Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Mike Fotinakis
510 followers -
Doin' my own thing. Formerly @ScienceExchange and @Google.
Doin' my own thing. Formerly @ScienceExchange and @Google.

510 followers
About
Posts

I'm giving a talk on Continuous Visual Integration next week at RailsConf!

If you're going, come say hi! You can add my talk to your calendar to remember: https://t.co/xQaYGWuryd
Add a comment...

Post has shared content
Our Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the habitable zone -- the area around a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of an orbiting planet -- of a G2-type star, like our sun. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1fp668W #NASABeyond
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Announcing the Percy beta, starting next week!
Add a comment...

Post has shared content
Pluto has sent a love note back to Earth via our New Horizons spacecraft, which has traveled more than 9 years and 3+ billion miles. This is the last and most detailed image of Pluto sent to Earth before the moment of closest approach, which was at 7:49 a.m. EDT today. Images from the #PlutoFlyby will be processed and released on Wednesday, July 15. More to come!
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has shared content
Last week the FASTER cable, a new transpacific network link with a theoretical peak capacity of 60 Tbps (that's 60 million megabits), landed in Japan.  FASTER is a joint project between Google and several ISPs to provide, well, faster Internet speeds between the two regions.  The album (with pictures courtesy of http://gigazine.net/news/20150615-kddi-faster/) give you a quick overview of how such a cable is installed.

PS: see how this was done in 1956 for TAT-1, the first modern transatlantic telephone cable (with capacity for 36 phone calls, or about 0.2 megabits): http://atlantic-cable.com/Cables/1956TAT-1/index.htm.
PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto
FASTER cable landing in Japan
6 Photos - View album
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
AH it's up! I've been working on this for months and just launched https://percy.io, a tool for continuous visual integration for engineering teams.

Here's the blog post: https://blog.percy.io/2015/05/29/launch/

And you can follow on twitter! https://twitter.com/perceptualpercy
Add a comment...

Post has shared content
Best blog post I've seen on #golang (great list of links too):

Go Is Unapologetically Flawed, Here’s Why We Use It
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Baha, this article is ridiculous. Also, I don't even want to know how long it took to write SHA-256 in assembly.

"To summarize, to mine a block at current difficulty, the IBM 1401 would take about 5x10^14 years (about 40,000 times the current age of the universe). The electricity would cost about 10^18 dollars. And you'd get 25 bitcoins worth about $6000."
Add a comment...

T-minus ONE WEEK until I launch the product I've been working on for monnnnnthhhs. :) Very excited, stay tuned!
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded