A double post this week. I missed last week, due to spending the first half in DC (during horrible weather). I'm still a bit Docker-focused, attemtping to get certain programs to run a certain way, so that they can be considered "portable".
Floppy (over on Dangerous Prototypes) posted a firmware update to the USB IRToy. I've installed it and (knock on wood), it appears to be working better than v.22 and v.23, which typically crashed after 15-30 minutes of being idle. It's passed the 30-minute mark so far. The bad news is that some people are still having trouble with it. I'm hoping that it may be because they've not modified the suspend settings on their internal USB hubs. I'm using an external, powered hub. Fingers crossed!
The mods to the Document Management System (DMS) are something that I should have done a couple years ago. What took me a month to complete (last year) now only takes a weekend to perform. The mods include: title guesser, URL guesser, and drag/drop uploading. The title and URL guessers take advantage of the fact that most of my PDFs are generated by the PrintFriendly service, which produces PDFs in a very specific format. (Note: I recommend the webs-based service over the browser app as it produces a prettier output.)
In any case, what I've been reading in the last couple weeks...
- How to become a Bayesian in eight easy steps
- Make VM run like Container
- Beginner's Guide to Fuzzing Part 1: Simple Fuzzing with zzuf
- Top Machine Learning Data Mining & NLP Books that Every Data Scientist Should Read
- A Gentle Introduction to Secure Computation
- Media goes gaga over study showing women code better than men. Here's what's unsaid.
- SourceForge Acquisition and Future Plans
- Before You Get Too Excited About That GitHub Study
- Phone Hacking Group Is Trading Fake Bomb Threats For Bitcoin
- Supercapacitor-On-a-Chip Now One Step Closer
- Why you should stop worrying about deep learning and deepen your understanding of causality instead
- There is no tech talent shortage: unlocking trapped programmers
- Polish codebreakers 'cracked Enigma before Alan Turing'
Above was generated by a homegrown bolt-on script for Wallabag, which is a free utility for capturing web content so that it can be read later.