Optical discs are no longer used as widely as they were quite recently. In fact, technology is gradually disappearing, repeating the fate of floppy disks, compact cassettes, etc. True, the new development of scientists and engineers from China and Australia will be able to bring optical discs back from oblivion if they become in demand.
A joint team of engineers and scientists from Shanghai Polytechnic University and Melbourne Institute of Technology was able to create a new recording technology that can increase the disk capacity to 700 terabytes. This is much more than any other storage medium, including hard drives and SSDs.
Today I want to offer to umumble lovers this small set of applications that are intended to increase productivity while working with the frontend. If you will not find your favorite app here, then you are very welcome to make some comments!
This beautiful form builder helps you to create the most marvelous CSS login boxes and other input items in very short time. Besides the forms on the website of this project, you can create other equally beautiful CSS elements including buttons and ribbons.
After I had worked for years in small web agencies, I decided to try something new and got a job in a rather big (3500 employees) IT-company 5 months ago. What I have seen at my new working place, turned out to be far from my expectations. At numerous requests of my friends, I want to share some observations about the differences between big and small IT-companies. As it is known, tastes differ. This article is not the ultimate truth; this is what I have faced and what was important for me.
Life is a piece of crap. At least, most people think in that way with whom I had an occasion to talk. They constantly have been complaining about their work, broken relationships, and children who do not want to become as their parents want to see them. The life for these people is an endless carousel of frustrations, anxieties and unfulfilled hopes. They get up early in the morning with a headache, and then they have a couple of cups of coffee and go to work in the zombie mood. They hate their jobs and feel that their wok is meaningless and useless. But, despite this, they continue with the tenacity of lemmings do their job, day after day, year after year. They have their own way through life, hoping that they will have a good life after they retire. Well, it's all garbage. When you are fifty, you are so tired of this life that your only wish will be to lie down and die. Also, your health will not be that good anymore, because you have spent it, doing nonsense. So, when you retire, you do not go to Africa to hunt lions, because the sun is bad for your pressure. You also do not go to the North Pole, because you have arthritis and cold will not be the best cure for it. South Pole will not be good either, because you dislike penguins, which is not surprising, as you worked for 30 years as a system administrator. So what do you do? You get a nice trip to the country house and have the cozy TV company in the evening, that's what you get. After living 30 years in a constant battle with yourself, you simply will not have extra energy to get your ass off the couch.
Have you heard that in some companies employees are allowed working 20% of their time on the personal projects? It turns out that there is the company that rendered this principle to the absolute. Let’s imagine that you can work 20% out of 100% of the working time on any project that you want. There are no managers, departments and chiefs. The company structure is totally flat, and all employees are equal and voluntary grouping by interests. Only the projects that attract more people have chance to survive.
There is an informal verb "forecast", which means to model different scenarios and consequences in the head. Today, I want to talk about the ability to forecast moves, and why it is the most important ability in the life.
For a start is a small introduction. Have you ever thought about why so many famous people like chess? Why did Sergei Galitsky, a billionaire build a retail chain “Magnit" from the scratch? Talking about important things for a novice businessman, in the first place he put the logic (by the way, Sergei is a good chess player). Why is Fritz Morgen, a blogger talking about the same logic? Also, an outstanding businessman, Dmitriy Potapenko told us about how he was able to build his retail chains and restaurants. He proposes us to use the flow chart of algorithms of the eighth grade for the modeling of business processes.
In my opinion CSS3 Grid Layout Module is one of the most interesting modules in the CSS3 family. The official history of the module as a draft specification is a little less than a year. Also, in December, 2010, there was made the preliminary announcement about CSS Grid Alignment at TPAC 2010 written by Vladimir Yunev. It should also be noted that with a slightly different name and slightly different syntax, but with the same essence, it was declared as a WD as early as 2007. Today, the development of the final design of the module is in full swing, and the pre-implementation is already in Internet Explorer 10, and there is a hope that the support of the new features will also appear in future versions of other popular browsers.
The psychological deformation is a disputable issue in any profession, because different people go through it in different ways. However, the overall tendency can be separated out, and perhaps, it is a time when we can say that the programmers have their own special psychological portrait that is conditional on their professional activities.
I often faced a similar opinion, and I did not attach great significance to it, but when a female staff of our organization congratulated the programmers on February 23rd (a former soviet military holiday), calling them "cosmic forces", I have decided to arrange some emphasis on this issue, because one of my occupations directly linked with psychoanalysis.
Representatives of the social network Facebook announced about their intention to create a reliable and practical search service for the search of the necessary information among the large amount of the user content. Until now, many Facebook users complained about the lack of the normal means for the search of the necessary information among the tools of this social network. Still, the administration decided to create the search, and Lars Rasmussen, previously working in Google on Google Wave, is involved in development of this service.
Always I wondered how our brain really works. It is interesting to know how our brain really works, and how much we use of it. You will be surprised when you read this.
Today I was sitting at home, my boyfriend came and asked 'what does this remind you of?' and I had multiple thoughts in my head, but answered with one word. How come your brain works so fast and it never stops? Have you tried not thinking? I try all the time but it is impossible. So I really wanted to know how much we use of our brain, and how clever we really can be. So I thought I would do some research and figure out how our brain works. If you are wondering about this, read along, and I will try and make it understandable.