An assortment of random notes that I find worth keeping and re-reading.
My Twisted World
What is a Hacker?
How to get a job like mine
How to clean your retainer
Why it doesn’t matter how you feel about your friends
The top idea in your mind
What is a straw man argument?
Buy experiences, not things
Parable of the Polygons
Sharp, 5-Point Business Memo by Evan Spiegel
Einstein: The Negro Question (1946)
Theory of Change
Richard Stallman in “Hackers: Wizards of the Electronic Age”
A Short Course in Ethics
What happens when you visit a website?
Reddit’s thumbnail algorithm
Learn C the hard way
HTTP made easy
An introduction to the Apache HTTP server
Intro to A*
Technical explanation of Bitcoin
Everything about SQL injection
Sentiment Analysis, a second try
What is TCP and how does it work?
Hitchhikers guide to python
Intro to Makefiles
How to make a networked mobile app feel fast and local
Tools of the modern python hacker
IP Address -> Hash function example
Django plugins to start with
Common dynamic programming problems
Python webapps w/ gunicorn & nginx
CURL vs Wget
How to configure an apache-nginx reverse proxy
Apache virtualhost examples
Great sqlalchemy examples
Cool python in-place list removal trick
Tour of the linux filesystem
Make python faster without trying that much
How to build a URL shortener
Better bash scripting in 15 minutes
An Opinionated Guide to Modern Java P1
8 OSX command line utilities everyone should know
A hacker’s guide to git
The NLTK book
Markov Chains - Explained
Understanding IP Addresses, Subnets, and CIDR Notation
What is a linker, and what are dynamic and static linking?
Python: multi-threading vs multi-processing in depth
Why use www. instead of a naked domain?
Why use “closure”?
FSMs in Python
Understanding Python decorators (and much more)
Python decorator library
A POSIX Queue Implementation
VisualGo - visualising data structures and algorithms through animation
Cache is the new RAM
How does SSL & TLS work?
Create your own Heroku on EC2
HTML5 Web Sockets
Difference between unicode and UTF-8
What is CGI?
Git data transport commands
How CDNs work
Why did dailup modems make noise?
How do just-in-time (JIT) compilers work?
What are stocks?
Why do some companies pay/don’t pay dividends?
Khan Academy: Core finance
News & journalism
Interview with Jonah Peretti of Buzzfeed & Huffpost
New York times innovation report
Linus Torvalds rant on C++
XKCD Heartbleed explanation
Suggested font pairings - Google
Bootstrap responsive UI guide
Bootflat - a free bootstrap flat framework
PlaceIt - splash image simulator
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo