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HTTP grows up and gets its driver's license.

Want to understand what the big deal is about HTTP/2? Go read this chapter. It is very well written, and should make you excited again about web infrastructure.
 
Need to get up to speed on HTTP/2? Good news, I just published updated (and free) HPBN chapter: hpbn.co/http2.

Have feedback/questions? Let me know!
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A nice writeup on the current state of affairs in front-end/javascript land from +Rebecca Murphey .

h/t +O'Reilly 
It’s been almost three years since I wrote A Baseline for Front-End Developers, probably my most popular post ever. Three years later, I still …
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Yay, IE is finally getting on the bus! Oh, wait. Why is Apple dragging their feet now? Is Safari going to be the next browser that developers groan about and throw under the bus?

There's hardly evidence here of Safari being the next IE that we all hate. But Apple's secretive nature (as applied to their products) has evolved into a larger corporate culture of über secrecy, which seems to be having unintended consequences. One of the references in the article sums it up best. https://adactio.com/journal/5787
— February 24, 2015 — Apple's Web? The Pointer Events specification just became a W3C Recommendation. For those unfamiliar, it’s an …
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To me the word dismal is not being applied correctly in this Moto E review. My 1MHz, 64kB RAM, 16 color 320x200 video C64 was dismal. Hmm. Actually, it ran Zork pretty nicely.

"... it still only has a 5-megapixel rear camera, 8GB of internal storage and a dismally low-res 540×960-pixel screen"

For being dismal, it is still a $120 phone! And unlocked! And without bloatware!! Moto G is a better deal though.
Somehow, the new and improved unlocked Moto E is still $120, with an LTE version available for $150.
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Nice write up on John Goodenough, a name I did not know until now. He's responsible for the battery as you know it that's powering your mobile device.

h/t +Emanuele Ziglioli 
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What is the threshold at which pair programming becomes of value to an organization?

+Jeff Dickey gives some advice on how to pair program.
I don’t think engineers are very good at pairing. I know I wasn’t, and it was a big reason why I took my previous job at…
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I did a lot of pair programming at a former employer in the 90s. It was totally organic, a colleague and I just liked working that and we were allowed the freedom to do so. I loved it. Absolutely loved it. Typically, I shoulder surfed and he drove. My advice is to find someone you hit it off with and find a system that works for you both. Don't feel like you have to each take equal turns.
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So, I just read Twilio's updated Terms of Service, and was glad to find this section. Well done, +twilio .  I accept. :-)

9.10  _Fun._ Customer understands and acknowledges that developing voice applications should be fun and easy, and by using the Twilio Service, Customer agrees to let its imagination run wild.
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Wild indeed! I've built a business atop Twilio! So thanks for that too +twilio​
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On Saturday May 9th, report the birds you see to Cornell using eBird (http://ebird.org/globalbigday/). It a pretty easy way to contribute to their research.

Go birding wherever you are, for any length of time, on May 9 and enter your lists in eBird. Help us find as many species as possible for the Global Big Day tally and a worldwide show of support for the birds!
Please join the Cornell Lab's Team Sapsucker and Team Redhead for our first Global Big Day! We've set an ambitious goal to help the birds and we can do it with your involvement and support. Go birding wherever you are, for any length of time, on May 9 and enter your lists in eBird.
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Some modern cryptography (e.g. RSA) relies on the fact that factoring large numbers is time-consuming, even for today's computing power. However, factoring large numbers will one day become trivial with quantum computers. So what's to do?

Of course quantum computing is best suited only for particular kinds of problems, so why not choose to play in an area where quantum tactics are of no help? A couple mathematicians from Washington State University have dusted off an old problem, the "Knapsack Problem", and made it new again, addressing its weaknesses, and of course, not relying on factorization as the barrier to overcome.

PDF of their paper: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1503.04238

#cryptography   #quantumcomputing   #rsa  
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If you like dogs, listen to poet Billy Collins share two short poems, from the perspective of the dog. :-)

 
What must our dogs be thinking when they look at us? Poet Billy Collins imagines the inner lives of two very different companions. It’s a charming short talk, perfect for taking a break and dreaming …
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Makes on think about whether our dogs love or loathe their lives with us.  Then again, we know we love them, and perhaps that is all that maters!  Thanks for posting :-)
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Making homemade hummus and heart shaped pitas for Valentine's day. :-)
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Yum!
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New Year's Resolution #fail  

Q: I have three gym memberships but I'm still not ripped, why?
A: It generally takes 4 or 5 gym memberships to become ripped.  You're just one short. All gyms are not created equal, and the three gyms you belong to may not have the correct equipment (juice bars, plenty of mirrors, things like that) for getting ripped. [...]
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  • SendTree
    Founder, 2012 - present
  • Gentomi, Inc.
    Founder, 2008 - present
  • Pynco, Inc.
  • Purdue University
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I am very passionate about creating software. It's what I love doing most.
Introduction

In 2008, I set out on my own, founding Gentomi, Inc. I am currently engaged in bootstrapping the business SendTree, which is a cloud based communication tool that can send instant messages via telephone, text, email, and social networks, all with a single "send" button. In this effort I've become adept with AppEngine, Twilio API, GWT, AngularJS, and leveraging some newer HTML5/CSS3 features.

Prior to setting out on my own, I spent 13 years creating software at Purdue University. In 1995 I was surprised to find Purdue as my employer. I had made connections with the Computing Center years earlier as an undergraduate. I was later recruited to come back to Purdue and work on some cool software projects, and I couldn't resist.

Before I left, my position at Purdue was in the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing, where they provide computing support for academic research. I was the principal software developer for the Purdue Vulcan project through its first release. This project is of significant importance in order for good policies and decisions to be made concerning climate change. This project determined the high-resolution whereabouts of carbon emissions within the United States, a great improvement over prior known resolutions. I was responsible for the design and implementation of the software that aggregated all the data into its high resolution form. [Here's a fancy YouTube video driven by the resulting data.] This particular project involved large amounts of data, and required distributed computing on a cluster in order to create the final information in its aggregated form.

Before working for the Rosen Center, I worked for 7 years in Purdue's Instructional Computing Division, a group responsible for the 70+ labs and 2000+ machines located around campus for student use. During this period, I gained responsibility for managing a group of 9 software developers. I was responsible for: 1) delivering software projects, 2) providing technical guidance and mentoring, 3) interviewing and hiring, and 4) assignment of salary, wages, and bonuses. This group developed the web infrastructure, databases, and applications used to drive the operations of the labs. [This was an excellent, very talented group to work with.]

Prior to employment at Purdue, I worked as an engineer at Pynco, Inc. from 1992 to 1995. I redesigned a mechanically driven aircraft altimeter (CPU 66) into a complete solid-state, microcontroller driven altimeter. I designed and constructed the new enclosure, computing circuitry, and software. This new altimeter required real-time software techniques, and a handcrafted operating system. [Yes, I wrote a custom operating system for the 68332 microcontroller...]

Also while at Pynco during those years, I helped develop a small CNC station to automate machining of tiny glass parts. This later evolved into the use of large standard CNC equipment, which I programmed to machine the same glass parts. This manufacturing process was significant in Pynco’s early success, and remains as the basis for their primary business today. In 2008, I began serving on the Board at Pynco. This followed the untimely death of my father, Jim Seib, who founded Pynco in 1987.

I graduated from Purdue University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. I still enjoy creating a circuit once in a while. I designed and built my own circuit to help remotely monitor and reboot some hardware located in Detroit, MI.

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Eric and his team have been mowing and doing spring landscape cleanup for us for years now. He does a great job and works to keep his customers happy. I'm so glad to write a check and trust that these jobs will be done well and I can spend my time elsewhere.
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I had the taramosalata as an appetizer, and it was simply outstanding. I don't think it is on their menu. Don't miss trying this one. For dinner I ordered the Chef's plate, to sample many of their dishes. This plate has a *lot* of food, so plan to take some home. Everything was very good. I felt the standout on that plate was the Moussaka. The other standout was the side of green beans! They were fantastic. We didn't have room for dessert, but some of the coffee desserts sounded great. I noticed two other things on their menu: 1) a kids menu 2) a lot of gluten free choices. The staff were friendly, helpful, and on top of things. Just great all around. Can't wait to go again.
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I had a prawn jalfrezi dish that had phenomenal flavors, including whole cardamom and cinnamon.
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