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Shuhari

<b>Shuhari</b> (Kanji: 守破離 Hiragana: しゅはり) is a Japanese martial art concept which describes the stages of learning to mastery. It is sometimes applied to …

What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic

IEEE 1987. <i>IEEE Standard 754-1985 for Binary Floating-point Arithmetic</i>, IEEE, (1985). Reprinted in SIGPLAN 22(2) pp. 9-25.<p>Kahan, W. 1972. <i>A Survey Of</i> …

Release process

Feature branches are the worst of all evils. Let me explain. Most of the time, the feature doesn't work well on the branch, but <i>everytime</i>, it doesn't …

Fuzzing

"Fuzzer" redirects here. For other uses, see Fuzz (disambiguation).<p><b>Fuzzing</b> or <b>fuzz testing</b> is an automated software testing technique that involves …

Comment on Blameless PostMortems and a Just Culture by Chronos, Kairos, & Janus: It's Time to Seek Balance - DevOps.comDevOps.com

[…] focuses on the time line leading up to a failure. Etsy has done an excellent job of encouraging blameless postmortems in industry. It’s a matter …

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': The Small Self: How Your Identity Constrains You

Imagine for a second what it would be like if you were free from constraints of the small self, identity, just for a few seconds. What would you do? What would you say? Who would you be?<p>So who are "you" anyway?<p>By "you" I am referring to your identity, or the thoughts, beliefs, ideas and positions …

Zen

Transcript: Peter Thiel at the Hamilton College 2016 Commencement

Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley venture capitalist who co-founded PayPal alongside Max Levchin and Elon Musk, addressed the Class of 2016 at Hamilton …

My 8 Rules Of Great Products

After building products for more than 200,000 paying customers, here’s what I’ve learned (so far) about making them great…<p>Building great products …

After the Pakistan school attack, we need to talk about Islam

Pretending that Islamist extremism has nothing to do with Islam simply plays into the radicals' hands: it is time to discuss religious reform<p><i>"There is nothing in Islam that justifies acts of terror."</i> (<b>Prime Minister David Cameron reacting</b> to the beheading of British soldier Lee Rigby by two …

A Walk in Rome in the Days of Trump

The Roman Forum is—along with the Parthenon and the Egyptian pyramids—one of the mandatory sites for reflection on the passing of great powers, the impotence of architectural grandeur, and, these days, on the windfall profiteering of cold soda in places that attract mass tourism. Having come to …

Concept Creep: Psychology's Expanding Concepts of Harm and Pathology

Haslam, N., Concept creep: Psychology's expanding concepts of harm and pathology. Psychological Inquiry, Forthcoming<p>52 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2015<p>The …

Swimming in Your Skin Again - NOWNESS

jQuery throttle / debounce: Sometimes, less is more!

jQuery throttle / debounce allows you to rate-limit your functions in multiple useful ways. Passing a delay and callback to $.throttle returns a new …

Advice for Companies With Less Than 1 Year of Runway

Let's imagine that you are the founder of a company that has successfully raised an angel or institutional round and are currently in a situation …

A Story of a Fuck Off Fund

You’re telling your own story: You graduated college and you’re a grown-ass woman now. Tina Fey is your hero; Beyoncé, your preacher.<p>You know how to …

Money

Interactive diagrams of Rx Observables

Qualia Computing

Towards an understanding of technical debt

I’ve spent the last few years rather flippantly stating, “Technical debt doesn’t exist.”What I was trying to say was, “I’m deeply uncomfortable with …

Humanity at the Crossroads | Sheldon Solomon | TEDxSkidmoreCollege

Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on git

Linus Torvalds

Richard Feynman and The Connection Machine

Published on Sunday, January 15, 01989 • 29 years, 6 months ago<br>Written by Danny Hillis for Physics Today<p>One day when I was having lunch with Richard …

Backends For Frontends

Introduction<p>With the advent and success of the web, the de facto way of delivering user interfaces has shifted from thick-client applications to …

Locked doors, headaches, and intellectual need | Affording Play

You know those things that, once you learn about them for the first time, you start seeing them absolutely <i>everywhere</i>? Recently, that’s been my …

Functor and Monad in Swift

This is an implementation of a type known as Either in some programming languages. Only in this case we’re forcing one of the types to be an NSError …

Programming Languages

Leonard Cohen Narrates Film on The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Featuring the Dalai Lama (1994)

According to Buddhist scholar and translator Robert Thurman (father of Uma), <i>The Tibetan Book of the Dead</i>, or <i>Bardo Thodol,</i> “organizes the experiences …

RECONSIDER

About 12 years ago, I co-founded a startup called Basecamp: A simple project collaboration tool that helps people make progress together, sold on a …

On Being A Senior Engineer

I think that there’s a lot of institutional knowledge in our field, especially about what makes for a productive engineer. But while there are a good …

A Simple Trick to Make Your Color Grades More Cinematic & Professional

The tools for precise color grading are now widely available, but some of the techniques that professionals use day-in and day-out remain a …

How to Cut Short Documentary Films, Part Two: Building Your Story & Adding B-Roll

In celebration of the current promotion running at the Academy of Storytellers, we're sharing two exclusive tutorials on how to effectively cut …