Blog Posts this week from DailyDrip
Greyc’s Magic for Image Computing(G’MIC) released version 2.0. G’MIC is an OSS framework that helps with retouching images and creating graphics. New features include a more versatile interface, colorimetric transformations, masking color, and ease of use. The smart coloring features look really interesting, and as APIs get wrapped around them they should be a real boon for devs who deal with images a lot.
Fortinet analyzed the new OS X-focused MacRansom, which offers to build custom targeted ransomware payloads as a service. They confirm that it is a functional ransomware, though not as sophisticated as most Windows-based alternatives. Additionally, they are skeptical that the author is even capable of decrypting the files after payment. Intriguing analysis in the article.
Itamar Turner-Trauring made a list of bad naming schemes to help you avoid potential software naming conflicts. The top three tips were to not name a project after a metal band, not to pick a name that will allow people to make bad jokes about you, and not to pick an extended metaphor unless it makes sense. Itamar has a story behind every reason. Check out all the reasons and stories.
Stack Overflow did a survey to find out if developers use tabs or spaces more. The results found that more developers use spaces, and developers who use spaces instead of tabs make more money. Read more on Stack Overflow’s blog. [Editor: Interesting that those who use both make the least. Makes sense, because I would (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻]
Please Make Google AMP Optional - For reals! This becoming a requirement shows that Google has too much power over the open web.
Windows93 - wait, playstation startup music?
Rust as a gateway drug to Haskell - First hit’s free.
An introduction to Wayland (new hotness on the Linux graphics stack) - Wayland is awesome.
Cool Things Reason Formatter Does - since using elm-format, a tool like this is a requirement for my sanity.
Chrome 60 Beta: Paint Timing API, CSS font-display, and Credential Management API improvements - check out the paint timing API, will be VERY helpful for FE dev
Dive Deeper - Learn you some Unix
Unix for the Beginning Mage - Free Book - i know it’s old, but it’s great!
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