. They were sent to me by readers of Atomic Habits.
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AWS, MongoDB, and the Economic Realities of Open Source – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
In 1999, music industry revenue in the United States peaked at $14.6 billion (all numbers are from the RIAA). It is important to be precise, though, about what was being sold:
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The Case for Ethereum Scalability – Connext – Medium
Over the past few months, we have noticed a significant number of articles proclaiming the imminent failure and collapse of the Ethereum platform due to its inability to scale and its overall lack of user traction.
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4 days ago by nildram
Constantinople enables new Reentrancy Attack – ChainSecurity – Medium
The upcoming Constantinople Upgrade for the ethereum network introduces cheaper gas cost for certain SSTORE operations. As an unwanted side effect, this enables reentrancy attacks when using address.transfer(...) or address.send(...) in Solidity smart contracts.
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5 days ago by nildram
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Constantinople hard fork enabled new kind of reentrancy attack. However, this attack does not even violate Checks-Effects-Interactions pattern, which is considered to protect from reentrancy. Neither it does fit the traditional definition of reentrancy (some of them, there are more than one).
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5 days ago by nildram
Why BitTorrent Mattered — Bittorrent Lessons for Crypto (1 of 4)
When BitTorrent Inc was sold earlier this year to Chinese cryptocurrency organization TRON (or, more precisely, to Justin Yuchen Sun, TRON’s founder) it was truly the end of an era. BitTorrent Inc was wrapped into the TRON organization.
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12 days ago by nildram
Things I Don’t Know as of 2018 - Overreacted
People often assume that I know far more than I actually do. That’s not a bad problem to have and I’m not complaining. (Folks from minority groups often suffer the opposite bias despite their hard-earned credentials, and that sucks.)
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12 days ago by nildram
Why 536 was ‘the worst year to be alive’ | Science | AAAS
Ask medieval historian Michael McCormick what year was the worst to be alive, and he's got an answer: "536." Not 1349, when the Black Death wiped out half of Europe. Not 1918, when the flu killed 50 million to 100 million people, mostly young adults. But 536.
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13 days ago by nildram
Things I'm Pretty Sure About · Collaborative Fund
Market behaviors feed on themselves. Daniel Kahneman once said: There is one class of problems with groups and the wisdom of crowds where averaging really works: When the errors that people make are completely uncorrelated.
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14 days ago by nildram
Engineering Management: The Pendulum Or The Ladder – charity.wtf
Last night I was out with a dear friend who has been an engineering manager for a year now, and by two drinks in I was rattling off a long list things I always say to newer engineering managers.
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14 days ago by nildram
Introduction to WebAssembly — Rasmus Andersson
WebAssembly, or WASM for short, is a new technology for running portable programs in a safe and efficient manner primarily aimed at the web platform. Similarly to ASM.js, WASM aims at a low level-of abstraction suitable as an intermediate representation of a higher-level program — i.e.
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15 days ago by nildram
Introducing The Cryptoeconomic Tarot (v. 1.0) – Andrea (Andy) Morales – Medium
Back in March of 2018, as part of my interview process for ConsenSys, I decided to test out my theory that game design provided a unique set of tools for understanding and creating cryptoeconomic systems.
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16 days ago by nildram
Zero-knowledge proofs, a board game, and leaky abstractions: how I learned zk-SNARKs from scratch
A great way to learn a new skill is to build something with it. This is particularly true in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, where accessible documentation and usable software libraries often lag behind research and development.
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17 days ago by nildram
Analysing 1.2M mainnet contracts in 20 seconds using Eveem and BigQuery
Last month I released an API to Eveem.org, which allows easy static analysis of the Ethereum contracts. You will find a .json file there, with all the functions decompiled into an intermediate language that is relatively easy to analyse. You can build, for example, a tool like https://showme-1389.
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20 days ago by nildram
Factorio
Factorio is a game in which you build and maintain factories. You will be mining resources, researching technologies, building infrastructure, automating production and fighting enemies.
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23 days ago by nildram
How to Develop Better Habits in 2019 – Notes on Changing Your Life – Medium
Forming better habits means starting small and setting yourself up for success, not failure. These simple, straightforward tips are perfect for the new year—or any time you want to make a change.
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24 days ago by nildram
Kill Math
The power to understand and predict the quantities of the world should not be restricted to those with a freakish knack for manipulating abstract symbols. When most people speak of Math, what they have in mind is more its mechanism than its essence.
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25 days ago by nildram
[1809.07468v2] Compounding of Wealth in Proof-of-Stake Cryptocurrencies
Authors:Giulia Fanti, Leonid Kogan, Sewoong Oh, Kathleen Ruan, Pramod Viswanath, Gerui Wang v1), last revised 15 Oct 2018 (this version, v2)) Abstract: Proof-of-stake (PoS) is a promising approach for designing efficient blockchains, where block proposers are randomly chosen with probability proport
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25 days ago by nildram
when broadcasting transaction, error message from server is displayed as is · Issue #4968 · spesmilo/electrum · GitHub
GitHub is home to over 28 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together.
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26 days ago by nildram
302 Found
ConsenSys CEO and founder Joe Lubin took to Twitter last Friday to set the record straight after weeks of speculation about the firm’s new direction since announcing a strategy shift toward ConsenSys 2.0, and an anticipated 13% reduction of its headcount.
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26 days ago by nildram
Atlassian Team Playbook - Team Building Activities that Work
Step-by-step instructions for tracking your team's health, and new ways of working ("plays") that build your Get $#!τ Done™ muscle. Use the plays on their own, or in concert with Atlassian tools. We developed the Team Playbook to transform the way we work. And it has.
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26 days ago by nildram
Lambda Calculus - Fundamentals of Lambda Calculus & Functional Programming in JavaScript - YouTube
Fullstack Academy was recently ranked the #1 coding bootcamp in the U.S. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2j5s98l Lambda Calculus is a symbol manipulation system which suffices to calculate anything calculable. This branch of pure mathematics forms the backbone of functional programming lan
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27 days ago by nildram
Analogy as the Core of Cognition - YouTube
In this Presidential Lecture, cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter examines the role and contributions of analogy in cognition, using a variety of analogies to illustrate his points. Stanford University:https://stanford.io/WNM5cq Humanities Center:https://stanford.io/WNM2NZ University
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28 days ago by nildram
All Things Sales! 16 Mini-Lessons for Startup Founders – Andreessen Horowitz
As a former CEO and software engineer (Citrix, XenSource, VERITAS, etc.
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4 weeks ago by nildram
Remote work: 9 tips for eliminating distractions and getting things done | GitLab
I lived in London for the past three years and worked for two companies in this time: a late-stage startup and an enterprise. Both are trying to emulate the early-stage startup working environment by designing an open-plan office. It sounds great, but if it’s not done right, it isn’t.
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The remote future: How tech companies are helping their remote teams connect | GitLab
Manu Kumar was known for his clear determination to invest only in startups whose team were at a bike distance from his house in Silicon Valley.
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Marty Lobdell - Study Less Study Smart - YouTube
If you spend hours and hours of studying, without improving your grades, or information retention, then learn how to study smart by Marty Lobdell. Lobdell taught Psychology at Pierce College in Washington State for 40 years. During Lobdell's career, he has taught tens of thousands of students and
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4 weeks ago by nildram
GitHub - rajeevgopalakrishna/Solstice: Solstice is a security analysis framework for investigative smart contract examination
The goal of Solstice is to provide a security analysis framework to software developers for investigative smart contract examination.
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4 weeks ago by nildram
The Man in the High Castle - Wikipedia
The Man in the High Castle (1962) is an alternate history novel by American writer Philip K. Dick.
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4 weeks ago by nildram
The Yoda of Silicon Valley - The New York Times
For half a century, the Stanford computer scientist Donald Knuth, who bears a slight resemblance to Yoda — albeit standing 6-foot-4 and wearing glasses — has reigned as the spirit-guide of the algorithmic realm.
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Land of the “Super Founders“— A Data-Driven Approach to Uncover the Secrets of Billion Dollar…
I Spent 300 Hours Gathering Data On Billion-Dollar Startups and Here’s 100 Charts You Shouldn’t MissAbout 15 months ago, I embarked on a journey to answer a personal question: what did billion-dollar startups look like when they were getting started? There are a lot of stereotypes and preconcept
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5 weeks ago by nildram
The EVM Is Fundamentally Unsafe – kadena.io – Medium
An in-depth examination of the Ethereum Virtual Machine vs. Kadena’s Pact smart contract language
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How to create a culture of accountability without becoming top-down - 90 Digital. Your personal digital marketing agency
Most leaders today accept that in order to thrive in a world of complexity, we need to develop ways of working that are less hierarchical and more responsive and agile.
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5 weeks ago by nildram
Extreme Ownership | Jocko Willink | TEDxUniversityofNevada - YouTube
War is hell, but war is also a brutal teacher. War teaches you about brotherhood, honor, humility, and leadership. In this riveting talk, Jocko Willink explains from personal experience how war teaches you the most when things go wrong. Jocko asserts that when a team takes ownership of its problems,
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5 weeks ago by nildram
Dazed and confused, but trying to continue – Laanwj's blog – Randomness
I’m happy with the job I’m doing, happy to work with a few very smart people on an extremely interesting project, involving various entirely new challenges, that could have enormous impact.
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5 weeks ago by nildram
Who Controls Bitcoin Core? – Jameson Lopp – Medium
The question of who controls the ability to merge code changes into Bitcoin Core’s GitHub repository tends to come up on a recurring basis.
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5 weeks ago by nildram
Crossing the Adaptive Valley | Deep Code Experiment: Episode 8 - YouTube
Fitness landscapes. Hill climbing. Valley crossing. Niche construction. A bit of the evolutionary toolkit.
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5 weeks ago by nildram
How McKinsey Has Helped Raise the Stature of Authoritarian Governments - The New York Times
This year’s McKinsey & Company retreat in China was one to remember. Hundreds of the company’s consultants frolicked in the desert, riding camels over sand dunes and mingling in tents linked by red carpets.
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5 weeks ago by nildram
A Minor Winter – Alethio – Medium
While the bear market falls over the past few months, people assumed a massive wave of investment and miners leaving crypto currencies domain. From data, however, we noticed that the trend is not that severe and miners found out the way to survive with profits still, by mining empty blocks.
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Common classes of contracts and how they would handle contract state-root-plus-witness architecture - Ethereum Research
A conversion to contract statelessness would look as follows. Users would be required to specify as part of transaction data a list of which storage keys of which contracts transactions can access, along with Merkle proofs for those storage keys; they would be charged some gas (eg.
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State Rent proposal update and Dark Rent markets - Ethereum 1.x Ring - Fellowship of Ethereum Magicians
First of all, let me summarise what happened in the State Rent working group since first revision of the state rent proposal was published.
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302 Found
2018 wasn’t a great year for Web2 companies. What happens when we’re forced to trust intermediaries with our information? Let me count the ways. January, 2018. 1.1 billion records compromised.Aadhaar is an Indian government agency providing 12-digit unique identifiers to every Indian citizen.
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5 weeks ago by nildram
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Please enable cookies in your browser preferences before signing in. We only rate dogs. Please don’t send in category F4 tornadoes. They’re very dangerous. Thank you... 12/10 would still pet
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Ian Miers | Satoshi Has No Clothes: Failures in On-Chain Privacy · SlidesLive
Many, including Satoshi, believed cryptocurrencies provided privacy for payments. In reality, cryptocurrency is Twitter for your bank account. Worse, the current set of decoy transaction–based...
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6 weeks ago by nildram
Detail - BitcoinHEX
Project Description. Summary BitcoinHEX Claim with sig from #Bitcoin wallet. Trustless 3.69% interest pool paid to stakers instead of miners. Early unstake pays a penalty to loyal stakers pool. All unclaimed coins distributed to staked claimants over 50 weeks. (Get Satoshi's coins.
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6 weeks ago by nildram
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Hackers ramp up attacks on mining rigs before Ethereum price crashes into the gutter https://www.zdnet.
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6 weeks ago by nildram
On The (in)Stability of Stablecoins – Bob McElrath – Medium
A “stablecoin” is an attempt to create a synthetic asset that is “more stable” than its underlying constituents.
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6 weeks ago by nildram
Dmitry Khovratovich | New hash functions for Ethereum, SNARKs, and STARKs · SlidesLive
Traditional cryptographic hash functions such as SHA-256 are well known in the Ethereum community and are well regarded for security and performance. However, they are not quite suited for SNARKs and...
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6 weeks ago by nildram
Talking Ethereum with John Lilic, Consensys - YouTube
Consensys member John Lilic reveals what he considers to be Ethereum’s actual “Killer dApp” in an interview with Coined Times. Will the total supply of Ethereum ever be capped? Are there other solutions to scalability apart from Sharding? How cool is MakerDAO? Why are blockchain projects and I
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6 weeks ago by nildram
Runtime Verification Completes Initial Formal Verification of Ethereum Casper Protocol | RV Blog
In February of this year Runtime Verification, Inc, (RV) received the very first security grant from the Ethereum Foundation to formally model/specify and verify the Casper smart contract.
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6 weeks ago by nildram
Steve Blank Organizational Debt is like Technical debt – but worse
Startups focus on speed since they are burning cash every day as they search for product/market fit. But over time code/hardware written/built to validate hypotheses and find early customers can become unwieldy, difficult to maintain and incapable of scaling.
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6 weeks ago by nildram
hledger basics tutorial · simonmichael/hledger Wiki · GitHub
Here you can learn hledger (and a little double-entry bookkeeping) by practicing, in small hands-on steps. You'll need: A little familiarity with the command line. Or, the ability to ask for help on IRC.
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6 weeks ago by nildram
Using Ledger for Accounting in Org-mode with Babel
Ledger is a double entry accounting system which uses simple text files for recording all transactions. As such, it is fundamentally compatible with org mode in Emacs.
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6 weeks ago by nildram
We urgently need a legal framework for space colonisation | Aeon Essays
The year is 2087. Thanks to a series of serendipitous technological breakthroughs a few decades earlier, the creation of large-scale, self-sustainable human habitats beyond Earth has become feasible. There are already close to half a million people living on Mars, many of them native Martians.
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7 weeks ago by nildram
The Smartest Contract Episode 26: Martin Lundfall - Practical Formal Verification
Martin explains the day to day of the decentralized organization Dapphub and how they're making advances in the formal verification space.
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7 weeks ago by nildram
GitHub - dapphub/klab: K framework proof explorer & smart contract specification format
An easiest way to install is through docker. NOTE: This software is still in the early stages of development. If you are confused, find some bugs, or just want some help, please file an issue or come talk to us at https://ift.tt/2KPpkpu.
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7 weeks ago by nildram
The Digital Maginot Line
There is a war happening. We are immersed in an evolving, ongoing conflict: an Information World War in which state actors, terrorists, and ideological extremists leverage the social infrastructure underpinning everyday life to sow discord and erode shared reality.
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7 weeks ago by nildram
Behind MimbleWimble – Jordan Clifford – Medium
Few ideas within crypto have garnered as much attention as the MimbleWimble proposal. It gets its name from the incantation of the Tongue Tying Curse in the Harry Potter universe, a spell used to prevent speaking on a certain topic.
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8 weeks ago by nildram
Yuval Noah Harari on Why Technology Favors Tyranny - The Atlantic
Artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages of democracy, and erode the ideals of liberty and equality. It will further concentrate power among a small elite if we don’t take steps to stop it. There is nothing inevitable about democracy.
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8 weeks ago by nildram
The path to decentralization: self-destructing companies | Nick Grossman
In June, the SEC gave some of its most concrete guidance to date that cryptoassets can start out as centralized projects, possibly initially sold under securities laws, and eventually become “decentralized” and thus no longer sponsor-controlled, and no longer sold or transferred under securities
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8 weeks ago by nildram
Leadership as Liability | Whoops by Jonathan Libov
Venture investment in blockchain has involved a great deal of retrofitting. It’s not obvious how a venture investor participates in a token-based economy and to some it’s not obvious why they’re needed to begin with.
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8 weeks ago by nildram
Let’s Take a Crack at Understanding Distributed Consensus
Do you know how distributed systems work? It can be a tough topic to learn about, mainly because the knowledge surrounding it is distributed… Don’t worry, I’m well aware of the irony. While…
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9 weeks ago by nildram
Technology, Serendipity and Society – A ribbonfarm production
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9 weeks ago by nildram
Things Fall Apart (Part 3) - Politics - Epsilon Theory
“As Above, So Below” is the central principle of the ancient philosophies known as hermeticism, philosophies that had an overwhelming impact on the ancient Greeks, early Christianity, the Renaissance, the Reformation … i.e., Western civilization.
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9 weeks ago by nildram
Org Mode - Organize Your Life In Plain Text!
Org-mode is a fabulous organizational tool originally built by Carsten Dominik that operates on plain text files. Org-mode is part of Emacs. This document assumes you've had some exposure to org-mode already so concepts like the agenda, capture mode, etc. won't be completely foreign to you.
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9 weeks ago by nildram
wmctrl - focus most recent window of an app - Ask Ubuntu
EDIT: This script always focuses on the last focused window, as opposed to cycling through the windows in the order they were opened. EDIT 2: I modified the script (turns out wmctrl and xprop use slightly different formats for displaying hexadecimal numbers).
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9 weeks ago by nildram
Up and Down the Ladder of Abstraction
"In science, if you know what you are doing, you should not be doing it. In engineering, if you do not know what you are doing, you should not be doing it. Of course, you seldom, if ever, see either pure state." How can we design systems when we don't know what we're doing?
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9 weeks ago by nildram
Beeminder
Goals that people have been beeminding Being able to do 50 pushups by September 22 Biking 50 miles per week leading up to the NYC Century Doing 45 minutes of biking resistance training per week Biking 10 miles in 24 minutes Biking 1956 miles this year (until odometer hits 5000) (Grad
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