Matt Sanford

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The Thin Man Marathon: Conjugal Concord

If you are planning to spend New Year’s Eve at home this year you will find some great company on TCM where Nick and Nora Charles, as played by the …

Digital Power Tools That Change the Way We Design & Build: The Handibot

By making a CNC machine very small, ShopBot made the possibilities huge<p><i>For our Tech-Tacular design and technology special, we sought out</i> …

Woodworking

NSA Helped British Spies Find Security Holes In Juniper Firewalls

A TOP-SECRET document dated February 2011 reveals that British spy agency GCHQ, with the knowledge and apparent cooperation of the NSA, acquired the …

Information Security

Google's new Cloud Vision API helps teach machines to better understand images

Google announced today that it’s offering up its powerful image recognition through the release of Google Cloud Vision API.<p>The robust REST API uses Google’s image recognition tools that help give context to photos so that machines may understand then in the same way they understand text.<p>Cloud …

Unleashing a Monster (Hopefully)

Joshua Ben Longo on what it really takes to crowd-fund and mass-produce a terrifyingly cute area rug.<p>Growing up, Joshua Ben Longo was plagued with …

Prototyping

Satirical travelogy

Poe's Law says that "it is difficult or impossible to tell the difference between an expression of sincere extremism and a parody of extremism". But …

Interface pollution in Go

Note: This article has been migrated to rakyll.org, read it there.<p>If there was a single powerful language feature in Go, it’d be the interfaces. The …

JavaScript

Keep a programming language backwards compatible or fix its flaws?

Switching to a new version isn't worth the time or the risk.<p><i>This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by</i> …

Pointers vs References

Some languages including C, C++ support pointers. Other languages including C++, Java, Python, Ruby, Perl and PHP all support references. On the …

Kill The Hamburger Button

That little three-lined button is the devil. Whether you call it a side menu, navigation drawer, or a hamburger, hiding your features off-screen behind a nondescript icon in the corner is usually a poor mobile design choice. Interaction theory, A/B tests, and the evolution of some of the top apps …

PangramTweets

The Twitter API, beyond its great utility for corpus linguistics (see "On the front lines of Twitter linguistics," "The he's and she's of Twitter"), …

Stephen Searles · Stephen Searles

Thu, Sep 7, 2017<p>I’m working on a plugin to caddy that hooks in hugo with a more tailored interface than its predecessor. The code is at: …

"Peak X" abides

Following up on "Peak X", 10/14/2008, O.C. sends in a link to "Twitter (Finally) Invents Revenue Stream", <i>Marketing Vox</i> 5/5/2014 (emphasis added):<p>In …

Rural amorous feelings

Someone posted this picture of a package of mushrooms (?) on Reddit:<p>If this is Chinese, I'd read it as shānyě xiǎo shi 山野小拾 ("gleanings from hill and …

Bad Movie Mothers We Love to Hate

TCM is celebrating Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 11th) with a great program of classic films showcasing notable mothers. While looking over Sunday’s …

Adding Methods to Function Types in Go

May 5 2014<p>One of the intriguing features of Go is its ability to take a function type and attach methods to it. Yes, you read that right: in Go, …

Want to introduce fewer bugs? Test through these five cases. - DoneDone

Truth be told, DoneDone is a piece of software I want to use as infrequently as possible. If I use DoneDone a lot, it means I’m making (or finding) a …

Merging Done Right: Semantic Merge

Category: .NET Tags: C#, Semantic Merge<p>There are few things in software development as surprisingly political as merging your code when there are …

Transparency of Style: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

The Academy Awards present what Hollywood considers its best face to the world. Never an objective measure of artistic accomplishment, if such a …

MKGeodesicPolyline

We knew that the Earth was not flat long before 1492. Early navigators observed the way ships would dip out of view over the horizon many centuries …

Medium

Go Space Monkey<p>Optimal performance has always been a top goal of Space Monkey’s product offering, and though we are making steady progress on this …

10 film classics added to National Registry

Slide 1 of 12<p>Heroes of the space race, a pop-cult classic, the age-old battle between the sexes and a record of Native-American traditions are among …

Pulp Fiction

With 35mm Film Dead, Will Classic Movies Ever Look the Same Again?

<i>Beloved 20th-century movies—and their distinct aesthetic—could be in danger.</i><p>Wikimedia<p><i>Correction appended</i><p>This year, Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese's editor for the past 40 years and a three-time Oscar winner, called Grover Crisp, the executive VP of asset management at Sony, for a 35mm print of …

the lost packages of docker

Docker is a large project that touches many different layers of the system. Everything from a REST api to low level filesystem and execution calls. …

"Want PRO should"

Aaron sent in a question about a usage that he first noticed at the age of nine, learning Allan Sherman's "hello mudda hello fadda" for an elementary …

romancatholic

Heartbleed security flaw may not be as dangerous as thought

After this week's massive Heartbleed bug, one of the biggest concerns was that the bug might leak a website's private SSL keys, the key to the green lock that secures data sent to users. It's especially dangerous because, if an attacker did access the keys, they could be used even after the server …

Emojify the Web: "the next phase of linguistic evolution"

Today's announcement from the Google Chrome team (yes, note the date):<p>The commentary from "Hannah Beecher, Ph.D., Linguistic Pragmatics" is a nice …

Language

Command godocgo

godocgo is a repo demonstrating effective Go documentation.<p>Introduction ¶<p>I started to write this as a blog post, intending to link to a repo with …

Web Development