Around the Web, part two of n.17 Feb 2015
I'm starting to realise just how much time I must spend online, reading things. This is starting to seem like a poor man's version of Google Reader, but at least it produces something a bit prettier than throwing it all into an actual database somewhere.
- Jacques Mattheij's blog really is fantastic. He writes great posts that fuse technology, business and career management (among other things) perfectly. Try "Please Do Not Be a One Trick Pony", "All Programming Is Bookkeeping" and "All the Technology but None of the Love" on for size.
- How to flip the script on technical recruiters and change from a pull to a push model.
- A concise explanation of the theory and implementation of bunny hopping mechanics in first-person shooters.
- Jon Gottfried describes a meteoric experience of hackathons.
- A long-form New York Times article(mirror) covering the work of Yitang Zhang on the "Bound Gaps" problem.
- Mahmoud Al-Qudsi describes some interesting (if possibly too complicated for a team of developers not already comfortable with encryption) ways to reduce code and context storage using HMAC's. It spawned some interesting discussion on Hacker News.
- Jon Fisher explains how to back up your long-term storage with Amazon Glacier.
- Github user peenuty tries to calculate the carbon footprint of mining Bitcoin.