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Consciousness: How we’re solving a mystery bigger than our minds

TWENTY years ago this week, two young men sat in a smoky bar in Bremen, northern Germany. Neuroscientist Christof Koch and philosopher David Chalmers …

Consciousness

3 crucial skills for leading without authority

LinkedIn

These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.<p>Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different …

Leadership

Comparing Data Visualization Software: Here Are The 7 Best Tools For 2018

Visualization is an essential element of any Big Data and analytics strategy. The most up-to-date, real-time information and advanced analytics solutions are an expensive waste of money if you can’t communicate the results clearly and effectively to the people whose job it is to put them to …

Data Visualization

What .NET Developers ought to know to start in 2017

Many many years ago I wrote a blog post about what .NET Developers ought to know. Unfortunately what was just a list of questions was abused by …

Software Development

My secret to getting rid of burnout permanently

Recently, I found a secret and since that "ah ha!" moment, things have changed for me. I don't even need a holiday trip to exotic destination anymore …

Productivity

Hackers and Painters

May 2003<p><i>(This essay is derived from a guest lecture at Harvard, which incorporated an earlier talk at Northeastern.)</i><p>When I finished grad school in …

Computer Science

10+ Coding Principles

APIs

This is not the DRY you are looking for

Something went terribly wrong. We took an insightful principle about knowledge management and turned it into code nonsense.<p>“<i>Don’t repeat yourself</i>”. …

Software Development

Software development is all about dependency management

All substantial knowledge I’ve come across as a SW developer has been about dependencies, and particularly about managing dependencies to minimize …

Bliki: BeckDesignRules

Kent Beck came up with his four rules of simple design while he was developing ExtremeProgramming in the late 1990's. I express them like this. …

Software Development

Using DRY: Between Code Duplication and High-Coupling

DRY reduces duplication and the maintenance problems coming with it, but misusing it leads to high coupling and reduced readability. The lesson: a …

Separation of Concerns

The most important principle in Software Engineering is the Separation of Concerns (SoC): The idea that a software system must be decomposed into …

The Art of Separation of Concerns

3 January, 2008. It was a Thursday.<p>Introduction<p>In<p>software engineering, Separation of Concerns refers to the delineation and correlation of software …

Bad programmers create jobs

Jeff Atwood quotes an interview with David Parnas in his most recent blog post.<p>Q: What is the most often-overlooked risk in software engineering?<p>A: …

Examining the Agile Cost of Change Curve

A critical concept that motivates full-lifecycle testing is the cost of change. Figure 1 depicts the traditional cost of change curve for the single …

Software Development

Inversion of Control Containers and the Dependency Injection pattern

Using a Service Locator<p>The key benefit of a Dependency Injector is that it removes the dependency that the MovieLister class has on the concrete …

Software Development

The 9 Best Razors for a Clean-Shaven Summer

R.I.P. beards.<p>There's no doubt that hot weather can make a thick beard a little too sweaty. If you're one to shave (or at least clean up) come summertime, make sure you're doing so with a solid razor. Sharp blades and a good technique make for a better shave, less irritation, and an ingrown …

Men's Fashion

Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Induces an Altered State of Consciousness

Volunteers even ended up hallucinating.<p>In 2015, a psychologist in Italy figured out how to induce a drug-free altered state of consciousness by …

Neurology

Nvidia’s mini supercomputer is the fastest single computer humanity has built

Nvidia has laid claim to building the “fastest single computer humanity has ever created,” by linking up 16 of its Volta-generation Tesla V100 …

Nvidia

There are several things that are not usually appropriate to put into a relational database

As I've said in a few talks, the best way to improve your systems is by first not doing "dumb things". I don't mean you or your development staff is …

Databases

21 Inspirational Quotes On The Power Of Imagination

We have an amazing storehouse of creativity and limitless potential inside ourselves. We just need to tap into it.

1 Week on the Mediterranean Diet Already Has Me Convinced to Eat Healthier

As someone who loves food too much to deprive themselves of anything, I'm not the biggest supporter of diets. The one exception, however, is the Mediterranean "diet" because it's more a regional nutritional philosophy. Rather than eliminating certain food groups, it emphasizes fresh and healthy …

Nutrition

A Harvard Doctor Has Made A Definitive List of The Best Workouts. Full Stop.

Dr I-Min Lee has made it simple for you<p>There’s a lot of information out there about exercise - be it how to lose weight, what’s best for anxiety or how to get a rock hard bum. Thankfully, a super clever person from one of the best Universities in the world has broken it down for us in the simplest …

These Japanese fluffy pancakes are the ultimate new food trend

LIFESTYLE FOOD<p>These ultra-soft pancakes have taken over both the Tokyo food scene and Instagram.<p>These Japanese pancakes are inspired by the …

Breakfast

Guys, Here's How to Maintain Muscle and Get Lean

You’re putting in the work at the gym, but your body’s not showing it. You’ve stopped gaining muscle and started putting on an extra layer of fat. …

Nutrition

This Roasted Cauliflower Takes No Effort to Make

Healthy and easy!<p>May 03, 2018<p>Eating out is ridiculously expensive, and I do it far too often. One of my goals this year (and every year, if we're …

3D-printed airless bike tires deliver a 'smooth ride'

In New Mexico, we have a plant called a goathead whose spiked seeds love to destroy bike tires. That's why the promise of newer, better bicycle tire technology always intrigues me. BigRep, a Berlin maker of super-sized 3D printers, has introduced what it's calling a "world-first 3D-printed airless …

New Mexico

This Best-Selling Leadership Expert Reveals the Simple Habits That Separate Successful People From Everyone Else

Before you lead others, you need to lead yourself. Here's how to do it best.<p>I recently caught up with Robb Holman over email to talk about his intriguing bestseller, <i>Lead the Way.</i> Holman is an internationally recognized leadership expert, executive coach, keynote speaker, and CEO of Holman …

Google-led Kubeflow, machine learning for Kubernetes, begins to take shape

Ever since Google created Kubernetes as an open source container orchestration tool, it has seen it blossom in ways it might never have imagined. As the project gains in popularity, we are seeing many adjunct programs develop. Today, Google announced the release of version 0.1 of the Kubeflow open …