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5 kitchen appliances you can buy for money now - - and IoT will make these look like toys, relatively soon.

Techies and geeks need it as much as everyone else; sleep. Now it becomes hip to the talk about it:

Some lessons learnt, a lot here makes sense: The Twelve-Factor App

If you haven’t switched to duckduckgo yet what convinced me was when @amsomniac showed me the !bangcodes

Basically if you start a ddg search with something like !ebay or !wiktionary it searches that site directly after being anonymized through ddg’s server. So rather than have different search engines in my browser I select it’s just !w for Wikipedia or !translate for google translate

You can even do !g and do an anonymous untracked google search

Bei aller Liebe - man sollte Programmierer keine User-Interfaces entwickeln lassen. Manch andere Fähigkeit sollte sich unbegrenzt austoben dürfen, virtuelle Katastrophen sind meist noch leichter zu handeln als die der Natur, ist sich Hal Faber sicher. #saukontrovers #HalFaber

Home alone with my little star second week now. My home cooking requires improvement. Main lesson learnt: respect single mothers, they do at least two jobs, if not more!

Yes, single dads, too.

Verizon joins ONAP >

interesting move, though the article is a bit over optimistic on deployment

Here is another one to watch on ΔQ: Peter Thompson of PNsol "The Overture ΔQ testbed for design and deployment planning" (youtube) >

"Using the ΔQ calculus to model blockchain scalability" 34 minutes well spent (youtube), Neil Davis:

description by Martin Geddes:

background: it's distributed computing (not networking, never was), starting there science is back, to your immediate (and monetary) advantage

1 app and 6 levels of indirection in a cloud environment, all of which need patching somehow someday (from birdsite):

Did ask Eugen for a Twitter-like Mastodon experience, is the answer.

debug hell: a packaging project w/assembly descriptor does pull transient dependencies in one repo, but not in a second one (line-by-line POM/Assembly comarision shows no difference). Plugin version not a problem. Changing scope from "runtime" to "compile" solved only half the problem. 4 hours later, still no clue what really happens. 4 people looking at it (that's 2 FTEs!).

Feeling stupid...