Friday, January 18, 2019

Inside the Strange Yet Profitable World of Retail Arbitrage
Buy low, sell high. Local vs. online.

How To Find Hidden Cameras & Spy Gear Like a Professional: The Definitive Guide
Surprisingly good piece about scanning for hidden surveillance devices.

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. Take One That Isn’t.
Yes, the Big 5 are generally agreed upon.

14 Timeless Pieces of Advice for Living Your Best Life No Matter What Happens
From the great stoic Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Goodbye (Mostly) to Moodle: Hello Open, And Goodbye to Closed
Interesting flip/flop on open/closed. But I do get it. Blackboard/Moodle/Canvas are all stuck in the past, and are clumsy, clunky products.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Benefits of Optimism Are Real
Always look on the bright side of life.

8 Productivity Tips for GitHub
Not Git, GitHub.

In the Shadow of the CMS
So is the pendulum swinging back to proprietary CMSs?

The Most In-Demand JavaScript Frameworks for Developers in 2019
Good to see vue.js getting noticed.

Lies You’ve Been Told About Podcasting
An attempt at making sense of the current podcasting landscape.

Remember the $86 million license plate scanner I replicated? I caught someone with it.
Followup on writing a license plate scanner

Sunday, January 13, 2019

We already know blockchain’s killer apps
I've long thought that the blockchain's killer app is micropayments.

Data Mining Reveals Fundamental Pattern of Human Thinking
Interesting... Frequency vs rank of words isn't a strict hyperbola as we'd been taught. Think: fast and slow

The Power of Purpose and Meaning in Life
The purpose and meaning in life.

How Etsy Sellers and Big Business Make Money on Public Domain Art
Is curating and printing public domain art a viable business?

These Are The Five Lessons That Changed My Life This Year
There is no wagon.

How to Easily Build Desktop Apps with HTML, CSS and Javascript
Interesting intro to Electron: turning web pages into desktop apps.

The Architecture and History of Git: A Distributed Version Control System
The background and structure of Git.

Stop Calling Your APIs Microservices
Not quite sure I agree with his interpretations.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Age against the machine: the secret to enjoying a long life
stay active, healthy and curious.

Don’t have 10,000 hours to learn something new? That’s fine — all you need is 20 hours
How to make a dent in a new skill in ~20 hours.

How to Download the Books That Just Entered the Public Domain
A lot of works just went into the public domain. Here's where to get them.

WonderCMS transfer websites easily
A cms in 5 files?

Open Source Business Models Considered Harmful
Good point here: focus on delivering value, not squeezing money out of the user base.

6 Popular CSS Frameworks to Use in 2019
Some of the usual suspects: Bootstrap, Foundation, but some new ones as well.