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Where to Start with the Works of Martha Wells

Martha Wells got her start writing Godzilla fan-fiction as a small child, creating enormous, detailed maps of Monster Island on typing paper. After …

Books

What is this project?

LIVE DEMO<p>This project was bootstrapped with Create React App.<p>It is a typescript implementation created with:<p>I got tired of the broken or convoluted …

JavaScript

Constellations T-Shirts

Table of Contents<p>About this project<br>• Assets and usage<br>• I just want to buy the t-shirt<br>• How it all started<br>• Live examples<p>About this project<p>Company t-shirts …

An Embeddable NoSQL Database Engine

UnQLite is a in-process software library which implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional NoSQL database engine. …

Databases

Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2017

2017 was a heck of a year! And we mean that we a giant *SIGH* right after it. But while the world around us seem to darken as the year went by, in …

Books

Awesome Checklist Checklist

🌈A Curated List of Checklists ✔︎✔︎<p>Website Help Wanted Contributors Donation Become a Sponsor<p>Created and Maintained By Yingjie Hu with❤️ Follow me on …

Project Management

Normalization of deviance in software: how broken practices become standard

Have you ever mentioned something that seems totally normal to you only to be greeted by surprise? Happens to me all the time when I describe …

Personal Hygiene

The list of medieval prices which follows is by no means complete or thoroughly researched; I merely extracted references from some of the books I …

SoftBank Leads $164M Bet on Mapbox

Optical Effects in User Interfaces (for True Nerds)

How to make optically balanced icons, correct shapes alignment, and perfect corner rounding. Over 50 pics included.<p>Our eyes are weird organs that …

UX Design

Why testing self-driving cars in SF is challenging but necessary

Anyone who has visited San Francisco knows driving here is kind of ridiculous. Our vehicles encounter challenging (and often absurd) situations up to</i> …

Trunk Based Development

Depending on the team size, and the rate of commits, short-lived feature branches are used for code-review and build checking (CI) to happen before …

Molecular Wallpaper Generator

J.R.R. Tolkien reads from The Hobbit

In 1952, a friend of J.R.R. Tolkien showed him a tape recorder, which the author had never seen before. Delighted, Tolkien sat for his friend and …

Flat UI Elements Attract Less Attention and Cause Uncertainty

<b>Summary:</b> Flat interfaces often use weak signifiers. In an eyetracking experiment comparing different kinds of clickability clues, UIs with weak …

UI Design

Ask HN: Alternatives to (locally hosted) CrashPlan?

tl;dr: What would you recommend as an alternative to a locally hosted CrashPlan instance to backup my files?<p>A bit of detail:<p>I've been using a locally …

Linux

Feather – Simply beautiful open source icons

Feather is a collection of simply beautiful open source icons. Each icon is designed on a 24x24 grid with an emphasis on simplicity, consistency and …

Graphics

Introducing 306 Million Freely Downloadable Pwned Passwords

<b>Presently sponsored by:</b> Get a security solution that will keep your website up and running—and keep you sleeping soundly: Symantec Website Security. …

IT security

Swedish Government Scrambles to Contain Damage From Data Breach

STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s government is scrambling to contain the political fallout from a huge breach of confidential data, including the possible disclosure of the identities of undercover operatives, under the watch of a government contractor.<p>The breach was disclosed this month by the Swedish …

Europe

Node.js performance monitoring with Prometheus

This article helps you to understand what to monitor if you have a Node.js application in production, and how to use Prometheus – an open source …

Work Together to Build Profitable Online Businesses

Ask HN: Which wireless router do you use at home?

I've been using an Airport Extreme for many years, but recently I started having trouble with wi-fi quality. I'd been thinking about getting a new …

Wireless Routers

The AWS spend of a SaaS small business

In the first 30 days after moving Cronitor to AWS in January, 2015 we collected $535 in MRR and paid $64.47 for hosting, data transfer and a domain …

Cloud Computing

Kubernetes Production Patterns

... and anti-patterns.<p>We are going to explore helpful techniques to improve resiliency and high availability of Kubernetes deployments and will take …

DevOps

Simply beautiful open source icons

Feather is a collection of simply beautiful open source icons. Each icon is designed on a 24x24 grid with an emphasis on simplicity, consistency and …

Design

Instrumentation: The First Four Things You Measure

<i>Note: this is the first in a series of guest posts about best practices and stories around instrumentation. Like it? Check out the other posts in</i> …

DevOps