Four short links: 15 Feb 2017
Docker Data, Smart Broadcasting, Open Source, and Cellphone Spy Tools
- Docker Data Kit — Connect processes into powerful data pipelines with a simple git-like filesystem interface.
- RedQueen: An online algorithm for smart broadcasting in social networks (Adrian Colyer) — This paper starts out with a simple question “when’s the best time to tweet if you want to get noticed?,” detours through some math involving “solving a novel optimal control problem for a system of jump stochastic differential equations (SDEs),” and pops out again on the other side with a simple online algorithm called RedQueen.
- Open Source Guides — GitHub’s guide to making and contributing to open source. GitHub’s is nicely packaged into visual and consumable chunks, but I still prefer (newly updated) Producing Open Source Software. The more people know how to do open source, the better.
- Cellphone Spy Tools Flood Local Police Departments — caught my eye because I’m pondering visiting the U.S. this year, and I’m not a fan of surrendering devices for search. My current line of thought is: if CBP/popo are going to take a device from me and plug it into their software, hardware, and network … it just has to look like a phone. Next challenge: making a large capacitor look like an unlocked iPhone.