Time to post some interesting stuff I’ve found in Internet last week. Today we going to talk about CSS font stacks, Ruby structs, extract_options! method came from Active Support, bash scripting, software version control visualization.
This is a first link dump in this blog, where I will list all interesting links that I have found in Internet. I plan to post link dumps once a week, so stay tuned to read most useful stuff with no effort. Todays topics are: organizing your CSS, top mistakes made by WordPress plugins authors, ways MySQL uses indexes, and the git version control advantages over the Subversion.
Very cool video about free human resources usage I have found the other day. As you could see from my resume, I’m graduated from the Intelligent Decision Support Systems Department of the Kharkov National University of Radio-Electronics. I don’t remember too much from my courses (but I know where and what to search when some sort of knowledge will be necessary, be sure), but what had stuck in my memory is that there are tons of tasks which can’t be easily solved: images classification, object detection, automatic expert systems knowledge bases building, etc. Some of these tasks are partially solved and have satisfactory results (for example mathematical and statistical methods of objects detection), others have bypassing methods (for example, Google uses text from HTML links to classify images). The main reason is that computers are not so smart as humans (maybe it’s not so bad, just think of the “The Matrix” movie).
Today I found wonderful page where you can dispatch commands to programmer. You can enter command, for example dance, sleep, and he will execute them. Page was developed using ASP.NET technology and Visual Studio Express.
Our Subservient Programmer was created using Visual Studio Express — C#, Visual Basic and Visual Web Developer flavors. When the application is idling, you can see the programmer working at his computer. After entering a command phrase, such as “test”, the programmer will be shown doing your bidding. Once the programmer has completed the task, he will resume working at the computer as he was before and allow you to enter another command.
My best friend Alexey Kovyrin founded new blog — Homo-Adminus Blog. As he mentioned in our conversation this blog was intended for improve his english skills. I think we’ll find many interesting news and ideas on this page.
Here You will be able to read my notes about my admin’s life, about some interesting news in IT world, maybe some links to interesting web resources.