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In San Francisco, contractors are potentially making more than full-time employees. On average, contract workers are making $214,000 compared to full-time workers salary $134,000. Hired.com’s data also showed contract work is up 4% since 2015. Read a full writeup on the data by the San Francisco Business Times.
Keybase launched encrypted git. The feature is end-to-end encrypted, and is a free alternative to Github private repositories. You can also clone an existing repository from GitHub, Gitlab, or Bitbucket as well.
Mozilla awarded $539,000 to OSS projects. Top awards went to Ushahidi ($194,000), Webpack ($125,000) and RiseUp ($100,000). Read more about MOSS (Mozilla Open Source Support), and recent open source projects Mozilla is supporting.
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Floating Point Visually Explained - excellent if you don’t want to have to say “mantissa”.
Building and using a 29-year-old compiler on a modern system - sometimes you climb the mountain just because it’s there
From design patterns to category theory - a really nice intro to category theory by way of GoF patterns
Lessons from migrating a large codebase to React 16 - if you’re planning the migration, you would benefit from reading this.
Don’t Waste Your Time With MySQL Full-Text Search - s/Full-Text Search//
Matcha - iOS and Android apps in Go - really cool
Style2paints - AI can paint on a sketch according to a given specific color style - pretty fast turnaround from a research paper to a usable app - I feel like we just read this paper!
Colony: A platform for open organizations - This takes an idea I’ve long wished would hit the mainstream, and (usefully!) sprinklines in cryptocurrency.
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