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A NoSQL database written in Go - Trevor F. Smith
Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. - Trevor F. Smith
Everything about color from color expert Jill Morton - Trevor F. Smith
'When you smile to the world, the world smiles back' - laughing buddha - Trevor F. Smith
Reply to an evening email reminder with what you did that day. The next day, get a digest with what everyone on the team got done. It's that simple. No hassle, no micromanagement. Get stuff done, and celebrate it with your team. - Trevor F. Smith
Sqwiggle is an always on online workplace for your remote team to work together throughout the day. - Trevor F. Smith
How to Manage a Remote Team -
Now, if you want to debate what's best: remote work or co-located work, this post isn't for you. But, if you want some ideas on how one team has setup their team to be successful at remote work, then stick around. This post is for you. - Trevor F. Smith
HTML5 Genetic Algorithm 2D Car Thingy -
The program uses a simple genetic algorithm to evolve random two-wheeled shapes into cars over generations. Loosely based on BoxCar2D, but written from scratch, only using the same physics engine (box2d). Can't. Stop. Watching. This. - Trevor F. Smith
Reverse Network Effects: How internet startups lose value with greater traction -
Let’s look at a few factors that increase noise and drive down the value of online platforms as they scale. - Trevor F. Smith
A Python Continuous Integration Framework - Trevor F. Smith
In Head-Hunting, Big Data May Not Be Such a Big Deal -
Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of people operations at Google, says some data is essentially worthless in assessing job candidates: G.P.A.'s, for instance, and test scores. And interview brain teasers. - Trevor F. Smith
It's Safer in Earthquakes, Too -
"Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body." - George Carlin Happy Discardia, everybody! The weeks around the solstices are when we discardians let go of whatever is not adding value to our lives. Sometimes it's a shirt that looked great in the store but now hangs funny. Sometimes it's a habit like compulsively checking for traffic on my blog posts. Sometimes it's a person who is raining on my parade. This year I'm letting go of a lot of assumptions about business that I made when I was a youngling in San Francisco. That was more than a decade ago and I was fresh off the bus, so it's time to retire those lessons about how to build value and culture and approach the process with new eyes. I'm finally letting go of my huge oak desk, too. For years it hosted a lively ecosystem of paper and electronic mechanisms for thought and business, but I've converted all of that into a tiny laptop and a file box in a... - Trevor F. Smith
Google admits those infamous brainteasers were completely useless for hiring -
You can stop counting how many golfballs will fit in a schoolbus now. Google has admitted that the headscratching questions it once used to quiz job applicants (How many piano tuners are there in the entire world? Why are manhole covers round?) were utterly useless as a predictor of who will be a good employee. - Trevor F. Smith
Why Node and Scala will dry up: Go will drink their milkshake -
Fargo is a simple idea outliner, notepad, todo list, project organizer. - Trevor F. Smith
Simple Online Time Tracking Software - Harvest -
Simple time tracking, fast online invoicing, and powerful reporting software. Simplify employee timesheets and billing. Get started for free. A FreshBooks competitor - Trevor F. Smith
An expanding set of challenges across multiple domains of Computer Science. Code in the browser in your chosen language, optimize your algorithm, and learn as you go. - Trevor F. Smith
Introduction to Parallel Python with IPCluster and Wakari -
IPCluster provides an easy way to do parallel computing in Python, allowing you to connect to and control Python processes running on a multiple compute cores, either locally or across a cluster. - Trevor F. Smith
Hacker School Soylent -
Hacker School Soylent 1.0 Servings: 3 (one full day, three breakfasts, or a very brief dinner party with two friends) Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: - 120 g oat flour - 85 g soy protein from Trader Joe’s, unflavored (see above for substitutions) - 85 g olive oil - 75 g brown sugar - 25 g ground flax - 20 g cocoa powder - 15 g lecithin - up to 10 g potassium citrate or 20 g potassium gluconate - 2 g iodized salt - 1 g Emergen-C - 1 Vitamin D supplement Method: - Read this blog post, especially the “Safety” section. - Combine all dry ingredients except Vitamin D. - Mix well. - Measure olive oil into a separate container. - To prepare an individual meal, measure about a third of the dry mix and a third of the oil into a large drinking vessel. - Add 400-500 ml (14-16 oz) of water, and shake or stir well. - Chill for several hours if possible, to improve taste and texture. It may be healthier that way too (due to phytic acid deactivation). - Meanwhile, take your Vitamin D and/or get some... - Trevor F. Smith
Startup Genome Report on Premature Scaling -
1. 74% of high growth internet startups fail due to premature scaling. 2. No startup that scaled prematurely passed the 100,000 user mark. 3. Startups that scale properly grow about 20 times faster than startups that scale prematurely. 4. 93% of startups that scale prematurely never break the $100k revenue per month threshold. - Trevor F. Smith
Deep learning with COTS HPC systems -
Scaling up deep learning algorithms has been shown to lead to increased performance in benchmark tasks and to enable discovery of complex high-level features. Recent e orts to train extremely large networks (with over 1 billion parameters) have relied on cloud- like computing infrastructure and thousands of CPU cores. In this paper, we present tech- nical details and results from our own sys- tem based on Commodity O -The-Shelf High Performance Computing (COTS HPC) tech- nology: a cluster of GPU servers with In ni- band interconnects and MPI. Our system is able to train 1 billion parameter networks on just 3 machines in a couple of days, and we show that it can scale to networks with over 11 billion parameters using just 16 machines. As this infrastructure is much more easily marshaled by others, the approach enables much wider-spread research with extremely large neural networks. - Trevor F. Smith
CrunchBang is a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution offering a great blend of speed, style and substance. Using the nimble Openbox window manager, it is highly customisable and provides a modern, full-featured GNU/Linux system without sacrificing performance. - Trevor F. Smith
What's in the Rest of the Top-Secret NSA PowerPoint Deck? -
What's in NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's 41-slide PowerPoint deck that's so hot that nobody dare publish it? The lesson for whistleblowers is that if you want it all to go public then don't send it only to journalists with integrity. - Trevor F. Smith
Lift helps you track and achieve habits through data visualization, streaks, and community support. - Trevor F. Smith
The Extensible Web Manifesto -
How To Start A Hackerspace -
Nova driver and Glance backend to use Docker inside OpenStack - Trevor F. Smith
Seriously.js is a real-time, node-based video compositor for the web. Inspired by professional software such as After Effects and Nuke, Seriously.js renders high-quality video effects, but allows them to be dynamic and interactive. Ok, that's fucking cool. - Trevor F. Smith
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