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.
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
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.
The code documentation fallacy | Jussi's development blog
As a rough estimate, 95% of functions in any code base should be so simple and specific that their signature is all you need to use them. If they are not, API design has failed: back to the drawing board.
"Cargo Cult Science" by Richard Feynman
So I have just one wish for you–the good luck to be somewhere where you are free to maintain the kind of integrity I have described, and where you do not feel forced by a need to maintain your position in the organization, or financial support, or so on, to lose your integrity. May you have that freedom.
20 Things Every Twentysomething Should Know How to Do | RELEVANT Magazine
Your twenties are a prime time to explore and grow, without all the baggage that comes with settling down and making your mark.
BioCoder – A quarterly newsletter for DIYbio, synthetic bio, and anything related – O’Reilly Media
BioCoder is a quarterly newsletter for DIYbio, synthetic bio, and anything related.
Do You Know What It Means To Be An Introvert? | Thought Catalog
The best explanation I was ever given (and maybe one of the biggest “aha!” moments of my adult life) was that while extroverts are energized by connecting and spending time with others, introverts need inward-focused, alone time to recharge.
linux How can I register a custom protocol with xdg? Super User
Finally found a solution for using org-protocol with chrome, without dirty hacks in xdg-open!
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
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
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.
QUIZ: Modern Art or Children’s Drawings? | Bored Panda
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!
Good practice tips? : ultimate
tags: advice, tips, ultimate
tags: programming, code, video, tutorial
Ask HN: What's the best technical talk you've heard? | Hacker News
tags: talks, programming, technology, videos, collection
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.
Git Tips From the Pros | Nettuts+
tags: version_control, advice, git, tips
22 Things To Do When You’re Heartbroken | Thought Catalog
tags: life, love, advice
Google, Apple Go Head to Head in Ultimate Frisbee : NPR
tags: fun, frisbee, sport, ultimate
It's a hybrid sport, like football mashed up with soccer, played with a Frisbee. Plus, it's self-refereed, appealing to the libertarian ethos of most computer engineers.
Brownian Motion - Brown Mens Ultimate :
tags: advice, sport, ultimate, tips
Getting started with Python: Tips, Tools and Resources - Lesson in Programming
tags: python, programming, tutorial, collection
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.
What are some useful technical skills I can learn within a day? - Quora
tags: programming, collection, learn
This mom gave her son an 18-point contract with his iPhone. Would you be tempted? - The Next Web
tags: life, kids, technology, advice
You will mess up. I will take away your phone. We will sit down and talk about it. We will start over again. You & I, we are always learning. I am on your team. We are in this together.
It’s all about the bike
tags: travel, india, adventure, bicycling
Kingsly on Life
tags: quote, life, reading
education - List of freely available physics books - Physics
tags: books, physics, reading, collection
a list of physics books with open-source licenses, like Creative Commons, GPL, etc. The books can be about a particular field in physics or about physics in general.
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.
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.
Information on getting visas in an overland trip from India to Europe(through central asia) « Asia by bike | Un viaje en bicicleta
tags: travel, visa, advice, bicycling
If you are going in an overland trip from Asia to Europe,through central asia , here is my experience with the visas.
tags: hack, blogging, css, js
resources - What is the single most influential book every programmer should read? - Stack Overflow
tags: books, reading, programming, collection
Perlisisms - "Epigrams in Programming" by Alan J. Perlis
tags: epigrams, reading, programming, collection
- Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon.
Introduction to Three.js
Coding Horror: Recommended Reading for Developers
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QuickStart — llvmpy
tags: llvmpy, python, numpy, software
Believe you can change (Aaron Swartz's Raw Thought)
tags: lessons, life, advice
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.
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