Tab Dump – September 5th 2014 Ed.

Well, it’s that time again – too many tabs to be able to look myself in the face (in the mirror, of course)… If you’re a ‘regular’ reader of this ‘blog’, you know by now that these are pretty much the only posts that I do with any real regularity… Fluff of little value, I know – but here you have it… what I’ve been holding in my tabs for the past couple of weeks…

A visual proof that neural nets can compute any function
This apple ID has not purchased OS X Mavericks
Spider’Woman’s Big Ass is a Big Deal
Dockerizing a Node.js web application
Puppet Labs
10 of the Creepiest Unmarked Locations & Encounters in Fallout 3
A Javascript Quality Guide
Sandstorm
Hacker News – Turn Node Applications in Executables
Mailvelope
Microsoft Research – Drawbridge
Wiki – Artificial Neural Network
Productivity and the Workweek
A failed Experiment: How LG Screwed Up Its WebOS Acquisition
About Ruffner Mountain
Red Mountain Park
YMCA Memberships
RabbitMQ
Das Haus Birmingham! – Oktoberfest Schedule
It’s time to discover the “Neglected Master” of Science Fiction
Haskell Wiki – Functional Programming
F# – Getting Started
Hacker News

Tab Dump

TAB DUMP! Hello random reader! As you can likely tell from a quick look, I am far less active on this blog than I likely should be to justify its continued maintenance… This said, I’ve had it up for many years and so I don’t see it going away anytime soon…

In this spirit of stubborn indifference to reason and logic that I present you another ‘tab dump’ post – where I share what tabs are open in my browser currently (before I close them as I paste them in this post)… Oh, for joy! I know that you can hardly wait!

This seemed interesting – turing a RPi into a wireless router… Like many Raspberry Pis, mine is currently sitting in a drawer doing little more than collecting dust… I was previously using it as a local git repo, but it made little sense with the many other running PCs in my household with far more sufficient resources (namely storage space) than the Pi has… In an effort to find a use for it and having previously been in need of a new router (wound up replacing with a Buffalo with DD-WRT instead), I stumbled across this project in some reading and thought it neat – http://jacobsalmela.com/raspberry-pi-and-routing-turning-a-pi-into-a-router/

Leviathan Wakes – or does it? As a daily IO9 reader, I am frequently exposed to books that I think I’d like to read (but that I rarely do) – this was one such book.. http://www.amazon.com/Leviathan-Wakes-James-S-A-Corey/dp/0316129089?tag=io9amzn-20&ascsubtag=[type|link[postId|1588137170[asin|0316129089[authorId|5717795175536518860

Always looking for something new and fun to get into around the area, I found this post via Reddit and thought it had many interesting activities I could give a go before eventually departing the area – http://www.graspingforobjectivity.com/2014/06/35-things-to-do-in-birmingham.html

Back to the router bit – I needed a non-official/mainstream release for my new router(s) – http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/other-downloads

Additional router noise (one of 2 routers that I picked up) – http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=881386

Bootstrap 386 – I found this to be a pretty interesting Bootstrap theme and just have not been able to accept the fact that I will never actually use it for anything personally and so I keep it open in hopes that I will find a purpose :) http://www.uicorner.com/bootstrap-386-theme/

Breaking Spotify DRM with PANDA – interesting read on getting around Spotify DRM (not that I do, just thought it an interesting concept when I saw the post on Hacker News) – http://moyix.blogspot.com/2014/07/breaking-spotify-drm-with-panda.html?

Beautiful Web Type – because who doesn’t like pretty things?! http://hellohappy.org/beautiful-web-type/?1

Web Design TutsPlus – Don’t quite remember why I Had this open, but hey! http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/

As someone who hates running out of juice (never know when the next prettiest food picture I’ve ever taken could be missed due to a dead battery on my phone)… After having recently picked up a bum RAVPower cheap-o external pack, I saw this highly recommended and about the same price, so I’ve kept it open in case I decide to actually pull the trigger – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IP1MQNK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00IP1MQNK&linkCode=as2&tag=happyexposure-20&linkId=MQFKNSFDS7J4NA2Q

As an avid listener to modern folk, I thought this was a pretty funny headline (though I don’t think I’ve made it much farther into the actual article)… Related: Spotify’s ‘Freak Folk’ station is pretty nice :) http://www.avclub.com/article/folk-2014s-heaviest-music-206414

Because who doesn’t like feeling comparitively inadequate – http://www.laurencegellert.com/2012/08/what-is-a-full-stack-developer/

More fun local activities!!! http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2014/07/6_great_swimming_holes_to_visi.html

Mo.router.stuffs – http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Repeater_Bridge

Mo.mo.networks.stuffs – http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2237536&page=2

A new Rasp Pi that I can do nothing with?! Take another $35!!! http://www.raspberrypi.org/introducing-raspberry-pi-model-b-plus/

Because I generally spend my days toiling away trying to identify why some .Net lib isn’t working as expected or why a would-be-simple WCF service grows to 1GB memory utilization in 24hrs of uptime, I find that I often don’t scratch my curious itch when it comes to newer non-MS development type stuff… In that spirit, I’ve recently been reading up on Koa JS – http://koajs.com/#introduction

More Koa – https://github.com/koajs/examples/blob/master/404/app.js

… and finally… more Koa – http://dailyjs.com/2014/01/09/koa/

Whelp.. That’s about it.. I hope it was as good for you as it was for me…

Until next time – “CLOSE SOME OF THOSE TABS!”