Jamie Sciban

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Some questions about Docker and rkt

Hello! I have been thinking about containers at work. I’m going to talk about running containers in production! I’ve talked before about how using …

Docker

JavaScript Systems Music - Learning Web Audio by Recreating The Works of Steve Reich and Brian Eno

<b>Systems music</b> is an idea that explores the following question: What if we could, instead of making music, design <i>systems that generate music for …

Auth0 wants to make logging in easier with new password-free authentication service

The password is weak. It can get stolen from insecure web services, copied by a sharp-eyed thief while you type it in, or even just plain forgotten. …

Apps

Auditing GitHub users' SSH key quality

Jun 2 2015<p>Auditing GitHub users’ SSH key quality<p>If you have just/as of late gotten an email about your keys being revoked, this is because of me, and …

Obvious Always Wins

It’s tempting to rely on menu controls in order to simplify mobile interface designs —especially on small screens. But hiding critical parts of an …

UI Design

The Apple Watch heart monitor might yield clinical-grade results after all

Heartbeat sensors have been built into smartwatches and fitness trackers for some time now, but their accuracy has been questionable — the results often vary widely.<p>The biometric sensors in the Apple Watch were originally billed to be clinically accurate, but Apple reportedly pulled back from using …

Apple Watch

GE to develop new LED bulbs that work with Apple's HomeKit

General Electric on Monday announced plans for a new color-changing LED light bulb, due to ship sometime later this year, that will come out of the …

Apple working on ResearchKit-based DNA testing, sources claim

Apple is collaborating with researchers on new ResearchKit-based iPhone apps that will allow people to undergo DNA testing, in some cases for the …

Apple Watch, HealthKit star in Louisiana hypertension treatment program

Patients at one Louisiana healthcare provider are combining two of Apple's newest technologies, HealthKit and the pulse-sensing Apple Watch, to …

Under the hood

Two billion photos are shared daily on Facebook services. Many of these photos are important memories for the people on Facebook and it's our …

Introducing Vector: Netflix's On-Host Performance Monitoring Tool

by Martin Spier, Amer Ather and Brendan GreggVector is an open source host-level performance monitoring framework, which exposes hand-picked, …

Widgets

Why You Should Care About VP9, Google's Clever Video Codec

As the ongoing Meerkatification of humanity proves, the internet (in one form or another) is becoming more and more about video. At peak times, …

Engineers have created a smartphone HIV test that costs $35 to make

Let’s be honest: Smartphones aren’t necessarily thought of as devices that help to slow the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. In fact, …

How the NSA's Firmware Hacking Works and Why It's So Unsettling

One of the most shocking parts of the recently discovered spying network Equation Group is its mysterious module designed to reprogram or reflash a …

Has Technology Killed the Jewelry Industry?

I used to dream of taking over my dad’s jewelry business. I would spend summer vacations in his Los Angeles office taking orders, weighing sparkly …

Replace CoffeeScript with ES6

I’ve been looking into ES6, the next version of JavaScript, and finally got a chance to use it on a project. In the brief amount of time I was able …

Anatomy Of Letter – Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton

Learn the basics of typography, like the anatomy of typefaces and much more, from the book of Ellen Lupton Thinking With Type. But it here.

3 Reasons Why We’re All Loafing At Work–And What To Do About It

People stop slacking when they work with people they like and respect. Are you ready to join the good culture club?<p>The mechanics of loafing are subtle.<p>To hear Wharton organizational psychologist Adam Grant tell it, at-work freeloading is a heady cocktail: a mixture of intrinsic and extrinsic …

Sometimes, the boss really is a psycho

The bully, the narcissist, the know-it-all, even the psychopath.<p>We may not like them, or want our children to be like them. But chances are, almost everyone who has worked long enough has a horror story about a superior who generally behaved like Homer Simpson’s boss, Mr. Charles Montgomery "Monty" …

Apple Now Creates Markets Before It Even Enters Them

I’ve written a lot about Apple’s ability to create new markets, which may be among its chief contributions to the world.<p>In several cases, from media players to multi-touch phones to tablets, others in the industry have tried to get a market going without success.Then Apple came along with a bold, …

This startup just scored $6.5M to transform the way you pay your restaurant bill

A Seattle area startup is looking to shake up the way we pay for our restaurant bills, tossing out the traditional pen-and-paper method for a new …

Quants: the maths geniuses running Wall Street

Forget Gordon Gekko. Old-style City traders are being replaced by maths geniuses who use super-computers to beat the markets. But are 'quants’ a force for good or evil?<p>At seven minutes past one on the afternoon of Tuesday April 23 this year a tweet from the AP news agency in Washington was …

Markets

fluency03 comments on The Architecture Twitter Uses to Deal with 150M Active Users, 300K QPS, a 22 MB/S Firehose, and Send Tweets in Under 5 Seconds

Error in part High Level For Pull Based Timelines:This is not correct:Only your home timelines hit disk.The correct one is:Only your user timelines …

Introducing TypeMetal

I’m delighted to announce the release of Coherence Labs’ very first app — a groundbreaking HTML editor for the Mac called TypeMetal, that’s now …

Gold Rebounds From 34-Month Low on Physical Demand

The spot price of gold rebounded from a 34-month low, jumping the most in a month, on signs of increased demand for jewelry, coins and bars after the …

Five Reasons to Throw Your Data Away

Image copyright Ververidis VasilisCommon wisdom when it comes to Big Data is that you should keep it all. The reality, however, is far different. …

Big Data

The Forgotten iOS Device: Why You Should Make Apps For Apple TV

<b>SAN FRANCISCO, CA</b><p>Brad Smith wants to encourage developers to explore the final frontier: making apps for Apple TV.<p>Smith, director of engineering at RadiumOne, spoke at AltWWDC about facing the challenges for this new territory.<p>“I like to think of it as the forgotten iOS device,” Smith said, showing …

Apps