Alan Kay's answer to What made Xerox PARC special? Who else today is like them? - Quora
Some Xerox Parc principles

Visions not goals
Fund people not projects — the scientists find the problems not the funders. So, for many reasons, you have to have the best researchers.
Problem Finding — not just Problem Solving
Milestones not deadlines
management  business 
12 hours ago
Heka — Heka 0.10.0 documentation
Stream processing: here for monitoring, mostly.
Sappaya  log  monitoring 
12 hours ago
The New Virtual Accelerator – Insufficiently Edited | Ty Danco
Some intriguing thoughts on how to manage a virtual accelerator
VC  accelerator 
Research Blog: Federated Learning: Collaborative Machine Learning without Centralized Training Data
A clever way of doing on device training (and keeping it private) and still being able to improve models globally. We'll all go this route in the end.
machine  learning  privacy 
VC is aligned to massive exits
VC can only work as a business model if the exits are enormous.
Trello Inspiration
Lots of good ways of using Trello to its full.
One for the thumbs - Six Colors
Thumbs up or down and nothing else.
rating  Apps 
How the Bible Belt lost God and found Trump
Evangelicals are fighting against sins they don't want to commit or can't commit.
12 days ago
Introduction · ssb-handbook
Interesting non-centralised social network.
distributed  social  network 
16 days ago
Spaghetti graphs — a better solution for measuring customer engagement.
Tracking customer retention by cohort plus some useful estimating functions.
management  business  sales 
20 days ago
Can't pair Sennheiser Momentum with MacBook Pro | Official Apple Support Communities
From off, turn on and hold power button then multi-function until red / blue flashing. Then remove and repair.
bluetooth  macos  problems 
20 days ago
Understanding Remittances: Regulatory Aspects | Lets Talk Payments
Some good summaries of what is required in terms of remittance in each territory.
remittance  Sappaya  asia 
21 days ago
Cars and second order consequences
Lots to think about as cars become automated.
cars  automation  future 
26 days ago
TNG Wallet
An eWallet in Hong Kong
Hong  Kong  wallet  Sappaya 
26 days ago
Why Bargain Travel Sites May No Longer Be Bargains
Changes in the travel industry and why aggregators aren't necessarily the best price any more.
travel-tips  airlines  startup  tech  travel  WGW 
26 days ago
Hong Kong Economy: Population, Facts, GDP, Business, Trade, Inflation
Amazing how well HK does given how nearly impossible it is to do business here.
Freedom  index 
27 days ago
The High-Speed Trading Behind Your Amazon Purchase
Amazon as a slow stock market. Same algos, same price crashes.
Amazon  business  AI 
28 days ago
Why Employees At Apple And Google Are More Productive | Fast Company
Don't spread your key employees too broad: they need to cluster.
management  HR  talent 
28 days ago
Doing CI/CD — The Engine Room
How Beam Wallet does it. But it isn't really much of a wallet.
Sappaya  wallet 
29 days ago
Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse | Vanity Fair
Interesting sides of the debate. I suspect the "it'll be cleverer than us and will win" argument is probably the right one.
AI  future 
29 days ago
grub2 - How do I apt-get -y dist-upgrade without a grub config prompt? - Ask Ubuntu
sudo DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y -o DPkg::options::="--force-confdef" -o DPkg::options::="--force-confold" install grub-pc

Good way of doing unattended update.
unattended  Ubuntu  upgrade 
4 weeks ago
How does credit card processing work? - Quora
Good guide to all the parties in CC transactions.
credit  cards  Sappaya 
4 weeks ago
Pulling down the Zeus botnet
Great piece on how botnets really work.
hacking  bots 
4 weeks ago
How to launch software changes without pissing people off
Think that you can never remove anything. Keep legacy ones running for people who don't want the new and the new can be properly new rather than cobbled on to the old.
product  update  management 
5 weeks ago
Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware - Motherboard
Nutty that you can't fix a tractor any more. And that people are using Ukranian hacks to get around it.
economics  legislation  vehicles  hacking 
5 weeks ago
Cartoon: So many distractions (Monday Mar 20, 2017)
Tom Tomorrow. The hype cycle distracting us all.
5 weeks ago
Edmission - A better way to plan for college
Maybe how to do Caroline's career advice thing.
5 weeks ago
Early morning loans
How micro finance actually works
sappaya  finance  micro 
5 weeks ago
Ubuntu Release Upgrade – Fully automatic non-interactive upgrade | awaseroot
do-release-upgrade -d -f DistUpgradeViewNonInteractive

Does the upgrade pretty well without prompts
ubuntu  update 
5 weeks ago
The Future Called: We’re Disgusting And Barbaric – Backchannel
Things we will find barbaric in the future. Some good ones here: eating animal meat, giving birth ourselves, using non-solar / non-renewable energy sources.
future  ethics 
5 weeks ago
Cloud at Cost (CAC) CLI to provision servers from the command line. Neat.
5 weeks ago
Georg Haas - 7 Klangräume (with Mozart's Requiem) (2005) - YouTube
Interesting way of doing unfinished works. Just present what the composer wrote and do some filling in of your own.
Music  unfinished 
5 weeks ago
Why check-cashing stores are a good deal, according to a UPenn professor - Business Insider
There are good reasons to use cheque cashing services. Cost, Transparency and Service among many others.
banking  economics  finance 
5 weeks ago
How To Install MySQL on Ubuntu 16.04 | DigitalOcean
Install MySQL on an Ubuntu server and do some initial hardening.
5 weeks ago
How To Set Up a Node.js Application for Production on Ubuntu 16.04 | DigitalOcean
Spot on guide to setting up Node.js and Nginx on an Ubuntu 16 server.
ubuntu  node  server 
5 weeks ago
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