Alex Hagerman

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How to add a player to your Python game

In the first article of this series, I explained how to use Python to create a simple, text-based dice game. In the second part, I showed you how to …

Apache Mnemonic is now a Top-Level Project

The Apache Software Foundation has announced Apache Mnemonic is graduating from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project. This signifies …

Big Data

A not-quite-random walk demystifies the algorithm

The algorithm is having a cultural moment. Originally a math and computer science term, algorithms are now used to account for everything from …

Thorough Introduction to Apache Kafka™

A deep dive into a system that serves as the heart of many companies’ architecture<p>Introduction<p>Kafka is a word that gets heard a lot nowadays… A lot …

We need to talk about mathematical backdoors in encryption algorithms

Yo, NSA maths chaps, can you hear me? – Black Hat manSecurity researchers regularly set out to find implementation problems in cryptographic …

Information Security

33 Vegetarian Recipes That Won't Leave You Rummaging Through the Snack Pantry

If you're vegetarian (or like to go meatless every once in a while), you know finding filling meals that don't leave your stomach growling five minutes after finishing your meal is key. While salads are fresh and hit the spot when you need a quick meal, it's those meatless options that are filled …

Our Easiest One Pot Recipes of 2017

Cure your midweek blues with these deliciously easy suppers.<p>Nothing can get rid of the midweek blues better than a warm, comforting dinner. Well, …

Incredible Burrito Bowl Recipes

Healthy, fast, and delicious? Sign us up.<p>Finding weeknight dinner recipes that are healthy, quick, easy, and kid-friendly can be difficult, but we’ve …

Crockpot Chicken Curry

This ingredient list looks long, but most of the ingredients are spices that are quickly added to the crockpot. More curry powder is added at the end …

Homemade Instant Mami Recipe

Make the seasoning oil: Place canola oil, garlic, lemongrass, grated ginger, chili flakes, and sesame oil in a skillet and mix well. Place over low …