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Bookmarks [2013-10-28]

  • Some misconceptions about Hacker School

    I’ve encountered a few misconceptions about what Hacker School is and who it’s for. I’m not an official source of information; for that, I recommend the User’s Manual and this blog post. Having said that, here are a few things I’ve heard people say that attest to misconceptions about Hacker School, and my responses to them.

  • Static Site Generators

    The definitive listing of Static Site Generators — all 200 of them!

  • We can live with our D, can you live with your A?

    My lad wouldn't like it all. He is fearless. Just like his mother.

  • This Guy Photographed Every Stage Of His Wife's Cancer. The Last 3 Photos Destroyed Me.

    From Angelo’s blog: “I remember the exact moment…Jen’s voice and the numb feeling that enveloped me. That feeling has never left. I’ll also never forget how we looked into each other’s eyes and held each other’s hands. ‘We are together, we’ll be ok.’”

    Throughout her battle, Angelo decided to photograph it. He wanted to humanize  the face of cancer on the face of his wife. The photos speak for themselves.

  • It doesn’t take 10,000 hours to learn a new skill. It takes 20. And here’s how… The Next Web

    It takes 10,000 hours to become an “expert in an ultra competitive field” but to go from “knowing nothing to being pretty good”, actually takes 20 hours. The equivalent of 45 minutes a day for a month.

  • Gender inequalities in Google search | Facebook

    UN Women uses real Google searches to highlight Global Sexism: The campaign uses the world's most popular search engine (Google) to show how gender inequality is a worldwide problem. The adverts show the results of genuine searches, highlighting popular opinions across the world wide web

  • Noobness restricted to blogosphere only: Atal Sarige to Vajra

    My commute is a journey. A journey toward finding the right balance between the two cities. This is Bangalore. The city offers you everything you need and sits back and watches while you imprudently pick only what you want.

Bookmarks [2013-10-25]

  • Basic stuff I should be able to… | music muse amuse

    I, for one, should be able to dance shamelessly and if possible, infect others as well

  • Cricket-Talket: Playing Against Rahul Dravid

    it is not every day that you get to play against someone with 13000 Test runs. It is not every day that you get to play against someone you have adored and idolised since the first time you saw him. It is not every day that you play against Rahul Dravid!

  • Why Python is Better than Matlab for Scientific Software | Meta Rabbit

    If you have legacy code in MATLAB, then it may make sense to just continue using it. If it works, don’t fix it. However, if your Matlab code keeps causing you pain, Python might be a solution.

  • Jason Roberts Google+ My New Strategy for Teaching Kids How to Code

    We're one month into the second year of Catalyst, an after-school tech/computer class that I run for kids aged 9-13, and this year I've decided to try something different. [Last year, I had the kids learn in a browser-based / console-like IDE that I created - kind of like CodeAcademy, but ultimately it was just too much work to maintain and too limiting]. My new plan is to teach the kids how to build their own interactive websites from scratch using HTML, CSS and Javascript, and to do it on their own Linux VPS (CentOS 6) using Vim. I know it probably sounds crazy, but if the preliminary reception and results are any indication, I think it's going to be a success.

  • 50 Places to Visit in India Before You Turn 30 Activities, Experiences and Things To Do

    Here is a fun bucket list of the places you simply have to visit before you turn thirty. They are not just destinations but also crazy experiences that will go down the book of your memory lane. From treading on Living Root Bridges in Cherrapunji to a bike ride through Ladakh, trekking through the valley of flowers in Himalayas to surfing in Orissa, here are some insane experiences.

Bookmarks [2013-10-18]

Bookmarks [2013-10-16]

  • linux How can I register a custom protocol with xdg? Super User

    :orgmode:emacs:capture:xdg:

    Finally found a solution for using org-protocol with chrome, without dirty hacks in xdg-open!

  • MillionShort

    :internet:browsing:search:

    Imagine a search engine that simply removed the top 1 million most popular web sites from its index. What would you discover?

  • Do you want a meaningful or a happy life? – Roy F Baumeister – Aeon

    :life:happiness:meaning:

    People ask what is the meaning of life, as if there is a single answer. There is no one answer: there are thousands of different ones. A life will be meaningful if it finds responses to the four questions of purpose, value, efficacy, and self-worth. It is these questions, not the answers, that endure and unify.

  • Typical Programmer How to develop unmaintainable software

    :programming:maintenance:advice:

    I get paid to take on technical debt. Here are some things you can do in your own software projects to keep me in business.

    (via Chaitu)

  • QUIZ: Modern Art or Children’s Drawings? | Bored Panda

    :art:

    Art, and what we do and do not consider to be art, has changed a lot over the last century. It has become an increasingly difficult thing to define for the average person, and sometimes even art historians and experts can’t seem to keep up.

    This was illustrated in a 2005 survey done by ABC News in which modern masters’ works were mixed into a series with paintings done by children and toddlers. Regular people and art critics alike were asked to choose from the series – which of these works belong in a museum and which ones don’t? Now, Buzzfeed has released a similar survey as well, which we’ve expanded on a bit.

    The results of that survey indicate that either we have a long way to go before we can define what is and isn’t modern art, or that there’s no need to define it so strictly in the first place. Whatever the case may be, let’s see if you’re any better at telling modern art from children’s drawings than the experts are!

Bookmarks [2013/04/17]

  • T NATION | Figuring Out Your Life and Lifting Goals

    tags: failure, life, goals, success, advice, sport, exercise

    Those who fail to make their goals turn to coaching, writing, or other forms to continue expressing their goals in other mediums. Or, they take those lessons learned and parlay them into a successful life, but they don't just drop them and walk away.

Bookmarks [2013/03/14]

Bookmarks [2013/01/22]

  • FreezeGun

    tags: python, testing, code

    FreezeGun is a library that allows your python tests to travel through time by mocking the datetime module.

  • CourseWiki - CS 448B

    tags: visualization, course, software

    In this course we will study techniques and algorithms for creating effective visualizations based on principles from graphic design, visual art, perceptual psychology, and cognitive science. The course is targeted both towards students interested in using visualization in their own work, as well as students interested in building better visualization tools and systems.

Bookmarks [2012/12/12]

  • Gaussian Processes for Machine Learning: Book webpage

    tags: machine_learning, book, reading

    The book deals with the supervised-learning problem for both regression and classification, and includes detailed algorithms. A wide variety of covariance (kernel) functions are presented and their properties discussed. Model selection is discussed both from a Bayesian and a classical perspective. Many connections to other well-known techniques from machine learning and statistics are discussed, including support-vector machines, neural networks, splines, regularization networks, relevance vector machines and others. Theoretical issues including learning curves and the PAC-Bayesian framework are treated, and several approximation methods for learning with large datasets are discussed. The book contains illustrative examples and exercises, and code and datasets are available on the Web. Appendixes provide mathematical background and a discussion of Gaussian Markov processes.

  • human.io

    tags: development, phone, android, app, software

    Easily create and instantly deploy tiny bits of interactive code to your army of followers via their mobile devices.

Bookmarks [2012/09/18]

github.com/mrdoob/three.js JavaScript library for 3D graphics Easy to use Efficient Nice feature set

Bookmarks [2012/08/28]

  • Stack Exchange Machine Learning Contest « Blog – Stack Exchange

    tags: machine_learning, programming

    The idea is simple: we’ve prepared a dataset with all the questions on Stack Overflow, including everything we knew about them right before they were posted, and whether they finally ended up closed or not.  You grab the data, build your brilliant classifier, run it against some leaderboard data and submit your results.  Rinse and repeat until the contest ends, when we’ll grab the most promising classifiers and run them against fresh data to choose winners.

  • First employee or co-founder? - Jacques Mattheij

    tags: job, startup, advice

    think twice before you join a company as a first (or very early) employee, and if you do decide to join negotiate for as large a chunk of stock as you think your position/commitment/drop in pay justifies and be prepared to walk if that is not possible.