Links van 30 november 2013 tot 1 december 2013

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Mac Menu Bars
The Dock gets all the app attention on Mac OS X. But there's another equally important place where running apps rest: the menu bar, the only constant aspect of the Mac OS X interface. Mac Menu Bars features interesting and unique menu bar configurations from Mac users.

Chris Hates Writing • “Why I Shut Down the Forums” by Steve Pavlina (2011)
Something that’s always surprised me is how often people seem to forget how large the overall 4chan community is outside of their own respective interaction with it. Some simply don’t care, but I think others plain don’t realize they’re just one of millions of people who post and browse 4chan on a monthly basis.

Why are software development estimates regularly off by a factor of 2-3 times? | Startup Answers
Zo is dat. Maar krijg het maar eens uitgelegd.

Powerchair « Hacking SMA
We wanted Alejandro to have a power wheelchair. We wanted him to be able to move through the world by his own volition and it’s clear that the ability to independently explore his environment is important for his cognitive development on multiple levels. We tried going through the typical process of obtaining a power wheelchair but met numerous obstacle. Our best option was to for me to try to build something myself.

www.philzimmermann.com/EN/essays/WhyIWrotePGP.html
It's personal. It's private. And it's no one's business but yours. You may be planning a political campaign, discussing your taxes, or having a secret romance. Or you may be communicating with a political dissident in a repressive country. Whatever it is, you don't want your private electronic mail (email) or confidential documents read by anyone else. There's nothing wrong with asserting your privacy. Privacy is as apple-pie as the Constitution.

Links van 9 november 2013 tot 11 november 2013

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Our research – Microsoft Research
Publications. Yum.

Full Screen Takedown Notice
BOO! HISS! "FullScreenMario.com has been found in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and on Friday, November 1st was taken down by an official DMCA complaint from Nintendo. The website allowed players to play an open source HTML5 remake of Nintendo’s 1985 Super Mario Bros, containing the original 32 levels, a random map generator, and level editor. This was in violation of Nintendo’s copyrights and trademarks."

Time Series Analysis and Its Applications: With R Examples – Third Edition
Tee hee: "If you're at a University that subscribes to the Springer library, follow the link to the right. If you want to steal the text, it's pretty easy to find an illegal copy, but you can get a nice illegal copy from LibGen. There's little risk in stealing stuff off the internet, so if you really want to be a gangsta, go into your campus bookstore and steal a hardcopy. Then, sell it back to them."

Setting up the Terminal for Development in OS X – Dev Snaps
Chances are, if you are developer, you have used the terminal before. If not, you should. From version control tools like git to ssh, there are numerous reasons to use the terminal to make your life easier. Also becoming familiar with the command line will only help you later on when you graduate to managing your own Linux server.

Homeless Veteran Timelapse Transformation – YouTube
Not a dry seat in the house!

Links van 25 februari 2012 tot 28 februari 2012

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A Show with Ze Frank by Ze Frank — Kickstarter
In 2006, I launched a show called "The Show With Ze Frank." It was one of the most strange, exciting, difficult, and amazing things I have done so far. I think it is time to do something similar, what with the economy in the crapper and the election coming up. If Newt can do it, so can I. So can we.

Mountain Lion Review: What Happened to Apple’s Innovation?
That's the most surprising thing about Mountain Lion. Not what Apple did, but that it makes clear a startling reality: Microsoft is the new Apple, thinking of ways to make a better, more productive experience for users. Sure, MS might fail, but at least Redmond is breaking new ground and trying to push computing forward.

Think about that for a second: Mountain Lion is conservative and boring—even gaudy at times. Meanwhile Microsoft is pushing the envelope and being innovative and elegant in its approach to user interface.

Hell. It froze.

Sinéad O’Connor: A Mea Culpa < PopMatters
It’s time to apologize to Sinéad O’Connor.

850k Android Daily Activations, 300m Total Devices, Says Andy Rubin | TechCrunch
In many ways the mobile platform war feels like the desktop race of the early ’90s. Apple had a huge lead, refused to license and is now about to be overtaken by hordes of nondescript clones. But in this race the main competitor is Google rather than Microsoft and the devices are smartphones instead of beige desktops. It’s just a matter of time until Android overtakes iOS now.

Microsoft offers touch guidance to Windows 8 Metro-app developers – istartedsomething
Since Metro-style applications for Windows 8 should all have a touch-first experience, Microsoft has recently released a brief but useful “Windows 8 Touch Guidance” documentation on how developers should think about touch in their applications. The four-page PDF touches (pun) on some interesting touch characteristics of Windows 8 – including but not limited to drag-down/up for select/deselect, semantic zoom and panning and swipe from edge.

Links van 22 januari 2012 tot 24 januari 2012

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A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages via reddit.com
1964 – John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz create BASIC, an unstructured programming language for non-computer scientists.

1965 – Kemeny and Kurtz go to 1964.

Cyberlocker Ecosystem Shocked As Big Players Take Drastic Action | TorrentFreak
While the shutdown last week of Megaupload and the arrest of its founder and management team was certainly dramatic, a situation of perhaps even greater gravity is beginning to emerge.

Loper OS » Why Skin-Deep Correctness — Isn’t, and Foundations Matter.
All you will ever get from Apple is a “Worse Is Better“, taxidermic imitation of orthogonal persistence.

The Quest of the Historical Jesus by Albert Schweitzer
The Quest of the Historical Jesus. A Critical Study of its Progress from Reimarus to Wrede.

Radiofy – Converteer playlists van op de radio naar Spotify-playlists
Radiofy laat u toe om doorheen de playlists van de VRT-radiozenders te bladeren en de muziek ook meteen te beluisteren via Spotify en/of YouTube.

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Zoek

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