Profile

Cover photo
David Metcalfe
Works at Self-employed
478 followers|1,955,837 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideosReviews

Stream

David Metcalfe

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is actually quite exciting, especially with the abstractive summarization. Been wanting this sort of thing widely available for a long time.
1
Add a comment...

David Metcalfe

Shared publicly  - 
 
“Earlier this year, Trello introduced premium third-party integrations called power-ups with the likes of GitHub, Slack, Evernote, and more. Today, those power-ups are now available to free users of the service.”

More than likely just a response to the recent increase in popularity of IFTTT, but good for all Trello users.
Earlier this year, Trello introduced premium third-party integrations called power-ups with the likes of GitHub, Slack, Evernote, and more. Today, those power-ups are now available to free users of the service.
1
Add a comment...

David Metcalfe

Shared publicly  - 
 
Dear +Pinterest. Don't fuck this up.
1
Add a comment...

David Metcalfe

Shared publicly  - 
 
“Historians may look to 2015 as the year when shit really started hitting the fan. Some snapshots: In just the past few months, record-setting heat waves in Pakistan and India each killed more than 1,000 people. In Washington state's Olympic National Park, the rainforest caught fire for the first time in living memory. London reached 98 degrees Fahrenheit during the hottest July day ever recorded in the U.K.; The Guardian briefly had to pause its live blog of the heat wave because its computer servers overheated. In California, suffering from its worst drought in a millennium, a 50-acre brush fire swelled seventyfold in a matter of hours, jumping across the I-15 freeway during rush-hour traffic. Then, a few days later, the region was pounded by intense, virtually unheard-of summer rains. Puerto Rico is under its strictest water rationing in history as a monster El Niño forms in the tropical Pacific Ocean, shifting weather patterns worldwide.”
The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen — and much faster than climate scientists expected
1
Praveen K's profile photo
 
I live in Rajasthan, one of the hottest state. Last year was horrible because of El Nino. 
Add a comment...

David Metcalfe

Shared publicly  - 
 
It's beginning, folks.
 
It's a slow worldwide rollout that should be done in a few days. We'll update when there's an APK to share. 
Google announced the Duo video chat app (and the messaging app Allo) at Google I/O this year, saying only that we'd see the final release later this summer... by Ryan Whitwam in Applications, Google, News
34 comments on original post
1
Praveen K's profile photoDavid Metcalfe's profile photo
6 comments
 
+Praveen K​ Definitely agreed on how WhatsApp has done things. It's a poor experience for users, and Google should do better than that.
Add a comment...

David Metcalfe

Shared publicly  - 
 
Stack Overflow Documentation is in beta. Seems like it could be quite powerful. Time will tell.
Q&A for professional and enthusiast programmers
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
478 people
Ron Metcalfe's profile photo
Raj Kumar's profile photo
dave brabner's profile photo
Tim Stephens's profile photo
ignatius ardy's profile photo
BC Orchard's profile photo
SirCrest's profile photo
Evans Achimbu's profile photo
Egyptian memes's profile photo

David Metcalfe

Shared publicly  - 
 
Intriguing use of IBM's Watson.

“In yet another sign of the growing use of automation in the IT industry, consulting major Capgemini is increasingly deploying automation to assign employees to projects. The Paris-headquartered firm has replaced 30-40% of the work done by its resource management group with IBM's cognitive computing system, Watson.

Resource management groups in IT companies are responsible for assessing skills and then assigning someone to a project. The group, generally disliked by employees, is often blamed for unsatisfactory assignments.”
1
Add a comment...

David Metcalfe

Shared publicly  - 
 
Baffling how police detachments and law enforcement agencies continually fail to communicate with the public, and then wonder why there's public outrage over basic civil rights violations.
 
Since January, police have been testing an aerial surveillance system adapted from the surge in Iraq. And they neglected to tell the public.
View original post
1
Add a comment...

David Metcalfe

Shared publicly  - 
 
Heads up to any heavy users of snapshots with Digital Ocean.

“Starting in October of 2016, the cost for snapshots is $0.05 per gigabyte per month, based on the amount of utilized space within the filesystem. Snapshots that are destroyed before the month is over will be charged hourly, just like Droplets.”
This tutorial provides an explanation for how backup and snapshots work on DigitalOcean. Additionally, it includes information on how to scale, backup, and clone out servers with snapshots.
1
Add a comment...

David Metcalfe

Shared publicly  - 
 
Short but decent read on small beginnings.
Polycom’s co-founder on the best investment he ever made, and why thinking small is a big idea
1
Add a comment...

David Metcalfe

Shared publicly  - 
 
While interesting enough strictly for its architectural merits, this article also does an excellent job of teaching some design basics like symmetries, alignment, visual weight, and negative space. Good read for the uninitiated.
Sometimes people ask, why is xyz house bad? Asking this question does not imply that the asker has bad taste or no taste whatsoever - it means that they are simply not educated in basic architectural...
1
Add a comment...

David Metcalfe

Shared publicly  - 
 
Another solid share by +Yonatan Zunger​. I recommend reading the comments, article, and linked articles within. All excellent stuff.

“I'm sharing this article, not for its discussion of orgies, but for its exceptionally good explanation of the idea of consent. In particular, for this one key sentence: “Consent is always conditional on participants’ ability to revoke their consent.”

This is probably the most succinct definition of one of the core ideas of consent – whether it be to sex or when signing a contract – that I've ever seen. The same sentence applies equally well when you're asking whether an economic transaction is coercive (something important in understanding many kinds of market failure): the transaction is freely participated in if either party could refuse to do so.

It seems simple, but it's rather useful.

Also, the rest of this article is a very good discussion of consent, both in general and in this rather specific case.”
 
"Who am I to explain consent to you? I’m very square, married, living in the suburbs with my hardworking husband, and an irritating cat. But about once a month, roughly 60 people show up to our house for an all-night orgy." That's how this piece begins, and it's pretty good.
Who am I to explain consent to you? I’m very square, married, living in the suburbs with my hardworking husband, and an irritating cat. But…
3 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
478 people
Ron Metcalfe's profile photo
Raj Kumar's profile photo
dave brabner's profile photo
Tim Stephens's profile photo
ignatius ardy's profile photo
BC Orchard's profile photo
SirCrest's profile photo
Evans Achimbu's profile photo
Egyptian memes's profile photo
Collections David is following
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • Elevator
  • Alto's Adventure
  • Tap Titans
  • Spike Run
  • Virtual Beggar
  • Atomas
  • Cookie Clickers
  • Daddy Long Legs
  • Adventure Cube
  • Stack
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Bitcoin Billionaire
Story
Tagline
Designer, programmer, generalist. Do try and keep up.
Introduction
Obsessive reader fascinated by technology and the sciences. 'Love the outdoors; An old dog in the Parkour circuit.
Work
Occupation
Generalist
Skills
Design, programming, knowledge work, training, security, project management.
Employment
  • Self-employed
    Trainer, 2011 - present
    Responsible for educating customers in Apple Mac Os X, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, iOS, Android, and a variety of hardware. Exercises use of non-technical language, broad knowledge, research, and problem solving.
  • Freelance
    Graphic Designer, 2006 - present
    Primarily focused on branding and identity. Working towards major in Interaction Design.
  • Shaw Communications
    TSR, 2013 - 2014
    Phone-based technical support & sales.
  • Apple Inc.
    Genius, 2008 - 2011
    Specialized technical support with Apple computers, accessories, and mobile devices (ie. iPod, iPhone).
  • OpenMedia.ca
    Asst. Web Designer, 2011 - 2011
    Work on front-end and back-end of website, large-scale spreadsheet work (500k+), design of visual assets (buttons, banners, etc), press copy, onsite technical support.
Public - in the last week
reviewed in the last week
Public - in the last week
reviewed in the last week
Public - in the last week
reviewed in the last week
Acoustics are alright for this venue. Better care could be taken of the building in general, and there's often broken seats and other things in disarray.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
240 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Public - in the last week
reviewed in the last week
Usually quite busy with people, but the park is often quiet and fairly clean. Excellent views available from this spot.
Public - in the last week
reviewed in the last week
If you've been to the original Mr Red Cafe, you should find this location a familiar layout. This location is much busier, but food is just as good.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago