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Not a bad list. You had me at :

C is a terse and unforgiving abstraction of silicon.


 h/t +C J Silverio 
Given the expansive growth in the field, it's become challenging to discern what belongs in a modern computer science degree. My own faculty is engaging in this debate, so I've coalesced my thoughts as an answer to the question, "What should every computer science major know?" ...
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Someone has a very narrow view of silicon...
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Tonight's odd thought: what if the universe really is a simulation, reincarnation is just a side effect of using a thread pool to execute all living creatures, and past life memories are just thread-specific data that wasn't properly reinitialized?

#couldhappen #timeforbed



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Amazing iAd targeting. "Did you want to stop meditating and install Game of War"?

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See, this is actually smart. The meditation app is testing your ability to notice and dismiss distractions.
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Excited to be heading up to MIT on April 14th to talk about engineering at Yik Yak. If you're interested in solving problems involving location, mobile, backend scalability, NLP, and more, you should swing by 32-124!
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I'm happy to have run across pfff, a tool for analyzing, visualizing, and refactoring large codebases. (Particularly PHP -- apparently Facebook has 5M lines of PHP.) 

The tool is a bit of a pain to set up due to all of the dependencies (it's written in OCaml, uses prolog for querying, etc), and the UI is pretty old-fashioned in GTK, but it's worth it to get a fast overview of a new codebase. It encourages exploration much more than just an editor/IDE. 

Thanks Facebook!
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"According to a calculation by New Scientist magazine in February, 2015, the average human lifespan now stands at 78 years, and of that time an average of 70 years is spent inside buildings of one kind or another."

Pretty grim when you put it like that!

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” Ralph Waldo Emerson. Have you ever been part of a great human migration, a diaspora? As you ponder this question, you might ask yourself about the great migrations of human history: our epic journeys out of Africa, emigrations out of Europe to ...
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Didn't know you were a Frank Forencich fan. Never met him but interacted a few times over email. Guy is just an all-around impressive thinker and super personable to boot.
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Very excited to see +Carolina Parada get public recognition for her amazing work on hotword detection! 
Carolina Parada makes it possible for Google Inc. to understand that the “Ok Google” initiates a voice search on Android and as the only woman on her team she came to realize the product’s speech recognition is hindered by the fact it was mostly being tested on male voices.
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I'm looking for a good but simple "weekly snippets" tool (à la Google). Don't care if it's hosted or I have to run it internally, but I don't want to spend a lot of time fiddling with it (or writing a custom one).

I've seen iDoneThis, but it seems more suited to daily snippets (which can be overkill). And it's a bit fancy on the backend. 

+Kelly Norton, I've also seen Etsy's opsweekly on github -- how is that for general snippets?
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I'm also looking for this.
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That awesome moment when you go looking for an important software library, and it turns out to be written by someone you know & trust. 

Thanks for the Redis client, +Gary Burd!
redigo - Go client for Redis
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Thanks Joel, I'll take you up on that! (Also, nice job signing Ian up for work ;)

Gary was one of the first people I met at Google Kirkland. He steered me into using Kansas for storage, which probably accounts for at least half of Android's success. 
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Woah, Donald Knuth in the WSJ magazine soapbox. Props to whomever made that happen!
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Given that Don's first publication was in MAD magazine, it's not that weird of a juxtaposition....
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Ian's comments ring true:

"At companies that only hire experienced programmers I’ve watched experienced developers faced with a simple but important problem add complexity to the solution to keep their attention."
Dan McKinley wrote a great blog post about choosing boring technology. It's worth reading, but the tl;dr is that by adopting new and exciting technology you introduce additional risk and instabilit...
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I agree with +Joel Webber​ and +Dianne Hackborn​ and would add that a culture that embraces side projects and spikes also reduces the problem.
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Tasty food, kid-friendly, and helpful service. And vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free friendly!
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Got a Memorial Day weekend room here on very cheap. Room was very spacious (compared with NYC and SF hotel rooms), and was decent in style. (Some 80s/90s, but livable.) Service was good, very midwest friendly and helpful. Biggest disappointment was the lack of pool in the hotel. They don't really advertise this, but it turns out you can use the swimming pool in the nearby Swissotel, for a $10/day fee. That wasn't appealing to me until I found out that (a) you can get from the Fairmont to the Swissotel via an underground tunnel (part of the "Chicago Pedway"), and (b) the pool in the Swissotel is on the 42nd floor, offering decent views. The pool has a locker room, steam room, and gym you can use, so take advantage.
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Quality: Very GoodFacilities: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Had really good cocktails here last night. The bartender wasn't confident about making my sidecar or my friend's manhattan, but both turned out excellent. The vibe is trying a tiny bit too hard, but it's a nice, visually appealing space. Can't wait to go back.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
You would never find this place without a recommendation, but it is a gorgeous, welcoming little restaurant with delicious crepes. The staff -- which seemed to be a family to me -- were warm, polite, and forgiving that our party did not speak a lick of French. This little back alley (literally) creperie is surrounded by many busier, happening ones (we joked that this area must be "the creperie district"), but Mordelaises is a true gem.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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Amazing lamb sandwich with delicious rosemary & balsamic mayo. Wow!
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Fabulous food at very reasonable prices. Great service too. The space is tiny, so get a reservation and don't attempt parties of more than 4.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago