Thursday, May 17, 2018

Spies, Crime, and Lightning Strikes: The Value of Probabilistic Thinking

https://www.fs.blog/2018/05/probabilistic-thinking/
I've long maintained that statistics are much more useful to students than calculus.

18 favorite financial rules of thumb (and some useful money guidelines)

https://www.getrichslowly.org/financial-rules-of-thumb/
Some of these are off by 2x according to my back-of-the-envelope calculations, but a useful starting point.

How To Buy A Wireless Router - 2018 Edition

https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/basics/wireless-basics/33177-how-to-buy-a-wireless-router-2018-edition
Some tech details on the SOTA of wireless routers. I like my mesh setup. 

Introducing View Components in Laravel, an alternative to View Composers

https://laravel-news.com/introducing-view-components-on-laravel-an-alternative-to-view-composers
The search continues for the right way to modularize JavaScript functionality. Here's a step: Vue.js and Laravel composers vs. components.

BackdropCMS: A free and Open Source CMS for small to medium sized businesses and non-profits.

https://backdropcms.org/
Looks like an outgrowth of Drupal.

AvoRed A Laravel Open Source Shopping Cart

https://www.avored.com/
An e-commerce shopping cart based on Laravel. We'll see if they grow an ecosystem.

Completely Silent Computer

https://tp69.wordpress.com/2018/04/17/completely-silent-computer
I've long maintained that noise is a vice. Here's a build-it-yourself completely silent computer. 

Critical Linux Flaw Opens the Door to Full Root Access

https://threatpost.com/critical-linux-flaw-opens-the-door-to-full-root-access/132034/
Time to start assigning static IP's folks: linux distros with critical security flaw in DHCP client. 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Are ebooks dying or thriving? The answer is yes

https://qz.com/1240924/are-ebooks-dying-or-thriving-the-answer-is-yes
Hard to tell market trends in e-books since Amazon isn't publishing many numbers.

Stochastic Weight Averaging — a New Way to Get State of the Art Results in Deep Learning

https://towardsdatascience.com/stochastic-weight-averaging-a-new-way-to-get-state-of-the-art-results-in-deep-learning-c639ccf36a
Slightly esoteric article about some of the new thinking in deep learning and pattern recognition. 

How to Study Smarter Not Harder and Retain More in Less Time

https://medium.com/swlh/how-to-study-smarter-not-harder-and-retain-more-in-less-time-3767c5621d0a
More science about how to learn well.

The Only Real Way to Acquire Wisdom

https://medium.com/personal-growth/the-only-real-way-to-acquire-wisdom-7489a10c8f8e
Really understanding is stripping something down to its core and relating it to other concepts.

ss command: Display Linux TCP / UDP Network/Socket Information

https://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-investigate-sockets-network-connections.html
ss as a replacement for netstat

Hack Your City The Best Disney World Travel Tips From Our Readers

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-disney-world-travel-tips-from-our-readers-1825901636

Friday, May 11, 2018

PHP application logging with Amazon CloudWatch Logs and Monolog

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/developer/php-application-logging-with-amazon-cloudwatch-logs-and-monolog/
In the ongoing saga of logging, Monolog can log to AWS Cloudwatch and you can go from there. 

Top 15 Python Libraries for Data Science in 2017

https://medium.com/activewizards-machine-learning-company/top-15-python-libraries-for-data-science-in-in-2017-ab61b4f9b4a7
Some of the usual suspects here, but some new faces. I like that they did GitHub activity and Google Trends for each.

The Founders Of The World’s Five Largest Companies All Follow The 5-Hour Rule

https://medium.com/the-mission/the-founders-of-the-worlds-five-largest-companies-all-follow-the-5-hour-rule-and-they-re-9ca82e93f3fc
Five hours of learning per week. Is it preparing for work, or IS learning the work?

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You’ll Wish You Knew Earlier

https://medium.com/swlh/19-incredibly-useful-websites-youll-wish-you-knew-earlier-aff5d0f8255b
Listicle of useful, informative websites. Most were new to me. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Why Writing a Book Is Good for Business

https://www.namecheap.com/blog/writing-book-good-for-business/
The king of the hill in content marketing: write a book.

18 Blockchain Predictions for 2018

https://media.consensys.net/18-predictions-for-2018-7a376ea7bd4b
The latest blockchain prognostications. Some are slam-dunks, some are more out there.

Data Science for Startups: Introduction

https://towardsdatascience.com/data-science-for-startups-introduction-80d022a18aec
First of what will hopefully be a nice series on data science for startups.

Revue: An editorial newsletter tool for writers and publishers.

https://www.getrevue.co/
an interesting niche email marketing platform for curators.

What is edge computing? 20 The future of software will be managed

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/5/7/17327584/edge-computing-cloud-google-microsoft-apple-amazon
Basic, somewhat fluff piece about what is edge computing.

WELCOME TO THE ZOONIVERSE People-powered research

https://www.zooniverse.org/
a platform for citizen science. mostly classifications, it seems.