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ProLinks #40 - Ultimate cheat sheat, winning culture, thinking in bets and lot more

IT Siren Real-Time Performance | Project Spotlight | Unreal Engine Tools - The who, what, where, when, and how of social media data - The only cheat sheet you need As Technologists, It's Time That We Upgrade The Ethics Of Our Work - In 2018, we see widespread concern over the spread of fake news on social media platforms, data security and privacy, questions around the addictiveness of technology, and worry about unequal opportunity to benefit from technology. A developer's guide to working with designers - As a frontend developer, you’re bound to have a few horror stories from working with designers. Whether it was a un-implementable design tossed onto your desk, or a new screen within the app that has buttons ever so slightly different from the ones you spent hours styling, we’ve all been there.  Why we will always need new programming languages - We will always need new programming languages to improve our expressiveness. This is not

ProLinks #39 - How to take 7 years to ship a beta, counting people, spread of fake news and more

IT How to take 7 years to ship a beta. - So how can you take 7 years to make your game? Here are some important tips and tricks for taking your sweet time. Counting People with Andrew Farah - Knowing how many people are in your building can answer several business-related questions. Do you need to unlock an additional entrance? Should you open another store? Do you really need a building this big? Software Development “Real developers don’t use UIs” - The value of web UIs for CLI-oriented users The Spread of Fake News - How does fake news get spread online? Its not just a matter of manipulating search algorithms. Society Who Is America? (2018) | First Look | Sacha Baron Cohen SHOWTIME Series Trevor Noah’s World Cup joke shows how the world misunderstands the French - To people outside France, the debate between a comedian and an ambassador over soccer may seem odd. But the joke has struck a nerve because it intersects with the very serious issue

ProLinks #38 - About Microsoft calling for regulation, a bull with most descendents and more

IT Microsoft calls for facial recognition technology rules given 'potential for abuse' - President Brad Smith warns authorities might track, investigate or arrest people based on flawed evidence. Source: Wikimedia They Watched Us With Webcams And Rewrote Our Code! -  One of the most frustrating software projects I've been on involved webcam spying and having our code rewritten. History The General Crisis - In which John gets curious about the last time global human population declined and ends up learning about a period of human history called The General Crisis.  Finance How I’m Getting Richer Every Day - I’m not hungry for money. Compared to several years ago, when I had less money, I still have the same life. Miscellaneous How One Bull Revolutionized The Way We Drink Milk - Cows that mated with famed bull Pawnee Farm Arlinda Chief produced far more milk than the average cow. Europe's most wanted ‘Find Your Passion’

ProLinks #37 - Critique of full-stack engineering, rain in the Data Centre and more

IT I Don’t Believe in Full-Stack Engineering -  Of all the engineers I’ve met over the years only one has come close to what that title, full-stack engineer, implies: the ability to easily navigate the back-end and front-end with a senior level of expertise. For the rest of us though, it’s simply not possible to do both. It Was Raining in the Data Center - What do Facebook’s secluded servers reveal about the internet’s military roots? Manual Work is a Bug - A.B.A: always be automating Future Projection with Tim O’Reilly - Tim O’Reilly’s book What’s the Future? is an overview of business, technology, and society. As the founder of O’Reilly Media, Tim has been steeped in technology trends for the last 40 years. Work What Is Employee 'Ghosting'? How Companies Created Their Own Worst Nightmare - Employers have been 'ghosting' workers for years; now the tables have turned. Here's how to improve the situation. Parenting 10 Mistake

ProLinks #36

IT Engineering Student Designs a "Mobile Airbag" that Deploys When your Device is Dropped - The German Society for Mechatronics recently awarded outstanding work in the field of mechatronics. Why I left my job at Google (as a software engineer) -   "The Tech Lead" Patrick Shyu explains why he quit Google as a software engineer. The 666 roadmap - If you work in a startup, a really effective way of thinking about your product roadmap is over three timelines: the next 6 years, next 6 months, and next 6 weeks.  Science The independent researcher - Many researchers were personally wealthy or had access to deep pockets. Charles Darwin pursued scientific collection as a hobby, and his first voyage on HMS Beagle was funded by his family. Miscellaneous The Irresistible Goblin of Chiloé - The world has always been full of hideous goblins. Perhaps it is time we started to shine some light on them.