Postgres outperforms MongoDB and ushers in new Developer Reality
The first mouse was invented in 1965, but it took until the mid-1990s for mice to be a standard computer feature. The first packet-switched network was invented in 1969, but the internet didn’t become mainstream until the late 1990s. Multitouch interfaces were first developed in the early 1980s, but didn’t become a mainstream technology until the iPhone in 2007. That suggests we shouldn’t underestimate the disruptive potential of technologies, like self-driving cars, personalized DNA testing, and Bitcoin, that seem exotic and impractical today. — Newspapers weren’t late to online news — they were way too early - Vox (via infoneer-pulse)
When I catch the developers building HTML in the database layer
There are a few ways to tell “the story of the internet.” You’ve got your military infrastructure turned academic tool, turned loose. And then there’s your Whole Earth Catalog, power-to-the-people-in-garages angle. Despite resembling opposites, they’re both valid narratives, and how you weigh them usually has more to do with your politics than anything else. But then there’s the story of Paul Otlet. Born long enough ago that he lived in an imperial Belgium, the problems Otlet, a visionary and entrepreneur, hacked away on are the same we deal with today: nationalism, war, and information overload. The solutions Otlet worked for also resonate today, perhaps nowhere more surprisingly than the means by which you’re reading this very article. Decades before even the first microchip, Otlet was calling for screens at everyone’s desk and the creation of a “réseau mondial,” a worldwide network. Or, yes, a web. — The Man Who Envisioned the Internet Before Computers, Without Computers | Motherboard (via notational)
Intel: Always the bridesmaid? -
I was in San Francisco last week, as a guest of Intel. Their big Developer Forum (IDF) was taking place at Moscone, and the company had invited a group of analysts to soak up the atmosphere, talk with partners, and participate in a set of pre-arranged briefings.
The afternoon before things…
Loaders and Spinners - a collection by Tim Holman - CodePen -
An awesome collections of CSS only loading spinners
Is there a creativity deficit in science? | Ars Technica -
"The unwritten rule…is that when applying for funding, one should only propose experiments one has already done."
This kind of framework has so taken over academia that funding for the arts works the same way. That’s a travesty for a field that should be pushing creativity further. Sure, I can understand the need for accountability….but the way this logic drives creativity from these systems really bugs me. Bad faith.
What happens when we create an interface: 1 mind builds a way for other minds to interact with a thing - Reichenstein http://t.co/MctJaSIk7H— Stowe Boyd (@stoweboyd)September 2, 2014
Oliver Reichenstein(via stoweboyd)
@Linus Torvalds released #Linux 3.17-rc2 today in commemoration of the #23rd anniversary of the original kernel announcement.
(Source: funny-programming, via keepcalmandprogram)
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Remove new "superprotect" status; and permit Wikipedia communities to enact (current) software decisions uninhibited. -
Say no to “super protect”, keep Wikipedia Free & Democratic. Please read and sign the petition.
Dear Jimmy Wales,
Alienating Wikipedians (the volunteer community) is never a good option. Please don’t let that happen.