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Big Data And AI: 30 Amazing (And Free) Public Data Sources For 2018

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchains, predictive analytics – all amazing technologies which have promised to revolutionize business and society.<p>They are useless, however, without data. Fortunately for businesses and organizations which don’t have the resources to methodically …

Machine Learning

The Coming Software Apocalypse

A small group of programmers wants to change how we code—before catastrophe strikes.<p>There were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a busy signal. One Seattle woman dialed 911 at least 37 …

University of California

Three Pink Floyd Songs Played on the Traditional Korean Gayageum: “Comfortably Numb,” “Another Brick in the Wall” & “Great Gig in the Sky”

If you come visit South Korea, where I live, you'll more than likely pass through Incheon International Airport, and there quite possibly witness a …

32 Animated Videos by Wireless Philosophy Teach You the Essentials of Critical Thinking

Do you know someone whose arguments consist of baldly specious reasoning, hopelessly confused categories, archipelagos of logical fallacies …

Carl Sagan Presents His “Baloney Detection Kit”: 8 Tools for Skeptical Thinking

It is sometimes said that science and philosophy have grown so far apart that they no longer recognize each other. Perhaps they no longer need each …

Read the CIA’s Simple Sabotage Field Manual: A Timeless Guide to Subverting Any Organization with “Purposeful Stupidity” (1944)

I’ve always admired people who can successfully navigate what I refer to as “Kafka’s Castle,” a term of dread for the many government and corporate …

Management

A Roadmap To Building A Delightful Onboarding Experience For Mobile App Users

But once the user logs into the app, they’re often left alone. They start drowning instead of swimming towards their goal.<p>For users to give your app …

Designing a Better Notes App

<i>The ability to record and catalog thoughts is a popular market — to the tune of 100+ million users according to</i> <i>Evernote</i><i> — but the experience is still</i> …

UI Design

NA14BRL08, Project Mgt Metrics.pdf

The 1-page usability test plan

How to sleep better at night<p>A week or so before a usability test, I often have a least one bad night’s sleep where I wake up worrying that I’ve …

UX Design

Dungeon Casting Part 1: Creating Dungeons With Hirst Arts Molds

Reading Time: 7 minutes<p><i>Note: There are very minor spoilers for Paizo’s ‘Crypt of the Everflame’ adventure in this post.</i><p><i>For a collection of images of</i> …

Designing Data-Driven Interfaces

Telling the story of your data<p>“Dashboard”, “Big Data”, “Data visualization”, “Analytics” — there’s been an explosion of people and companies looking …

Data Visualization

One Page Town Template

I've been thinking about towns lately. Timrod's recent post about the lack of description about the town of Saltmarsh got me started, then I …

[Tuesday Map] Baraloba & Environs

A few months ago I picked up “The Works” from Squarehex. It included a lot of cool mapping papers and the one that caught my imagination are the A5 …

How to Design a Town Map

Today a quick mini-tutorial. This isn’t a photoshop tutorial, nor is it a tutorial for a polished finished map. This is a step by step in my own town …

Ideas for a Post Apocalyptic Campaign in a Fantasy Setting

Dark Sun<p>This brutal and oppressive D&D setting finds players on a dying planet called Athas, where arcane magic is drawn from nature, psionic power …

The Art of Complex Problem Solving

An elegant illustration of demostrasting a complex program solving process: Go to the link below, rollovers with your mouse on different areas of the …

7 Reasons Why People Who Draw Mind Maps Are More Hireable

As technology grows more powerful and outsourcing becomes the norm, creativity will become more valuable to employers. As you search for your next …

This is the one thing you need to make your data easy to understand

iStock Data, big and small, is no longer a powerful force just for IT or analysts to use — it's now a fundamental part of every aspect of business. But just having the data isn't enough; to find the real value of your data, you need to understand it and use it to make better more insightful …

3 secrets to dealing with anger the right way, according to neuroscience

And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone…<p>I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how can you control those emotions in <i>yourself</i>?<p>Looking at the neuroscience, there's a right way and a wrong way to do …

One African’s Personal Space Race Turns Vermin Into Astronauts

Congolese rocketeer gains fame launching among yams; Ovaltine-can passenger pod<p>By<p>Drew Hinshaw<p>Drew Hinshaw<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@drewfhinshaw<p>drew.hinshaw@wsj.com<p>AEROSPACE RESEARCH CENTER, Congo—The mission: Put a rat in space.<p>For 10 years, Congo’s best-known rocket expert has been …

Africa

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Principles behind the Agile Manifesto

Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer<br>through early and continuous delivery<br>of valuable software.<p>Welcome changing requirements, even late …

The Design Sprint — GV

The sprint gives teams a shortcut to learning without building and launching.<p>The sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business …

Prototyping

The VBA Guide To ListObject Excel Tables

OODA Loop: A Comprehensive Guide | The Art of Manliness

John Boyd is described by some as the greatest military strategist in history that no one knows. He began his military career as a fighter pilot in …