Archive for June, 2016

Racket – A programmable programming language

June 30, 2016 Leave a comment

Racket is a full-spectrum programming language. It goes beyond Lisp and Scheme with dialects that support objects, types, laziness, and more. Racket enables programmers to link components written in different dialects, and it empowers programmers to create new, project-specific dialects. Racket’s libraries support applications from web servers and databases to GUIs and charts.

Categories: Interesting

The Failure of International Aid, Empathy, and Innovation for Syria

June 29, 2016 Leave a comment

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Categories: news

Get colors in “less”

June 29, 2016 Leave a comment

When piping tree output through less, the colors are not displayed.


$ tree -C | less -R

man tree

-C Turn colorization on always, using built-in color defaults if the LS_COLORS environment variable is not set. Useful to colorize output to a pipe.

man less

R Repaint the screen, discarding any buffered input. Useful if the file is changing while it is being viewed.


Categories: bash

socli – Stack overflow command line client

June 28, 2016 Leave a comment


Stack overflow command line client written in python. Using SoCLI you can search and browse stack overflow without leaving the terminal. Just use the socli command:

Categories: Interesting, python

Closing the loop: Open source community projects are changing health care

June 28, 2016 Leave a comment

What happens when an open source community develops around a group of patients who are frustrated with their medical devices? You end up with an artificial pancreas, of course.

Categories: Interesting

Elastic – We’re About Data

June 20, 2016 Leave a comment

Because Insight from Data Matters
We believe getting immediate, actionable insight from data matters. As the company behind the open source projects — Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, and Beats — designed to take data from any source and search, analyze, and visualize it in real time, we are helping people make sense of data. From stock quotes to Twitter streams, Apache logs to WordPress blogs, our products are extending what’s possible with data, delivering on the promise that good things come from connecting the dots.

Categories: Interesting

Generate fake data

June 15, 2016 Leave a comment


Faker is a Python package that generates fake data for you. Whether you need to bootstrap your database, create good-looking XML documents, fill-in your persistence to stress test it, or anonymize data taken from a production service, Faker is for you.


A python library for producing fanciful test data.

Categories: Interesting, python