Saturday, November 17, 2018

deepin 15.8 Linux distribution available for download -- replace Windows 10 now!

https://betanews.com/2018/11/15/deepin-15-8-linux-distribution-available-for-download-replace-windows-10-now/
Marla hates Win 10. Might have to give this a shot.

Love this image

https://i.imgur.com/IzPxFqp.jpg

Amateur Don Machholz Discovers His 12th Comet!

https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/observing-news/machholz-12th-comet/
One of the true heros of citizen science discovers his 12th comet!

Introducing Chartify: Easier chart creation in Python for data scientists

https://labs.spotify.com/2018/11/15/introducing-chartify-easier-chart-creation-in-python-for-data-scientists/
Chartify from Spotify. New visualizaiton package.

Modern cryptography in PHP 7.2 with Sodium

https://blog.zend.com/2018/11/06/modern-cryptography-in-php-7-2-with-sodium/#.W-95zIFKizy
Yes, PHP really does have the BEST crypto of any popular language.

Friday, November 16, 2018

An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

https://jamesclear.com/
Blog about habits, decisions, etc.

How the Ballpoint Pen Killed Cursive

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-the-ballpoint-pen-killed-cursive-1025018394
Argues that the ballpoint, not the computer killed cursive. 

My Current Setup in 2018

https://christoph-rumpel.com/2018/10/my-current-setup-in-2018
One Mac user's setup.

The Wonderful World of Elliptic Curve Cryptography

https://medium.com/coinmonks/the-wonderful-world-of-elliptic-curve-cryptography-b7784acdef50
Technical article, but still feel it could be done better. 

A Deep Dive into the Shark Tank: An Analysis of 9 Seasons of Shark Tank

https://simpletexting.com/shark-tank-contestants-stats/
Not as detailed as I'd like, but some overall trends do emerge.

How to Use The Law of Homogeneous Sequences to Drastically Increase The Return on Your Time

https://medium.com/kaizen-habits/how-to-use-the-law-of-homogeneous-sequences-to-drastically-increase-the-return-on-your-time-85c995c51dbd
Hint: no interruptions.

Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Reconnaissance

https://medium.com/@IanBarwise/open-source-intelligence-osint-reconnaissance-75edd7f7dada
Open source snooping on folks and businesses.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Wonderful World of Elliptic Curve Cryptography

https://medium.com/coinmonks/the-wonderful-world-of-elliptic-curve-cryptography-b7784acdef50
intro to elliptic curve crypto

Google Launches New Tool That Grades A Site’s SEO Implementation

https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-launches-new-tool-that-grades-a-sites-seo-implementation/278473/amp/
New SEO tool from Google.

Measure Review performance and get detailed guidance on how to improve it.

https://web.dev/measure
New SEO tool from Google.

Don’t look for the right answer. Try this instead.

https://medium.com/the-mission/dont-look-for-the-right-answer-try-this-instead-b7a13c98ea94
Something I've advocated for a while: find the right question, not answer.

QUIC, a multiplexed stream transport over UDP

https://www.chromium.org/quic
Pretty radical networking stuff, here.

In Conversation: Alex Trebek The Jeopardy! icon on retirement, his legacy, and why knowledge matters.

https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/alex-trebek-jeopardy-in-conversation.html
Here's to you, Trebek!

quillette - center of the intellectual dark web

https://quillette.com/
intelligent people that aren't bullied into political correctness.