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OBSOLETE

mkcast is no longer being maintained (by me, at any rate). It's really just a bundle of hackiness and kludges, so I've essentially rewritten it from …

Linux

How to Fail: 10 Tips for Explaining Your Missteps | The Art of Manliness

In my previous post, “The Helicopter-Jumper’s Guide to Talking About Yourself,” I explained 10 ways you can talk about your <i>accomplishments</i> without …

12 games that teach kids to code — and are even fun, too

Coding is a big deal right now. Worldwide, 36 million kids have taken part in “Hour of code” activities, helping them become active, rather than passive users of technology and starting learning that might one day help secure a job in our increasingly tech-driven world.<p>Even if your kids don’t go on …

Better Bash Scripting in 15 Minutes

The tips and tricks below originally appeared as one of Google's "Testing on the Toilet" (TOTT) episodes. <br>This is a revised and augmented …

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Avoidance Robot Smart Car Complete Kit (no RPi inc)

<b>Items delivered internationally</b> may be subject to customs processing depending on the item's declared value.<p><b>Sellers</b> set the item's declared value and …

30 Python Language Features and Tricks You May Not Know About

1 Introduction<p>Since I started learning Python, I decided to maintain an often visited list of "tricks". Any time I saw a piece of code (in an …

Why Your Python Runs Slow. Part 1: Data Structures

Almost a year ago, in Waza 2013, Alex Gaynor delivered an excellent talk on “Why Python, Ruby and Javascript are slow” . The key of his talk, as he …

Scrum for Non-Engineering Teams

At Pusher we’ve discovered that Scrum can be a useful tool for organising non-engineering teams – but not all of it. Here’s how we did it, what we …

Four Linux server monitoring tools

Here is four strong monitoring tools i would like to present for you.<p>htop - interactive process viewer<p>You may know the standard tool for watching …

2015 and Passover

At PyCon US 2013, it was brought to our attention by an attendee that we scheduled PyCon US in conflict with Passover in both 2014 and …

Study: Believing You’ve Slept Well, Even If You Haven't, Improves Performance

The positive effects of "placebo sleep"<p><b>Problem:</b> Who even sleeps anymore? You and everyone you know are probably loading yourselves up with coffee or whatever your stimulant of choice is so you can plod through your day as some semblance of an upright human being. Then you get home and you don’t go …

UEFI boot: how does that actually work, then?

It’s AdamW Essay Time again! If you’re looking for something short and snappy, look elsewhere.<p>Kamil Paral kindly informs me I’m a chronic sufferer of …

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Why IPy: reasons for using IPython interactively

command line history and autocomplete<br>These are basic shell features you come to expect and rely upon after a first contact with a Unix shell. The …

They Write the Right Stuff

As the 120-ton space shuttle sits surrounded by almost 4 million pounds of rocket fuel, exhaling noxious fumes, visibly impatient to defy gravity, its on-board computers take command.<p>The right stuff kicks in at T-minus 31 seconds.<p>As the 120-ton space shuttle sits surrounded by almost 4 million …

Computer Science

Before buying a laptop, check if it has nVidia Optimus, its purpose is infuriate you

So, you need a performance laptop, you choose only the best components, a Intel i7 with how much cores you can fit, the best motherboard available, …

Don't use bcrypt

<i>(Edit: Some numbers for you people who like numbers)</i><br>If you're already using bcrypt, relax, you're fine, probably. However, if you're looking for a …

The Best Map Ever Made of America's Racial Segregation

__KEY – White: blue dots; African American: green dots; Asian: red; Latino: orange; all others: brown __<p>Last year, a pair of researchers from Duke …

The Startup Reading List: Must Read Books For Every Startup - Product Demo Videos, Premium Explainer Videos & Book Trailers

Books are still vital. Ask the CEOs of the <i>successful</i> companies and you will find that they are well read.<br>Ask the top people everywhere and they read …

Our Design Guidelines for Teaching Programming Talkthroughs

- Sophia Westwood, Khan Academy CS software engineering<p>As we slowly ramp up content creation for Khan Academy Computer Science, I put together this …

What technology should my startup use?

Over the years many people have asked me the same question:I’m starting this new project, what technology do you think I should use?Often these …

Technical Progress Part II: Dual Motor Drivetrain

The drivetrain, like the motor controller, has evolved extensively since the boards we built before Kickstarter. We’re going to take you through some …

HTTP Performance Is a Solved Problem

HTTP Performance Is a Solved Problem<p>Recorded at:<p><i>|</i> by Poul-Henning Kamp Poul-Henning Kamp Follow 0 Followers on Aug 27, 2013 <i>|</i><p>A note to our readers: As …

The First Few Milliseconds of an HTTPS Connection

Convinced from spending hours reading rave reviews, Bob eagerly clicked “Proceed to Checkout” for his gallon of Tuscan Whole Milk and…Whoa! What just …

Fly Vim, First-Class – Square Corner Blog – Medium

A Vim starter kit for OS X. Batteries included.<p><i>Written by</i> <i>Riley Strong</i><i>.</i><p>Engineers at Square use a wide variety of code editors: Sublime, IntelliJ, …

Learning how to think • Dustin Curtis

The most profound thought from a recent Inc. Magazine interview with Paul Graham was his response to a question about bad habits shared by YC …