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Thu, 31 May 2018

'Tis the season to write Clojure - Chris James http://www.quii.co.uk/Tis_the_season_to_write_Clojure

Wed, 30 May 2018

How to host your own private git repositories - Evan Klitzke https://eklitzke.org/how-to-host-your-own-private-git-repositories

Lobotomizing GNOME - Evan Klitzke (This is about taking control of your GNOME desktop; a very interesting read) https://eklitzke.org/lobotomizing-gnome

Arkady Babchenko: 'Murdered' Russian journalist is alive - BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44307611

KCBS-KCAL anchor @ElsaRamonOnAir on why she left TV news - story by @tvanita with updates on @andreafujiitv, @WhitJohnson and @RickGarciaNews https://urbanhollywood411.com/2018/05/29/former-kcbs-kcal-anchor-elsa-ramon-on-why-she-left-tv-news-exclusive/

Tue, 29 May 2018

This happened to me: clojure - Leiningen tries to call java.exe from a wrong/missing JDK - Stack Overflow https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22191986/leiningen-tries-to-call-java-exe-from-a-wrong-missing-jdk#22222935

This line had my solution:

  • Does your leiningen user profile ~/.lein/profiles.clj have a :java-cmd setting ?

Yes, mine did. I vaguely remember doing that when trying to configure Emacs in "Clojure for the Brave and True."

Getting a working development environment and wrapping one's head around how Clojure programs are constructed and distributed is quite a barrier. It's not like I've gotten over it.

Sun, 27 May 2018

I'm sure that people use fireplace.vim and do so successfully, but I can't get it to do anything when I follow the instructions at https://github.com/tpope/vim-fireplace

Mainframes and supercomputers, from the beginning till today - The CPU Shack Museum http://www.cpushack.com/2018/05/27/mainframes-and-supercomputers-from-the-beginning-till-today/

Chip Hall of Fame: Zilog Z80 microprocessor - IEEE Spectrum https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/silicon-revolution/chip-hall-of-fame-zilog-z80-microprocessor

Sat, 26 May 2018

Standard Ebooks: Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover https://standardebooks.org/

Making a Case for Making a Case – Fraulini Guitars http://fraulini.com/2016/03/making-a-case-for-making-a-case/

How Fender is bringing serverless to rock 'n roll - The Cloudcast No. 348 http://www.thecloudcast.net/2018/05/the-cloudcast-348-bringing-serverless.html

Beginner's guide to Big O Notation and Time and Space Complexity - TechTalko http://www.techtalko.com/2018/04/11/beginner-guide-to-big-o-notation-time-and-space-complexity/

London Tube Heartbeat http://tubeheartbeat.com/london/

Why is your location data no longer private? — Krebs on Security https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/05/why-is-your-location-data-no-longer-private/

Thu, 24 May 2018

'A fun adventure, not a business': The Weather Channel stops publishing video on Facebook - Digiday https://digiday.com/media/the-weather-channel-has-walked-away-from-facebook-video/

Wed, 23 May 2018

Fread offers a whole lot of paywalled news services - including @washingtonpost, @WSJ, @WIRED, @NewYorker, @TheEconomist, @Telegraph and more - for a month. If this isn't the future, I don't know what is. https://www.getfread.com/

Code to joy: Is learning to code in middle age a fool's errand or a committed act of digital citizenship? - Andrew Smith https://www.1843magazine.com/features/code-to-joy

Algorithms and data structures implemented in JavaScript with explanations and links to further readings - trekhleb https://github.com/trekhleb/javascript-algorithms

Email as we know it is drowning in spam, forged phishing mails, and other scams and hacks. It's going to get worse before it gets better. - The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/05/email-is-dangerous/560780/

Sun, 20 May 2018

Starting in 2019, Californians won't be allowed to drive around without license plates (and yes, that is a thing) - Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/cars/2016/07/steve-jobs-loophole-closed-california-wants-temporary-license-plates/

AsteroidOS is an open-source operating system for your smart watch https://asteroidos.org

Where the Yanny and Laurel meme comes from - WIRED https://www.wired.com/story/yanny-and-laurel-true-history/

The vehicle of the future has two wheels, handlebars, and is a bike - WIRED https://www.wired.com/story/vehicle-future-bike/

Wed, 16 May 2018

After 5 years and $3M, here's everything we've learned from building Ghost - John O'Nolan and Hannah Wolfe https://blog.ghost.org/5/

The untold story of Robert Mueller's time in the Vietnam War - WIRED https://www.wired.com/story/robert-mueller-vietnam/

Tue, 15 May 2018

JavaScript is good, actually - Ash Furrow https://ashfurrow.com/blog/javascript-is-good-actually/

Completely Silent Computer | tp69 https://tp69.wordpress.com/2018/04/17/completely-silent-computer/

What if JavaScript wins? – Anil Dash https://medium.com/@anildash/what-if-javascript-wins-84898e5341a

Mon, 14 May 2018

Windows 10 tip: Use an ISO file to create a bootable USB flash drive - ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-use-an-iso-file-to-create-a-bootable-usb-flash-drive/

Rich Hickey on problem solving and Clojure 1.9 (transcript of the Conversations about Software Engineering podcast http://www.case-podcast.org/20-problem-solving-and-clojure-19-with-rich-hickey/transcript

What Are Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook ‘Stories’? - The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/05/smartphone-stories-snapchat-instagram-facebook/559517/

Woz on the importance of HP in the creation of Apple http://www.loopinsight.com/2018/05/14/woz-on-the-importance-of-hp-in-the-creation-of-apple/

Google’s plan to make tech less addictive - Mark Wilson/Co.Design https://www.fastcodesign.com/90171307/googles-plan-to-make-tech-less-addictive

Sat, 12 May 2018

Working LEGO pinball machine built from 15,000 bricks https://www.brothers-brick.com/2018/05/09/working-lego-pinball-machine-built-from-15000-bricks-features-benny-in-all-his-classic-space-glory-exclusive-feature/

The HP-35: An origin story - Codex 99 http://codex99.com/design/the-hp35.html

Build your own 'insert technology here.' A curated collection of project-based programming tutorials. https://github.com/danistefanovic/build-your-own-x

Fri, 11 May 2018

It doesn't have to be crazy at work - Basecamp https://basecamp.com/books/calm

Ubuntu 18.04: Unity is gone, GNOME is back—and Ubuntu has never been better - Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/05/ubuntu-18-04-the-return-of-a-familiar-interface-marks-the-best-ubuntu-in-years/

Thu, 10 May 2018

The biggest Fedora 28 reinstallation hurdle was getting the installer to "take" my original root partition. I had to check the box for overwriting it. There should have been some guidance. Instead I had to figure it out. It was an educated guess.

When I re-installed Fedora 28, I was able to keep my /home partition. It wasn't exactly a seamless process, as this is a dual boot with a now-ancient Windows 8 (not even point-1) and an encrypted Fedora.

After years of generally seamless Fedora upgrades, I had to re-install Fedora 28 after a failed upgrade left my Fedora 27 installation unbootable. It was something having to do with the keys, even though I had secure boot turned off. The old install was crufty anyway.

Google wants to cure our phone addiction. How about that for irony? - Matt Haig (The Guardian) https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/10/google-phone-addiction-app

Wed, 09 May 2018

In order to upgrade to Fedora 28, I am using dnf autoremove to kill out 443 packages

Announcing the release of Fedora 28 - Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/announcing-fedora-28/

Windows Notepad finally understands everyone else's end of line characters - ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-notepad-finally-understands-everyone-elses-end-of-line-characters/

Tue, 08 May 2018

Google Duplex will call salons, restaurants, and pretend to be human for you - Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/05/google-duplex-will-call-salons-restaurants-and-pretend-to-be-human-for-you/

Mon, 07 May 2018

The economics of writing a technical book – Justin Garrison https://medium.com/@rothgar/the-economics-of-writing-a-technical-book-689d0c12fe39

Lyme disease vaccine: The frustrating reason there isn’t one for humans - Vox https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/5/7/17314716/lyme-disease-vaccine-history-effectiveness

Q&A with Yvette Pasqua, chief technology officer for Meetup https://wearevcgc.com/spring2018/yvette-pasqua

1980s computer controls school district's heat and AC http://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapids/1980s-computer-controls-grps-heat-and-ac_20180329064517550/1086705524

1,000 True Fans http://kk.org/thetechnium/1000-true-fans/

Sun, 06 May 2018

Subscription hell: How not to do paywalls – Danny Crichton/TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/06/subscription-hell/

Sat, 05 May 2018

Mark Zuckerberg annouces 'Clear History' feature for Facebook https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10104899855107881

Proton Native - React Native for the desktop, cross compatible https://proton-native.js.org

Say yes to the progressive web - Larry Seltzer/HPE https://www.hpe.com/us/en/insights/articles/say-yes-to-the-progressive-web-1805.html

In 'Elastic,' a physicist argues that the mind needs time to play - Louise Fabiani https://undark.org/article/book-review-mlodinow-elastic/

The United States of Japan - Matt Alt/The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-united-states-of-japan

Fri, 04 May 2018

‘I had to guard an empty room’: The rise of the pointless job - The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/may/04/i-had-to-guard-an-empty-room-the-rise-of-the-pointless-job

Jeff Bezos' advice to Amazon employees: Don't aim for work-life balance; it's a circle - Business Insider http://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-bezo-advice-to-amazon-employees-dont-aim-for-work-life-balance-its-a-circle-2018-4