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Against magic - macwright.org
Animation is visual music. Give users a great, delightful experience withtransitions. Rather than thinking in screens, we are now thinking in stories. With the…
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How to succeed with fixed price projects – Scalable Startups
via GIPHY Bidding on projects is an art as much as a science. Exciting a customer, around skills and past successes is as important as being able to see details…
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yesterday
Natural Language Processing for Programmers: World Models
Applying order to the procedural universe from Our Young Folks (1865) NLP is deeply concerned with language models: systems that attempt to represent human…
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2 days ago
Making Interactive Fiction: Using Generative Prose - sub-Q Magazine
Generative prose is the technique of dynamically generating text from smaller chunks of writing. This can look like the adaptive, variable prose functionality…
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2 days ago
The Need for Neutrality
The first thing to understand about the decision by a federal judge to approve AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, over the objection of the U.S. Department of…
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2 days ago
Microsoft's Ethical Reckoning Is Here
Microsoft has become the latest company dragged into the tech industry’s ethical reckoning over the use of its products by government agencies. On Sunday,…
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2 days ago
Have you evaluated your toolchain recently?
Let’s get this out first: I switched to Linux. Don’t worry, this post is notintended to convert you, it’s just what drives the story. What this post isreally…
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2 days ago
Meet RoboSat 🤖 🛰 – Points of interest
End-to-end feature extraction from aerial and satellite imagery Today, our data team is excited to introduce RoboSat — our open source, production-ready,…
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2 days ago
WhenWorks is a new tool for scheduling your availability
If you’re the kind of person who constantly has to refer to their calendar whenever somebody asks if you’re free at a specific time, then the brand new…
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2 days ago
Why your turned out duck feet are trashing your body
Contents 1 Ducks are getting a bum rap 2 So I have duck feet, so what? 3 The effect on your ankles and feet 3.1 Refused Shock Absorption 3.2 Ankle Stability 3.3…
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3 days ago
How to read a log scale: What Mike Bostock means
A few weeks back, I read a tweet by Mike Bostock , a very influential voice in the data vis scene. “Don’t compare percentage change on a linear scale,” he said,…
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4 days ago
253 Startup Failure Post-Mortems
It's hard to say goodbye. A compilation of startup failure post-mortems by founders and investors. Of his many failed experiments, Thomas Edison once said: “ I…
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5 days ago
Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done
How much do you slack off at work ? If you’re the average white-­collar drone, the odds are it’s an astonishing amount. A 2015 survey by a UK firm asked 1,989…
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5 days ago
Through the lands of static typing
LastDecember I started my own trip towards Haskell, jumping in with much enthusiasm andcuriosity. The Haskell Book has been the perfectcompanion, and since…
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7 days ago
These Amphibious Sport Shoes Are Good on Land or Sea
Finding the perfect summer travel shoe can be an overwhelming task. No one wants to tote around a suitcase full of sneakers and sandals, but it's hard to have…
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7 days ago
The End of Video Coding? – Netflix TechBlog – Medium
In the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine issue November 2006 article “ Future of Video Coding and Transmission ” Prof. Edward Delp started by asking the panelists…
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7 days ago
Effective Standards Work, Part 1: The Lay Of The Land – Infrequently Noted
The web standards process too often fails us. This series explores the forces at work, how we’re improving it, and how you can shape the design and iteration of…
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8 days ago
Where the 'No Ending a Sentence With a Preposition' Rule Comes From
All Illustrations: Aïda Amer; Portrait: Folger Shakespeare Library/Cropped/CC BY-SA 4.0 There are thousands of individual rules for proper grammatical use of…
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8 days ago
This app in Google Play wants to use phone mics to enforce copyrights
Enlarge Google If ever there were a case for rejecting requested device permissions, it’s made by an Android app with more than 10 million downloads from Google…
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8 days ago
AT&T can buy Time Warner Inc., judge rules
Enlarge Aurich Lawson AT&T has won a court ruling that will allow it to buy Time Warner Inc., Bloomberg reported today . We're still waiting to get a copy of…
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8 days ago
The Racy Module That Almost Ruined D&D: an Oral History
An epic Dungeons & Dragons campaign, any player will tell you, can take many hours. It’s not just a few rolls of the dice. Yet there is one D&D quest that’s…
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8 days ago
Here Are the 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People
Most of us claim we want to be happy—to have meaningful lives, enjoy ourselves, experience fulfillment, and share love and friendship with other people and…
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9 days ago
Net neutrality is dead — what now?
As of June 11th, the legal protections against content discrimination on the internet are gone. As far as the FCC is concerned, net neutrality is dead. The…
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9 days ago
What Is Your Learning Style? Learn The Four Types
Learning a new skill is always daunting, especially when it feels like everyone else around you has magically picked it up while you’re left in the dark (it’s…
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9 days ago
You Probably Don't Need Derived State - React Blog
React 16.4 included a bugfix for getDerivedStateFromProps which caused some existing bugs in React components to reproduce more consistently. If this release…
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13 days ago
Prioritizing the Long-Tail of Performance - TimKadlec.com
When I work with companies on improving their performance, we focus more and more on their long-tail of performance data. We look at histograms instead of any…
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13 days ago
System design 101 | learning with scripting
I’ve seen a certain pattern of thinking in engineering organizations that feels backwards to me but I keep running up against it. Part of the reason it feels…
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16 days ago
Why is Front-End Development So Unstable?
We all know the meme: by the time you’ve learned one front-end technology, another three have just been released. Also, that one you just learned? It’s…
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20 days ago
The Cult of the Complex
Illustration by Kevin Cornell ‘Tis a gift to be simple. Increasingly, in our line of work, ‘tis a rare gift indeed. In an industry that extols innovation over…
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20 days ago
Working From Home Is Not Remote Work
Let’s get one thing straight: Technology has changed. The ability for employees to work outside of an office is more feasible now than ever. So why are some…
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21 days ago
Examining performance differences between Native, Flutter, and React Native mobile development.
It’s a difficult decision deciding whether your company’s mobile app should be atrue native application or employ a cross platform approach like ReactNative or…
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21 days ago
The Psychological Challenges of Just Getting to Mars - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus
Though space may be the quintessential I.C.E. environment, Musk appears to be aiming to make trips to Mars—aspirationally scheduled to commence in 2024—as far…
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21 days ago
The Hypermedia Maturity Model | 8th Light
This is part three in a series about hypermedia and REST. You don't need to read the previous post to follow this one, but if you like this and want to read…
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21 days ago
ghcid for the win!
19 May 2018 Supercharge your Haskell development experience with ghcid! ghcid is – at the current moment – the most important tool for Haskell development…
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22 days ago
UTC is Enough for Everyone, Right?
Since the dawn of time Years ago, I worked with a friend who had built a few scheduling calendars in a previous freelancing gig. Sometimes we’d be working on…
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22 days ago
CSS Utility Classes and "Separation of Concerns"
Over the last several years, the way I write CSS has transitioned from a very "semantic" approach to something much more like what is often called "functional…
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23 days ago
Server Response Times—A Test Of One Site And Two Hosts
Since last spring I’ve been running an on-again, off-again series about website performance . In early April I left off with some talk about hosting , server…
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23 days ago
From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X, part III
All hail Chairman Jobs The other big deal is that, well, Apple is Apple. Apple, as a company, prides itself on being a leader, not a follower. As Steve Jobs…
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23 days ago
The Importance of Deep Work & The 30-Hour Method for Learning a New Skill
The Importance of Deep Work & The 30-Hour Method for Learning a New Skill The tech industry, especially the security industry, seems outrageously overwhelming…
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24 days ago
What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?
“I want The Three Bears!”
These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture…
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26 days ago
My favorite principle for code quality
My favorite principle for code quality technical Programming seems to become more about memorization every day, with advocates pushing for memorizing lists of…
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27 days ago
Why not program right? - Bertrand Meyer's technology+ blog
( Originally published on CACM blog. ) Most of the world programs in a very strange way. Strange to me. I usually hear the reverse question: people ask us, the…
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27 days ago
Detroit: Become Human review: Robotic in all of the wrong ways
The trailer for Detroit: Become Human Always tell, never show I ended up hating almost everything about Markus, who transitions from willing servant to woke and…
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27 days ago
My Struggle with Testing Code
Brad Frost recently shared a post called “ My Struggle to Learn React ”. Inspired by that, I thought I’d share something I’m bad at: Testing Code. This has been…
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28 days ago
Home - Liston Witherill
Sell with confidence, win your dream clients, and leave the pressure and awkwardness behind. Boost Sales In 30 Days - Get the FREE Video Course A Few Places…
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29 days ago
Introducing Self-Service Apache Kafka for Developers
New Confluent Cloud Professional, and Ecosystem Expansion to Google Cloud Platform The vision for Confluent Cloud is simple. We want to provide a streaming data…
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29 days ago
Identifying, Auditing, and Discussing Third Parties – CSS Wizardry – CSS Architecture, Web Performance Optimisation, and more, by Harry Roberts
Written by on CSS Wizardry . A large part of my performance consultancy work is auditing and subsequentlygoverning third-party scripts, dependencies, and their…
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4 weeks ago
Eric's Archived Thoughts: Formal Weirdness
As I described and tweaked my version of reset styling , a fair number of people asked (with varying degrees of politeness) why I didn’t just use a universal…
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4 weeks ago
Containers, Security, and Echo Chambers
Sunday, May 20, 2018 There seems to be some confusion around sandboxing containers as of late,mostly because of the recent launch of gvisor .Before I get into…
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4 weeks ago
Opinion | A.I. Is Harder Than You Think
The field of artificial intelligence doesn’t lack for ambition. In January, Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, claimed in an interview that A.I. “is more…
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4 weeks ago
What's Weird with Maybe List
When modeling data in a typed language like Elm or Haskell , somecombinations of types are a bit strange. Take Maybe (List a) . It has two empty states: Nothing…
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4 weeks ago
ferd.ca -> The Zen of Erlang
2016 02 08 The Zen of Erlang This is a loose transcript (or long paraphrasing?) of a presentation given at ConnectDev'16, a conference organized by Genetec in…
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4 weeks ago
Aral Balkan - Free is a Lie - YouTube
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Alan Kay at OOPSLA 1997 - The computer revolution hasnt happened yet - YouTube
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The Curse of an Open Floor Plan
Arsh Raziuddin / The Atlantic F or some American families, one kitchen is apparently not enough. What is wrong with having just one kitchen? Well, people cook…
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4 weeks ago
Acephalic Agile—worse than Waterfall? - Oliver Wyman Labs: Technical
When we formed LShift, we sat with a group of engineers and asked them what the new company would have to be like for them to want to join it. Their first…
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4 weeks ago
To Build Truly Intelligent Machines, Teach Them Cause and Effect | Quanta Magazine
Q&A To Build Truly Intelligent Machines, Teach Them Cause and Effect By Kevin Hartnett May 15, 2018 Judea Pearl, a pioneering figure in artificial intelligence,…
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4 weeks ago
Impressive things about Terraform | Smash Company
May 17th, 2018 No Comments (written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: lawrence@krubner.com I am…
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4 weeks ago
I Tried to Get an AI to Write This Story
What a time for artificial intelligence! Google announced a new AI-powered set of products and services at its I/O conference for developers, including one…
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4 weeks ago
Dumb React
I recently posted about my struggle to learn React . There are a lot of personal reasons for this, which I explain in the post. But I’ve also found it…
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5 weeks ago
Types – Programmer's Compendium
17 minute read A type is a collection of possible values.An integer can have values 0, 1, 2, 3, etc.; a boolean can have values true and false.We can imagine…
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5 weeks ago
Deadly Convenience: Keyless Cars and Their Carbon Monoxide Toll
Without having to turn and remove a key to shut off the motor, drivers can be lulled into mistakenly thinking that the car has stopped running. Credit Photo…
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5 weeks ago
What if JavaScript wins? – Anil Dash – Medium
JavaScript is now part of the toolkit of most working developers. What if network effects push it into being the first-ever truly dominant programming language?…
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The Slow Death of Internet Explorer and the Future of Progressive Enhancement
Illustration by Dougal MacPherson My first full-time developer job was at a small company. We didn’t have BrowserStack, so we cobbled together a makeshift…
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5 weeks ago
The Moat Map
A subtext to last week’s article, Tech’s Two Philosophies , was the idea that there is a difference between Aggregators and Platforms; this was the key section:…
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5 weeks ago
NoRedInk – My Polymorphic Relationships Adventure How did I...
My Polymorphic Relationships Adventure How did I get here? Fix an awkward relationship. That was the name of the story that I took on as the NoRedInk Writing…
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5 weeks ago
Opinion | Liberals, You’re Not as Smart as You Think You Are
I know many liberals, and two of them really are my best friends. Liberals make good movies and television shows. Their idealism has been an inspiration for me…
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5 weeks ago
Docker is the dangerous gamble which we will regret | Smash Company
Docker is the dangerous gamble which we will regret (written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at:…
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The Coral Reef Pattern of incremental improvement | Smash Company
The Coral Reef Pattern of incremental improvement (written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at:…
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5 weeks ago
Inbox zero and the search for the perfect email client
Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty Lee Hutchinson I've been a proponent of "inbox zero" before I even knew what the term meant—it's just how I've always managed my…
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5 weeks ago
Why losers have delusions of grandeur
Charles Darwin observed that “ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.” That was certainly true on the day in 1995 when a man named…
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5 weeks ago
Is GraphQL The Future? - Artsy Engineering
I have seen the future, and it looks a lot like GraphQL. Mark my words: in 5years, newly minted full-stack app developers won’t be debating RESTfulness anymore,…
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5 weeks ago
Editorial Design and CSS Grid: Inspiration and examples • Silo Creativo
We, web designers, are in luck. We had never lived a time like today, where we can choose between three different CSS syntax groups to design the layout of a…
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5 weeks ago
Systems of process orchestration | Smash Company
(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: lawrence@krubner.com I get that Linux Cgroups might be…
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5 weeks ago
jspm.io - Native ES Modules CDN
Load npm packages in modern browsers with the native browser ES module loader: <script type=module> import React from 'https://dev.jspm.io/react' ;</script> Or…
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5 weeks ago
Video: How Blizzard makes Overwatch maps, and why tiny boats made Rialto more balanced
Video shot and edited by CNE. Click here for transcript . Blizzard Entertainment just released Rialto, a new map for its hero-based first-person shooter…
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