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Man devises genius airplane tracker for his house near LaGuardia Airport

Jeremy Merrill lives underneath a flight path to LaGuardia Airport in New York. Merrill is a curious man.<p>After watching countless planes land at …

How Snowstorms Reveal the Wasted Space on Our Roads

During any of the several recent catastrophic blizzards that have draped the country with snow, you might have seen people tagging their photos …

The Story Behind f.lux, the Night Owl's Color-Shifting Sleep App of Choice

Why the creators of the colour-shifting app f.lux have spent the last seven years trying to help you get a good night's sleep.<p>In 2005, Lorna Herf left her job at Google and took up painting. Her husband, Michael, turned a room in their loft into a studio, and installed colour-friendly lights. The …

A minimalist CSS framework.

The List is a very versatile and common way to display items. Milligram has three types of lists: The unordered list use ul element will be marked …

CSS Framework

Why video games are essential for inventing artificial intelligence

The most important thing for humanity to do right now is to invent true artificial intelligence (AI): machines or software that can think and act …

So You Think You Can Program An Elevator

Many of us ride elevators every day. We feel like we understand how they work, how they decide where to go. If you were asked to put it into words, …

Get a “free” SSL Certificate and setup with NodeJs server

Few weeks back I was looking for a “FREE” SSL/TLS Certificate for my website ( iyogeshjoshi.com ). C’mon, who don’t like “Free stuffs” ;). It’s then …

Slack Poker Bot

A bot that turns Slack into a legitimate Texas Hold'em client. Start a game in any channel or private group with 2-10 players. PokerBot will deal …

Photon · Components

Best Practices for Designing a Pragmatic RESTful API

Your data model has started to stabilize and you're in a position to create a public API for your web app. You realize it's hard to make significant …

Software Development

A 360 Degree View of the Entire Netflix Stack

<i>This is a guest repost by Chris Ueland, creator of Scale Scale, with a creative high level view of the Netflix stack.</i><br>As we research and dig deeper …

Scalability

Creating standalone Mac OS X applications with Python and py2app

In this tutorial we’ll be using py2app to create a standalone OSX application from a Python 2 or 3 source code with a simple Tkinter user …

Python Programming

How To Launch a Mac App and Become #1 Top Paid App Globally

This article was originally published on my personal blog.<p>It’s pretty hard to put eight months of your life in a single blog post, but I’ll try to …

Python List Comprehensions: Explained Visually

Sometimes a programming design pattern becomes common enough to warrant its own special syntax. Python’s list comprehensions are a prime example of …

Python Programming

Vuvuzela

<i>Metadata absolutely tells you everything about somebody's life</i><p>— Stewart Baker, former General Counsel of the NSA<p><i>We kill people based on metadata</i><p>— …

Swift.org

Welcome to the Swift community. Together we are working to build a programming language to empower everyone to turn their ideas into apps on any …

Mobile Devices

Apple’s Swift Programming Language Is Now Open Source

Swift, Apple’s programming language aimed at OS X and iOS developers, has gone open source under the Apache License. This means all of the source code, including the code for a new package manager, will be available to edit and compile and programs can be created without attribution. Apple is also …

The DIY open source retrogaming emulation console

Powerful<p>Built on top of the famous RetroArch emulator, Lakka is able to emulate a wide variety of systems and has some useful features such as …

Git Cheat Sheet

A few weeks ago I created this Git Cheat Sheet as a reference for commands I use at least once a month. I've found it useful and I'm sharing it so …

DevOps

New software watches for license plates, turning you into Little Brother

How long until a license plate reader data blackmail-style website appears?<p>We now live in a world where if you have an IP-enabled security camera, …

Open Source Software

What are the most famous web apps built on top of Node.js?

<b>Here are some Node.js apps that are famous for their scale and ridiculous performance.</b><p><b>Walmart</b> switched over to Node.js on a Black Friday, got more …

If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy

As government agencies and tech companies develop more and more intrusive means of watching and influencing people, how can we live free lives?<p><b>I</b> knew we’d bought walnuts at the store that week, and I wanted to add some to my oatmeal. I called to my wife and asked her where she’d put them. She was …

BuiltWith is perhaps one of Australia's most profitable online companies and has zero staff

BuiltWith is perhaps one of Australia’s most profitable online companies and has zero staff<p>The idea for BuiltWith came in 2007, when Gary Brewer was …

GitUp

GitUp's Live Map and clutter-free UI make an ideal learning environment for Git newcomers, while the Undo & Snapshots features let you learn and …

Git

Inside Popcorn Time – the world's fastest growing piracy site

How we ended up with microservices.

Microservices are a thing these days.<p>When I was at SoundCloud, I was responsible for the migration from a monolithic Ruby on Rails application to a …

Software Development

Lockpickers 3-D Print TSA Master Luggage Keys From Leaked Photos

The TSA is learning a basic lesson of physical security in the age of 3-D printing: If you have sensitive keys—say, a set of master keys that can …

Pylsy

Pylsy is a simple Python library for drawing tables in the terminal/console. Just two lines of code!<p>Install<p>Sample Usage<p>License<p>MIT

MIT

A Peek Inside Mr. Robot's Toolbox

The bar wasn’t exactly high for dystopian hacker suspense thrillers when USA Network’s <i>Mr. Robot</i> launched, but the show has gone on to surprise …