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The magic of a book launch | Seth's Blog
Today is launch day for my new book. Thanks to fast-clicking readers and alumni, it’s already a bestseller. You can check out some of the advance reviews. And the Financial Times picked it one of November’s books of the month.
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3 hours ago by AnthonyBaker
How to Take Better Photos on Your Phone | WIRED
When Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in 2007, Richard Koci Hernandez stood in the audience, covering the historic event as a photojournalist for the San Jose Mercury News. Hernandez raised his camera, a Canon EOD 30D, and snapped a photo of the device that would change his career.
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3 hours ago by AnthonyBaker
Managing risk in machine learning - O'Reilly Media
Check out the "Data Science, Machine Learning & AI" sessions at the Strata Data Conference in San Francisco, March 25-28, 2019—best price ends January 11. In this post, I share slides and notes from a keynote I gave at the Strata Data Conference in New York last September.
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3 hours ago by AnthonyBaker
2018 Goals Review 09: Frustration Gives Way to Acceptance | Dave Seah
Happy Veterans Day, US Citizens! It also happens to be my 9th Groundhog Resolutions Monthly Review Day for 2018. Since I’ve been doing weekly reviews, I’ve been able to condense this report somewhat.
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James Clear - Atomic Habits and Building a New Identity After Retirement | Mad Fientist
A challenging aspect of early retirement is the loss of identity you may experience when leaving a career you’ve spent a big chunk of your life building.
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The American Dream 2.0: why America should reject Silicon Valley’s new wealth redistribution and bring a new G.I. Bill – Scobleizer
This past year I’ve taken to looking at everything differently. I drove my three kids 9,000 miles around America, visiting many cities and states. I’ve been making more friends outside of my usual Silicon Valley bubble. We moved our family to a new community.
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Brand New: New Logo and Identity for Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation by Cossette
Established in 1973, the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation is a donor-centered organization that supports the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the first hospital in the province of Québec dedicated entirely to pediatric care — established in 1904, the hospital is a “global leader in
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Why I Trust Vanguard With My Investments - The Simple Dollar
Whether I’m opening an IRA, brokerage account, or 529 savings account, or I’m simply choosing investments within a 401(k) or other investment account, I have thus far exclusively chosen Vanguard for my personal investments and I almost always recommend that my clients use them as well.
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yesterday by AnthonyBaker
Betterment vs. Vanguard: Both are Great, but Which is Best for You? • Part-Time Money
I’ve used both of these companies for years now and can wholeheartedly recommend both. In short, I currently use Betterment’s SmartDeposit feature as sort of a “top end” to my emergency fund, and I currently use Vanguard for all of my personal and business retirement investing.
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yesterday by AnthonyBaker
And Away Wii Go! - Christopher Lott
I wouldn’t have wanted to be in Nintendo’s board meeting when they looked at the number of consoles Sony and Microsoft sold compared to the number of Nintendo Gamecubes sold. Sony alone sold over seven times more PlayStation 2s than Nintendo sold Gamecubes.
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3 days ago by AnthonyBaker
We are verbs, not nouns
In Keep Going, I have a chapter called, “Forget the noun, do the verb,” and after seeing it on the poster, a reader asked if it was inspired by Stephen Fry. I had no idea what she was talking about, so I did a little googling.
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3 days ago by AnthonyBaker
How to create an API style guide, and why - Tyk API Gateway and API Management - How to create an API style guide, and why
Many API programs begin as a single API. Over time, more APIs emerge across the company. Consistency for your API consumers – whether they are internal, partners, or public developers – is an important component of a great developer experience.
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3 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Take the Simple Test That Can Predict Your Mortality | The Art of Manliness
Sit down on the floor. Now, can you rise to a standing position without using your hands?
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3 days ago by AnthonyBaker
'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates - BBC News
There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. Their report found fertility rate falls meant nearly half of countries were now facing a "baby bust" - meaning there are insufficient children to maintain their population size.
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3 days ago by AnthonyBaker
How to host Thanksgiving dinner in a tiny home or micro apartment | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
If you live in a tiny home or apartment, the idea of hosting Thanksgiving dinner can seem like a daunting task. A few hundred square feet, no dining furniture, small appliances and limited seating can definitely present some challenges.
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3 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Netflix MediaDatabase — Media Timeline Data Model – Netflix TechBlog – Medium
In the previous post in this series, we described some important Netflix business needs as well as traits of the media data system — called “Netflix Media DataBase” (NMDB) that is used to address them.
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4 days ago by AnthonyBaker
A Brief Summary of the Social Media Reform Movement - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
I’ve been publicly criticizing social media since at least 2010. For most of this period, most of the people I encountered were either puzzled or annoyed by my stance on these services.
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5 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Some More Thoughts on Human APIs - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
Last week, I wrote an article exploring the idea of using human APIs to optimize value production in knowledge work organizations. It generated fascinating discussion both in my email inbox and the post comment thread. Concern #1: Human APIs would induce stultifying bureaucracy.
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5 days ago by AnthonyBaker
On the Law of Diminishing Specialization - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
Recently, I’ve been dipping in and out of Edward Tenner’s provocative 1996 book, When Things Bites Back. In following one of Tenner’s footnotes I came across a fascinating 1992 academic study from the National Review of Productivity, authored by the Georgia Tech economist Peter G. Sassone.
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5 days ago by AnthonyBaker
The Mona Lisa Doesn’t Tweet - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
“The Mona Lisa has a huge social media presence. Her picture is everywhere. But she doesn’t tweet. She’s big on social media because she’s an icon, but she’s not an icon because she’s big on social media.”
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5 days ago by AnthonyBaker
You Are Not a Talent Agent (So Why Do You Work Like One?) - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
I’m currently reading Michael Ovitz’s engaging new memoir. Even if you don’t know Ovitz, you definitely know his clients’ work. He’s the super-agent who co-founded the domineering CAA talent agency, and during the 1980s and 90’s become one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood.
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5 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Opinion | Artificial Intelligence Hits the Barrier of Meaning - The New York Times
Machine learning algorithms don’t yet understand things the way humans do — with sometimes disastrous consequences. Ms. Mitchell is Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University.
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6 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Six Huge Lessons We Learned from a Major Home Remodeling Project - The Simple Dollar
In early spring of this year, my husband and I did something drastic: We hired two separate contractors to add a family room addition and new patio to the back of our home.
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7 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Carl Honore | Carl’s new book!
Carl’s new book is now officially a real thing! Pub date: December 13th.
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7 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Lyndon Johnson's dire warning is more important than ever / Boing Boing
Two days before the 1966 midterms, President Lyndon B. Johnson warned Americans about the danger of catering to "white backlash." His comments at a news conference are as important today as they were 53 years ago:
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7 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Why Your Body Hates Daylight Saving Time (and How to Hack the Time Change)
Feeling groggy? Twice a year, daylight saving time throws your body out of whack. The human body follows a natural 24-hour cycle. Time shifts have been linked to increases in traffic accidents, heart attacks, and impaired sleep. You can get your biological clock back in sync with these biohacks.
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7 days ago by AnthonyBaker
My Recent Media Diet for Fall 2018
I’ve been keeping track of every media thing I “consume”, so here are quick reviews of some things I’ve read, seen, heard, and experienced in the last month or so. Ok, two months in this case…it’s been awhile.
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7 days ago by AnthonyBaker
How to share iCloud Photo Library photos with anyone, and revoke permission
One of the smaller reasons to flip on Apple's iCloud Photo Library is easier sharing with people who may not have an Apple device, or who might not be as technically savvy — here's how to make that happen. First, be sure you actually have iCloud Photo Library on.
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8 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Watch Your Kids. It’s Worth It. – No Idea What I'm Doing: A Daddy Blog
 was at my 9yos gymnastics practice, face in my phone scrolling through Facebook, when Norah came for a drink of water and kicked me in the shin. “Why aren’t you watching?” She asked, in a stern, this is a personal insult tone, hands on her hips.
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9 days ago by AnthonyBaker
A note from 2030 | Seth's Blog
Twelve years from now, your future self is going to thank you for something you did today, for an asset you began to build, a habit you formed, a seed you planted. Even if you’re not sure of where it will lead, today’s the day to begin.
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9 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Refuture – MORNING, COMPUTER
I was reading the excellent book MARS BY 1980 (UK) (US) in bed last night and this term just popped into my head as I was circling sleep. I had to do that thing where you repeat it in your head twenty times so that I’d remember it in the morning.
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12 days ago by AnthonyBaker
5 things you need to fix in your API documentation - Osaango - Open the right doors using APIs!
It was a good thing there was a bar at the party after the first day of NordicAPIs Platform Summit 2018 in Stockholm. After token validation (the beer tickets were in text messages), I needed a bottle of beer. Ok, I was thirsty, too.
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12 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Surgery students 'losing dexterity to stitch patients' - BBC News
Roger Kneebone, professor of surgical education at Imperial College, London, says young people have so little experience of craft skills that they struggle with anything practical.
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12 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Quality and effort | Seth's Blog
It seems as though the opposite of “careless” ought to be “careful.” That the best way to avoid avoidable errors is to try harder, to put more care into the work. This means that if surgeons were more careful, there would be fewer errors.
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12 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Amanpour interviews Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart - The Big Picture
Macro Perspective on the Capital Markets, Economy, Geopolitics, Technology, and Digital Media
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12 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Pentagon Wants To Predict Anti-Trump Protests Using Social Media Surveillance - Slashdot
Alice Marshall shares an excerpt from Motherboard: The United States government is accelerating efforts to monitor social media to preempt major anti-government protests in the U.S., according to scientific research, official government documents, and patent filings reviewed by Motherboard.
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13 days ago by AnthonyBaker
My Learn OmniFocus Seminar — MacSparky
I'm doing a live seminar over at Learn OmniFocus this week on October 31 (Halloween!) at 10:00 AM PST. It's an hour long session and I'll be walking through some of the ways I use OmniFocus in my daily setup. There is still a little room left so get in there if you'd like to participate.
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15 days ago by AnthonyBaker
This Easy Mushroom Ragu Is Fall's Best Vegetarian Pasta Recipe
My boyfriend and I are long-distance, so we get to see each other about once every three months.
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16 days ago by AnthonyBaker
The Siri Shortcuts Home Screen — MacSparky
I was listening to Cortex this week and heard CGP Grey talking about replacing applications on his home screen with Siri Shortcuts links. It was some really clever insight and led me down a rabbit hole of experiments resulting in this, the all Siri Shortcuts home screen.
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16 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Improve Apple Photos with PowerPhotos – Sponsor — MacSparky
This week MacSparky is sponsored by PowerPhotos. There is a lot to like about Apple Photos on your Mac, but if you use it for any length of time, you’ll also realize the app is missing a lot of the tools you need to truly manage your large photo library. That's where PowerPhotos comes in.
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16 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Too Much Email — MacSparky
Cal Newport linked to an Adobe study that concluded average users check email 5.6 hours per weekday. If you look into the study a bit further, it looks like these numbers are inflated but even cutting them in half, 2.3 hours a day on email is too much.
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16 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Atari Asteroids: creating a vector arcade classic
As Atari’s best-selling arcade game of all time, Asteroids was literally a game changer. Released in December 1979, it was responsible for catapulting Atari into mainstream public consciousness.
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16 days ago by AnthonyBaker
How Design Thinking Can Make Your Good API Amazing | ProgrammableWeb
If you’re reading this article, it’s probably because you’ve undertaken a software design project, so first of all, congratulations! Developing a software product is an enormous challenge, but it’s also enormously rewarding.
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17 days ago by AnthonyBaker
5 Reasons Not to Use Microservices — Runscope Blog
Michael Churchman is a guest contributor for the Runscope blog. If you're interested in sharing your knowledge with our readers, we would love to have you! Please fill out this short form and we'll get in touch with you.
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17 days ago by AnthonyBaker
ongoing by Tim Bray · Retiring?
I’m not young and I can af­ford to stop work­ing. I’m won­der­ing if I should. And then, when I get up, I’d like to spend two or three hours on Feed­ly and The Economist, just read­ing what’s go­ing on in the world.
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18 days ago by AnthonyBaker
The Crumbling Architecture of Nuclear Arms Control | naked capitalism
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19 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Make better promises | Seth's Blog
We spend so much of our time keeping promises, fretting about promises, whittling down promises… that we rarely put the effort into creating better ones. More generous.
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19 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Two Hundred Fifty Things an Architect Should Know — R / D
1. The feel of cool marble under bare feet. 2. How to live in a small room with five strangers for six months. 3. With the same strangers in a lifeboat for one week. 4. The modulus of rupture. 5. The distance a shout carries in the city. 6. The distance of a whisper. 7.
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21 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Parity founder demos Substrate, live launches a blockchain in minutes instead of days or weeks – TechCrunch
While the blockchain world has seemingly blazed along in the last 18 months, much of the action has been in the currency world. The underlying technologies building this world are growing at an equally blistering rate, but until now few have threatened to ‘game the game’.
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21 days ago by AnthonyBaker
How to Make a Career Change at 40 and Stop Feeling Stagnant at Work
The Duncan Hines cake products you see in the grocery store are a good example. Hines did not write his first food guide until age 55 and he did not license his name for cake mixes until age 73. Samuel L.
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21 days ago by AnthonyBaker
GitHub Status Generator
What is this site? GitHub's down and I can't really do work. So out of boredom, I made this site to make sure you never run out of slightly different status messages from GitHub. Made by Aapeli Vuorinen, for your entertainment. Check it out on GitHub if they're back up.
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22 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Redis Graph - a graph database module for Redis
This project is a Redis module that implements a graph database. Nodes in the graph represent entities such as persons or places, and connections such as 'visit' are made between the different entities.
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22 days ago by AnthonyBaker
firstround.com
On Aubrey Blanche’s first day as Atlassian’s Global Head of Diversity Inclusion, the company was hiring roughly 10% women into its technical workforce. Over the last year, 18% of their technical hires were women. That’s an impressive 80% delta.
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23 days ago by AnthonyBaker
GitHub - dlthomas/sql-viewer: GHCJS front-end for queryparser
UI for uber/queryparser, written in Haskell using using react-flux, compiled to javascript with GHCjs.
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23 days ago by AnthonyBaker
🔮 Automation & deglobalisation; attention taxes; the blockchain lie; rethinking cities; dandelions, Alzheimer assets, quiet Finns++ #188
Dept of podcasts Today AI is a technology, but in the future it will be its own species. I discuss the future of artificial general intelligence, its merging with blockchain-based projects, as well as the state of Silicon Valley entrepreneurship with serial entrepreneur and investor Elad Gil.
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23 days ago by AnthonyBaker
api - Hyphen, underscore, or camelCase as word delimiter in URIs? - Stack Overflow
I'm designing an HTTP-based API for an intranet app. I realize it's a pretty small concern in the grand scheme of things, but: should I use hyphens, underscores, or camelCase to delimit words in the URIs? I'm leaning towards underscores for everything.
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24 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Why Are We Mostly Ignoring the Climate Crisis? The Message Is Wrong | naked capitalism
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24 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Doc Searls Weblog · Journalism without Twitter
So I’m taking live notes—or maybe trying to—at Blockchain in Journalism: Promise and Practice, happening at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, at the Columbia School of Journalism, to name the three Russian dolls of this thing.
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24 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Breaking Changes | GitHub Developer Guide
Breaking changes are any changes that might require action from our integrators. We divide these changes into two categories: We strive to provide stable APIs for our integrators. When a new feature is still evolving, we release it behind a schema preview.
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25 days ago by AnthonyBaker
3 Common API Design Errors — Runscope Blog
Nicolás Bohórquez is a guest contributor for the Runscope blog. If you're interested in sharing your knowledge with our readers, we would love to have you! Please fill out this short form and we'll get in touch with you.
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25 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Gmail Creator and YC Partner Paul Buchheit on Joining Google, How to Become a Great Engineer and Happiness - Triplebyte Blog
Paul Buchheit is an engineer and partner at Y Combinator. He was the 23rd employee at Google, where he built Gmail and the first prototype for Adsense. After leaving Google he co-founded Friendfeed, which was acquired by Facebook.
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25 days ago by AnthonyBaker
302 Found
We’re proud to introduce Claire Hough as our new VP of Engineering. Claire joins Apollo with over 20 years of experience building impactful and inclusive engineering teams at Udemy and Napster.
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26 days ago by AnthonyBaker
GraphQL Best Practices | GraphQL
The GraphQL specification is intentionally silent on a handful of important issues facing APIs such as dealing with the network, authorization, and pagination.
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26 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Gigaom | The best practice game changer that is GitHub Actions
“GitHub? That’s a code repository, right?” said a friend, when I mentioned I was in San Francisco. GitHub Universe, the company’s annual conference, is small but perfectly formed — 1,500 delegates fills a hall but doesn’t overwhelm.
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26 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Staying on Top of Changes in GraphQL | GitHub Developer Guide
To provide a more seamless experience we prefer to continuously evolve our schemas rather than using API versioning. Continuous evolution allows us to iterate faster and provide our integrators with new schema members more often.
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26 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Herding Cats: Resources for Good Project Management
Anecdotes abound of examples of Bad Project Management. Sometimes these anecdotes are used to suggest a corrective or preventive action that might actually work. Other times these suggestions are simply bogus.
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26 days ago by AnthonyBaker
GitHub - rlingineni/Lambda-Serverless-Search: Use AWS Lambda to perform free-text search on documents - With SAM Template
I love elasticsearch. I love serverless functions. But I love serverless functions more because they're cheaper to run. The purpose of this project is to allow the benefits of free text searching but work and scale at the most minimal cost. The search algorithm powering the system is lunrjs.
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27 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Understanding How Apache Pulsar Works — Jack Vanlightly
I will be writing a series of blog posts about Apache Pulsar, including some Kafka vs Pulsar posts. First up though I will be running some chaos tests on a Pulsar cluster like I have done with RabbitMQ and Kafka to see what failure modes it has and its message loss scenarios.
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27 days ago by AnthonyBaker
How Paying Attention to Detail Saves Your Finances
They say the devil is in the details. When it comes to your finances, this can certainly be true. Each day, we have the potential to lose money simply because we aren't paying attention. We pay too much for items because we don't notice how much they cost.
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27 days ago by AnthonyBaker
How I Threw Away My Career At 28 (& Started Something Way Better)
In March of 2017, I got a phone call that changed my life. I was due to start a new job as the events manager at an exclusive Hollywood social club that Monday.
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27 days ago by AnthonyBaker
"Living off 50% of our income saved me in an unexpected way" | Budgets Are Sexy
So powerful!!! So sad!! So inspiring!! Life Update: I was one of the original people referenced in the “live off 50% of your income” article. Fast forward 6 years. Just as we were about to retire in our early/mid 50s my husband passed away very suddenly.
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27 days ago by AnthonyBaker
We can now customize cancer cures, tumor by tumor - MIT Technology Review
The first time someone pitched Genentech’s senior leadership on a personalized cancer vaccine, it did not go well. “I thought there was going to be a riot,” Ira Mellman, then Genentech’s head of research oncology, recalls.
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27 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Evergreen
Evergreen is a React UI Framework for building ambitious products on the web. Brought to you by Segment. Evergreen contains a set of polished React components that work out of the box.
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27 days ago by AnthonyBaker
Insights from Paul Allen: How the ‘Idea Man’ made a vast impact beyond Microsoft – GeekWire
Who founded Microsoft? Ask almost anyone that question, and they’ll say Bill Gates. But the software icon himself told the rest of the story today in a tribute to his Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen.
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27 days ago by AnthonyBaker
MailSuite Beta — MacSparky
One big change with Mojave was Apple’s tightening up of the mail plugin mechanism. As a result mail plug-in makers have been hard at work bringing their products in line with the new security protocols.
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28 days ago by AnthonyBaker
“Here we go again” | Seth's Blog
We all say that to ourselves. The question is: when do you say it?
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29 days ago by AnthonyBaker
How to Start the Bulletproof Diet in 10 Easy Steps
If you’ve been eating a typical western diet, the Bulletproof Diet seems like a complete overhaul. A small percentage of people can dive right in and never turn back. The rest of us have much more success making small changes that add up.
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29 days ago by AnthonyBaker
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