LinuxUser (UK): Create a NAS box from spare parts.
Ars: Intel’s Broadwell mini-PC. I love the form factor. But then, I’ve owned three Mac Minis.
I keep thinking I should learn the R language. Of course, I used to think that about GnuPlot.
HowToForge: Installing Git and Using GitHub on Ubuntu.
GSoC: SciRuby. There’s a program I’d love to rewrite 20 years later using a high-level language to do the Fast Fourier Transforms. I’m not sure what I’d use for the GUI.
Web UpD8: Install the official Telegram client for Linux.
I keep finding fun things to do with my iPhone besides making phone calls. We’ve had a lot of rain lately, but I went out last night and held my phone up to the sky and this is pretty much what I saw.
Orion Distant Suns iApp
My mother-in-law sent me a link to this video. It’s pretty impressive: Stephen Wiltshire takes a helicopter tour of Rome, seeing it for the first time, then draws a panoramic view of the city from memory.
xkcd explains correlation vs. causation. Not so easy, you might think, but here one is in just 3 panels and 22 words. Most impressive.
Of course, this is nothing, compared to its amazingly clear and easy-to-understand explanation of a SQL injection attack.
this article informative. I didn’t actually know the details of how the credit score is determined. But I especially found interesting the conclusion that Uncle Sam is (or should be) a sub-prime borrower.
Update (January, 2014). I’ve been asked to remove the link because it’s causing the originator’s spam rating to go up. Sounds like a bug in the algorithm. Here’s the equivalent link, in case it’s helpful: http://goo.gl/swFwgW.
Well, I spent most of my day off doing it, but it was fun and it was programming, so I guess that’s still a “sabbath” of sorts.
The problem was to sort all the people in church geographically, so that, when the deacons divide them up into groups, each deacon can have a group that’s concentrated in one region.
We’ve been pretty happy customers of Netflix for 2+ years now, but I never knew what it cost us, compared with a brick-and-mortar DVD rental place. Now, courtesy of Feedflix the answer is as clear as this graph: