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The Future of Notebooks: Lessons from JupyterCon | Will Crichton
At JupyterCon, I learned three things: reactive notebooks are the future, Jupyter is the new Bash, and data science is a gateway drug.
notebooks  jupyter  ipython  article  python  code  computing  coolproject  data:science  datascience 
august 2018 by otlib
I don’t understand Graph Theory. – freeCodeCamp
Graph theory represents one of the most important and interesting areas in computer science, and at the same time the most misunderstood (at least by me, no stats). Understanding and using graphs…
graph-theory  graphs  algorithm  math  algorithms  dev  learning  algo  article  code 
february 2018 by otlib
The Follower Factory - The New York Times
Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.
bots  twitter  IFTTT  Pocket  Archive  instapaper  nyt  2016_populism  2018  Article 
january 2018 by otlib
uxdesign.cc – UX Design Collective
Curated stories on user experience, usability, and product design. By @fabriciot and @caioab.
ux  design  tools  blog  resources  article  Bookmarks_Bar  ui  20170906  articles 
january 2018 by otlib
The Most Important Rule in UX Design that Everyone Breaks
There is one principle of organization that every human should adhere to, particularly people who design products. Day after day, I see companies break this rule, and it is 100% of the time to their…
ia  flow  groups  ux  design  information  millers-law  chunks  ui  article 
november 2017 by otlib
The 1% fallacy | Successful Software
Here is how to make a fortune writing software: Pick a large and established software market e.g. back-up, anti-virus or customer relationship management (CRM) software. Write a new product for that market. Get 1% of the market. Retire to your own island. These markets are massive. The CRM market alone is estimated at around $18…
advice  article  2013  blog  business  may  personal  software  economics  pareto  law  programming  marketing 
november 2017 by otlib
Longform
The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts.
aggregator  journalism  articles  reading  blog  writing  Actueel  art  article  Bladwijzerbalk 
october 2017 by otlib
SMMRY - About
Summarize articles, text, websites, essays and PDF documents online for free with SMMRY. Developers can also implement our free API into applications that may require summarization.
summary  algorithm  article  nlp  summarisation  Bookmarks_bar  Coding  godam  idk  junk 
october 2017 by otlib
How to navigate the coming A.I. hypestorm | The Outline
Many machine learning studies don’t actually show anything meaningful, but they spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt.
ml  hype  critique  ai  machinelearning  IFTTT  Pocket  Tech  article  artificialintelligence  theoutline  Unread 
september 2017 by otlib
This Simple Philosophical Puzzle Shows How Difficult It Is to Know Something
What is knowledge? Well, thinkers for thousands of years had more or less taken one definition for granted: Knowledge is “justified…
philosophy  knowledge  nautilus  article  epistemology  fact  dkl  facts  IFTTT  info  information  nautilusmag 
august 2017 by otlib
Still think you don't need HTTPS?
Very often people tell me "we don't need HTTPS" so in this blog I'm going to cover many of the great reasons to add HTTPS support to your site.
https  privacy  security  webdev  IFTTT  instapaper  TLS  article  blog  Compression 
july 2017 by otlib
The Myth of a Superhuman AI – Backchannel
Debunking the myth of a superhuman artificial intelligence: Hyper-intelligent algorithms are not going to take over the world for these five reasons.
future  ai  IFTTT  Pocket  Unread  article  digg  Instapaper  intelligence  technology 
april 2017 by otlib
Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women? - The Atlantic
Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here’s why not much has changed—and what might actually work.
diversity  tech  siliconvalley  programming  article  technology  IFTTT  atlantic  atlanticmonthly  business  Digg  facebookads 
march 2017 by otlib
Who Needs GPS? The Forgotten Story of Etak's Amazing 1985 Car Navigation System | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
With backing from Atari's cofounder, an engineer-navigator brought high-tech driving directions to carsduring the Reagan Administration.
navigation  gps  car  history  technology  vintage  article  atari  creative  deadreckoning 
february 2017 by otlib
Is the Art World Responsible for Trump? Filmmaker Adam Curtis on Why Self-Expression Is Tearing Society Apart | Art for Sale | Artspace
In this interview with Artspace's Loney Abrams, the iconoclastic BBC producer explains why individualistic self-expression may be at the center of liberalism's current woes.
favorites  art  reading  article  Archive  pocket  politics  power 
december 2016 by otlib
Exclusive: How Elizabeth Holmes’s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down | Vanity Fair
In a searing investigation into the once lauded biotech start-up Theranos, Nick Bilton discovers that its precocious founder defied medical experts—even her own chief scientist—about the veracity of its now discredited blood-testing technology.
instapaper  theranos  IFTTT  Pocket  business  tech  twitter  health  siliconvalley  article 
october 2016 by otlib
John Carmack on Inlined Code
(Here begins a comment written by John Carmack in 2014, about an email he sent to a programmers’ mailing list in 2007.)
programming  article  codequality  code  architecture  dev  english  fp  gumption  lang 
july 2016 by otlib
Houdini: Maybe The Most Exciting Development In CSS You've Never Heard Of – Smashing Magazine
Have you ever wanted to use a particular CSS feature but didn’t because it wasn’t fully supported in all browsers?
css  IFTTT  houdini  webdev  frontend  standards  instapaper  w3c  article  Pocket 
march 2016 by otlib
How to debug small programs | Fabulous adventures in coding
One of the most frequent categories of bad questions I see on StackOverflow is: I wrote this program for my assignment and it doesn't work. [20 lines of code]. And... that's it. If you're reading this, odds are good it's because I or someone else linked here from your StackOverflow question shortly before it was…
programming  debugging  debug  IFTTT  article  db  dev  good  howto 
february 2016 by otlib
How to Beat Procrastination - Less Wrong
Part of the sequence: The Science of Winning at Life
 
My own behavior baffles me. I find myself doing what I hate, and not doing what I really want to do!
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productivity  lifehacks  motivation  procrastination  psychology  howto  article  projectmanagement  tips  via:packrati.us 
december 2015 by otlib
Mosaic
Mosaic is dedicated to exploring the science of life. We publish stories on aspects of biology or medicine that affects our lives, our health or our society.
science  biology  technology  longform  interesting  article  betterment  biomedical  content  health 
november 2015 by otlib
The Logical Fallacy of Generalization from Fictional Evidence - Less Wrong
When I try to introduce the subject of advanced AI, what's the first thing I hear, more than half the time?
"Oh, you mean like the Terminator movies / the Matri
yudkowsky  rationality  logic  fiction  robots  ai  article  toread 
october 2015 by otlib
Page Weight Matters
Three years ago, while I was a web developer at YouTube, one of the senior engineers began a rant about the page weight of the video watch page being far too large. The page had ballooned to as high as 1.2MB and dozens of requests. This engineer... | Chris Zacharias | Founder of imgix. YCombinator alum. Ex-YouTuber. Studied New Media at RIT.
youtube  web  performance  optimization  webdesign  pageweight  Unread  development  internet  article 
october 2015 by otlib
BBC - Future - The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar
Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful, says David Robson.
article  interesting  bbc  psychology 
september 2015 by otlib
I was an undercover Uber driver :: Cover :: Philadelphia City Paper
Create infographics and interactive online charts. It's free and super-easy!
uber  article  uber-drivers  IFTTT  Pocket 
may 2015 by otlib
Can civilisation reboot without fossil fuels? – Lewis Dartnell – Aeon
It took a lot of fossil fuels to forge our industrial world. Now they're almost gone. Could we do it again without them?
instapaper  article  IFTTT  Pocket  BufferIt  Digg  energy  Facebook  fossil-fuels  future 
april 2015 by otlib
Critical Sharks Part IV: Fear of Apple — Eli Schiff
There is an unfortunate climate of fear in the software community today. It
is primarily in ephemeral video interviews and podcasts that we get any
semblance of coherent criticism and even then it is reticent. Worse than
the fact that this criticism is relegated to verbal discussions is that it
is later renounced by the very same designers and developers when they are
interviewed in the more permanent-seeming medium of the written word. In
written interviews, these fair-weather...
article  apple  critique  design  programming  marketing  appstore 
march 2015 by otlib
Dad and The Ten Commandments of Egoless Programming - Stephen Wyatt Bush's Blog
Dad and I got to talk about programming for two weeks before he died. I was 22, a senior in college completing a BFA in graphic design. Dad was 62, …
programming  devops  advice  agile  psychology  egoless  article  career  commandments  culture 
march 2015 by otlib
Antiwork – a radical shift in how we view “jobs” : December 2014 : Contributoria - the independent journalism network
Brian Dean : Antiwork is a moral alternative to the obsession with “jobs” that has plagued our society for too long. It’s a project to radically reframe work and leisure. It’s also a cognitive antidote to the pernicious culture of “hard work”, which has taken over our minds as well as our precious …
career  culture  business  IFTTT  Pocket  politics  work  article  @culture  @issues 
march 2015 by otlib
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