Clive Shirley

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Monitor your Mac with Monity

My MacBook Pro's battery is living on borrowed time. It has experienced a whopping 1,044 cycles, which puts it over Apple's maximum cycle count of 1,000 for my early-2011 model. Thanks to the Monity widget, I can monitor my MacBook Pro's battery cycles along with a boatload of other system …

MacBook Pro

The 8 best apps for working on the iPad Pro

Apple’s biggest tablet yet is aimed squarely at professionals. There’s a 12.9-inch display with split-screen functionality and plenty of power under …

Apps

Crouton: Turn your Chromebook into far more than a "glorified web browser"

Chromebooks have drastically changed the landscape of computing since their official release in May 2011. At the time many scoffed at the idea of both applications and user data residing in the cloud, as the use of web apps and cloud storage had not yet become an integral part of our daily …

Hierarchies With Postgres

Relational databases do not make modeling hierarchies easy. Luckily there is a fairly straightforward way to encode trees in Postgres.<p>We will look at …

Databases

Working for yourself: The day I did something

People have been asking me for a <b>long time</b> to write more on business topics, entrepreneurship, SaaS products, and running a consultancy. My writing is …

How widely used are security based HTTP response headers?

With my recent interest in security based HTTP headers like CSP and HPKP following the launch of my new service report-uri.io, I found myself …

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer

<i>Short Bytes: This DIY from Chris Robinson of NODE will show you how to make your own Linux computer from a USB charger. This uses Raspberry Pi</i> …

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

The boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O'Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin. Inside Cathay Pacific …

Handling 1 Million Requests per Minute with Go

Jul 6, 2015<p>Here at Malwarebytes we are experiencing phenomenal growth, and since I have joined the company over 1 year ago in the Silicon Valley, one …

Apple has published a great free learn to code course for Swift — on GitHub

<i>TL;DR: Apple has apparently, via some sort of collaboration with a university professor, published last week — during WWDC — a really solid-looking</i> …

Programming

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To Edsger Dijkstra<p><i>It is insufficiently considered that men more often require to be reminded than informed</i>.—<i>Samuel Johnson</i><p>I don't know if concurrency …

Ask HN: How much money does an average VC make?

How much money does an average VC make ? And how much does the top VCs make and how much personal wealth do they accumulate over their tenure as a VC.

PostgreSQL vs. MS SQL Server

1. Why PostgreSQL is way, way better than MS SQL Server<p>Oops, spoiler alert. This section is a comparison of the two databases in terms of features …

Donkervoort D8 GTO Bare Naked Carbon Edition

The Donkervoort D8 has always been an attention-grabber. As the first car in the company's history outfitted with visible carbon fiber bodywork, the …

Sysdig | The Fascinating World of Linux System Calls

Let’s talk about linux system calls. Simply put, system calls are the primary way that programs interface with the operating system. I would go as …

How to fix Wi-Fi problems in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite users have been plagued by a host of Wi-Fi problems since Apple’s two latest operating systems were released. Apple has released updates for both, but to no avail: People keep suffering through Wi-Fi drops, seemingly at random.<p>What the heck’s going on? According to one …

Everyday Statistics for Programmers: Nonlinear Regression

Last week I talked about how to figure out if two variables in your data set are correlated, and the week before I talked about fitting a trend line …

Evidence can modify our beliefs, but the impact it has depends upon those beliefs. An 18th century priest has something to say about that, in what could be seen as a mathematical formulation of the scientific method<p>In my last post I dipped my toe into some statistics, to try to explain why the …

This is why you never end up hiring good developers

You are bad at giving technical interviews. Yes, you. You’re looking for the wrong skills, hiring the wrong people, and actively screwing yourself and your company. Without changing anything about your applicant pool, you can hire different people and your company will do better and you will enjoy …

How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against …

Effortless Ctags with Git

In case you’ve been living under a programming rock, Ctags (specifically Exuberant Ctags, not the BSD version shipped with OS X) indexes source code …

Git tips from the trenches

##After a few years with git everyone has their own bag o’ tricks - a collection of bash aliases, one liners and habits that make his daily work …

Go for Rubyists — SitePoint

The great folks over at Google have developed an awesome language called Go. At first glance, it seems like Ruby and Go are distant cousins, at best. …

Mongodb – not evil, just misunderstood

Lately I’ve been reading a lot about Mongodb and posts dissuading you from ever using it. Some of these articles are seriously outrageous and make me …

Redis cluster tutorial – Redis

*Redis cluster tutorial<p>This document is a gentle introduction to Redis Cluster, that does not use complex to understand distributed systems concepts. …

Designing with Class: Sinatra + PostgreSQL + Heroku

Know a little Ruby? Ready to start web development? Before jumping to Rails, get your hands dirty with Sinatra. It’s the perfect learning tool. My …