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Monitorama 2018 PDX

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Last year was an unforgettable experience. Where else do you get to see real-time failover in action? Join us again to hear talks from industry experts and community leaders discuss the newest approaches in monitoring and observability. Find out which tools and techniques are in use at some of the largest web architectures in the world.

Home - The Flying Barrel

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Are you looking to make your own beer or wine, but don't know where to start? Do you need to brew a larger batch than your system can handle? Our shop has a fully-equipped brew house where you can make your very own batch. If you’re just starting out, we can even guide you through the process, so you learn more and worry less.

The Distributed Developer Stack Field Guide

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The definitive source for mainstream technology practitioners to discover and understand the tools and concepts prominent in the shift to the distributed development stack (DDS).

FairVote

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Our Mission: FairVote is a nonpartisan champion of electoral reforms that give voters greater choice, a stronger voice, and a representative democracy that works for all Americans.

The U.S. Is Retreating from Religion - Scientific American Blog Network

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Since 1990, the fraction of Americans with no religious affiliation has nearly tripled, from about 8 percent to 22 percent. Over the next 20 years, this trend will accelerate: by 2020, there will be more of these "Nones" than Catholics, and by 2035, they will outnumber Protestants.

Using reason and evidence to do the most good - Effective Altruism

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Effective altruism is about answering one simple question: how can we use our resources to help others the most?

Rather than just doing what feels right, we use evidence and careful analysis to find the very best causes to work on.

But it's no use answering the question unless you act on it. Effective altruism is about following through. It's about being generous with your time and your money to do the most good you can.

Mocking Active Directory with OpenLDAP

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For work, our production server uses Active Directory (AD) for authentication and authorization to use our app. Users may belong to several groups to be granted access to different parts of the app. To mock this out for development I installed OpenLDAP and extended the schema enough to match what we need.

Linux Action News

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Stay up to date on the latest news and developments in Linux and open source. Chris and Joe bring their experience and perspective to the week's events.

Born from the ashes of the Linux Action Show with a mission to focus on high quality coverage and discussion.

UBports | A Ubuntu Touch Community

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Ubuntu Touch is the touch-friendly mobile version of the well-loved Ubuntu operating system. Originally designed and developed by Canonical, it now lives on in the UBports community.   Ubuntu Touch offers a completely refreshing approach to the mobile experience. Thanks to the intuitive interface, members of the Ubuntu Touch community report a very 'natural' experience. With a gentle swipe from the edge of the screen, you have access to all of the device...

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.