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Bookmarks for 12 Apr 2014

Are computers coming up with answers we cannot understand?"A computer has solved the longstanding Erd?s discrepancy problem! Trouble is, we have no idea what it’s talking about — because the solution, which is as long as all of Wikipedia’s pages combined, is far too voluminous for us puny humans to confirm." (maths artificial_intelligence dopost ) Eigenlabs Forum [...]

Bookmarks for 6 Apr 2014

guitar on a piano midi? 6 strings – Future Producers forumsMapping guitar strings and frets to notes on a stave (guitar music music_theory ) Music Theory for the Short Attention Span from FolkBlues.Com"Using Octave Notes to Get Your Bearings" (guitar music music_theory ) The Psychology of Change | Agile in the Wild"Given all the talk [...]

Bookmarks for 3 Apr 2014

Exclusive: Anger over new £45m free school that may be be Britain’s most expensive – Education News – Education – The Independent"Michael Gove approves plan to spend £45m – six times the average – on school for 500 children as spending watchdog condemns ‘outrageous’ cost of Harris Westminster Sixth Form" (education conservatives schools ) Big data: [...]

Bookmarks for 21 Mar 2014

Update on Julie Horvath’s Departure · GitHub"We know we have to take action and have begun a full investigation. While that’s ongoing, and effective immediately, the relevant founder has been put on leave, as has the referenced GitHub engineer. The founder’s wife discussed in the media reports has never had hiring or firing power at [...]

Bookmarks for 20 Mar 2014

The ScrumPLoP Mission – Scrum Pattern Community"The ScrumPLoP mission is to build a body of pattern literature around those communities, describing those insights, so we can easily share them with the Scrum and Agile communities." (scrum patterns wiki dopost advice ) Scrum Breakfast: Scaling Scrum: SAFe, DAD, or LeSS?"…I set out to review the available [...]

Bookmarks for 19 Mar 2014

Streaming Guides | The Hemp SocietyLots of useful Windows audio guides (audio windows tips ) SAFe – Good But Not Good Enough | xProgramming.com"I recently took the SAFe SPC training, with instructors Jennifer Fawcett and Al Shalloway. My bottom line assessment is that it will be a marketing success, organizations trying it will see improvement, [...]

Bookmarks for 19 Mar 2014

Britain’s five richest families worth more than poorest 20% | Business | The Guardian"Oxfam report reveals scale of inequality in UK as charity appeals to chancellor over tax" (economics wealth oxfam uk poverty ) RecognitionA lovely piece of writing from Paul Haine: "The Venn diagram that describes the overlap between my chatty periods and the [...]

Bookmarks for 17 Mar 2014

Gender-specific books demean all our children. So the Independent on Sunday will no longer review anything marketed to exclude either sex – Comment – Voices – The Independent"You see, it is not just girls’ ambitions that are being frustrated by the limiting effects of “books for girls”, in which girls’ roles are all passive, domestic [...]

Bookmarks for 13 Mar 2014

? Ableton Tutorial: Using JACK for Windows with Ableton Live – YouTube (windows audio tips ) Reports of Agile’s Death, yadda yadda… – jbrains"I say “Agile” to make it easy for you to find me. Some well-meaning people will find me because their enterprise thinks it wants “a few hundred pounds of Agile”. I want [...]

Bookmarks for 12 Mar 2014

Agile Is Dead (Long Live Agility) – PragDave"However, since the Snowbird meeting, I haven’t participated in any Agile events,1 I haven’t affiliated with the Agile Alliance, and I haven’t done any “agile” consultancy. I didn’t attend the 10th anniversary celebrations. [...] The word “agile” has been subverted to the point where it is effectively meaningless, [...]