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Manfred Berndtgen
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Book Review: Clojure Data Structures and Algorithms Cookbook

The term ‘data structures’ is sort of an emotive word in the world of purely functional languages as the subject of data structures and algorithms in classical (imperative) computing relies on mutable variables and assignment which are not possible (or at…
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I reckon it's one of these well-intended ideas, but Buffer's Pablo service (https://buffer.com/pablo) seems to me like a remnant sale of photos and quotes alike. Choose from a stock of haphazard photos that meet a common sense of beauty, add some preselected word (or fill in your own, see my example), add some effects (blur, contrast, b&w), define your preferred picture format, depending on the social network you want to please and presto! 

Decades ago Hans Magnus Enzensberger called TV the 'null medium', a medium of irrelevances. Obviously it has got a worthy successor.
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Windows Services: Total Control

Taming stubborn services made easy Batch scripts. Why on Earth do we still care about batch scripts? I could give you a lengthy explanation about why I don’t like Powershell, but it’s a hot day and I want to make it short: because it’s there and it’s okay…
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Sorry, that slipped a bit through, sorry for my late reply! Thanks +Dian Paramita, I'll give it a try!
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Second attempt at deep dreaming with Google's inceptionism tool. Own photo, default net. Sequence of 100 jpegs. I especially like these chimeras at the beginning. A bit creepy at the end. #deepdream  
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Markus Brunetti's portraits of churches are unique: together with his Partner, Betty Schöner, he's traveling through Europe for ten years and taking photos of churches. No normal photos, of course: he takes hundreds to thousands of photos of each facade and stitches them together during a week-long process. The result of hard work and stupendous determination are breathtaking portraits of these churches, depicted in a clean and crisp way never seen before. 
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Okay, thanks.  When I get a minute.
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Book Review: Living Clojure

Back in the 1990’s I often bought these “Java/C++/DirectX/whatever in 30 hours” books. It always took more than 30 hours to go through them, but after reading them you often had some ground to step on and a basic idea about how to get things working.…
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By the way, 24 October is a seriously undervalued birthday date. So to today's birthday children: have a nice one! (I'm sure I'll have! :-)
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Dankeschön, +Kevin Clift, much appreciated!
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gradle / proxy / cntlm

I didn’t find really hot information when googling for ‘gradle’ and ‘ntlm proxy’. There are only bits of information about running gradle behind a corporate proxy, especially when this proxy is using NTLM-v2. The official documentation treats the problem…
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Deep Dreaming On a Mac

Make Google’s Deep Dream Code run on your Mac From the moment I’ve seen these spectacular images of neural networks running hot I wanted to get the software and run it on my computer. The only thing that prevented me from doing so was the abundance of…
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We always wonder what we're looking at when staring into the unknown. And suddenly... Third attempt at deep dreaming using Google's inceptionism tool. Sequence of 100 jpegs. Dogs, eyes, noses... I will have to train my very own neural network. #deepdream  
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My first attempt at deep dreaming using Google Research's inceptionism tool. Default image, default parameters. Sequence of 100 jpegs. #deepdream  
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I have a confession to make: I’m still using Flash, deliberately. Yes, that pesky piece of software that’s always nagging and begging to be updated. “You serious?!” you might ask, but there’s one peculiar software I don’t want to miss, and that’s this HAL…
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If you use it in Chrome you get the added benefits of a sandboxed version.
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Iron system administrator, camera potato, church portrayer.
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The usual stuff for supporting my hobbies, but my cakes and pizzas are great, too.
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My photo models are at least 100 years old.
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After a few turbulent years in a science job I became a software developer and system administrator. At the moment, I'm working for the IT branch of one of the bigger German insurers. 

I have some highbrow hobbies like my wife and me growing ferns and palms, calligraphy, history, and dabbling with computers and old cameras. I suppressed my desire to take photos for a long time, but I failed: photography has become my favourite waste of time. My favourite photographic subjects are plants and stones, with some emphasis on (mostly sacral) architecture.

Being in sort of a retro mood induced and fired by my wife, I'm discovering the joys of film photography for some time. And I'm still writing software.
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I'm pretty good at making apple pies. I was programming a supercomputer! (Okay, it was just a Mandelbrot set.) Converging lines in photos are afraid of me.
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