Category Archive: Nifty Things

Apr 03

Nifty Things for Week Ending 3 April

Questioning Assumptions No, it’s not always quicker to do things in memory | ITworld DevOps 5 Definitions of #DevOps #DevOps = #ContinuousDelivery + #ContinuousObsolescence? DevOps is for life, not just for techies HAProxy How to load balance TCP connections with HAProxy Docker Docker Contributor Guide Business What Happens When Apple Buys a Company You …

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Mar 27

Nifty Things for Week Ending 27 March

Geekly Toys & Games B-EX, B the Flying Car, B GO Beyond Riding on street Car tracks — This looks like fun! Put a train horn on a bike and confuse everyone Hardware Rugged POD | Imagination is more important than knowledge — Open Hardware project for running waterproof, weather hardened servers without a data …

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Mar 20

Nifty Things for Week Ending 20 March

Welcome to the Vernal Equinox. Hopefully this means that Fimbulwinter is averted once more! Blast from the Past Random Quotes — using Ruby to get a random quote from ThinkExist Data Visualization 30 Simple Tools For Data Visualization | Co.Design | business + design Gephi – The Open Graph Viz Platform Selected Tools dimple …

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Mar 13

Nifty Things for Week Ending 13 March

AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER Philosophy & Lessons Learned 7 timeless lessons of programming ‘graybeards’ | ITworld Monitoring IEEE Xplore Abstract – Tracking Transaction Footprints for Non-intrusive End-to-End Monitoring Blast from the Past Oooh Shiny! Magpies don’t know what’s just enough! » Ramblings Raspberry Pi Intertech’s Complete Raspberry Pi Class Materials – …

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Mar 06

Nifty Things for Week Ending 6 March 2015

Karojisatsu — PSA & Must Read Stephen, in his presentation, described a Japanese term called Karoshi – literally as “death from overwork.” I have seen this hundreds of times in our industry and I also have come close enough to understand the brink of Karoshi myself. … In the 1980s there was such a concern …

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Feb 27

Nifty Things for week ending 27 February 2015

Cloud Computing fog – The Ruby cloud services library Docker SocketPlane strives to alleviate Docker networking challenges – TechRepublic Java Proving that Android’s, Java’s and Python’s sorting algorithm is broken (and showing how to fix it) The KeY Project — Integrated Deductive Software Design Programming DynJS | An ECMAScript Runtime for the JVM Social Consciousness …

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Feb 13

Nifty Things for Week of 13 February 2015

Programming How to Pair Program — Medium An introduction to visual programming using NoFlo | Rawkes Doctor Who game helps kids to learn to code | Ars Technica Freebies Get 2GB of free Google Drive storage by checking your internet security settings | ITworld — Only good thru 17 February. Data More Data, Less Accuracy …

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Feb 06

Nifty Things for Week of 6 February 2015

Historical Footnotes Medieval Scribe: “Oh My God, I’m So Hungover” | Gaming (pointlessly) Above and beyond the call of duty. — A Paranoia Adventure Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi 2 on sale now at $35 | Raspberry Pi — Upgraded CPU & Memory; same price Flotilla for Raspberry Pi – Friendly Electronics — Flotilla is …

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Feb 01

Nifty Things for Week of 30 January 2015

Big Data Command-line tools can be 235x faster than your Hadoop cluster — for certain tasks and data sets, hadoop is not the best choice. maxogden/dat — Dat is an open source project that provides a streaming interface between every file format and data storage backend. Cloud Computing Docker on a raspberry pi | Xebia …

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Jan 23

Nifty Things for Week 23 January 2015

Animation ‘Robot Chicken’ Animator Uses Nintendo Power Glove As Tool (Video) Career What’s a Pain Letter? – Human Workplace Forget Cover Letters – Write A Pain Letter, Instead! – Forbes How To Write Your Human-Voiced Resume – Forbes These Ten Zombie Phrases Are Killing Your Resume – Forbes Making MarkForged Lets You 3D Print With …

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