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Chris Ball » Announcing GitTorrent: A Decentralized GitHub

(This post is an aspirational transcript of the talk I gave to the Data Terra Nemo conference in May 2015. If you’d like to watch the less eloquent version of the same talk that I actually gave, the video should be available soon!) I’ve been working on building a decentralized GitHub, and I’d like to talk about what this means and…


The coming civil war over general purpose computing | Boing Boing

Even if we win the right to own and control our computers, a dilemma remains: what rights do owners owe users? Source: The coming civil war over general purpose computing | Boing Boing


Pandoc 

If you need to convert files from one markup format into another, pandoc is your swiss-army knife. Pandoc can convert between the following formats: (← = conversion from; → = conversion to; ↔︎ = conversion from and to) Lightweight markup formats ↔︎ Markdown (including CommonMark and GitHub-flavored Markdown) ↔︎ reStructuredText → AsciiDoc ↔︎ Emacs Org-Mode ↔︎ Emacs Muse ↔︎ Textile ← txt2tags HTML formats ↔︎ (X)HTML…


Imgcat

Tool to output images in the terminal. Built with bubbletea Dark Mode imgcat (this link opens in a new window) by trashhalo (this link opens in a new window) a tool to output images as RGB ANSI graphics on the terminal 1 Subscriber 170 Watchers 2 Forks Check out this repository on GitHub.com (this link opens…


Planet eBook — 100% Free Literature for Win, Mac, iOS, Android and Kindle

Download our free, high-quality ePUB, PDF or MOBI format eBooks to read on almost any device — your desktop, iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Amazon Kindle and more. Source: Planet eBook — 100% Free Literature for Win, Mac, iOS, Android and Kindle


TwitGrid

TwitGrid is a simple, broadsheet layout for reading Twitter feeds that shows a dense, instant overview of the latest posts from only the users you care about. It doesn’t mix multiple feeds up into an infinite-scrolling jumble. Dark Mode TwitGrid (this link opens in a new window) by nuket (this link opens in a new…


Electoral College Decision Tree

Hover over the graphic to explore different possible outcomes of the 2020 US Presidential Election, depending on who wins each of a set of swing states. Scroll down below the graphic for more explanation. Source: Electoral College Decision Tree / Observable / Observable


Tsunami

Tsunami is a general purpose network security scanner with an extensible plugin system for detecting high severity vulnerabilities with high confidence. Dark Mode tsunami-security-scanner (this link opens in a new window) by google (this link opens in a new window) Tsunami is a general purpose network security scanner with an extensible plugin system for detecting…


The 2020 data and AI landscape | VentureBeat

When COVID hit the world a few months ago, an extended period of gloom seemed all but inevitable. Yet many companies in the data ecosystem have not just survived but in fact thrived. Despite COVID’s impact on the economy, many companies in the data ecosystem have not just survived but thrived. Here are some key…


Bored at home? Here are 10 handy tools you can build with Python

Python is one of the most used programming languages in the world, and that can be contributed to its general-purpose nature, which makes it a suitable candidate for various domains in the industry. With Python, you can develop programs not just for the web, but also for desktop and command-line. Python can be suitable for programmers of varying skill levels, right…


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