Thursday, September 20, 2018

Why Cloud Migrations Fail — Part 1

https://medium.com/@anuj_85518/why-cloud-migrations-fail-b0d921888fc7
Reason #1: bad code, especially bad SQL queries.

PHP Encryption Methods for Passwords & Other Sensitive Data

https://deliciousbrains.com/php-encryption-methods/
Not your father's MD5 hash.

The New Generation Open-Source CMS and Website Builder

https://microweber.com/
yet another open-source cms

What Facebook, Amazon, and Google really look like

https://www.fastcompany.com/90237447/what-facebook-amazon-and-google-really-look-like
step 1) traceroute step 2) art step 3) profit?

Inside the infinite imagination of a computer

http://www.dazeddigital.com/science-tech/article/41363/1/james-bridle-new-dark-age-artificial-intelligence
Can machine learning be elucidated by mere mortals?

The Best Python Books

https://realpython.com/best-python-books/
The current cut of what's the best python books.

Drawing is the best way to learn, even if you’re no Leonardo da Vinci

https://qz.com/quartzy/1381916/drawing-is-the-best-way-to-learn-even-if-youre-no-leonardo-da-vinci/
We're not talking art, just drawing to help us make connections.

Study: people tend to cluster into four distinct personality “types”

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/study-people-tend-to-cluster-into-four-distinct-personality-types/
No, not the four humors, but a cluster analysis of the five currently-identified personality traits.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Reflections on Clean Code

https://medium.com/@severinperez/reflections-on-clean-code-8c9b683277ca
Review of a standard programming reference.

Multivolume rendering in Jupyter with ipyvolume: cross-language 3d visualization

https://towardsdatascience.com/multivolume-rendering-in-jupyter-with-ipyvolume-cross-language-3d-visualization-64389047634a
Most all the Python graphing packages are 2D. This one's 3D. 

Unbound, an Easy, Fast and Small DNS Server

http://troubleshooters.com/linux/unbound_nsd/unbound.htm#installation
Interesting alternative to the ubiquitious BIND

Light, fast & easy Bootstrap ready CMS.

https://batflat.org/
Yet another flat-file CMS.

The Best Web Hosting Services for Small Businesses

https://medium.com/inc./the-best-web-hosting-services-for-small-businesses-94c454118109
GoDaddy's back on the list?!?

Approaches to Securing Decentralised Microservices

https://medium.com/@ivan.niccolai/securing-decentralised-microservices-43044df88bca
Never was a fan of the SOA.

When to add an interface to a class

https://matthiasnoback.nl/2018/08/when-to-add-an-interface-to-a-class/
A lot of people (myself included) are fuzzy on this concept. Good SOLID article. 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

A Tour of The Top 10 Algorithms for Machine Learning Newbies

https://blog.makcorps.com/2018/09/a-tour-of-top-10-algorithms-for-machine.html
I swear, it looks like a mommy-blogger post!

What to do with your Baofeng Radio

http://www.avgguytech.com/what-to-do-with-your-baofeng-radio/
Intro to a basic handy-talkie

PHP Test Driven Development Part 4: Enter The Mock

https://medium.com/@sameernyaupane/php-test-driven-development-part-4-enter-the-mock-106b4fdedd00
How to Mock via Mockery

A comparison between Angular and React and their core languages

https://medium.freecodecamp.org/a-comparison-between-angular-and-react-and-their-core-languages-9de52f485a76
Comparison of Angular and React, or JavaScript and Typescript.

How To Learn Data Science If You’re Broke

https://towardsdatascience.com/how-to-learn-data-science-if-youre-broke-7ecc408b53c7
My oldest son did something like this and is now employed in the field.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Essential Cheat Sheets for Machine Learning and Deep Learning Engineers

https://startupsventurecapital.com/essential-cheat-sheets-for-machine-learning-and-deep-learning-researchers-efb6a8ebd2e5
VERY dense listing of ML cheatsheets for Python.

9 Things You Should Know About TensorFlow

https://hackernoon.com/9-things-you-should-know-about-tensorflow-9cf0a05e4995
TensorFlow's come a long ways. Lots more usable now.

The 10 Best Note Taking Apps in 2018

https://zapier.com/blog/best-note-taking-apps/
Some of the best note-taking apps: mobile and desktop.

A primer on the noble craft of refactoring

https://medium.com/@tygertec/a-primer-on-the-noble-craft-of-refactoring-1f1aede84509
Done my fair share of this. Good intro.

Python: How to build a Convolutional Network Classifier: Nike vs Adidas Shoes

https://towardsdatascience.com/how-to-build-a-convolutional-network-classifier-81eef880715e
First guess is that the classifier's looking for the Adidas stripes, but we may never know.

Controlling the Web with Python

https://towardsdatascience.com/controlling-the-web-with-python-6fceb22c5f08
Submitting a form from a script can be tricky. Here's some help with Python.

Here’s how to learn absolutely anything, according to a world expert

https://qz.com/1377571/heres-how-to-learn-anything-according-to-a-leading-expert/
Another interview with the great Barb Oakley on learning how to learn.