Like it says: 10 data mining algorithms explained in plain English. Nice.
Coding Horror on why open source doesn’t fix all the bugs. The software that we depend on has become so complex that we need to start thinking in terms of software ecosystem diversity. http://blog.codinghorror.com/given-enough-money-all-bugs-are-shallow/
What hilarity ensues if your name is actually Null.
Fog Creek interviewed Adam Tornhill, a PragPub contributor and Pragmatic Bookshelf author. They discussed his book Your Code as a Crime Scene, about using Forensic Psychology techniques to identify code defects.
I like the approach of this essay. The author doesn’t claim to know how the Web will win out over native mobile development, just that it has to eventually. Sort of like the difference between an algorithm and an existence proof.
I hope this reviewer is right. It seems reasonable to me that the potential value of the Watch is in changing the relationship between us and our devices, letting us recapture some of our time for real life.
Mike Godwin explains what lawmakers and regulators need to understand about Net Neutrality, “zero-rated” services, and Wikipedia.
This is one genre of writing where it’s best to start in the middle and work toward the ends.
Twitter has added a useful new capability: you can now embed a tweet in your tweet without having to delete characters to allow for it.
That’s it. One retweet with your comment. It’s a welcome change and solves a problem, but it’s worth pointing out that it’s a problem that Twitter created.
In a rational universe we’d have implemented links differently, as Ted Nelson wanted, and we wouldn’t be celebrating the chipping of tiny windows in walled gardens.