DreamWeek #2

Another set of links from the last week.


Interesting library for programmers familiar with LaTeX who would like to insert math equations on their web pages.

Cloud Face
Have you ever stared at the clouds and seen faces, animals, dragons etc.? Apparently this is not only seen by humans but als face recognition algorithms can be fouled by clouds. On this page you will find plenty of great examples.

I crashed the web servers of a $100M+ multi-national corporation …
Another example that everyone makes mistakes! What you can learn from this post is that making mistake doesn’t mean you will be fired. A mistake gives you chance to face with deadlines, stress, angry users and yelling boss – and during that time you will learn new things about yourself.

Stack Overflow – performance lessons (part 2)
This is second part of the performance lessons learned on Stack Overflow – in the second part Matt is looking on the examples of coding performance lessons.


Microsoft confirms it will buy ‘Minecraft’ for $2.5 billion
OK, I had to put it here. This was probably the most important purchase during last week.

All-electric racing: Formula E’s thrilling debut
I am fan of Formula 1 and when I heard about the idea to start Formula E I wasn’t really convinced it is a good idea. But apparently you can find some new experiences in that sport – I think we can see the grow in the interest of that new motorsport!

The Song of the Introvert – Rands in Repose
Are you a programmer? Probably yes – and you are probably also an introvert. This article is for you.

The Marshmallow Test for Grownups – Harvard Business Review
We are distracted every day by a rising number of devices and services. This is the study by psychologists about how our ability to be creative and focused decreases because of all the distractions.

The Feynman Lectures on Physics, The Most Popular Physics Book Ever Written, Now Completely Online
Recently I read (and described here as well) the autobiography of Richard Feynman. I also found that you can read his whole book online for free.


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