Sunday, December 20, 2015

NASA: Project Apollo Photo Archive (14,221 photos)

Project Apollo Archive’s albums | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

link from: .NET Rocks! vNext

Azure Container Service Preview

Microsoft Makes Azure Container Service Preview Available @ InfoQ
"Microsoft has recently announced the Azure Container Service has reached preview status. The service was first discussed at the AzureCon event earlier this fall and is now available to customers through a self-nomination process.
Microsoft and Mesosphere selected open source components from Mesos and Mesosphere DCOS including:
  • Apache Mesos – a distributed systems kernel
  • Mesosphere Marathon – a framework that manages the life cycle of a container that includes the starting, stopping and scaling of applications.
  • Mesos-DNS – a stateless DNS server for Mesos
  • Chronos – a distributed, fault-tolerant scheduler
  • Docker Containerization – support for launching tasks that contain Docker images
...Mesos’ underlying technology is also responsible for running both Twitter and Apple Siri.
Currently, only Linux containers are supported in the service."

HiPPO vs. A/B testing

podcast: Episode 669: A or B : Planet Money : NPR : transcript

"SIROKER: These decisions, typically in organizations, get made using a method known as the 
HiPPO syndrome - the highest-paid person's opinion.
HENN: Dan Siroker says there is a problem with the highest-paid person theory, this HiPPO method.
SIROKER: Very rarely is the HiPPO opinion the most effective.

HENN: But, you know, this is the way most businesses work. It's the way the world works. "

"A/B tests are everywhere these days. Major websites, in stores, in classrooms
- everyone's trying to figure out what you like better version A or version B. "

What is A/B testing

"...the most deaths by wild animals in Africa are caused by hippos..."

Linux security: keyboard

a back-door, that work(ed) from physical keyboard.

Log into most any Linux system by hitting backspace 28 times

Microsoft Apps @ Android

  Microsoft Apps- screenshot thumbnail
Microsoft Apps - Android Apps on Google Play
Clever: an app that has links to other Microsoft apps, no need to search.
It is nothing new: Windows Start menu does the same :)

Most used, recently added, and all apps list on the Start menu

Microsoft Builds Android App Store For Its Own Android Apps Inside Of The Android App Store | TechCrunch