Ideas & Insights – The Humaan blog A big welcome to the newest Humaan and writer extraordinaire, Sandy Lim! A longtime friend, we’re really pleased to have Sandy join the team and extend our content, writing and tea drinking abilities. We asked Sandy our three questions below. Tell us about yourself and how you got here. When I was 13, my dad got us our first internet connection. William Edwards, Coder Monday, April 7, 2014 I’m giving a Mill CPU talk in Växjö, Sweden 2014-04-25 There are perhaps a few seats available to interested members of the public if you’re in or near Växjö at the end of the month :) Announcing a presentation at 13.00h, Friday, April 25 at: To close or not to close Have you ever wondered if it's better to "close" a br or input tag like <br /> or if it's better to just write <br> in HTML5? Or why it's not correct to write <script src="script.js" />? Well so have I, and my findings on the subject were a lot more interesting than I anticipated (if for some strange reason you find stuff like this interesting). If you are not interested in the whole story, just jump to the section «validity» to get your answer. Void elements are a special kind of element that must not have content. That's a big difference to other elements that can be empty but can also contain other elements and text (such as <div>s).
Apolitically Incorrect Newsweek has a fascinating article about an archaeological site at Göbekli Tepe in Turkey that is well worth a look. The site is the oldest religious temple ever discovered. Preliminary carbon dating has determined that some of the artifacts date from 9,400 BC, which makes the place about 11,500 years old. (Which, just to be clear, is 7000 years before the Great Pyramid and 6500 years before Stonehenge.) The article further explains: The ruins are so early that they predate villages, pottery, domesticated animals and even agriculture – the first embers of civilization. … [It] may be the very first thing that human beings ever built. 5 Reasons Why Developers Love Writing for RebelLabs “RebelLabs is one of the few places that promotes opinionated pieces actually backed by arguments (instead of mindless rants). Writing for RebelLabs helps me to comment on emerging technologies in an unbiased way. It allows me to cut to the bone and comment/review/evaluate technologies and practices as they really are.” –Kostis Kapelonis, Software Engineer & RebelLabs Author Did you know that RebelLabs turned 1 year old today?
The Endeavour I help people make decisions in the face of uncertainty. Sounds interesting. I’m a data scientist. Not sure what that means, but it sounds cool. I study machine learning. Hmm. Ferdy Christant A few months ago I took one of the best decisions for JungleDragon in a long while: to open up parts of its operations to the community, by means of moderations tools. It has been working very well, the community is happy with it, and it eliminates the reliance on a single person. One of such moderations tool is the ability to promote a photo to the homepage. What basically happens is that a flag is set on the photo, that will make it appear on the homepage.