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"Valve has already transformed gaming on Linux from "practically nothing" to "definitely something" and could be on the verge of making it much more than that."

I remember years of recompiling different wine versions for specific games, setting multiple wine homes, hunting for dlls....

Thanks Valve.
After 14 months in beta, where does Valve's new platform push stand?
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How a hashtag lit the nerdy world of project management aflame — or at least got it mildly worked up
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It's like talking to my brother, who worked in Litho at Intel at one point. Our conversations generally ended in me saying "I write Java apps" and him saying "that's nice, I monitor errors in a few microns for process of copyrighted and redacted term"

Ahh, Thanksgiving...
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I find it fantastic that amateurs can still find these observations with all of our current technology we have pointing at it.

Guess there's just a lot to see, can't catch it all.
 
Bizarre Martian Plumes Discovered by Amateur Astronomers
From National Geographic: An international network of amateur astronomers has spotted what looks like two plumes, or slender, cloudy projections, extending from the surface of Mars, and their professional counterparts have no clear idea of what they might be. "Any explanation we can think of challenges our understanding of the upper atmosphere of Mars," says Agustín Sánchez-Lavega, a professional astronomer at the University of the Basque Country, in Bilbao, Spain, and lead author of a report on the phenomenon in the journal Nature. Read more: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/02/150216-mars-martian-plumes-astronomy-clouds-maven-mystery/
Image Credit: Illustration courtesy Grupo Ciencias Planetarias (GCP) - UPV/EHU
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Article is somewhat terse, but I agree with the points especially debugging.

If you want to get good at software, especially the niche product your company is marketing at the time, than learn how to fix it and more importantly how it broke in the first place. Than learn how to repeat the process over and over again, automate or document it, and make it easier for everyone in the future.
 
I've lately been reflecting a bit on how to become a better software engineer. Here are my thoughts.

Be really good at debugging.
Never be blocked.
Know when to do redundant work or build a tool.
Be  really good at reading code.
https://medium.com/@cramforce/ive-lately-been-thinking-about-what-patterns-could-explain-perceived-differences-in-productivity-77d1f52f1527
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Did my weekend squats... almost up to 6 45 plates. Soooooon. I wish my chest was a strong as my quads and gluts, I feel rather upside down for an average male.

In other news I'm in Austin all next week. If your there come buy me a beer! (If I can pull away from my corporate duties).
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Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los ...
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Look a tiny Trunks! This is a very nice pilot, better than the original live action.
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Ooooo builtin support!
 
VLC 3.0 will feature Chromecast support at last.

While the timing isn't clear for when the feature might land for Android, iOS, or even desktop flavors of VLC, it's a good sign that the VLC team have been working on the feature for the upcoming 3.0.0 release.
In June of last year the awesome hands behind the popular VLC media player confirmed their intention to support Chromecast, Google's then semi-new media streaming dongle, in its suite of apps.
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The shows-up-in-whats-hot-feed vs block ratio is now at 100%. Thanks Antivax community!
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And... he's funded.
Werner Koch's code powers the email encryption programs around the world. If only somebody would pay him for the work.
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Well... umm... alrighty then.
I was very sceptical of Scala.js, but decided to use it in a low risk project (http://github.com/underscoreio/doodle) to render to the HTML canvas and I am shocked at how well it works. The community is moving very quickly as well, and many advanced Scala projects have had the necessary tweaks ...
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Prompt and performed the oil change and tired rotation of my first new car service within an hour of peak busy time on a Saturday, very impressive. However, I had asked how to schedule another visit for issues I thought were on the vehicle, or whether they could investigate them than, and was not responded to with how best to set this up either during the initial pull up after the documentation and meeting at the end of the work. Overall the service was fine, but the general customer service besides the New Car service was dismal for the questions I inquired about.
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