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Impressive work by MethodStudios. – Not a new read, but still timely: Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30?

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Microsoft Open-Sources 'Checked C,' A Safer C Version

An anonymous reader writes from a report via Softpedia: Microsoft has open-sourced Checked C, an extension to the C programming language that brings new features to address a series of security-relate

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Queries in Rails, Part 3

In this last piece, we are going to look a bit deeper into queries and play with a few more advanced scenarios.

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Templating With Jinja2 in Flask: Essentials

Jinja2 is a template engine written in pure Python.

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Swift and Regular Expressions: Syntax

1. Introduction

Simply put, regular expressions (regexes or regexps for short) are a way of specifying string patterns.

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Feelings

Nobody told me but apparently being in your 40s means all of the feels all the time. So, I am proudly wearing my Adam J.K Feelings Pin.

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Definition of a Designer

“A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense.” – Bruno Munari

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♥ / Kosmosphaera – Giant Glass Marbles

Big thanks to Kosmosphaera for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

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How ISIS Finally Hacked the Arkansas Library Association

An anonymous reader shares this story from earlier in the week:

"ISIS hacking crews aren't the most talented hackers you'll find," reports Softpedia, noting that the terrorist group had finally succe

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Scorebot

Use Slack with your teams? Have a sense of humor? Then you might want to consider using Scorebot: It turns your everyday Slack conversations a competition.

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Kid Lessons

In this CreativeMornings talk Dallas Clayton shares what he calls ‘kid lessons,’ bite-size lessons that make your life and the lives of the people around you better.

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Roovice transforms wooden warehouse into bagel shop with see-through walls


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How to Create a Face Detection App With React Native

Are you a hybrid app developer wanting to include face detection into your app, but you don't have any idea where to start?

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Professional Error Handling With Python

In this tutorial you'll learn how to handle error conditions in Python from a whole system point of view.

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Quick Tip: How to Create a Universally Unique Identifier in Python

Before going ahead and describing how we can use Python to create a universally unique identifier (UUID), one might ask, what is the UUID anyway?

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File and Directory Operations Using Python

In a previous tutorial, I discussed how we can read, open, close, and write to fil

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New eBooks Available for Subscribers

Do you want to learn more about programming with Python? How about mastering React, or getting started with SpriteKit?

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Opportunity = People

“Every opportunity is attached to a person. Opportunities do not float like clouds in the sky. They’re attached to people.

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Super shiny perfect customer service or you’re dead!

Marcus argues that the user experience extends way beyond your site and that even the smallest failing in customer service undermines your digital offering.

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Yahoo Preps Auction For 3,000 Patents Worth $1 Billion

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Wall Street Journal reports that bids are being accepted for nearly 3,000 Yahoo patents and pending applications.

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Tom Chung transforms factory floor in Toronto into flexible workspace


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Integrate UberGallery With OpenCart: Part Two

In this series, we are exploring how to integrate the UberGallery script with OpenCart. To achieve that, we are building a module in OpenCart, so we could do the things natively.

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Data Validation With Core Data: Advanced Constraints

In the previous tutorial, you learned how to define common constraints i

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Using the Mailgun Store(): A Temporary Mailbox for Your App's Incoming Email

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

Welcome to a special episode of

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Example

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” ― Albert Schweitzer

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WordPress Sites Under Attack From New Zero-Day In WP Mobile Detector Plugin

An anonymous reader writes: A large number of websites have been infected with SEO spam thanks to a new zero-day in the WP Mobile Detector plugin that was installed on over 10,000 websites.

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Matt Fajkus completes urban Austin home with retractable glass walls


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Android From Scratch: Connecting Activities and Applications

An Android application that is composed of several, simple activities tends to offer a much better user experience than one that has crammed all of its functionality into one, large and complex ac

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Using Subversion to Check Out WordPress

There are a lot of reasons to enjoy following open-source software, one of which is the ability to learn from the code that others have built. 

Other examples include:

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Integrate UberGallery With OpenCart: Part One

UberGallery is a simple PHP script that creates a nice web image gallery by generating thumbnails of the original images on the fly.

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How to Integrate SmoothState.js Into a WordPress Theme

In our previous tutorial, we used the 

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Stop arguing about who owns digital. It doesn’t matter in the long run.

We seem preoccupied with the question of where digital should sit in our company structures. But that isn't the question we should be asking.

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This:

“I have 238,795 unread emails in my inbox. Emails are a suggestion but not an obligation.” – James Altucher How Minimalism brought me freedom and joy (via Jocelyn)

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Estonian President Expresses Desire For More Digitally-Integrated Europe

In a wide-ranging interview with Ars Technica, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik talked about European Digital Single Market (DSM), an ambitious goal that seeks to make commerce flow as smoothly acros

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Canada's Energy Superpower Status Threatened As World Shifts Off Fossil Fuel

Robson Fletcher, reporting for CBC News: Canada's status as an "energy superpower" is under threat because the global dominance of fossil fuels could wane faster than previously believed, according to

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Net Neutrality Is Complicated: Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales

In an interview, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales backed the principle of Net neutrality, but added that enabling poor people to access the Internet is equally important.

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Tesla To Hold Gigafactory Grand Opening on July 29

Tesla's mammoth 13-acre battery making Gigafactory isn't due to begin production on lithium ion cells until next year, but according to a report on Fortune, the factory's grand opening is to be held o

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ASUS' ZenBook 3 Is Thinner, Lighter and Faster Than the MacBook

At the ongoing Computex trade show in China, Asus unveiled the ZenBook 3 laptop. The ZenBook 3's chassis measures 11.9mm while the whole body weighs 910g.

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Miami Money-Laundering Case May Define Whether Bitcoin Is Really Money

David Gilbert, reporting for IBTimes: Michell Espinoza, a 32-year-old computer programmer, was arrested for attempted money-laundering in 2014 when he sold $1,500 worth of bitcoin to undercover FBI ag

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ARM's New CPU and GPU Will Power Mobile VR In 2017

An anonymous cites a story on The Verge: ARM, the company that designs the processor architectures used in virtually all mobile devices on the market, has used Computex Taipei 2016 to announce new pro