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And it's gone —The true cost of interruptions

People need roughly 23 minutes to go back to their tasks after a major interruption, but the plot deepens if you’re a programmer.

How I built a Slack bot to help me find an apartment in San Francisco

I moved from Boston to the Bay Area a few months ago. Priya (my girlfriend) and I heard all sorts of horror stories about the rental market. The fact that searching for “How to find an apartment in San Francisco” on Google yields dozens of pages of advice is a good indicator that apartment hunting is a painful process.

How To Gain New Skills At Work

I’m convinced that your ability to continuously learn new things at your work place is more important for your day-to-day performance and career than everything you learned at university.

Rendering 2D on GPU. Shaders

What you will find in this chapter, is the very very basics of the graphics, just enough to start reading the other books on the topic, AND (last but not least) to understand other things which are essential for networking programming and game development flow.

How a Japanese cucumber farmer is using deep learning and TensorFlow

It’s not hyperbole to say that use cases for machine learning and deep learning are only limited by our imaginations. About one year ago, a former embedded systems designer from the Japanese automobile industry named Makoto Koike started helping out at his parents’ cucumber farm, and was amazed by the amount of work it takes to sort cucumbers by size, shape, color and other attributes.