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Michael McCandless
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Apache Lucene hacker, co-author Lucene in Action 2nd edition
Apache Lucene hacker, co-author Lucene in Action 2nd edition

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Here's a fun Chrome plugin, Keepa: it shows a chart of the price history of at item on Amazon. You can use it to figure out when's the best time to buy!

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Lucene 6.5.0 is officially released! Many new features...

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Should you use unsigned ints or ordinary signed ints in your C code?

Here's a fun feature of Amazon's product search you might not know about:

Do a search at http://amazon.com, e.g. for Granola Bar, and then on the left you should see a drill down under Delivery Day, letting you see only those granola bars that can be delivered to you either today or tomorrow. Helpful for your last-minute shopping situations!

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Wow, the new Intel/Micron Optane SSD, based on a new 3D XPoint solid-state memory, sounds like an amazing mid-point between DRAM and "traditional" NAND based SSDs. It has much lower latency than NAND, and better durability, and better density than DRAM.

Priced for datacenters not homes ;)

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Google makes JPEG compression 35% smaller! And open sources the effort! And does so within the bounds of the existing JPEG standard (meaning all existing software that knows how to display a JPEG does not need to change). Impressive!
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