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About | elplatt.com

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Hi, I'm Ed. I research and create technology for cooperation and social good. I'm also an artist, a hacker/maker, and a neuroscience fan-boy. I'm currently a PhD student at the University of Michigan School of Information.

url: https://elplatt.com/

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2017 State of DevOps Report, presented by Puppet and DORA

tags: report, devops, Puppet
Cover of the 2017 State of DevOps Report

Over the past six years and more than 27,000 State of DevOps survey responses, we’ve found clear evidence that DevOps practices yield remarkable results for IT teams and organizations.

This year we also discovered new findings about transformational leadership, automation practices, continuous delivery, lean product management, and DevOps in not-for-profits and organizations that use off-the-shelf software.

url: https://puppet.com/resources/whitepaper/state-of-devops-report

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Democrats Must Become America’s Anti-Gerrymandering Party | The Nation

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American democracy is not working. We have a president who lost the popular vote by almost 3 million ballots, a Congress that reflects gerrymandered district lines rather than the will of the people, and a voting system that discourages rather than encourages the high turnouts that are needed to
achieve a genuinely representative democracy.

url: https://www.thenation.com/article/democrats-must-become-americas-anti-gerrymandering-party/

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Maps for your apps - Thunderforest

tags: Andy, service, tiles, map
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Bringing you all the best maps available for your applications and websites.

Superb levels of detail for every community on the planet.

Used by hundreds of applications and websites from around the globe, OpenCycleMap is an award-winning global map for cycling.

Recently chosen by OpenStreetMap for their front page, this map shows public transportation in great detail.

url: http://www.thunderforest.com/

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Delray Neighborhood Weather - Alexandria, VA Current Weather Conditions

tags: weather, Del Ray
DelrayVAWeather

Station Location 38° 50.02' N, 077° 03.93' W, Altitude 151 feet

Meterograms are like weather cardiograms. They are produced from the NWS Global Forecasting System (GFS) and are specific for Alexandria and Arlington. I use Meterograms all the time to do my forecasts. They're easy to read so take a look.

url: http://www.delrayvaweather.com/

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CryptoParty

CryptoParty

CryptoParties are free and open for everyone, but especially ​those without prior knowledge, who haven't yet attended one.

CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space. This can include encrypted communication, preventing being tracked while browsing the web, and general security advice regarding computers and smartphones.

url: https://www.cryptoparty.in/

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devopsdays

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Devopsdays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. Topics often include automation, testing, security, and organizational culture.

The first devopsdays was held in Ghent, Belgium in 2009. Since then, devopsdays events have multiplied, and if there isn’t one in your city, contact us about organizing one yourself!

url: https://www.devopsdays.org/

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JavaScript Promises: an Introduction  |  Web  |  Google Developers

Jake Archibald

JavaScript is single threaded, meaning that two bits of script cannot run at the same time; they have to run one after another. In browsers, JavaScript shares a thread with a load of other stuff that differs from browser to browser. But typically JavaScript is in the same queue as painting, updating styles, and handling user actions (such as highlighting text and interacting with form controls). Activity in one of these things delays the others.

url: https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/getting-started/primers/promises

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Blog - JakeArchibald.com

Jake Archibald face Hello, I’m Jake and that is my face. I’m a developer advocate for Google Chrome.

url: https://jakearchibald.com/

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National Capital Astronomers, Washington, D.C. Metro Area

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Serving science and society since 1937. The National Capital Astronomers (NCA) is a non-profit, membership supported, volunteer run, public service corporation dedicated to advancing space technology, astronomy, and related sciences through information, participation, and inspiration, via research, lectures and presentations, publications, expeditions, tours, public interpretation, and education. NCA is the astronomy affiliate of the Washington Academy of Sciences.

url: http://capitalastronomers.org/

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Open Source for Good – freeCodeCamp

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We’ve spent two years coding for a cause, one nonprofit at a time. And now Free Code Camp’s pushing ahead to help organizations at scale.

Today I’m thrilled to announce Open Source for Good.

The premise is simple: all nonprofits should benefit from our pro bono code, and all campers should contribute to open source projects. Open Source for Good achieves these two goals at once.

url: https://medium.freecodecamp.com/open-source-for-good-1a0ea9f32d5a

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Wow in the World : NPR

tags: science, kids, podcast
Wow in the World

Wow in the World is a podcast and a new way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders in the world around them. Every episode, hosts Mindy and Guy guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens and on a journey. Through a combination of careful scientific research and fun, we'll go inside our brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology. Hosted by Guy Raz @guyraz and Mindy Thoma

url: http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510321/wow-in-the-world

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Noam Chomsky: Neoliberalism Is Destroying Our Democracy | The Nation

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For 50 years, Noam Chomsky, has been America’s Socrates, our public pest with questions that sting. He speaks not to the city square of Athens but a vast global village in pain and now, it seems, in danger.

This interview comes from Open Source with Christopher Lydon, a weekly program about arts, ideas and politics. Listen to rest of the conversation with Chomsky here.

url: https://www.thenation.com/article/noam-chomsky-neoliberalism-destroying-democracy/

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Boilrplate

rocket boilerplate logo A curated directory of boilerplates to help you start your projects!

url: http://www.boilrplate.com/

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The Threat | Edge.org

Ross Anderson

People who are able to live digitally enhanced lives, in the sense that they can use all the available tools to the fullest extent, are very much more productive and capable and powerful than those who are still stuck in meatspace. It’s as if you had a forest where all the animals could see only in black and white and, suddenly, along comes a mutation in one of the predators allowing it to see in color.

url: https://www.edge.org/conversation/ross_anderson-the-threat

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The joy, excitement, and surprise of computing - !!Con 2017

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!!Con (pronounced “bang bang con”) is two days of ten-minute talks (with lots of breaks, of course!) to celebrate the joyous, exciting, and surprising moments in computing. Check out our speaker lineup!

!!Con will be held at the AppNexus headquarters at 28 West 23rd Street, 4th floor, Manhattan, NYC, on the weekend of May 6-7, 2017. Doors open at 9:15am both days. Learn more about our venue!

url: http://bangbangcon.com/

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