Links 2018-02-23

Building A Modern, Scalable Backend - Postmortem on building a service with microservices written in Python, Elixir, Ruby, and Scala with specific tools and libraries used.

uBlock Origin Extra - Script to foil hostile mechanisms (like Instart Logic and Upstart) that attempt to work around content blockers

Coturn TURN Server - Free open source implementation of TURN and STUN Server

WebRTC Code Samples - WebRTC code samples

Microsoft Bot Builder - Getting started with the Microsoft Bot Framework

Shopify Developer Resources - Things to get started developing for Shopify.

PreactJS - A fast 3kb implementation of the React framework

An introduction to distributed systems - Overview of a class taught by aphyr, one of the best in analyzing and breaking distributed systems.

Quickstart: Compose and Django - Setting up Django and Postgres using Docker Compose

Topics in Mathematics with Applications in Finance - Fun with numbers

Archimedes Palimpsest - Archimedes work was lost for hundreds of years, overwritten by monks in the 13th century, discovered in the 19th century, and the text finally recovered in the 21st

Advice to Californians Building New Homes After The Fires - Advice on building homes in general from someone who has built several. A lot of good DIY advice on the site.

Lessons from Optics, The Other Deep Learning - Comparing the communication of optics to machine learning

Terence - Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi. Terence's plays were a standard part of the Latin curriculum of the neoclassical period.

String Theory - Solving chords from scales

Milton, Shakespeare and Trump: How Rhetoric Shapes Reality - A course on rhetoric

Learning How to Learn - Learn better