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CERIAS Recap: Thursday keynote

Once again, I’ve attended the CERIAS Security Symposium held on the campus of Purdue University. This is one of several posts summarizing the talks I attended. Thursday’s keynote address was delivered by Christopher Painter, the Coordinator for Cyber Issues at the U.S. State Department. Mister Painter has a long and distinguished career in law and policy, starting with the U.S. Attorney’s office in Los Angeles, and moving through...

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Quantified Self or Better to Quantify Someone Else: Can We Improve Ourselves By Mimicking Others?

The quantified self movement has produced any number of digital wearables allowing us to track our runs, our steps, our calories, and even our sleep. Then using our own motivation or target goals, we're supposed to change our behavior towards improvement. Easy, right? However, I wonder if we're focusing on the wrong idea. Instead of tracking us as individuals, what if we used this technology to mimic someone who is already doing it...

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Some Thoughts on Crowdfunding with Indiegogo

My Indiegogo campaign to raise money for my next book has reached its goal and I couldn't be happier. I've got a couple of thoughts that are worth sharing. First, a lot of people asked why Indiegogo and not Kickstarter. The answer is pretty simple: Kickstarter doesn't let you fundraise from Canada. I didn't mention this in the Indiegogo writeup because I wanted them to hopefully feature me on their front page (to date, they have...

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Beautiful, Idiomatic Python

PyconUS 2013 brings many great videos of the event to those of us who didn't manage to go there. transforming-code-into-beautiful-idiomatic-python by Raymond Hettinger is a shining example of the difference between 'functioning' code versus 'fast and beautiful' code. Here's a link to his slides: speakerdeck. Follow Raymond Hettinger's low traffic twitter account @raymondhIf you don't really get what idiomatic means, think of idioms...

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Mantri.js is a new JavaScript Dependency System

Thanasis Polychronak has released a new JavaScript Dependency System called Mantri. You may be asking yourself, why create yet another JavaScript Dependency System? Well, straight from the home page: Medium to Large web applications require a robust system to manage their dependencies. While module loaders excel at interoperating with external libraries, they can become difficult to work with when used as dependency systems. A new...