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How to Protect Yourself From Ticks This Summer
Afraid of ticks? You should be. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that tick-borne illnesses have doubled in the United States over the past 13 years.
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12 hours ago by AnthonyBaker
Learn new technology through writing a tutorial about it | Nan Xiao's Blog
I like to get my feet wet on new technologies, but find if I don’t use it for some time, e.g., several months, I will forget a lot of details, not sure whether other people have the same feeling :-).
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12 hours ago by AnthonyBaker
Know your ™ from your ©? Introducing the big… | Lecture In Progress
Why do you need to protect your work? IP rights can help you maximise the amount of money you can make for your work, and give you options if you are copied. If you don’t manage them, you could be vulnerable to others using your work without your permission.
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12 hours ago by AnthonyBaker
Brand New: New Logo and Identity for Oslo Kommune by Creuna
Oslo, capital of Norway, is the country’s largest city with a population of over 650,000 and is politically/geographically/governmentally defined as Oslo Kommune (Oslo Municipality) with its city council in charge of pretty much everything: elementary school and pre-school education, cultural
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12 hours ago by AnthonyBaker
BBC Blogs - Technology & Creativity Blog - Digital News trends for 2018
Social media as a source for news is in decline for the first time, according to an international poll which was revealed to the BBC this week. Most of the drop was due to a growing distrust in Facebook as a news platform.
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12 hours ago by AnthonyBaker
‘Old in Art School’ Nell Painter on Changing Course at 60 | Time
Lots of famous people have turned to painting in their later years: Ringo Starr, Jim Carrey, George W. Bush. So it’s not unusual that Nell Painter, an accomplished historian and Princeton professor with six books and a string of honors to her name, took up art in her 60s.
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12 hours ago by AnthonyBaker
Elder Dice: A Kickstarter Sensation - GeekDad
Everyone loves a good success story, and Elder Dice by Infinite Black is a good one. These guys popped up, seemingly from nowhere, and launched not one, but two, wildly successful Kickstarter campaigns.
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12 hours ago by AnthonyBaker
How to Set Ambitious Goals to Realize Your Dreams | Time
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a goal junkie. I love setting goals. I love achieving goals. I love crossing things off my to-do list and feeling like I’m getting somewhere.
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12 hours ago by AnthonyBaker
Create Structure When You’re Floundering : zen habits
The best of intentions often flops around without some kind of structure. You might decide you’re going to change your diet and lose some weight, but when mealtime comes around, you just eat the same kind of food and still get too full from eating too much.
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Sunsetting React Native – Airbnb Engineering & Data Science – Medium
This is the fourth in a series of blog posts in which we outline our experience with React Native and what is next for mobile at Airbnb.Where are we today?
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yesterday by AnthonyBaker
Web Code is a solved Problem: How about fixing Web UI next? - Rick Strahl's Web Log
If you're a Web developer, you probably have noticed that our industry is thriving on extremely rapid change. You step away from the Web world for a month and you come back and there are 20 new things you need to look at. The pace of change is exhilarating and frustrating both at the same time.
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2 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Maker Pro: How Makers Are Revolutionizing Manufacturing | Make:
You’re reading our weekly Maker Pro Newsletter, which focuses on the impact of makers in business and technology. Our coverage includes hardware startups, new products, incubators, and innovators, along with technology and market trends. Subscribe today and never miss a post.
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2 days ago by AnthonyBaker
I Tried a Parenting With a Reward Jar and Got My Kids to Behave Better | Fatherly
About thirty seconds before the family sat down for my wife’s birthday dinner, things got tense. Really tense. As I was stacking the pizza boxes on the table my seven-year-old kid, the middle child of three, came into the kitchen. He was utterly devastated.
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2 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Why Product Managers Should Use Design Thinking - ProductPlan
Educators are in the education profession. Police are in the business of policing. Obvious, right? But what about product managers? Fundamentally speaking, we’re not really in the product management business, are we? At our core, product managers are in the problem-solving profession.
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2 days ago by AnthonyBaker
The Importance Of OpenAPI Tooling
In my world, OpenAPI is always a primary actor, and the tooling and services that put it to work are always secondary. However, I’d say that 80% of the people I talk with are the opposite, putting OpenAPI tooling in a primary role, and the OpenAPI specification in a secondary role.
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3 days ago by AnthonyBaker
A Look Inside Instagram's New NYC Headquarters - Core77
About one month ago, Instagram opened their second headquarters, housed in what used to be Manhattan's Wanamaker department store showroom.
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3 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Tools to Help Product Managers Think Strategically and Commercially - Mind the Product
Kevin Trilli joined Onfido as our chief product officer last year and brought with him some great experience, tools, and techniques. His methods have got us much more in tune commercially, and thinking strategically.
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3 days ago by AnthonyBaker
AI could wreak economic havoc—we need more of it - MIT Technology Review
The vast vacant lot along the Monongahela River has been a scar from Pittsburgh’s industrial past for decades. It was once the site of the Jones and Laughlin steelworks, one of the largest such facilities in the city back when steel was the dominant industry there.
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3 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Blockchain visually explained | FlowingData
I feel like I was supposed to know what blockchain is a while ago, but I’ve only had a hand-wavy explanation on hand. And it wasn’t a very good one. Reuters provides a clear and concise visual explanation of how blockchain works.
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3 days ago by AnthonyBaker
GitHub - NationalSecurityAgency/lemongraph: Log-based transactional graph engine
LemonGraph is a log-based transactional graph (nodes/edges/properties) database engine that is backed by a single file. The primary use case is to support streaming seed set expansion. The core of the graph library is written in C, and the Python (2.
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4 days ago by AnthonyBaker
GitHub - biokoda/actordb: ActorDB distributed SQL database
ActorDB is a distributed SQL database... with the scalability of a KV store, while keeping the query capabilities of a relational database. ActorDB is ideal as a server side database for apps. Think of running a large mail service, dropbox, evernote, etc.
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4 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Firefox's Pocket Tries to Build a Facebook-Style Newsfeed That Respects Your Privacy - Slashdot
An anonymous reader quotes Ars Technica: Pocket, which lets you save articles and videos you find around the web to consume later, now has a home inside Firefox as the engine powering recommendations to 50 million people a month.
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5 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Don’t Forget the Basics: 5 Key Running Principles
Most of us don’t have a coach constantly reminding us of the basics; telling us to warm up properly, plan recovery runs into our schedule and take an ice bath after a long workout. We might know these things, we might not, but either way we’re probably not doing them all!
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5 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Batgirl Ditches Burnside Costume for Updated Classic Look by Sean Gordon Murphy - Bleeding Cool News And Rumors
Big news for superhero fashion aficionados! Batgirl is leaving Burnside with August’s Batgirl #26, and she’s leaving behind the costume that’s become iconic since its introduction on the cover of 2014’s Batgirl #35.
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6 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Strapdown.js - Instant and elegant Markdown documents
# Markdown text goes in here ## Chapter 1 Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. ## Chapter 2 Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.
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6 days ago by AnthonyBaker
What Generation Z’s Migration Away From Social Means for Marketers – Adweek
For Generation Z, swiping, tapping and scrolling are about as second nature as breathing. For those born after 1997, life without the internet is a foreign concept.
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6 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Lessons Learned: A Non-Profit Lean Startup: The Story of Adopt-a-Pet
David Meyer founded Adopt-a-Pet.com (formerly 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com) in 2000 as a way of ending pet overpopulation.
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6 days ago by AnthonyBaker
How to Use a Pillow to Have Better Sex & Stronger Orgasms | Fatherly
In feudal Japan, Geisha women used pillows to keep their heads propped up and their hair intact throughout the night. The ancient Egyptians used them to support the heads of the deceased in tombs. The ancient Europeans started using them in churches to support their knees during prayer.
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6 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Strong Engineering Culture, Strong Product Culture by Andrew Martinez-Fonts - Mind the Product
What does culture have to do with building great products? In my opinion, everything. I’m a group product manager at Yelp, and in this presentation from MTP Engage, I look at why it’s so important to create a supportive culture where product people and engineers collaborate and trust each other.
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6 days ago by AnthonyBaker
How Did the Nazis Gain Power in Germany? - The New York Times
THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic By Benjamin Carter Hett Illustrated. 280 pp. Henry Holt & Company. $30. We ask about the rise of the Nazis from what we think is a great distance.
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6 days ago by AnthonyBaker
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We’ve been working on a new guides and best practices site for Apollo and GraphQL that covers some of the most important topics we’ve heard from our users.
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7 days ago by AnthonyBaker
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This article provides a decision flow diagram for selecting the “approach” to use for your next API. To oversimplify things a bit, it’s reasonably fair to say that all APIs conform to a paradigm: “RPC”, “REST”, or “query language”.
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7 days ago by AnthonyBaker
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Here is a free chapter from the book Talking to Other People’s APIs, available on pre-order now. Every API in the world is following some sort of paradigm, whether it knows it or not. They will fall under RPC, REST, or a “query language.”
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7 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Bubble, a new dystopian podcast sitcom! / Boing Boing
The Maximum Fun podcast network (home to such shows as Judge John Hodgman (previously), Oh No Ross and Carrie (previously), and Sawbones) has just launched its most ambitious project to date: a science fiction sitcom about life in a domed city in a monster-haunted wasteland called Bubble, and it'
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7 days ago by AnthonyBaker
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Most GraphQL layers sit between the application frontend and a constellation of micro-services and data sources, which make them a focal point for error handling. Errors can range from bad user inputs to back-end bugs to rare network outages.
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7 days ago by AnthonyBaker
How to Discipline a Kid as a Couple or Parent Team | Fatherly
When parents discipline side by side, playing good cop/bad cop seems pretty natural. Unfortunately, it’s a lousy idea.
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8 days ago by AnthonyBaker
How far behind? | Seth's Blog
Should you give up? There are people who have read far more books than you have, and you will certainly never catch up.
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8 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Kong: Next-Generation API platform for Microservices
Connect and orches­trate micro­services through APIs. Quickly build API-centric applications. Leverage the latest microservice and container design patterns. And tie it all together with the Kong microservice API gateway.
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8 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Microsoft opens Office 2019 for Mac business preview
Mac users who prefer Microsoft's suite of productivity tools but aren't keen on Office 365 are getting their first chance to try Office 2019 for Mac. A preview of the suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote) is now open to business users.
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8 days ago by AnthonyBaker
You should be sleeping more than eight hours a night. Here’s why — Quartz
For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about.
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8 days ago by AnthonyBaker
adrianmejia.com
In this post, we are going to explore non-linear data structures like graphs. We are going to cover the central concepts and typical applications. You are probably using programs that use graphs (and trees).
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9 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Goals Don't Replace Systems - And Vice Versa - Darius Foroux
People who claim that setting goals are a bad thing are out of their minds. They probably set some goals in the past, failed, and never set a goal again. I know there’s a lot of confusion about goals and systems these days. I’ve contributed to the confusion as well.
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9 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Congress Tracker / Boing Boing
Jason Crane's Congress Tracker is a Glitch app that automatically collects statements (official and otherwise) made by U.S. congresspersons. The initial focus is on gun control but it could be forked to target any issue.
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9 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Microservices, events, and upside-down databases - O'Reilly Media
Download Ben Stopford’s free ebook "Designing Event-Driven Systems" to learn more about microservices, events, and upside-down databases. For as long as we’ve been talking about microservices, we’ve been talking about data.
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9 days ago by AnthonyBaker
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Today I’m happy to announce the beta release of The GraphQL Guide, a book that I’ve been working on with Loren Sands-Ramshaw! The Guide shows you why GraphQL APIs are the true successor to REST APIs. You can purchase the beta at https://GraphQL.guide.
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10 days ago by AnthonyBaker
How to think about AI and machine learning technologies, and their roles in automation - O'Reilly Media
Check out the full schedule for the AI Conference in London, October 8-11, 2018. Hurry—best price ends July 13. In this post, I share slides and notes from a talk Roger Chen and I gave in May 2018 at the Artificial Intelligence Conference in New York.
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10 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Why Uber Engineering Switched from Postgres to MySQL | Uber Engineering Blog
The early architecture of Uber consisted of a monolithic backend application written in Python that used Postgres for data persistence. Since that time, the architecture of Uber has changed significantly, to a model of microservices and new data platforms.
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10 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Essentials, Nonessentials, and Junk | The Minimalists
Everything we own can be placed in three piles. Essentials. Few possessions should fall into this pile. These are the necessities we can’t live without: food, shelter, clothes. While the specifics change for each person, most of our needs are universal.
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11 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Stretching | Seth's Blog
There are two polar opposites: Staying still and Breaking. It's easy to visualize each end of the axis, whatever the activity. In between is stretching.
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11 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Lawrence Lessig Criticizes Proposed 140-Year Copyright Protections - Slashdot
EqualCitizens.US reports on growing opposition to the CLASSICS Act proposed by the U.S. Congress, which grants blanket copyright protection to all audio works created before 1972, leaving some of them copyrighted until 2067.
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11 days ago by AnthonyBaker
AI and the paperclip problem | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal
Philosophers have speculated that an AI tasked with a task such as creating paperclips might cause an apocalypse by learning to divert ever-increasing resources to the task, and then learning how to resist our attempts to turn it off.
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11 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement
Summary Kevin Goldsmith shows what Avvo has done to build a foundation for a continuous improvement culture: frameworks, processes that support and empower individuals and groups to own and drive improvements to make themselves more efficient and the company a better place to work.
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11 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Observable JS Apps
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11 days ago by AnthonyBaker
WebAssembly (And the Death of JavaScript?)
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11 days ago by AnthonyBaker
What I've been reading - Marginal REVOLUTION
Gregory Claeys, Marx and Marxism, a better than expected take on where Marxism came from and how Marx’s different intellectual periods fit into his life.  One of the better introductions to Marx, noting that it does not stress issues of economic theory. Tarjei Vesaas, The Ice Palace.
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11 days ago by AnthonyBaker
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If you’re reading this post, you are probably looking for an idea. You likely want to build a simple app that you can use in a tutorial or in your example project to test a new framework or API. But you can’t find anything that really resonates with you.
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12 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Survey: JavaScript is the Most-Used Language, But Java is the Most Popular - Slashdot
An anonymous reader quotes SD Times Java remains the most popular primary programming language, but JavaScript is the most used programming language overall. That is according to a recently released report from JetBrains on the State of the Developer Ecosystem in 2018.
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12 days ago by AnthonyBaker
17 Vegetarian Grilling Recipes You Need this Summer - 101 Cookbooks
You ready for a challenge? This is going to be the summer you're going to diversify your collection of vegetarian grilling recipes. You up for it? If you haven't already, it's time to push past basic veggie burgers. And my hope is the ideas here will help you up your game.
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12 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Twitter Is Crap at Aggregation Tools: June 9, 2018
The purpose of this weblog is to be the best possible portal into what I am thinking, what I am reading, what I think about what I am reading, and what other smart people think about what I am reading... "I can safely say that I have learned more than I ever would have imagined doing this....
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12 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Bloomberg Media Group’s chief product officer sees big opportunities in audio – TechCrunch
Specifically, Beizer’s team has been releasing products for different smart speakers including Apple’s HomePod, Amazon’s Echo Show and most recently Google Home, with the launch of the First Word news briefing for both Google Home and the Google Assistant app.
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14 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Apple introduces the AI phone – TechCrunch
At Apple’s WWDC 2018 — an event some said would be boring this year with its software-only focus and lack of new MacBooks and iPads — the company announced what may be its most important operating system update to date with the introduction of iOS 12.
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14 days ago by AnthonyBaker
20-foot shipping container converted into off-grid oasis | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
The beautiful Contanium shipping container cabin, just a two-hour drive from NYC, is proving that going off-grid doesn’t have to mean going bare bones.
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14 days ago by AnthonyBaker
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Even if you’ve covered Congress for The New York Times for a decade, it can be hard to recognize which member you’ve just spoken with. There are 535 members, and with special elections every few months, members cycle in and out relatively frequently.
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14 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Five Keys to Great Microservice Design | ProgrammableWeb
When starting off with microservices, it's hard for teams to know what exactly constitutes a well-designed microservice. Several teams we've spoken with have fallen into the same traps of making their microservices too small or too tightly coupled.
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14 days ago by AnthonyBaker
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This is a guest post by James Mortemore, who is a software engineer at YLD. He has an extensive background in API development & enterprise integration architecture. Out of the box, GraphQL supports validating your inputs based on type information.
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14 days ago by AnthonyBaker
How Wallpaper*’s photography director Holly… | Lecture In Progress
What advice would you give to a young creative wanting to get into the same line of work? At university level, get to know the person sitting next to you. They’re going to be doing something alongside you in the industry.
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14 days ago by AnthonyBaker
John Perry Barlow's memoir, finished weeks before his death, is out / Boing Boing
EFF co-founder, Grateful Dead lyricist and mayor of the internet John Perry Barlow died in February and left an unfillable hole. Weeks before his death he and his co-author Robert Greenfield completed Mother American Night, his long-promised memoir.
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15 days ago by AnthonyBaker
How to Plan Your Best Summer Staycation Ever
When an out-of-town escape isn't in your budget, a staycation can provide the R&R you require. The place you live has plenty going on if you know where to look. Start planning your summer staycation today with these tips on how to do a lot while spending very little.
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17 days ago by AnthonyBaker
9 Financial Mistakes You're Making at the Doctor's Office
If you have an ongoing medical condition, you know how expensive health care can be. Medical costs have skyrocketed the past several years, leaving people facing the very real possibility that doctor's visits, prescriptions, and procedures could deplete their bank account or even land them in debt.
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17 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Watch how to animate still photos with Plotagraph / Boing Boing
Ever wonder how to make those trippy cinemagraphs and animated gifs? One fairly easy was it with Plotagraph, as demonstrated in this tutorial. Plotaverse has many examples in a wide range of style and quality. Note: those with HPPD might have a teensy-weensy flashback:
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17 days ago by AnthonyBaker
swissmiss | A Real, Effective Apology Has Three Parts
A real, effective apology has three parts: (1) Acknowledge how your action affected the person; (2) say you’re sorry; (3) describe what you’re going to do to make it right or make sure it doesn’t happen again. Don’t excuse or explain.
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17 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Digital Transformation and Product Management | Roman Pichler
A digital transformation is a major change program that helps a company succeed in the digital age.
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17 days ago by AnthonyBaker
​MacVoices Guesting — MacSparky
Continuing my podcast-style international book tour for the the iPhone Field Guide, last week I joined Chuck Joiner on Mac Voices to talk about the iPhone Field Guide and the challenges of eBook creation. As you can see, I still have an excellent face for radio.
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18 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Fuelling the AI Revolution with Gaming
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19 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Machine Intelligence at Google Scale
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19 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Jaybird Run vs. Apple AirPods: 7 reasons why Jaybird is better - Business Insider
To me, AirPods are the best Apple invention since the iPhone. But they're not for everyone.
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19 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Emacs 26.1 Released With New Features - Slashdot
There's a new version of the 42-year-old libre text editor with over 2,000 built-in commands, reports LWN.
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