Quick Post via Twitter: I’ve published issue 067 of my #newsletter covering: – https://t.co/GUQYaBi2N4 Deep Learning Course and SvN #Blog moving from #Medium to @WordPress https://t.co/11glNWZYDa #qp #DeepLearning #MachineLearning

I’ve published issue 067 of my #newsletter covering: – https://t.co/GUQYaBi2N4 Deep Learning Course and SvN #Blog moving from #Medium to @WordPress https://t.co/11glNWZYDa

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The eli4d Gazette – Issue 067: Fast.ai’s Deep Learning Course and SvN Blog moving from Medium to WordPress

Fast.ai’s Deep Learning Course

I came across this deep learning site: https://www.fast.ai/2019/01/24/course-v3/. It looks like a great learning tool for anyone who is interested in machine learning.

Additionally, the Hacker News thread about this site also references other deep learning resources which seem pretty neat.

The Signal versus Noise Blog moving from Medium to WordPress

The Signal versus Noise Blog has been around since 1999. It is a mixture of a company (Basecamp) blog and the strong opinions of Jason Fried, as well as DHH (aka David Heinemeier Hansson).

The blog just got moved from Medium to WordPress. Medium is a blog publishing platform that changed business models over time (like many businesses that starts with a freemium model and realize that it’s unsustainable at some point).

I find it instructive to look at the reasons for this move:

  • DHH’s tweets about the move from Medium to WordPress
  • Basecamp’s podcast episode covering the move

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Quick Post via Twitter: Really nice thorough case study episode from @jcasabona Episode 4: https://t.co/MExF7ieEss Case Study — @Creatorcourses Toolkit https://t.co/zpjkYS5IYx #qp #wordpress #blog https://t.co/SydbS7nMjh

Really nice thorough case study episode from @jcasabona

Episode 4: https://t.co/MExF7ieEss Case Study — @Creatorcourses Toolkit https://t.co/zpjkYS5IYx

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Quick Post via Twitter: I’ve published issue 66 of my #newsletter covering: @GitHub’s free private repos, Neat 2019 #TechConferences from @dliciousbrains, and a mini-review of #TheExpanse’s “Leviathan Wakes” – https://t.co/cBFJz2nvyL #qp #Git #GitHub #Scifi #SpaceOpera

I’ve published issue 66 of my #newsletter covering: @GitHub’s free private repos, Neat 2019 #TechConferences from @dliciousbrains, and a mini-review of #TheExpanse’s “Leviathan Wakes” – https://t.co/cBFJz2nvyL

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The eli4d Gazette – Issue 066: GitHub’s FREE private repos, Neat 2019 Tech Conferences, and the Amazingly Written “Leviathan Wakes”

GitHub announces unlimited free private repos

GitHub is the standard when it comes to Git based source control management.

Up to now, you could get a free account as long as your code was publicly viewable. While this has been great for public facing open source projects, it was problematic for those that wanted private source repositories (aka ‘repos’). A viable free private repo alternative has been Atlassian’s Bitbucket.

GitHub has recently announced unlimited free private repos. This change is great for anyone who wants to experiment around with some code without exposing their cruft out in public.

Some folks have lamented that now there will be many personal projects that will be locked away in private repos and that takes away valuable code that could be “out there.” While I understand this objection, I think it’s somewhat questionable. Every developer has the right to determine what is crappy code and what isn’t, and whether s/he is comfortable publishing it. After all, once something is public on the internet, it’s there forever.

Before GitHub’s change, Bitbucket was already used for private repos – so what exactly has changed? Am I to understand that Bitbucket’s free private repo feature was so secret that no developer ever used it? Or perhaps developers were too lazy to switch from GitHub to Bitbucket for personal projects?

Some interesting conferences from Delicious Brains

Delicious Brains is a WordPress company that develops high-end plug-ins for WordPress developers. They have a really nice development blog.

In a recent blog entry, they had a comprehensive listing of upcoming JavaScript, WordPress, CSS, UX, Tech and PHP conferences: https://deliciousbrains.com/php-javascript-wordpress-conferences-2019/

Just Finished Reading

I just finished reading Leviathan Wakes which is the first book from The Expanse Series. This was an amazingly well-written book covering the near future. In all honesty, no amount of words can express how well written this book is so I’ll pick three sentences that scratch the surface of this writing:

Here is a description of a space ship…can you see the image?

Three-quarters of a kilometer long, a quarter of a kilometer wide—roughly shaped like a fire hydrant—and mostly empty space inside, the Canterbury was a retooled colony transport.

What about these sentences?

Seven years in Earth’s navy, five years working in space with civilians, and he’d never gotten used to the long, thin, improbable bones of Belters. A childhood spent in gravity shaped the way he saw things forever.


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Quick Post via Twitter: Excellent summary by @dazeend on difference between #business & #consumer in-app #subscription purchase & why this is broken on the #appStore #qp #biz 296: Consensuses? — @Release_Notes https://t.co/xmuUUH0FXT https://t.co/nw9BoIJheU

Excellent summary by @dazeend on difference between #business & #consumer in-app #subscription purchase & why this is broken on the #appStore

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