Nov 8, 2016 Tuesday

The oppressive gospel of minimalism

It has become an ostentatious ritual of consumerist self-sacrifice; people who have it all now seem to prefer having nothing at all.

Nov 8, 2016 Tuesday

How minimalism brought me freedom and joy

I have one bag of clothes, one backpack with a computer, iPad, and phone. I have zero other possessions.

Nov 7, 2016 Monday

Benchmark of Python WSGI servers

So that is what we are going to do, we are going to take the top-3 performing WSGI servers namely Tornado, Gevent and uWSGI (FAPWS3 lack of HTTP/1.1 support made it unsuitable for this benchmark) and give them 5 minutes of ping-pong mayhem.

Oct 30, 2016 Sunday

BreakSafe magnetic USB-C power cable

Use BreakSafe with the USB-C power supply that came with your laptop. BreakSafe is rated up to 60 watts (20 volts @ 3 amps), and has been designed and tested to meet USB-C power standards. Please note that BreakSafe is for charging power only; data and video are not supported.

Oct 27, 2016 Thursday

Three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Tan’s thin slice exercise contains a trigger, a routine, and a reward—the three parts necessary to build a habit. The trigger, he says, is the pleasant moment, the routine is the noticing of it, and the reward is the feeling of joy itself.

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