It's not always a bad thing. They want the company to succeed so they can get their money out. Just make sure you thrive along with the company and don't become redundant - don't be scared, be proactive.
Or a job that I can make theoretical breakthroughs and those breakthroughs are connected with industry, can be productized .
I'm sick of solving engineering problems. I'm working on a large code base with lots of people. the difficulty of my job comes from unfamiliarity and complexity. for example, I need to add features to some undocumented code, I have to debug it to understand it. or I need to hack a piece of existing code to add some feature in, because the feature wasn't previously planned in the architecture. these skills I gained via the job enable me to quickly understand complex code, but I don't think it's actual "knowledge".
Curtains fall after 6 months and that's when you know some real info.
Especially true if the company/team is not a large or well known one so you can't read reviews or anything.
Mostly turns into a gamble at that point.
These are unlikely to change and are reasonably transferable.
Perks come and go. Co-workers come and go. Culture changes rapidly. Companies move office locations. Corporate policies change. Etc.
I just got a new boss and he has insisted everyone arrive for 9am stand-up. Goodbye flexible working hours.
The last place I worked had a top of the line coffee machine and free lunch. Unfortunately when the coffee machine broke they replaced it with a cheap pod machine and they switched lunch providers to a (IMO) much worse provider.
Another company I worked for in the past moved office locations and doubled my commute (only 10km further away but it meant I had to take a train and then a bus).
In these cases the company I was working for removed $10-20k/year in benefits without consulting me.
I've never even been approached about taking a $10-20k/year pay cut.
I had a nice manager (who was trying get me to work for his company) mention how his hair had turned gray during his last project. I told him "If you're trying to get people to sign up for you diving tour, um, you might not want to show them your shark bites." It wasn't the main reason I passed on that job but it didn't seem like a desirable situation.
Equally important, IMO, is what I stay away from:
Ping pong/pool/foosball offices.Free soda offices.Creepy culture cults.Open floorplans.
Basically, all the infantile ways IT companies like to placate younger, naive employees while cargo-culting Google and Facebook. If your office resembles a college dorm, then you probably need to grow up.
And for something like a job board, being able to register my location and have it display approximate commute times for each job listing would be a dream come true.
I've always insisted on going out to lunch with my potential boss, and watch how they treat the servers. I've never regretted working with the ones who treated everyone with courtesy and politeness. I've regretted working with those who weren't.
Having a solid boss, and senior reporting relationships is huge. Here's a good list questions for a potential new boss> http://www.inc.com/alison-green/how-to-interview-your-prospe...
I believe the story is that they shipped it, and then found that the people who were using the most powerful parts the most weren't exactly the kind of customers they wanted.
Since then they have been modifying the API so less and less of it works. It is very difficult to work out exactly what and what doesn't work because it depends on the the account you are using and that account's relationships with the people and groups you are searching, as well as the rights each of those gives. The FB default permission schemes have changed significantly over time (to be less open) too.
Also, there seem to be bugs, and it is difficult to know what is intentional, what is because of permissions and what is a bug.
For example, it seems impossible to read posts made by other users to a page via the graph API even when that same account can read them when logged in interactively. This doesn't seem to be documented anywhere, and there are plenty of online sources showing code that seemed to have worked previously. So is it a bug or deliberate? Most seem to assume it is deliberate, but who really knows?
To be clear: I have no internal FB sources on this.
When you're part of a network as big as Facebook's, at a certain point your own privacy settings don't matter very much, because the people you're connected to can generally fill in the gaps about whatever you may want to keep private.
You could check how that changed over time: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/apps/changelog
Not sure if they are the same, but it might be along the same lines of "We don't want to give everyone access to everything".
Friends of friends
Mutual friends of two people
Photos where both people are tagged
Photos recommended for a person
Photos liked by a person
Photos commented on by a person
Stories or posts liked by a person
There's plenty of other words operators and entities
IDs are numerical
Should get you started
The other half are like: "It does work".
For exemple, you could see that your Tinder match was from X town and liked A, B, F, G, K pages.
You could then go in FB Graph and write "Girls from X who likes A, B, F, G, K pages". This returns two results and you find the girl. Even easier if you knew her first name, you could go "People named Z who likes ... in ... city."
See (for example): https://techcrunch.com/2014/12/13/facebook-dumps-bing-will-i...
From what I remember, these were introduced but after awhile, seemed to be a feature that fell into obscurity. As in, you pretty much had to manually enter the URL. The feature still exists and it's highly welcome, IMO, when FB does the occasional "You and John Doe have been friends for 8 years. See your memories" type reminders.
But to manually see your friendship with a friend, at least on the Desktop version, you have to click the "..." menubox, in which other lesser used features (such as "Poke") are buried. And it's possible to view the mutual content between any two users by filling out this URL manually: facebook.com/friendship/friend1/friend2
But I'm guessing the latter functionality was never given prominent exposure due to how easily it could be used for stalking a current or ex-love interest? Sure, you could scour your targets' walls individually and make a note of all public photos/messages in which they mutually appear. But the Friendship view streamlined that process as much as the original News Feed streamlined old-fashioned profile browsing.
I'm having a hard time imagining that it was a feature that would be popular for innocent reasons -- I'm already inundated with news items about friends' activity on my newsfeed, why would I want to view a highly scoped newsfeed about two people who are not-me for innocent reasons, even if I were extremely bored and Facebook were the only site on the Internet?
My guess is that the infrastructure required wasn't worth it.
I remember using it quite often, although results were mixed.
It seemed that the true potential wasn't possible without compromising privacy completely i. e. I'd love to run queries of "people working at the White House who have attended events with (me|Osama bin Laden)" but I wouldn't want to show up in searches if other people used it.
For internal API documentation, some teams use Swagger. There's also some ESDoc usage.
Twitter being a high profile example, but lots of services timing out across the board as well. That may just be my ISP however.
play -q -c 2 -n synth brownnoise band -n 1600 1500 tremolo .1 30
That's nice for drowning out noises when I need to. In case you can't test it out, it sounds a lot like sitting by the beach with waves rolling in. Lyric-less (or nearly) music also works well for me, I just have a playlist on spotify.
MCMXC a.D. by Enigma
Music for the Masses by Depeche Mode
Music for Programming Episode 24: RITES (64 plays so far according to iTunes)
Music for Programming Episode 37: Lackluster (33 plays so far)
BTW: James Horner died too young.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:00 PMCask HQ 150 Grant Ave, Suite C, Palo Alto, CA
When I need inspiration I go read "How to Make Wealth".
During my day job where I'm required to study specifications, I found "The Feynman Technique" to be useful in understanding the subject quickly.
From time to time I also read "The Best of edw519: A Hacker News Top Contributor".
I just repeatedly read articles and posts that I like:
 - http://paulgraham.com/procrastination.html
 - http://paulgraham.com/wealth.html
 - http://calnewport.com/blog/2012/10/26/mastering-linear-algeb...
 - https://web.archive.org/web/20160304034949/http://v25media.s...
1964 - John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz create BASIC, an unstructured programming language for non-computer scientists.
1965 - Kemeny and Kurtz go to 1964.
 - https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/csuey/write_a_...
"If You Dont Design Your Career, Someone Else Will"
I don't want to do it the injustice of trying to summarize it. I've been reading this blog post for years, here and there.
* Programming Sucks! Or at least, it ought to! 
* The Oracle Effect 
EDIT - formatting again
It goes on a bit too much so it's not always on point, but at the time I read it I really appreciated it bringing to focus that not every piece of software has to be about millions of users.
I don't think I've ever seen such an accurate, shrewd, and insightful collection of startup wisdom in one place before. Every bullet point in this list could be a book.
William Deresiewicz "Solitude and Leadership"
The Last Psychiatrist: "How to Create: Motivation for 2010"
Alex Smith Gives Commencement Speech at Utah
This article describes how variations in intelligence has to do with parasite load and nutrition. May explain a lot of the lack of intellectuals and educated individuals in some countries.
It always reminds me that we are here to build software, not design the perfect system. The quote from Zawinski is great
"It was decisions like not using C++ and not using threads that made us ship the product on time."
David A10:21 AMWe're experiencing some issues with some of our services and that might cause the issue with your application, but our team is currently working on these issues right now and it's our top priority.
David A10:27 AMTry using Firefox.
David A10:28 AMOne of the issues was related to Google Chrome, it seems to be resolved now.
Donovan Bray10:31 AMare we confident it will stay fixed now and we can send an all-clear to our users?
David A10:32 AMIt seems that the problem has been fixed for most of the users but our team is still working on it. Unfortunately, we don't have an ETA, but I can keep you updated via email.
Donovan Bray10:33 AMfyi your app status dashboard still is silent on the issue.
Donovan Bray10:34 AMcould have avoided this support call and probably many others if that was more timely
David A10:34 AMSorry about that, unfortunately we don't have control to update the Google Apps Dashboard, but I've passed that information to the appropriate team so they can update it as soon as possible.
Ran around like a headless chicken until I spotted this and a couple of vague tweets about Google+ being down.
edit: It appears it just came back for us. Still no word from Google though.
On the other hand, finding a next gig as freelance can be a royal pain in the ass unless you have a lot of connections, but if you do, having a queue of projects and working remotely is the ideal situation imo as long as you maintain a decent social life.
For full-time, you can just pick something either based on the size of the company or what they do.
Freelance/Consultant is lots of work keeping the pipeline full finding good clients.
If you haven't already I would work on leveling up your skills learning full stack web application development (Rails or Laravel) the rate/fees are better ($50 to $100+/hr) if you enjoy that kind of work the projects are more interesting too.
Keep leveling up.
Edit: Based on your website, it appears you are based in Uzbekistan. Is that correct? If so, what is the typical rate for Uzbeks at the same skillset and experience?
Windows and Linux subsystem share nothing. I was really hoping for interopibility and the use of bash on windows would be more seamless.
You can't really use the files in linux from a windows app because of user permissions, I think if you create the username in linux as the same as windows you can probably get around this but I haven't tried. From explorer you can't access your linux files anyways, you have to manually type in the address.
I'm assuming the best thing would be to install linux apps on your subsystem, but then I don't see why I just wouldn't install everything on a vm.
I'm still trying to figure it out, but as someone that doesn't game a lot, I'm going back to ubuntu
Pretty impressive results.
Is there a problem with going below 3fps?
Could you miss some vehicles or is it something else?
If you still have that quick and dirty python script, I'd like to see it if possible.
Best article, which led me to action, is this http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/everything-you-know-abou... together with the book The Power of Full Engagement https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0743226755/ref=as_li_tl?ie...
And here are the guys I read regularly (on and off, actually):
Scott Sonnon: http://www.rmaxinternational.com/flowcoach/
Pavel Tsatsouline: http://www.strongfirst.com
Phil Maffetone: https://philmaffetone.com
the guys at GMB: https://gmb.io
and Leo Babauta: http://zenhabits.net
Importantly, the information is written and vetted by qualified medical professionals.
There's a lot of opinions, some based on facts and research, some based on empirical studies and some based on pure misinterpretation of actual science. You are better of paying a visit to a good nutritionist who can provide you with a tailored diet to suit your body and lifestyle.
Really though, you have to find what works for you personally. Take any idea - let's say you decide that you want to know if eating less red meat is good for you. You can read a hundred studies that have conflicting results. Or you can try eating less or none of it yourself and see how you feel. You feel great? Awesome. Now you know! You don't feel any different? Again, that's awesome. Now you know you need to eat a little more red meat.
One example for me was pull-ups (the exercise). I always assumed you had to do them overhand with a medium-wide grip. They never "clicked" with me and I could never feel good doing them. After 10+ years of doing them the same way, I finally saw a video where a guy explained how different people might need to use different grip styles to feel it best. I tried several of the different grips and found what works for me. No study or book would be able to tell me which grip style I should use. It was just something I had to learn for myself.
For something more science-based, check out examine.com. Anytime I read about a supplement or chemical that's supposed to be amazing, I go read examine.com and find out what the studies say.
Lots of good stuff on nutrition and training without BS.
- Some form of exercise that you do regularly
- Don't drink much
- Don't smoke
- Have meaningful relationships
This will get you most of the way towards good health.
Anyway following his advice has really helped me.
They base their recommendations on real scientific articles.
youtube for workout: athlean-x
joe rogan youtube channel <powerfuljre>, had on Rhonda Patrick (phd in biomedical science) for a few eps (3-4 hr each) talking about vitamins
if you buy vitamins you have to research the specific ingredient (cheap forms of magnesium, calcium, etc that don't get absorbed).
If you're just starting out, getting a book on working out and eating healthy will get you 80% of the result for 20% the effort.
If you're already experienced, again it depends. Some people have already been mentioned like Tim Ferriss, Dr. Rhonda Patrick, Peter Attia, Dom D'Angostino and many more.
However you need to have the critical thinking to weed out what and how you could safely try some new theory. (say Intermittent Fasting or whatever new theory)
And I think after some time/experience you can go and pick up papers and judge them for yourself.
As for learning about health issues like diseases etc, I usually read reputable sources like mayo clinic or www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov or www.nhs.uk. One of these is bound to answer my queries.
Diet is all about focusing on nutrient density and hitting all your micronutrient targets (tracked with sites like Cronometer.com). (Rhonda Patrick is a useful resource in this realm, as is Examine.com)
I am not an ultra runner or even a marathoner, I'm a wannabe alpinist. But the podcast is incredibly informative for anyone who is going to be under movement for more than 4 hours. I have learned more that has helped me in training and on hikes and climbs from this podcast than any other single resource.
Care to be a little more specific? I enjoy frequenting /r/fitness and /r/running for their FAQ information which is helpful as well.
Getting into a routine is a big thing (and a thing I struggle with sometimes) with improving health and well-being (imo).
Well being is the job moral philosophy: https://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Ethics-Russ-Shafer-Landa...
You want all of these to be a habit. It's a journey.
Grains and fermented food for breakfast. Snack throughout the day on high fat veggies/lean meats/nuts. Dark leafy greens and protein for dinner. Eat at least two servings of fruit a day. Above all, if you have a craving, eat it, but reduce the quantity.
Well written, thorough, and most of all... actually evidence based!
For fields outside of computing, the best knowledge is still mostly stuck in book form.
Is there more to it?
Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle
7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey
More importantly, every Sunday morning I attend Mass at my local Roman Catholic church. The body and spirit both require regular attention.
(If you were hoping for links to sites so you can see it yourself, perhaps you should say that.)
Outdoors, yes, and especially the closeness to the sea and ocean. If you like boating or kayaking this is a huge plus, and you can also rent boats if you don't want to own one.
Housing market is crazy, you definitely have to buy an apartment and be willing to make a big investment in this, renting is basically not an option. The city also gets suburban and quiet very quickly as you move away from the inner parts, so if you want to live in a lively neighbourhood it's going to cost a lot.
Lifestyle is quite wholesome, punctuated and routine, and suits sporty people very well. On the social side swedes are reserved and private and the financial and social pressure to start a family is quite high.
Nightlife is a bit on the snobby and expensive side, with fancy restaurants and champagne.
The winter is dreadfully long and dark, and the summer is gorgeous. Many people go to Thailand in the winter and enjoy the beautiful archipelago outside Stockholm in the summer.
If you are a sporty person who enjoys boating, and/or wants to start a family, go for it. If you are looking for a fun place to stay for a shorter time and want to have a spontaneous social life, I wouldn't recommend it.
I moved here four years ago from Australia. The worst part about relocating here is finding housing. We ended up just buying our own apartment and that ended up being much cheaper and less stressful than continuing to rent. Other than that for me personally there hasn't been much to complain about. People tend to regard Stockholm as an expensive city. Coming from Western Australia I didn't feel that much of a difference. My salary isn't huge, but make enough after the hefty taxes to have spending money left over. Public infrastructure seems great, it is safe, bike paths everywhere. People _are_ reserved yes, but there are many Meetup groups where you can socialize. The nature is beautiful, and how close it is to more urban areas is a big plus. Very pet-friendly - pets are allowed on subways, in many stores, etc (although the level of veterinary care and approach here varies, but I could write an entire separate novel on that).
I would ask your potential employer if they can help line up housing for you for some time after you move - larger companies often help with that and have their own contacts.
Also the games industry is booming here. I don't know what it's like compared to your current EU country, maybe quite similar. But after having lived in Ukraine, the U.S., and Australia Sweden is definitely my favorite.
You won't make any friends among the natives. We'll have a beer with you after work but don't expect anything serious. None of my friends have foreign friends. Can't really say why this happens though. We are pretty reserved.
Nightlife is not snobbish as somebody else said. There is the whole range from dive bars to upscale to any kind of nightclub you can think of. It's similar to most bigger western cities. Also, I've noticed the variety and quality of restaurants are outstanding in Stockholm when comparing to most places I've been.
Stockholm is quite dynamic in terms of its start up culture. There are a number of ways to network within the industry, most prevalent way to do so is Sthlm Tech Meetup.
Salaries are relatively low for engineering jobs (compared to ex Germany), but should be ok in the software space. Ok in this case would be ~4000-4500k/month for a relatively experienced software engineer. Do note that tax levels are rather high once you reach higher levels of income (50%-55% marginal tax rate). The tax is a pain until you have kids and you pay almost nothing for daycare and schools.
The main thing to be aware of is that the housing market in Stockholm is completely crazy. It is very difficult to find somewhere to live. If you manage to get relocation support this should not become an issue for a while. Be ready to pay ridiculous money for second hand rentals (compared to salary)
I found it difficult to rent a flat, and I got the impression that this was fairly common. Be prepared to hunt through adverts, and respond as soon as you can after its published. If you leave it much more than a day, you'll probably get ignored. My Swedish colleagues told me that even if there's a phone number on the advert, don't ring it, email instead. And reply in Swedish - have someone translate your reply for you. But be prepared for lots of frustration when house-hunting.
In general, language wasn't an issue - although I knew no Swedish, everyone spoke excellent English. Not just work colleagues, but coffee-shop waiters, supermarket clerks, bar staff, pretty much everyone I met.
Financially, there were few surprises. Housing was expensive, just like any other major city. Alcohol's a little pricier (taxes), and you can only buy it in a chain of government-run shops, which have limited opening hoursyou can't just pop to the supermarket for a bottle of wine. As for the rest: coffee, eating out, groceries, were all on a par with western Europe prices.
Speaking of coffee, the culture of Fika is a great Swedish institution, and should be spread worldwide :-)
I love extremes of weather, so a very snowy winter and a gloriously hot summer were great for me, YMMV.
I ended up coming back to the UK, but some of my contracting colleagues from other parts of Europe decided to stay. They've since settled down in Stockholm, and easily found another project at the end of the contract.
Ericsson's taken a fairly hefty hit this year, and are planning another round of significant layoffs, which may have a short-term impact on the tech market around Stockholm.
If you enjoy the outdoors Stockholm has a lot of accessible nature just around the corner with large parks in central city as well as accessible and clean water ways as large parts of the city is located on islands. Within weekend trip range you have alpine skiing and wilderness in the northern parts of the country.
When it comes to job hunting there are a number of larger incumbents such as Ericsson that currently is struggling a bit. But there is also a number of larger "start-ups" such as Spotify, Klarna, King, iZettle, etc. These companies are very used to relocate new employees and have a structured process for everything from housing, to tax admin, even initial social activities.
- most of your friends will be other expats. Swedes, at least in Stockholm, do not seem very keen to open their social circle to you. Language is certainly a part of it, but there is a darker cultural side to it that neither myself or others have been able to crack.
- As others have said housing is a shit-show. Fortunately public transit is quick and makes long commutes tolerable.
- If you have a foreign-sounding name, then you will want to change it. Swedes love to play the multicultural card all over the place and virtue signal at every level, but facts are facts. Your CV/resume is passed over by recruiters and HR people if it not Swedish enough. Indian, Muslim, and African names go to the bottom of the pile or are never called. Seriously, take a Swedish name when you get here.
- Working in the tech sector, there is little incentive to learn Swedish. The amount of time it takes you to become proficient is not worth it. Worse, if you are dark-skinned and speak broken Swedish it only hurts you more socially and professionally. Best to keep it in English. Save Swedish for social things.
- Quality of life by many measures is high, but there is a depressive darkness here. Strangers don't chit-chat. I've never seen a subway car so full of people be so quiet. Everyone is silent, and that makes it incredibly lonely.
- Customer service sucks. I mean it is pitifully bad in Sweden. From restaurants to banks it seems that there is no training or appreciation for customers. This is where Americans really kick ass, and I wish Swedes could take a couple of notes here.
- There is no 24-hour culture. Strange that a place claims to be the capital of Scandinavia, but literally everything shuts down before midnight save a a couple of bars.
- Gypsies everywhere panhandling, but you are from EU -- so nothing new there.
- Drinking culture here is strange. People are absolutely hammered by 10pm
- The tech scene here is nascent and lacks the pay-it-forward attitude that you might find in the US, Berlin, or London. There is an American guy here named Tyler (@steepdecline) who has worked his ass off for 3+ years to make something happen. However, I fear that if/when he leaves, this scene will die. He might be a good resource to ping.
All in all, quality of life in Sweden is high (clean, healthcare, etc). However, there is a cultural darkness/sadness/loneliness that touches everything -- and I think Swedes would agree with me here.
Pretty much gives you roughly the things you asked above.
You can also post a question on their "Ask A Local" board, if you are up for more specifics...https://teleport.org/community/c/ask-a-local/stockholm/
Would you take out a loan to day trade? Startup stock isn't much different in terms of volatility and outcomes.
I am impressed with Ubuntu on Windows. Some bugs, but overall I can see this working for me. Since I use Ubuntu in production, the Linux environment is closer to production than a Mac shell.
I have felt lately, though, that the Mac vs Windows vs Linux debate is getting less relevant with most things being in a web browser. The diminishing requirement for Windows around 5 years ago caused me to switch to Mac. And now back to Windows.
I can see myself buying a Mac again, though. Maybe even a Chromebook.
And no, my 2013 MBP still works just fine and probably will for years.
They dropped the quad-core and it was almost immediately unavailable.
Now, in all fairness this was because a quad-core with the newer CPU required a different motherboard to the dual-core, so this was an Intel/economies of scale issue.
However there is still no quad-core option available.
I got tired of waiting and put together a (much cheaper) Gentoo Linux box.
I was then looking at buying a MacBook Pro laptop, but couldn't see the point in paying a premium for older hardware. I bought a Chromebook Pixel instead.
I am not regretting either decision.
I bought the iPhone SE because I knew it would be the last iPhone with a headphone jack. I don't expect Apple to have a change of heart so no doubt when the time comes to replace my iPhone I will have to buy Android.
It's a shame. Apple used to care about users because it needed to look after them. That made good engineering a priority. Nowadays it believes in good marketing instead. And so for example we have ever thinner iPhones that mechanically flex and eventually cause screen issues if they don't just break outright.
With Apple you pay a premium price for a premium product. It's no longer a premium product - but it's still a premium price.
My late 2013 rMBP is still great, but I do admit I'm eyeing an XPS 15 (or similarly spec'ed machine) and putting Ubuntu on it. For the price of a 15" MBP, twice the RAM, touch screen, 4K display, etc seems quite appealing.
I stopped giving money to Apple when they started gluing batteries and soldering memories. That's just disrespectful both to the environment and to the end customer.
Apple is looking more and more like a megacorp as the Steve Jobs DNA fades away.
Windows 10 just doesn't appeal to me. And most new notebooks have various problems running Linux. Plus, the battery life on most notebooks sucks when compared to MBAs.
vim, emacs, linux, windows, mac os x, nethack (plus a whole stack of programming languages like C).
Hate to say it, but I'd bet that Windows in some form will still be around, with an API that is recognizably similar to today's.
NaCl crypto / libsodium
HTTP/2+ over QUIC over UDP
Seems like there is lots of competition. And I'm not sure this is an aspirin or a vitamin.http://www.startupsfortherestofus.com/episodes/episode-92-12...
But if it's specialized and at the right price provides the right value then why not?
There are lots of services out there bringing in $100k/yr that are niche and even when seeing their shared revenue numbers I'm always surprised it's possible.
If it's something you enjoy working on and think you can market it go for it.
Looks like you're building this in PHP, check out the Laravel Framework, cashier is built in for connecting with stripe, Spark ($100 per major release) is close to SaaS in a box, checkout homestead/valet for local dev, and forge for server creation/deployment. (if you haven't already).
Good luck, keep us updated.
Judging from similar projects I've pursued, writing code seems to be the easiest task these days.
Mesh networks are like the millimeter wave fairy. People want to believe in it, but it is not real.
Every time you transmit a radio packet there is a chance that it will interfere with a packet or be interfered with by another packet. Note there are two factors so interference goes as the square of the number of packets.
Want fast wifi?
Gave a wired router in your house and connect it with Ethernet to a wireless access point in the middle of the house. If your house is big, get more access points.
Wireless repeater add more hops, more latency, more interference. It is not necessarily true that adding nodes adds performance, often the opposite is true.
People today think wires are ritually unclean and they will suffer for unreliable and broken tech because of it.
This does not limit us to RF for everything. We CAN use fiber in a mesh network.
Lesnaya Gazeta ("Forest Newspaper") - this was an old book that either my parents or grandparents had to stitch together countless times after it kept falling apart. It was in the format of newspaper articles and contained things like short stories and poems about nature, guides to identifying animal tracks, interesting tidbits about forest animals, etc. Most of my memories of it are from my grandparents' house and dacha, since I lived there until I was 5 and that's where it was given to me. My most early memory is getting up before everyone else in the morning and going out to sit on the couch and read this book. The first poem I ever learned was from this book - a long saga about a rabbit. I think it helped me develop a love and curiosity for animals and nature.
Narnia - the first series I have ever read, the Russian translation. I would lay in my bunk bed for entire weekends reading these stories. Only in recent years have I learned that people consider this to be a religious book. It was never presented to me that way and I didn't associate it with God or religion at all when I read it. I think this was the first "real" fantasy story I read and it inspired me to keep devouring more fantasy books over the years.
Both Lesnaya Gazeta and Narnia kindled a type of curiosity and fascination of the world in me that I don't think will ever go away.
"October Sky" (Homer Hickam) - OK, I originally watched this as a movie and only read the book it's based on recently; but the movie was incredibly inspiring to me.
The Ship who Searched by Anne McCaffrey and Mercedes Lackey introduced me to the stock market.
The goal of standardisation for C was in part to aid portability. That worked out to some degree. So thats the best place to start. The goal of POSIX was to standardize UNIX system interfaces across the various flavors. That worked out to some degree also. You also need to to get the interfaces for Windows, Linux and so forth because they all have various 'innovations' that have been created which are not adherent to any standard or portable.
At a minimum you should become familiar with the fallowing material.
* ISO/IEC 9899:1999 - ISO/IEC 9899:2011http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg14/
* POSIX.1-2008 / IEEE Std 1003.1http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/
* Linux system interfaceshttp://man7.org/linux/man-pages/
* Win API/Win32 APIhttps://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ff8...
Thats a lot of reading. A good starting point for a project is to code to the C standard and one abstract interface that wraps your main target OS. Then port portions of the implamentation for your interface to the various systems you need to run on. In reality there are a lot of specific factors that you need to take into account to design your portability strategy.
I've got a (paid) Google Drive account too and I'm considering using it for replication. Does anyone have an IFTT recipe to copy files between providers?
Forgot to add that I've got a free Dropbox account with old, unimportant stuff.
( even though it's encrypted, I still encrypt it on the cmd before pushing it into the cloud )
S3 for photos
I wanted to implement a generic MUC protocol bridge. Kinda like https://sameroom.io/ is doing, but open source.
My initial approach was to look at Matterbridge (a mattermost<->irc bridge) and go from there. But I simply don't have time to do it anymore. The author is interested by the approach though so ... have at it:
I'm also the author of https://github.com/jleclanche/django-push-notifications and I don't use it anymore, but it's a very popular django app. If someone around here is using it and wants to maintain it (or part of it), please reach out - I tried handing it off to Jazzband but that doesn't seem to be happening.
Some examples of such boards:
It'd be willing to hand it to someone (on partnership basis) who could maintain it and grow it.
Stack is Linode/Ubuntu/Python/Django/Sass.
If someone wants to take this over, I'd be happy to entertain any offer. The app itself is exceedingly simple (a database-less Node.js app), so hosting costs practically nothing.
I won't have very much time to continue the development.
hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Really Funny Fish Aquarium is a game where kids click on moving fish, who make funny noises and movements 
- Fun Kids Activities is an app where me and my wife used to post one activity you can do with kids every day with a notification but it turned out it to be quite time consuming for us so we just listed all activities and removed the notifications. 
If anyone interested to buy, please contact me. Email is in my profile.
The main reason I plan to sell is because marketing it is too hard (I am developer).
Web IDE for GNU Octave (open source Matlab alternative). Originally built it because Octave had no UI and installation was a pain. It was heavily used by Machine Learning Coursera students and currently just pays for its hosting.
I'm sure it could be useful in niche academia market, but don't have time/connections to pivot. NodeJS/React/PostgreSQL/websockets. Email address on the home page.
I dont have time to continue with this:
Cool thing is that I've made an API to take on orders.
If anyone's interested (even in the domain name) I can sell it to you at a minimal cost.
[GlowSo Web App](http://gcdc2013-glowso.appspot.com/#/home)
[A talk I'd done for GDG Tunisia about how I developed it](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBwOuK9x5VQ)
The problem is, I don't use Firefox anymore, so I'm looking for a new maintainer.
I may not be able to keep going on it though because of constraints on time and resources. Would be happy to talk to anyone who'd like to partner on this (or ideas about how I can at least handle hosting bills for such a large DB!). firasd at gmail.
We hosted one conference i.e Apple's WWDC.
It needs a lot of work done, I only got a few clients. I really don't know what to do with it... suggestions?
After an initial successful post on the indieheads subreddit, it's slowed down to about 15 users per day.
I also had people writing album reviews and they kinda got bored by it so it's been a while since the last review.
If this is a project people would be interested in (built in python / flask), I'll throw it up on github.
Unfortunately time doesn't permit me to move them forward.
epynonymous at outlook dot com for more details.
Nowadays I'm too busy to keep up with development so if anyone wants to help out that would be great.
Just abandoned it. I couldn't come up with a good way to monetize it, so I opened it up to be free.
i think its ready to get adopted :)
The system needs changes (in frontend, backend, sysadmin). It is pretty much the same as in 2002.
every now and then i do some maintenence but... you know.
Built it a couple of years ago but lost interest. Still used by 100+ users per day. Ping me at Contact@phrase.it
As my focus shifted, I plan sell it.
Note, this is a commercial product, customers include Airbus, and everyone else.
Mostly pirated, you'll have to figure that one out.
Asking $125K or $500K for everything.
Side note: you can also contribute to this list.
If it meets the guidelines, this might make a good 'Show HN'. Guidelines: https://news.ycombinator.com/showhn.html
https://www.privacyrights.org and https://www.epic.org you'll find many informations in both sites.
Two blogs I follow are https://paulbernal.wordpress.com and http://theprivacyblog.com
La quadrature du Net are amazing, it's a non profit fighting for net neutrality. They're pretty huge and very active
EDIT : I actually just discovered that the website is also translated in english :
There are a few links to his articles (Right side of the 3-column thing + bottom of the 3-column thing).