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Tue, 31 Jul 2018

SICP Distilled: An idiosyncratic tour of SICP in Clojure - Tom Hall http://www.sicpdistilled.com

Mon, 30 Jul 2018

Time to get Audacity - the free, open source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing - for my Windows 10 laptop https://www.audacityteam.org/

10 reasons to ignore computer science degrees | CIO https://www.cio.com/article/3293010/hiring-and-staffing/10-reasons-to-ignore-computer-science-degrees.html

Sun, 29 Jul 2018

I created the exact same app in React and Vue. Here are the differences. - Sunil Sandhu https://medium.com/javascript-in-plain-english/i-created-the-exact-same-app-in-react-and-vue-here-are-the-differences-e9a1ae8077fd

How Tom Tryniski digitized nearly 50 million pages of newspapers in his living room - Alexandria Neason/Columbia Journalism Review https://www.cjr.org/the_profile/tom-tryniski-fultonhistory.php

Sat, 28 Jul 2018

The most relaxing vacation you can take is going nowhere — Ephrat Livni/Quartzy https://quartzy.qz.com/1342058/the-most-relaxing-vacation-you-can-take-is-going-nowhere-at-all/

LeBron James’ barbershop talk show ‘The Shop’ lands at HBO - @TVAnita/Urban Hollywood 411 https://urbanhollywood411.com/2018/07/27/lebron-james-barbershop-talk-show-the-shop-lands-at-hbo/

‘Black-ish’ creator Kenya Barris leaving ABC Studios - by @TVAnita/Urban Hollywood 411 https://urbanhollywood411.com/2018/07/27/kenya-barris-leaving-abc-studios/

Nautilus 3.30 offers improvements to GNOME's file manager - Carlos Soriano https://csorianognome.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/nautilus-3-30/

The billion plan to turn Hoover Dam into a giant battery - Ivan Penn/The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/07/24/business/energy-environment/hoover-dam-renewable-energy.html

Fri, 27 Jul 2018

Racket (aka @racketlang) is so easy to upgrade. I went to v7.0 and upgraded the language and the Dr. Racket IDE in one easy operation

Notable change in Racket v7.0: On Windows, an --embed-dlls flag for raco exe creates a truly standalone, single-file ".exe" that embeds Racket's DLLs https://blog.racket-lang.org/2018/07/racket-v7-0.html

Why I’m deleting all my old tweets | Emily Dreyfuss/WIRED https://www.wired.com/story/im-deleting-all-my-old-tweets

Microfilm lasts half a millennium - Crag Saper/The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/07/microfilm-lasts-half-a-millennium/565643/

San Francisco Bay Area cities are cracking down on free food at Facebook and other tech companies - Leanna Garfield/Business Insider https://www.businessinsider.com/san-francisco-free-cafeteria-food-facebook-ban-2018-7

Amazon could never replace libraries. Here’s everything we offer that Amazon doesn’t. - Amanda Oliver/Vox https://www.vox.com/first-person/2018/7/26/17616516/amazon-silicon-valley-libraries-forbes

Thu, 26 Jul 2018

Learn Vanilla JS: Open source list of paid and free resources to learn vanilla JavaScript - Snipcart https://github.com/snipcart/learnvanillajs

You should learn vanilla javaScript before JS frameworks - Francois-Xavier P. Darveau/Snipcart https://snipcart.com/blog/learn-vanilla-javascript-before-using-js-frameworks

Slack is buying HipChat - Dina Bass and Ellen Huet/Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-26/slack-and-atlassian-team-up-to-take-on-microsoft-in-chat-software

Atlassian announces partnership with Slack, will no longer offer Stride https://www.atlassian.com/blog/announcements/new-atlassian-slack-partnership

Newsletters are immortal – Dave Pell https://medium.com/@davepell/newsletters-are-immortal-9887b1a5dc6a

Why the confirm password field must die - UX Movement http://uxmovement.com/forms/why-the-confirm-password-field-must-die/

One System, Universal Service? – Creatures of Thought https://technicshistory.wordpress.com/2018/07/22/one-system-universal-service/

Windows 10 now uses machine learning to stop updates installing when a PC is in use - Tom Warren/The Verge https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/25/17614842/microsoft-windows-10-updates-reboot-pc-machine-learning-feature

Facebook stock drops more than 20% after warning that revenue growth will take a hit - Max A. Cherney/MarketWatch https://www.marketwatch.com/story/facebook-stock-crushed-after-revenue-user-growth-miss-2018-07-25

Jane Austen’s first buyer? Probably a prince she hated - Jennifer Schuessler/The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/24/books/jane-austen-prince-regent.html

Wed, 25 Jul 2018

MITS Altair 8800 simulator https://s2js.com/altair/sim.html

The world economy runs on GPS. It needs a backup plan - Paul Tullis/Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-07-25/the-world-economy-runs-on-gps-it-needs-a-backup-plan

Cashless stores and restaurants are on the rise - Henry Grabar/Slate https://slate.com/business/2018/07/cashless-stores-and-restaurants-are-on-the-rise-to-the-delight-of-credit-card-companies.html

When media startups face big-city newspapers - Corey Hutchins/Columbia Journalism Review https://www.cjr.org/united_states_project/colorado-sun-denver-post-civil.php

Running your application for free on AWS - Parikshit Agnihotry http://p.agnihotry.com/post/the_free_stack_aws/

Vienna's affordable housing paradise | Adam Forrest/HuffPost https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/vienna-affordable-housing-paradise_us_5b4e0b12e4b0b15aba88c7b0

Mon, 23 Jul 2018

If the Dems lose against Trump in 2020 with a hard-left candidate, the party may swing back to the center -- unless the economy -- and principally a larger gap between rich and poor -- leads the Democrats to veer further left.

If Democrats regain the White House in 2020 with a hard-left approach, that will transform the party in much the same way that Trump has remade the GOP. Dems will appeal to a similarly small core constituency with an eye toward pushing more of the country further to the left.

My prediction: The Democrats will go hard left against Trump in 2020. It'll either be Elizabeth Warren (though listening to her on the stump shows that she's not yet ready) or a Bernie Sanders type minus 30 to 40 years. Outside chance that it's Bernie Sanders himself.

Sun, 22 Jul 2018

Using AWS with React Native https://facebook.github.io/react-native/blog/2018/03/05/AWS-app-sync.html

Fri, 20 Jul 2018

We need a new model for tech journalism - James Ball/Columbia Journalism Review https://www.cjr.org/business_of_news/tech-journalism.php

What tech stacks are indie hackers using for their apps and why? - Indie Hackers https://www.indiehackers.com/round-table/what-tech-should-you-use-in-2018

Thu, 19 Jul 2018

Work less, get more: New Zealand firm's four-day week an 'unmitigated success' - The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/19/work-less-get-more-new-zealand-firms-four-day-week-an-unmitigated-success

Project Fuchsia: Google is quietly working on a successor to Android - Mark Bergen and Mark Gurman/Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-19/google-team-is-said-to-plot-android-successor-draw-skepticism

Beatrice Tinsley, astronomer who saw the course of the universe - Dennis Overbye/The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/obituaries/overlooked-beatrice-tinsley-astronomer.html

Apple confirms 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard has 'membrane' to 'prevent debris from entering the butterfly mechanism' - Joe Rossignol/MacRumors https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/19/apple-confirms-2018-mbp-keyboard-prevents-debris/

and Matthew Boyle/Bloomberg

Best Buy should be dead, but it's thriving in the age of Amazon - Susan Berfield and Matthew Boyle/Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-07-19/best-buy-should-be-dead-but-it-s-thriving-in-the-age-of-amazon

Wed, 18 Jul 2018

Build Android apps in PicoLisp without an Android SDK https://picolisp.com/wiki/?pilbox

Reddit reinvents the chat room with subreddit chat | Arielle Pardes/WIRED https://www.wired.com/story/reddit-introduces-subreddit-chat

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's interview with Kara Swisher on Recode Decode: Full transcript https://www.recode.net/2018/7/18/17575158/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-interview-full-transcript-kara-swisher

Walmart reportedly considers cloning Netflix to beat Amazon - Rhett Jones/Gizmodo https://gizmodo.com/walmart-may-build-a-netflix-clone-to-stick-it-to-amazon-1827682696

When a tech reporter doesn’t use much tech - David Streitfeld/The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/technology/personaltech/tech-reporter-does-not-use-tech.html

America’s electoral system gives the Republicans advantages over Democrats - The Economist https://www.economist.com/briefing/2018/07/12/americas-electoral-system-gives-the-republicans-advantages-over-democrats

Google Cloud Platform Blog: Improving our account management policies to better support customers - Ben Treynor Sloss/GCP Blog https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/07/improving-our-account-management-policies-to-better-support-customers.html

Google gets slapped with billion EU fine for Android antitrust abuse – Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/18/google-gets-slapped-5bn-by-eu-for-android-antitrust-abuse

Walmart may launch a video streaming service to battle Netflix, Amazon | Valentina Palladino/Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/07/walmart-may-launch-a-video-streaming-service-to-battle-netflix-amazon

Google warns Android might not remain free because of EU decision - Tom Warren/The Verge https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/18/17585396/google-android-eu-fine-response

Tue, 17 Jul 2018

S3 suspend for the Lenovo X1 Carbon 2018 - fiji-flo/GitHub https://github.com/fiji-flo/x1carbon2018s3

Mon, 16 Jul 2018

vim-zen: Barebones Vim Plugin Manager - prakadanish/GitHub https://github.com/prakashdanish/vim-zen

Start to finish: Deploying a React app on DigitalOcean - Julien Tregoat/Hackernoon https://hackernoon.com/start-to-finish-deploying-a-react-app-on-digitalocean-bcfae9e6d01b

Social media’s dial-up ancestor: The bulletin board system - Kevin Driscoll/IEEE Spectrum https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/cyberspace/social-medias-dialup-ancestor-the-bulletin-board-system

These Barbie typewriters can send secret messages, and yes, this is for real - Crypto Museum http://www.cryptomuseum.com/crypto/mehano/barbie/

To cash in on Kindle Unlimited, a cabal of romance writer gamed Amazon's algorithm - Sarah Jeong/The Verge https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/16/17566276/cockygate-amazon-kindle-unlimited-algorithm-self-published-romance-novel-cabal

Alzheimer's risk 10 times lower with herpes medication - Ana Sandoiu/Medical News Today https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322463.php