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Redecorating? Meet Your New Favorite App

Morpholio Board is democratizing the design process by giving enthusiasts access to the same mobile resources and tools that professionals use.<p><i>Morpholio Apps</i><p>Mood boards have long been an essential part of the creative process for interior designers, and in recent years online tools like Pinterest …

Neat Algorithms - Paxos

This is an explanation and demonstration of an extraordinarily neat algorithm called Paxos. Paxos is a family of algorithms for teaching a whole …

10 Technical Papers Every Programmer Should Read (At Least Twice)

Sep 8, 2011<p><i>Let me preface this post by saying that no programmer should feel compelled to read any of these papers. I list them because I think that</i> …

The Worst Programming Language Ever | SkillsCast | 15th December 2014

There's something good you can say about every programming language. But that's no fun. Instead, let's take the worst features of all the languages …

Google is shutting down its Freebase knowledge base

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Wikidata<p>Google announced Tuesday that the company is shutting down Freebase, the crowdsourced knowledge base it …

Meet Plague, A Social Networking App That Spreads Information Like A Virus

Plague is a new social networking app with a fun twist that could just work.<p>Plague is all about discovering "viral" content, but the way you discover the next viral video or hilarious photo is what's unique.<p>Instead of seeing posts from people you follow or whatever is trending, a post on Plague is …

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Redis latency spikes and the Linux kernel: a few more details

Today I was testing Redis latency using m3.medium EC2 instances. I was able to replicate the usual latency spikes during BGSAVE, when the process …

Linux

The introduction to Reactive Programming you've been missing

(by @andrestaltz)<p>This tutorial as a series of videos<p><b>If you prefer to watch video tutorials with live-coding, then check out this series I recorded</b> …

Object-Relational Mapping is the Vietnam of Computer Science

I had an opportunity to meet Ted Neward at TechEd this year. Ted, among other things, famously coined the phrase <b>"Object-Relational mapping is the</b> …

California Couple Finds Time Capsules Worth $10 Million

A couple in Northern California recently uncovered a time capsule hunter's dream: six metal canisters filled with rare coins, valued at about $10 …

Not A Gremlin: Mogwai Cat Wiggles Ears When Fed

This is a video of a kitten being fed that wiggles its ears almost the entire time, reminiscent of Gizmo the Mogwai from <i>Gremlins</i>. Apparently it's …

American Airlines To Phase Out Complimentary Cabin Pressurization

FT. WORTH, TX—Explaining that the costs of the service have grown too high in recent years, American Airlines announced Tuesday that it will no …