Location: Peyia, Paphos, Cyprus
When I’m alone, and have all the time in the world to write code, i3wm is my best friend. When I’m in the office, or need to move between tasks, monitors, and locations, MATE is the best. But I want both. I don’t want to choose.
Today I came across this YouTube video with a screencast of how to setup i3 window manager instead of the default MATE’s one. Yes, i3 running inside MATE! This sounds like magic!
Things I have to do this week make tweaking a working desktop a really bad idea, so I probably won’t try this until the weekend, but it does look exciting!
Grabient is a quick and easy to use online tool for generating CSS gradients. You can pick any two colors, adjust the gradient angle and shift, and generate a CSS snippets to add to your web project.
Machine Learning is a hot subject these days. And as with any other hot subject, there is a multitude of books, online course, videos, and guides available all over the web. I think that this curated list of 187 Quora questions is an interesting way of approaching the subject.
While Quora has FAQ pages for many topics (e.g. FAQ for Machine Learning), they are far from comprehensive. In this post, I’ve tried to provide a more thorough Quora FAQ for several machine learning and NLP topics.
Quora doesn’t have much structure, and many questions you find on the site are either poorly answered or extremely specific. I’ve tried to include only popular questions that have good answers on general interest topics.
Addict is a drop-in REST API microservice for Active Directory implementations. Just like that.
I’m leaving it here for the next time that I’ll have to deal with the Active Directory. Or, hopefully, never.
By categorizing documented causes of IT project failure, a majority—54 percent—are attributed to project management. Surprisingly to some, technical challenges are the least-cited factor at 3 percent.
For me, this is just a confirmation of the gut feeling I had for years. It doesn’t really matter which technology stack you are using for your project. The reasons for success or failure are usually somewhere else.
The article lists the following seven reasons for IT projects failure:
- Poor Project Planning and Direction
- Insufficient Communication
- Ineffective Management
- Failure to Align With Constituents and Stakeholders
- Ineffective Involvement of Executive Management
- Lack of Soft Skills or the Ability to Adapt
- Poor or Missing Methodology and Tools
The release of Google Chrome 59 brought some really cool features. One of them in particular was all over the technology news – headless mode. Being able to run the browser engine without the graphical interface, and having control from the command line and API has many benefits.
One of the benefits is being able to take web page screenshots. “Easily convert webpages to images using PHP” is one of the many blogs and articles that explain how to do it, using your preferred programming language (or mine in this case). Browsershot is a very simple PHP library, which you can install with Composer and start using straight away.
I’ve tried it out and it works pretty well. The screenshot above has been taken by the following script:
<?php require_once 'vendor/autoload.php'; use Spatie\Browsershot\Browsershot; Browsershot::url('http://mamchenkov.net') ->windowSize(1600,900) ->save('screenshot.png');