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sein Team zum zielstrebigen Diskutieren anzuhalten: "Jeder Teilnehmer hat eine Elmo-Karte in Greifweite. Da kann der Schriftzug drauf sein, ich habe aber auch schon mal Bilder von Elmo aus der Sesamstraße ausgedruckt. Elmo steht für ,Enough - let's move on' (Genug, lasst uns weitermachen). Die Karte wird gehoben, wenn sich das Gespräch gefühlt im Kreis dreht oder abdriftet." Sehen die anderen Teilnehmer das genauso, geht es wieder zurück zum Thema. Denn: "Wenn man nicht aufpasst, gewöhnt man sich die Endloslaberei an."
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Autocomplete with more than one word
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How to Get Things Done When You Don't Feel Like It - ACM Queue
According to a study by the American Society of Training and Development,1 people who commit to someone else have a 65 percent chance of accomplishing the goals they set. That number goes up to 95 percent if you commit to a specific accountability appointment with that person.

Scientific studies have shown that talking about feelings out loud actually decreases stress and the bad feelings we're experiencing.
productivity  psychology  programming  gtd  tips  via:popular 
4 weeks ago
How not to say the wrong thing - latimes
Susan has since developed a simple technique to help people avoid this mistake. It works for all kinds of crises: medical, legal, financial, romantic, even existential. She calls it the Ring Theory.

Draw a circle. This is the center ring. In it, put the name of the person at the center of the current trauma. For Katie's aneurysm, that's Katie. Now draw a larger circle around the first one. In that ring put the name of the person next closest to the trauma. In the case of Katie's aneurysm, that was Katie's husband, Pat. Repeat the process as many times as you need to. In each larger ring put the next closest people. Parents and children before more distant relatives. Intimate friends in smaller rings, less intimate friends in larger ones. When you are done you have a Kvetching Order. One of Susan's patients found it useful to tape it to her refrigerator.

Here are the rules. The person in the center ring can say anything she wants to anyone, anywhere. She can kvetch and complain and whine and moan and curse the heavens and say, "Life is unfair" and "Why me?" That's the one payoff for being in the center ring.

Everyone else can say those things too, but only to people in larger rings.

When you are talking to a person in a ring smaller than yours, someone closer to the center of the crisis, the goal is to help. Listening is often more helpful than talking. But if you're going to open your mouth, ask yourself if what you are about to say is likely to provide comfort and support. If it isn't, don't say it. Don't, for example, give advice. People who are suffering from trauma don't need advice. They need comfort and support. So say, "I'm sorry" or "This must really be hard for you" or "Can I bring you a pot roast?" Don't say, "You should hear what happened to me" or "Here's what I would do if I were you." And don't say, "This is really bringing me down."
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5 weeks ago
Solving My Email Problem
Using several whitelists/blacklists to sort emails to inboxes
email  productivity  inbox  via:popular 
6 weeks ago
Why Are Enterprises So Slow? – zwischenzugs
Viele Regularien und stackholder + die Mitarbeiter sind daran gewöhnt das Änderungen nich funktionieren
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6 weeks ago
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10 weeks ago
The Magic of One-to-Many Customer Support
Instant answers to the rescue

The answer to fixing chat was right under our nose. It turns out that for a support team with under 100 people, about 54% of customer questions are considered “easy” to answer. Combine that with the fact that 71% of customers want a way to solve problems on their own

, and the answer is pretty clear:

We need to put answers in front of customers, at just the right time, so they can accomplish their goals without switching contexts. That’s the holy grail. It’s the best experience you can give your customers.
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11 weeks ago
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Aaron Longwell | Why Software Development Requires Servant Leaders | Culture Foundry
The highest type of ruler is one of whose existence the people are barely aware.

Next comes one whom they love and praise. Next comes one whom they fear. Next comes one whom they despise and defy.

When you are lacking in faith, Others will be unfaithful to you.

The Sage is self-effacing and scanty of words. When his task is accomplished and things have been completed, All the people say, “We ourselves have achieved it!“

— Lao Tzu

When considering a project, consider the growth opportunity it represents for each member of your team. Always have an ear trained toward learning what challenges they are ready to take on.

Establish trust with your team by showing you care and looking out for their best interests. Protect them from unreasonable deadlines or unnecessary off-project work. Immediately recognize their achievements. Give them every available tool and advantage to achieve their goals, but do not protect them from the consequences of their own behavior.

Computers are unyielding in their need for precise instructions, and developers spend most of their day talking with them.

This requires active listening during stand ups and other meetings. Great managers hone their “blocker radar” by noticing patterns in status reports. When a developer’s standup is nearly identical today as it was yesterday, they notice; the developer might not be blocked yet, but they definitely didn’t achieve yesterday what they expected, and might be at risk of being blocked soon.

Things often take a meandering path between the customer and the programming task. When developers don’t understand the Why behind a request, they can struggle with motivation or even misinterpret the request and build the wrong thing. As the liaison between the team and the customer, the manager needs to excel at understanding the customer better than anyone else. If you don’t understand why a requirement exists… find out. Put yourself in the customers shoes to understand the underlying needs behind their requests.
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12 weeks ago
Women's Pockets are Inferior.
On average, the pockets in women’s jeans are 48% shorter and 6.5% narrower than men’s pockets.
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12 weeks ago
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Leading Lady Parts - BBC shortfilm
Anforderungen an Frauen und Diskriminierung von Müttern und Nicht weißen Frauen
Shortfilm  Aufklärung  Feminismus 
august 2018
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Geil! Ein Männerparkplatz auf dem mann grillen kann.
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august 2018
Iss richtig
Sendung mit Alexander Herrmann über Ernährung
Herrmann  Essen  Ernährung 
july 2018
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Trommelwirbel für das endgültig letzte Werk von mir ...

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StepStone: IT Incident Response Manager – Problemmanager (m/w/d)
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july 2018
Advice · Patrick Collison
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If you're 10–20: These are prime years!

Go deep on things. Become an expert.
In particular, try to go deep on multiple things. (To varying degrees, I tried to go deep on languages, programming, writing, physics, math. Some of those stuck more than others.) One of the main things you should try to achieve by age 20 is some sense for which kinds of things you enjoy doing. This probably won't change a lot throughout your life and so you should try to discover the shape of that space as quickly as you can.
Don't stress out too much about how valuable the things you're going deep on are... but don't ignore it either. It should be a factor you weigh but not by itself dispositive.
To the extent that you enjoy working hard, do. Subject to that constraint, it's not clear that the returns to effort ever diminish substantially. If you're lucky enough to enjoy it a lot, be grateful and take full advantage!
Make friends over the internet with people who are great at things you're interested in. The internet is one of the biggest advantages you have over prior generations. Leverage it.
Aim to read a lot.
If you think something is important but people older than you don't hold it in high regard, there's a decent chance that you're right and they're wrong. Status lags by a generation or more.
Above all else, don't make the mistake of judging your success based on your current peer group. By all means make friends but being weird as a teenager is generally good.
But having good social skills confers life-long benefits. So, don't write them off. Get good at making a good first impression, being funny (if possible... this author still working on it...), speaking publicly.
Make things. Operating in a space with a lot of uncertainty is a very different experience to learning something.
More broadly, nobody is going to teach you to think for yourself. A large fraction of what people around you believe is mistaken. Internalize this and practice coming up with your own worldview. The correlation between it and those around you shouldn't be too strong unless you think you were especially lucky in your initial conditions.
If you're in the US and go to a good school, there are a lot of forces that will push you towards following traintracks laid by others rather than charting a course yourself. Make sure that the things you're pursuing are weird things that you want to pursue, not whatever the standard path is. Heuristic: do your friends at school think your path is a bit strange? If not, maybe it's too normal.
Figure out a way to travel to San Francisco and to meet other people who've moved there to pursue their dreams. Why San Francisco? San Francisco is the Schelling point for high-openness, smart, energetic, optimistic people. Global Weird HQ. Take advantage of opportunities to travel to other places too, of course.
People who did great things often did so at very surprisingly young ages. (They were grayhaired when they became famous... not when they did the work.) So, hurry up! You can do great things.
advice  career  leben  via:popular 
july 2018
Text-Only NPR.org : A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention
For starters, he says, ask your kid this question: 'What would you do if you didn't have to do anything else?' "

And what does he say is one of the most important ingredients for motivating kids?

"Autonomy," Deci says. "To do something with this full sense of willingness and choice."

"Then you start to see what actually motivates them and what they want to engage their cognitive resources in when no one tells them what they have to to do," Esterman says.

Then create space in their schedule for this activity, he says.
Kinder  Bildung  Motivation  Selbstbestimmung  Erziehung 
july 2018
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june 2018
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Certificates for localhost - Let's Encrypt - Free SSL/TLS Certificates
Text über die Probleme local host mit ssl abzusichern

For local development

If you’re developing a web app, it’s useful to run a local web server like Apache or Nginx, and access it via http://localhost:8000/ in your web browser. However, web browsers behave in subtly different ways on HTTP vs HTTPS pages. The main difference: On an HTTPS page, any requests to load JavaScript from an HTTP URL will be blocked. So if you’re developing locally using HTTP, you might add a script tag that works fine on your development machine, but breaks when you deploy to your HTTPS production site. To catch this kind of problem, it’s useful to set up HTTPS on your local web server. However, you don’t want to see certificate warnings all the time. How do you get the green lock locally?

The best option: Generate your own certificate, either self-signed or signed by a local root, and trust it in your operating system’s trust store. Then use that certificate in your local web server. See below for details.
security  ssl  development  localhost  http  via:popular 
june 2018
The Essential Google Tricks for Better Search Results
Reverse image search
where a link is used
Asterisks search in quotes
~ for synonyms
1..4 for ranges - price ranges
google  search  tips 
june 2018
Methods of Comparison, Compared / Observable
Verschiedene Methoden Daten zu vergleichen b-a | (b-a) / a | b/a | log(b/a)
last one is symmetric to changes log(31/17)=-log(17/31)
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june 2018
AI winter is well on its way – Piekniewski's blog
Deep learning is over hyped. It can not do all the things it supposed to. There will be the awaken that it won't work but the hype is to strong to see it now clearly for the majority.
ai  winter  machinelearning  deeplearning  via:popular 
june 2018
The 7 Habits: Put First Things First | The Art of Manliness
When you tackle life’s “big rocks” first, you end up having time for everyday life maintenance tasks, as well as for relaxation and fun. But when you put the small rocks — the merely urgent or meaningless — first, the more important things in life get crowded out. Your life can simultaneously feel both super busy and frustratingly stagnant; your days feel crammed, but you don’t seem to be making any progress on your goals, and in becoming the man you want to be.
Life  Philosophie  optimieren  coach  via:popular 
june 2018
Why is 11 am + 1 hour == 12:00 pm? - English Language Learners Stack Exchange
So from this we’ve learnt two things of importance:

There are no standards established for the meaning of 12 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Given this ambiguity, the terms 12 a.m. and 12 p.m. should be avoided.
Time  programming  timezone 
june 2018
Die Logik imperialer Kriege – Swiss Propaganda Research
Aufgrund ihrer ökonomischen und militärischen Vormachtstellung nehmen die USA seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg und insbesondere seit 1990 die Rolle eines modernen Imperiums ein. Hieraus ergibt sich für ihre Außenpolitik eine eigene, genuin imperiale Handlungslogik (siehe obige Abbildung).
Die zentrale Unterscheidung (Nr. 1) aus Sicht eines Imperiums ist dabei jene in Klientel- und Nicht-Klientelstaaten. Der Begriff des Klientelstaates stammt aus der Zeit des Römischen Reiches und bezeichnet Staaten, die sich grundsätzlich selbst verwalten, ihre Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik aber am Imperium ausrichten und ihre Regierungsnachfolge mit diesem abstimmen.
USA  krieg  Interventionen  Imperium  Diagramm 
may 2018
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may 2018
Taskwarrior - What's next?
Taskmanager und timetracking Tool für die Kommandozeile
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may 2018
Team reviews – Marc Hedlund – Medium
Team Gebietes Manager mit seinem vorgesetzten aller zwei Monate
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may 2018
How to Survive Your 40s Pamela Druckerman By Pamela Druckerman
Even so, the decade is confusing. We can finally decode interpersonal dynamics, but we can’t remember a two-digit number. We’re at or approaching our lifetime peak in earnings, but Botox now seems like a reasonable idea. We’re reaching the height of our careers, but we can now see how they will probably end.

What have we aged into? We’re still capable of action, change and 10K races. But there’s a new immediacy to the 40s — and an awareness of death — that didn’t exist before. Our possibilities feel more finite. All choices now plainly exclude others. It’s pointless to keep pretending to be what we’re not. At 40, we’re no longer preparing for an imagined future life. Our real lives are, indisputably, happening right now. We’ve arrived at what Immanuel Kant called the “Ding an sich” — the thing itself.

Indeed, the strangest part of the 40s is that we’re now the ones attending parent-teacher conferences and cooking the turkey on Thanksgiving. These days, when I think, “Someone should really do something about that,” I realize with alarm that that “someone” is me.
Leben  Lebenserfahrung  altern 
may 2018
Twitter
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april 2018
Ten Things I Learned from a Job Hunt for a Senior Engineering Role
Hürden beim Jobwechsel in der IT. Tool um Bewerbungen zu verwalten.
jobs  programming  advice  career  hiring  via:popular 
april 2018
Noch mehr weltfremde Scheißtipps Das Nuf Advanced
Zweiter Tipp: Hör‘ dir Spielerezensionen an.
Ja, es gibt Spielerezensionen, so wie es Bücherrezensionen gibt und das auch noch in seriösen Radiosendern (z.B bei Deutschlandfunk Kultur bei Kompressor die Games-Rubrik „Vorgespielt„) oder als Podcast. Reingehört habe ich z.B. in Angespielt – die Wired hat weitere Tipps.
Dritter Tipp: Selbst Spiele recherchieren. Zum Beispiel auf Seiten wie Spielbar.de oder Spieleratgeber NRW. Da kann man sich wunderbar über Spiele informieren. Wenn man dort ein Spiel gefunden hat, das gut klingt, einfach auf YouTube per Let’s Play Kanal das Spiel anschauen. Und dann zur Überraschung des Kindes: Spiel kaufen und schenken. Das senkt die Schwelle zum Ausprobieren enorm.
Eine weitere Quelle der Inspiration sind Einrichtungen wie das Game Science Center oder Veranstaltungen wie die „Amaze“ (dieses Jahr 25. bis 29.4. in Berlin).
Spiele  computer  tests  Quellen  podcast  letsplay 
april 2018
Git 2.17 is now available | The GitHub Blog
Better display of moved Code
Gut grep -W show you tje hole Funktion with comments
Git  article  bestpractices  Feed  from:instagram  via:popular 
april 2018
Dear Developer, The Web Isn't About You | sonniesedge.co.uk
Plädoyer für bessere Seitengestaltung mit Rücksicht auf alte Browser, schlechte internetverbindung, schwache Hardware, ohne JavaScript
performance  design  web  accessibility  Javascript  via:popular 
april 2018
The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete. Here's What's Next. - The Atlantic
“Elsevier hired me to do some consulting thing about ‘What would the future of scientific publishing look like?’” This was before the Mathematica notebook, but he gave them a spiel along the same lines. “A few years ago I was talking to some of their upper management again. I realized in this meeting, oh my gosh, I said exactly the same things 35 years ago!”
The paper announcing the first confirmed detection of gravitational waves was published in the traditional way, as a PDF, but with a supplemental IPython notebook. The notebook walks through the work that generated every figure in the paper. Anyone who wants to can run the code for themselves, tweaking parts of it as they see fit, playing with the calculations to get a better handle on how each one works. At a certain point in the notebook, it gets to the part where the signal that generated the gravitational waves is processed into sound, and this you can play in your browser, hearing for yourself what the scientists heard first, the bloop of two black holes colliding.
At every turn, IPython chose the way that was more inclusive, to the point where it’s no longer called “IPython”: The project rebranded itself as “Jupyter” in 2014 to recognize the fact that it was no longer just for Python. The Jupyter notebook, as it’s called, is like a Mathematica notebook but for any programming language.
When you improve the praxis of science, the dream is that you’ll improve its products, too. Leibniz’s notation, by making it easier to do calculus, expanded the space of what it was possible to think. The grand scientific challenges of our day are as often as not computational puzzles: How to integrate billions of base pairs of genomic data, and 10 times that amount of proteomic data, and historical patient data, and the results of pharmacological screens into a coherent account of how somebody got sick and what to do to make them better? How to make actionable an endless stream of new temperature and precipitation data, and oceanographic and volcanic and seismic data? How to build, and make sense of, a neuron-by-neuron map of a thinking brain? Equipping scientists with computational notebooks, or some evolved form of them, might bring their minds to a level with problems now out of reach.
Science  research  publishing  IFTTT  mathematica  via:popular 
april 2018
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april 2018
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Blog über den Weltraum, Raumfahrt, mond
Blog  raumfahrt  Weltraum  Mond 
march 2018
A Career Cold Start Algorithm
The first step is to find someone on the team and ask for 30 minutes with them. In that meeting you have a simple agenda:

For the first 25 minutes: ask them to tell you everything they think you should know. Take copious notes. Only stop them to ask about things you don’t understand. Always stop them to ask about things you don’t understand.
For the next 3 minutes: ask about the biggest challenges the team has right now.
In the final 2 minutes: ask who else you should talk to. Write down every name they give you.
career  management  advice  engineering  careers  via:popular 
march 2018
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march 2018
Space Launch Report 2018 Launch Stats
Raketenstarts die in 2018 stattgefunden haben.
Rakete  start  2018  Raumfahrt 
march 2018
The Tyranny of Convenience - The New York Times
In the developed nations of the 21st century, convenience — that is, more efficient and easier ways of doing personal tasks — has emerged as perhaps the most powerful force shaping our individual lives and our economies. This is particularly true in America, where, despite all the paeans to freedom and individuality, one sometimes wonders whether convenience is in fact the supreme value.

As Evan Williams, a co-founder of Twitter, recently put it, “Convenience decides everything.” Convenience seems to make our decisions for us, trumping what we like to imagine are our true preferences. (I prefer to brew my coffee, but Starbucks instant is so convenient I hardly ever do what I “prefer.”) Easy is better, easiest is best.

Convenience has the ability to make other options unthinkable. Once you have used a washing machine, laundering clothes by hand seems irrational, even if it might be cheaper. After you have experienced streaming television, waiting to see a show at a prescribed hour seems silly, even a little undignified. To resist convenience — not to own a cellphone, not to use Google — has come to require a special kind of dedication that is often taken for eccentricity, if not fanaticism.

But we err in presuming convenience is always good, for it has a complex relationship with other ideals that we hold dear. Though understood and promoted as an instrument of liberation, convenience has a dark side. With its promise of smooth, effortless efficiency, it threatens to erase the sort of struggles and challenges that help give meaning to life. Created to free us, it can become a constraint on what we are willing to do, and thus in a subtle way it can enslave us.

It would be perverse to embrace inconvenience as a general rule. But when we let convenience decide everything, we surrender too much.

However mundane it seems now, convenience, the great liberator of humankind from labor, was a utopian ideal. By saving time and eliminating drudgery, it would create the possibility of leisure. And with leisure would come the possibility of devoting time to learning, hobbies or whatever else might really matter to us. Convenience would make available to the general population the kind of freedom for self-cultivation once available only to the aristocracy. In this way convenience would also be the great leveler.

This idea — convenience as liberation — could be intoxicating.

The dream of convenience is premised on the nightmare of physical work.

By the late 1960s, the first convenience revolution had begun to sputter. The prospect of total convenience no longer seemed like society’s greatest aspiration. Convenience meant conformity. If the first convenience revolution promised to make life and work easier for you, the second promised to make it easier to be you.

The new technologies were catalysts of selfhood. They conferred efficiency on self-expression.

Think of the VCR, the playlist, the Facebook page, the Instagram account. This kind of convenience is no longer about saving physical labor — many of us don’t do much of that anyway. It is about minimizing the mental resources, the mental exertion, required to choose among the options that express ourselves.

The ideal is personal preference with no effort.

As task after task becomes easier, the growing expectation of convenience exerts a pressure on everything else to be easy or get left behind. We are spoiled by immediacy and become annoyed by tasks that remain at the old level of effort and time.

The paradoxical truth I’m driving at is that today’s technologies of individualization are technologies of mass individualization. Customization can be surprisingly homogenizing.

What happens to human experience when so many obstacles and impediments and requirements and preparations have been removed?

Today’s cult of convenience fails to acknowledge that difficulty is a constitutive feature of human experience. Convenience is all destination and no journey.
psychology  convenience  culture  business  via:popular 
february 2018
I have forgotten how to read - The Globe and Mail
I have forgotten how to read – really read – and I've been refusing to talk about it out of pride.

Books were once my refuge. To be in bed with a Highsmith novel was a salve. To read was to disappear, become enrobed in something beyond my own jittery ego. To read was to shutter myself and, in so doing, discover a larger experience. I do think old, book-oriented styles of reading opened the world to me – by closing it. And new, screen-oriented styles of reading seem to have the opposite effect: They close the world to me, by opening it.
Marshall McLuhan believed that every technology "has the power to numb human awareness during the period of its first interiorization." And it seems we have digested our devices; they can numb us, now, to the pleasure of patience. They can numb our enjoyment of that older literary experience.
The suggestion that, in a few generations, our experience of media will be reinvented shouldn't surprise us. We should, instead, marvel at the fact we ever read books at all. Great researchers such as Maryanne Wolf and Alison Gopnik remind us that the human brain was never designed to read. Rather, elements of the visual cortex – which evolved for other purposes – were hijacked in order to pull off the trick. The deep reading that a novel demands doesn't come easy and it was never "natural." Our default state is, if anything, one of distractedness. The gaze shifts, the attention flits; we scour the environment for clues. (Otherwise, that predator in the shadows might eat us.) How primed are we for distraction? One famous study found humans would rather give themselves electric shocks than sit alone with their thoughts for 10 minutes. We disobey those instincts every time we get lost in a book.
reading  books  literacy  via:popular 
february 2018
What free software is so good you can't believe it's available for free? : AskReddit
Over 1000 upvotes:

Google Maps: Navigation app - https://www.google.com/maps
Blender: 3D modeling software - https://www.blender.org/
VLC: Video player - https://www.videolan.org/index.html
The Windows Snipping Tool: Screen capture tool - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027213/windows-open-snipping-tool-and-take-a-screenshot
Space Engine: Space exploration simulator - http://spaceengine.org/
Wikipedia: Online encyclopedia - https://www.wikipedia.org/
MuseScore: Music notation software - https://musescore.org/en
Audacity: Audio editing software - https://www.audacityteam.org/
Handbrake: video converter - https://handbrake.fr/
Zotero: Reference manager - https://www.zotero.org/
Desmos.com: Online Calculator - https://www.desmos.com/
Calibre: ebook manager - https://calibre-ebook.com/download
Notepad++: Text Editor - https://notepad-plus-plus.org/
stud.io: Lego simulator - https://studio.bricklink.com/v2/build/studio.page
Search Everything: Instant file search software - https://www.voidtools.com/
LaTeX: Document software - https://www.latex-project.org/
http://archive.org/: Contains music, movies, books, software, games, and webpages - http://archive.org/
Linux/Apache/Postgres/Gcc: Various Linux based OS’s, webservers, compilers, etc. - https://www.linux.org/
Discord: Chat and Communication software - https://discordapp.com/
OBS Studio: Streaming and Recording software - https://obsproject.com/
Krita: Digital design - https://krita.org/en/
R: Statistics software - https://www.r-project.org/
pfSense: Firewall software - https://www.pfsense.org/
FreeNAS: File server software - http://www.freenas.org/
Gimp: Digital design - https://www.gimp.org/
OpenSCAD: 3D Model scripting software - http://www.openscad.org/
This list - /r/AskReddit/comments/7x639l/what_free_software_is_so_good_you_cant_believe/
Malwarebytes: Malware protection - https://www.malwarebytes.com/
Unity: Game design software - https://unity3d.com/
https://www.draw.io/: Online diagram software - https://www.draw.io/
Paint.NET: Image design - https://www.getpaint.net/
Draftsight: Free CAD - https://www.3ds.com/products-services/draftsight-cad-software/free-download/
7Zip: File archiving - http://www.7-zip.org/
Plex: Media storage access - https://www.plex.tv/
Libre Office: Document editing suite - https://www.libreoffice.org/
KeePass: Password manager - https://keepass.info/
DaVinci Resolve: Video color correcting/editing - https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/
Inkscape: Vector art software - https://inkscape.org/en/
Google's Apps: Google’s document suite (Docs, Sheets, Gmail, etc) - https://www.google.com/
Duolingo: Language learning - https://www.duolingo.com/
Darktable: Photo workflow a la lightroom - https://www.musicpd.org/ and https://www.darktable.org/
MPD/Mopidy: F/OSS music player daemon - https://www.mopidy.com/
Doom shareware: A classic game - a 3.5' floppy disk
Quality  software  free  via:popular 
february 2018
Twitter
Apparently I'm the oldest tennis player with a ️⃣ ranking. Somebody might have mentioned that to me already but I…
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february 2018
Slack is the opposite of organizational memory
Slack verhindert kontinuierliches Arbeiten. Da man permanent unterbrochen wird. Auch die Suche nach Sachen ist schwierig.
slack  productivity  office  chat  via:popular 
february 2018
Everything Easy is Hard Again – Frank Chimero
This has been my favorite internet discovery of the last few months. I’ve watched it enough times to overthink it. See, the rabbit doesn’t lose because he gets tired. He loses because he gets confused about which direction to go. Did you notice how it stops in the middle and stares blankly as everyone around it yells loudly about things it doesn’t understand? That’s me on Twitter.
design  web  development  complexity  via:popular 
february 2018
Metrics that matter
This is the only thing you really need to know about agile in order to put it to (productive) work in your organization. You should value:
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan
If that doesn’t look familiar, you really need to read this.
I’ll add some more of my favorite dev team values:
Skills over titles
Continuous delivery over deadlines
Support over blame
Collaboration over competition
Team  software  development  agile  metrics 
february 2018
Tipps - WAS MACHEN
Ideen für gesellschaftliches Engagement.
Politik  Gesellschaft  mit  ach  Tipps 
january 2018
Settlers of Catan and the Invasion of the German Board Games - The Atlantic
the earliest creators understood something fundamental about the psychology of gaming: While people can tolerate losing, they despise the feeling of being eliminated from a game in progress. And so most Eurogames are designed such that scoring comes at the end of the game, after some defined milestone or turn limit, so that every player can enjoy the experience of being a contender until the final moments. If this sounds somewhat Euro-socialistic, that’s because it is. But such mechanisms acknowledge that no one wants to block off three hours for gaming, only to get knocked out early and bide their time by watching TV as everyone else finishes up.
games  Pocket  boardgames  spiele  via:popular 
january 2018
Explaining the Law of Conservation of Complexity - Humanist
Estimating Value (or Cost) to the User
Back to the original question, “is it worth spending the development team’s time removing complexity for the user?” It depends. According to Tesler, “unless you have a sustainable monopoly position, the customer’s time has to be more important to you than your own.”
Here is one way to estimate value or cost to users for a cost-benefit analysis. In this case, we will calculate the value or cost to users within a week. To do so, multiply the following together:
Average frequency per week that a user encounters the complexity in question
Number of active users per week
Value/Cost, a unit representing what a single user will receive from the change or the cost incurred by users due to the complexity in question.
For example, let’s say users encounter the complexity we can remove three times a week, there are 1,000,000 active users per week, and let’s say this complexity costs users .5 minutes per encounter. We calculate 3 * 1,000,000 * .5 = 1,500,000 seconds or 25,000 minutes or 416 hours or just over 17 days. Moreover, this is just a measure of time returned to users for one week.
In this example, we are estimating value to the user based on a week of using the software, but you can use whatever time frame makes the most sense for your use case—for example, annual or customer lifetime.
Tesler  UX  Arbeit  design 
january 2018
How to Think Like a Medieval Monk | Lapham’s Quarterly
It is acedia that makes a monk’s vows grow cool, through which he becomes disgusted with the rigor of cloistered life; acedia that wants to be served more delicate food at meals, to lie on softer beds; to spend less time at vigils; to be silent less, or not at all. It is acedia that fears to begin a great work, and dislikes the work it has begun. To acedia, everything is a burden, everything is difficult, nothing is light and easy
Philosophy  christian  gtd  via:popular 
january 2018
How to sleep a million years — Idea of the day
Fluxcompensator

Nach bibliothek mit der man Skripten vorgaukeln kann das die Zeit schneller vergeht
programming  cli  de  tune  mocking  fluxcompensator  via:popular 
january 2018
What the Four Color Theorem Can Teach Us About Writing Software
Beschreibung wie die Komplexität von Graphen (Karten) direkt mit den Farben korrespondieren. Anhand dieses Schemas gezeigt wie die Komplexität beim kombinieren von Graphen steigt je nachdem wie man sie einbindet.
Daraus dann die Analogie zur Quellcode Modul Strukturierung gezogen
programming  math  bestpractices  collaboration  communication  arbeit  via:popular 
january 2018
Legends of the Ancient Web
Analoge Entwicklung des Webs zur Entwicklung des Radios

In less than four decades, radio had completed the journey from fledgeling technology, to nerdy hobby, to big business, to potent political weapon.

It is hard to accept that good people, working on technology that benefits so many, with nothing but good intentions, could end up building a powerful tool for the wicked.

But we can't afford to re-learn this lesson every time.
history  technology  radio  internet  politics  via:popular 
january 2018
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