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Google Research releases Music Timeline, a visualization of artists and genres over the decades


"Why JavaScript? JavaScript is an important language because it is the language of the web browser. Its association with the browser makes it one of the most popular programming languages in the world. At the same time, it is one of the most despised programming languages in the world. The API of the browser, the Document Object Model (DOM) is quite awful, and JavaScript is unfairly blamed. The DOM would be painful to work with in any language. The DOM is poorly specified and inconsistently implemented."

Douglas Crockford
Douglas Crockford - JavaScript: The Good Parts: The Good PartsJavaScript: The Good Parts: The Good Parts
(via T. Baumann)
"HOW MUCH OF A LANGUAGE DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
Virtually every programming language is too big. Language standards have difficulty removing unnecessary features but as users we can choose not to use it.
I would say you can do 100% with knowing 50% of the language.
The language that taught me that lesson the most was JavaScript, because it has more bad parts than good parts. It gave me a very strong motivation for figuring out what are the good parts and what are the bad parts, and what the criteria is for deciding what’s in or out."

(via adyngom)
"[Programmers] like to think we spend most of our time power typing. “Yeah, I’m being productive, I’m writing programs!” But we don’t. We spend most of our time looking into the abyss, saying “My God, what have I done? How am I ever going to make this work?” Once we figure it out, we forget that we did all of that … A normal person, once they’ve looked into the abyss, would say I’m done, this is stupid, I’m going to go do something else. But not us, because there’s something really wrong with us."

Douglas Crockford (via tracyhinds)
xskipy:

Not today!

xskipy:

Not today!

Meet GIRLGEEKKAMPALA The Ugandan Initiative Turning Women into Tech Entrepreneurs


womenrockscience:

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This is GIRLGEEKKAMPALA, the Ugandan initiative turning women into tech entrepreneurs The program was set up by Christine Ampaire, Richard Zulu, and Victor Miclovich, three tech leaders from Uganda frustrated with the barriers holding women back from careers in STEM. They not only put on…


arstechnica:

Check out this hacker’s flying contraption that can hijack other drones and turn them into zombie drones… then jump into the comments because the creator showed up. 


snuuuke:

Disney Graphs (via Oh My Disney Blog)


theworldaccordingtoevie:

alkonium:

Well, that certain sums up my feelings towards Google.

Pretty much

(Source: mysimpsonsblogisgreaterthanyours)

skillcrush:

Pseudocode is similar to code, but much easier to understand. Writing in pseudocode is like sketching for programmers.

Before an artist starts a painting, they first sketch their idea in pencil. When programmers want to sketch their ideas, they do it in pseudocode. Pseudocode isn’t code because a computer would not be able to understand it, instead it’s shorthand for what you are planning to code.

skillcrush:

Pseudocode is similar to code, but much easier to understand. Writing in pseudocode is like sketching for programmers.

Before an artist starts a painting, they first sketch their idea in pencil. When programmers want to sketch their ideas, they do it in pseudocode. Pseudocode isn’t code because a computer would not be able to understand it, instead it’s shorthand for what you are planning to code.


prostheticknowledge:

Luxo

Robotic light sculpture by Everyware draws outlines of three dimensional forms which can be captured as light paintings - video embedded below:

A Robotic Light Sculpture
Processing, Arduino, Unity

More can be found here

bigblueboo:

44. 4. (line-square-cube-tesseract via folding)

bigblueboo:

44. 4. (line-square-cube-tesseract via folding)

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