Category Archives: dreamWeek

DreamWeek #4

This time a little bit later than usual due to much travelling.

Technical

One Less Password
Great article how we can avoid having password for login purposes.

NuGet: Broken By Design
We all use NuGet. We all love NuGet. But after couple of years NuGet is getting old and many says “it is broken”. Here is great story from guys who stand behind this.

Non-technical

King of click: the story of the greatest keyboard ever made
The best keyboard ever made? Do you have your favorite? It’s the story of IBM Model M keyboard which by many is recognized as the best keyboard ever.

I had a couple drinks and woke up with 1,000 nerds
Great story how geeks like to gather and create stuff. This is the story of Tilde.Club

Windows 10 is the official name for Microsoft’s next version of Windows
You all probably know – this is the hottest news from previous week.

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DreamWeek #3

Technical

Everything you need to know about the Shellshock Bash bug
Yes, last week was all about the shellshock bug – here you can find all the info you need to know about this bug. Apparently this one is much bigger than Heartbleed.

Total Moving Face Reconstruction
Library that takes a single video of a person’s face and creates a high detail 3D shape for each video frame. You can find there not only the explanation but a great yt-movie with samples.

Microsoft OCR Library for Windows Runtime
Another great package can be found in NuGet gallery. This one empowers you to easily add text recognition capabilities in your application.

Microsoft legend Ray Ozzie wants to kill the conference call
Ray Ozzie creates new type of application – as it is advertised this app “even your boss will approve of”. Find out more.

Non-technical

Liberia signs ‘transformational’ deal to stem deforestation
Liberia will be the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down trees in return for development aid from Norwegian country.

The ultimate photo shoot: on location in Iceland with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Incredible photo shots made with iPhone with some explanation there. Definitely worth reading and seeing.

DreamWeek #2

Another set of links from the last week.

Technical

KaTeX
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.

Non-technical

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.

DreamWeek #1–List of useful links for a week

During the whole week I find plenty of interesting, inspiring and well.. just cool stuff on the web. I think it’s worthy to share it with you all. So I decided that once a week I will publish a list of things which I read and by which I was inspired during the week.

(Yes I know this blog was dead for almost a year. But plenty of things were going on and I did not have time to focus on blog. This time is now over and I can get back to blogging! Yay!)

Technical

The Warehouse is Dead, Long Live the Warehouse!
I know this is an old post from NuGet.org team – but by reading that you can find out that everyone makes mistakes! I am thinking about writing a post which will cover this area – making mistakes and getting feedback.

WHEN IS A CONSTANT NOT A CONSTANT? WHEN IT’S A DECIMAL…
Jon again took my mind on the higher gear during his post. You really need to focus when you read his blog posts – this one is on the same category. He is using Roslyn to investigate the curious cases of const decimal value and goes very deep into the implementation and the IL. Totally worth reading!

The Curious Case of iPhone 6+ 1080p Display
Of course – this week was all about Apple. This cool article describes details about pixel density in the upcoming iPhone 6+ display.

I wrote the original blue screen of death, sort of
Cool, as usual – post on The Old New Thing. This is a great starting point to find other posts there which are not only interesting and inspiring, but also very educational.

No More Cracked Smartphone Glass
At last – times when we care about our smartphones’ screens are coming to an end?

Manufacturing Advances Mean Truly Flexible Devices Are on the Way
Another article about smartphones’ – this time about their flexible versions. We trully live in such interesting times..

Non-technical

How the global banana industry is killing the world’s favorite fruit
Will our children eat bananas? Great article because sometimes we forget that some things are not just “from our supermarket” but actually they are produced (or grow) somewhere else on the planet.

Visual guide to selling software as a service by @prezly
You blog? You make content? This is what I found this week – super presentation and great content. Especially for marketing companies. But all of us can get something from this presentation.