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Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the …

Everything You Need to Know About Gene Therapy’s Most Promising Year - MIT Technology Review

For a few lucky patients, 2016 was the year when gene therapy turned from promises to cures. The technology, long contemplated as a way to erase …

Genetic Engineering

Meet 2017's hot new smartphone brands: Nokia and BlackBerry

The one-time market leaders saw their fortunes fall as they dawdled in responding to the iPhone. But the brands will get a new lease on life next …

Mobile

17 useful Google products and services you didn't know existed

Most of us have heard of Google's well-known and much-loved tools — Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps, and many more. Those products and services are used by millions of people around the world every day.<p>What many people don't know, however, is that Google actually has a bunch of other features and …

Apps

The best supplements for sex

If you have a low sex drive, can't get off, or you have fertility issues, you're not alone. In fact, you're far from alone! About 40 to 70 percent of …

Encrypted email app ProtonMail reports surge in users after latest Yahoo hack revealed

ProtonMail, the encrypted email service that touts itself as NSA-proof, claimed that user growth doubled in the wake of the latest Yahoo email hack scandal, an event that saw an “unauthorized third party” access data from more than one billion Yahoo accounts.<p>That particular hack dated back to 2013, …

Encryption

Raspberry Pi launches Pixel for PC and Mac. Here's how to get it

Raspberry Pi has launched an experimental version of its Pixel OS for PC and Macs.<p>Unveiled in September, Pixel stands for “Pi Improved Xwindows …

Raspberry Pi

Product Owner vs Product Manager

As a Product Owner and the CEO of Scrum.org I was invited to speak at ProductTank NYC earlier this year about the conflict between the roles Product …

Agile Metrics — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

TL;DR: Agile Metrics<p>Suitable agile metrics reflect either a team’s progress in becoming agile, or your organization’s progress in becoming a learning …

Top JavaScript Frameworks & Topics to Learn in 2017

The popularity of JavaScript has led to a very vibrant ecosystem of technologies, frameworks, and libraries. Along with all the amazing diversity and …

JavaScript

Front End Optimization - 9 Tips to Improve Web Performance

In today’s digital world, there are millions of websites accessed every day for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, many of these websites are …

Web Development

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apple’s new MacBook Pro is proof Tim Cook doesn’t care about software professionals

If you are a design professional, it’s a pretty safe bet that you use some flavor of Mac. The industry’s preference for Apple products has been axiomatic for thirty years. And if you are a software professional not in thrall with the fading Windows ecosystem, then for the last decade, you have …

MacBook Pro

Everything you need to know about ashwagandha—the stress-fighting adaptogen of the moment

When it comes to adaptogens—the herbs that health experts like Frank Lipman, MD, tout as nature’s miracle stress fighters—ashwagandha is arguably the …

Agile Methods Don’t Exist. What Does, Then?

<i>Agile is Dead, Long Live Agility</i>. 15 years after the birth of the Manifesto, many of us still don’t get what Dave Thomas meant, and why the heck this …

How To Find Happiness In Your Life - 10 Ways To Get Happier - OLBlog

<b>Happiness!</b> There isn’t a single human being who doesn’t want to be happy, and for many, it is the primary pursuit in life. While happiness is defined …

The Science of Success

<b>Martin Gruebele embodies the theory and practice behind the MAF Method.</b><p>If success is more science than mystery, Martin Gruebele may be the living …

Running

Finding an agile balance for testing is easier with Zephyr for JIRA | Zephyr

<i>The following article is a guest post to Zephyr from Larry Cummings, Atlassian Consultant and Atlassian Certified Trainer at Isos Technology. Isos</i> …

The $5 PoisonTap quickly, completely hijacks even a locked computer’s internet

After I learned of this clever exploit from Samy Kamkar, my poor 2012 MacBook Air looks more vulnerable than venerable: Asleep on the table, its USB ports exposed, it could be hijacked in seconds by a malicious Raspberry Pi Zero called PoisonTap. No need for passwords, zero-days or million-dollar …

Raspberry Pi

LinkedIn’s CEO says the U.S. cares too much about four-year college degrees

Skills, not diplomas, need to be valued more, says Jeff Weiner.<p>A traditional college education is expensive. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner also thinks it might be overvalued.<p>“Historically here, there’s been a tremendous amount of weight that’s been given to four-year university degrees and not nearly …

San Francisco

Major Linux security hole gapes open

An old Linux security 'feature' script, which activates LUKS disk encryption, has been hiding a major security hole in plain sight.<p>Sometimes Linux …

Linux

Handling Non Functional Requirements in User Stories

For Training, Coaching, and Consulting engagements, please contact me for details on how I can help your organization.<p><b>Please Note:</b> User Stories are …

Project Management

Monday, November 14, 2016

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for November 14, 2016

Top 10 Ways Men Destroy Their Marriage

Top 10 Ways Men Destroy Their Marriage<p>Updated on June 16, 2016<p>Neglected Wife Symptoms—Ways Husbands Destroy Their Marriages<p>It is important to …

Top 10

10 Signs Your Relationship or Marriage is Falling Apart

10 Signs Your Relationship or Marriage is Falling Apart<p>Updated on April 3, 2016<p>Relationships and Friendships That Feel Like Marriages<p>We all fall in …

Relationships

What you need to know about Agile Performance Management

<b>Agile performance management</b> is a collaborative, continuous feedback and development practice that is steadily replacing <b>traditional performance</b> …

Project Management

Projected Opening Dates | Northern Rockies (Montana, Wyoming, Idaho)

<i>Photo Credit: Sun Valley Facebook Page | Cover Photo: Jackson Hole Facebook Page</i><p>With winter slowly approaching, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana are …

Skiing

Skype for Business now available for Mac alongside updated iOS app

Skype has publicly released a new Skype for Business Mac app, bringing a client specifically designed for Mac users with an edge-to-edge experience for video calls and more.<p>The app offers a few advantages over the regular Skype client including one-click to join functionality, full screen sharing …