This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Jon Hicks to talk about his experiences of working as an employee compared to being a freelancer.
Love Your Work, Episode 6 – Don’t let your “baby” get slaughtered: Adrian Holovaty of Soundslice, Django, and Everyblock
January 07 2016 – 10:18am
Adrian Holovaty has learned the hard way that he wants to retain control of his business. After selling Everyblock, Adrian watched in horror as it was later shut down without warning.
Adrian’s new business is SoundSlice (incredible interactive music notation, for music teachers and students), and he’s resolved to retain control of his business. In this episode, Adrian shares some lessons learned from watching his “‘baby’ get slaughtered.” He shares some useful perspectives for anyone who is on the fence on deciding whether to bootstrap or take funding. Get a free Audible Audiobook This episode of Love Your Work is brought to you by Audible. Get a free audiobook (and support the show) by visiting http://kadavy.net/audible Listen to the show Listen in iTunes >> Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as.” RSS feed for Love Your Work
Show Notes Adrian Holovaty (Twitter) Soundslice Everyblock Django Mini Lives (Podcast) Old Town School of Folk Music Gypsy Jazz Steve Jobs Thoughts on Flash Adrian’s YouTube Channel MacGyver Theme Song Patreon 100 Greatest Guitar Riffs RIP Everyblock Wilson Miner (Django Designer) Scott Joplin Skip James Ghost World Devil Got my Woman Blues Knight Foundation Basecamp Jason Fried Interview Journey to the Ants The Time Paradox The Secret Powers of Time This post is filed under Podcast.
Daniel and Manton react to Swift’s open-sourcing, and the extent to which it adds momentum to the language and increases its appeal. They also discuss the open-sourcing of Microsoft’s MarsEdit-esque blog editor, Windows Live Writer.
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Swift.org – Apple’s new home-page for the Swift open-source project.
WebKit.org – Another example of a major open source project from Apple.
Swift-Evolution – Apple’s project dedicated to mapping the future of Swift.
IBM Swift Sandbox – Interactive Swift compiler web page from IBM.
Perfect – Swift-based web server project.
Lasso – Old-school software from Perfect developer Kyle Jessup.
Ecto – The once-powerful competitor to MarsEdit.
OpenLiveWriter – Open-source blog editor based on Microsoft’s Windows Live Writer.
WordPress 4.4 – The latest open-source version of WordPress, code-named “Clifford.”
WordPress.com REST API – Server-side API against which Calypso is built.
WP REST API – Open-source API being gradually introduced to WordPress.org project.
Sponsored by Fabric, Twitter’s mobile SDK: Leverage the power of Crashlytics, Twitter and MoPub to help you build the best mobile apps.
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“It’s a great time to be an engineer.”
Information retrieval and search engineering are becoming more intertwined with machine learning and natural language processing, leading to a wealth of work to be done in the field.
Grant Ingersoll is a founder and CTO of LucidWorks, which helps clients make sense of their data and deploy search applications built on Apache Lucene and Solr.
What kinds of applications need search functionality?
Do you have to vectorize client data and files before you can use them?
How are search and machine learning complementary?
What is the difference between supervised and unsupervised machine learning?
When you teach people the concepts of information retrieval, what are the things that people have trouble understanding?
What do you mean when you say “embrace fuzziness”?
How will information retrieval change in the next 5-10 years?
SE Radio Episode 187: Grant Ingersoll on the Solr Search Engine
SE Radio Episode 193: Apache Mahout
Grant on Twitter
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“Changing anything changes everything.”
Technical debt, referring to the compounding cost of changes to software architecture, can be especially challenging in machine learning systems.
D. Sculley is a software engineer at Google, focusing on machine learning, data mining, and information retrieval. He recently co-authored the paper Machine Learning: The High Interest Credit Card of Technical Debt.
How do you define technical debt?
Why does technical debt tend to compound like financial debt?
Is machine learning the marriage of hard-coded software logic and constantly changing external data?
What types of anti-patterns should be avoided by machine learning engineers?
What is a decision threshold in a machine learning system?
What advice would you give to organizations that are building their prototypes and product systems in different languages?
Adapter pattern and glue code
D’s research page
Dan talks about the challenges facing Millennials, the importance of follow through, horrible offices, being self-aware in your daily life and at the workplace, and listener emails.