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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.

2017 State of DevOps Report, presented by Puppet and DORA

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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.

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.

Maps for your apps - Thunderforest

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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.

Delray Neighborhood Weather - Alexandria, VA Current Weather Conditions

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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.

CryptoParty

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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.

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!

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.

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

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.