Some things you get to, and some things you don’t, and some things you like to just keep hanging around.
This is November’s version of that.

Sound

musicForProgramming(“44: hukka”);

A collaborative series of mixes designed for listening while programming (compatible with other activities)

focusmusic.fm

music for work, productivity and flow.

Descent – Burning Man Sunrise Set 2016 by Tycho

Tycho Sunrise DJ Set on The Dusty Rhino at Burning Man Thursday, September 1, 2016 Thanks to everyone who made this morning so special. Thanks to Clarke and the Dusty Rhino crew for having me. Special thanks to my brother Dane for all the help. Enjoy!

Watch Coldplay, Norah Jones, Avett Brothers, Car Seat Headrest, More Cover Leonard Cohen Live

On Friday, we posted our tribute to Leonard Cohen, calling him maybe the greatest gift to cover songs ever. Many musicians agreed over the weekend, covering his songs across the world in live shows. We’ve rounded up a bunch below, from Coldplay, Norah Jones, Okkervil River, The Avett Brothers, Car Seat Headrest, and more.

Watch Explosions In The Sky Get Epic At The 9:30 Club

If Explosions In The Sky’s records are watershed moments for its fans, then the band’s live shows are a Biblical flood. The group recently released its sixth studio album, The Wilderness. On Thursday, Explosions In The Sky brought its epic, searching sound to a sold-out show at Washington, D.C.’s famed 9:30 Club.

ISOLATE – Switch off your ears

Revolutionary solid titanium micro ear protectors that isolate you from noise like never before. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!

Politics

Obama’s letter to his successor about the economy

In the latest issue of The Economist, President Obama wrote a letter about the “four crucial areas of unfinished business in economic policy” that his successor will have to deal with. Wherever I go these days, at home or abroad, people ask me the same question: what is happening in the American political system?

8 Years in Obama’s America, By Barack Obama and 60 Other Players and Witnesses

All presidencies are historic. But no president since at least LBJ, and probably FDR, has arrived at a moment of greater historic urgency than Obama.

Your Black Mirror reading list

Over at GQ, Lincoln Michel shares 12 Books to Read After Binge-Watching Black Mirror. Among them: The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin. Version Control by Dexter Palmer. Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the W

Tech

How to live patch Ubuntu Linux Kernel without rebooting the server

Kernel live patching enables runtime correction of critical security issues in running kernel without rebooting. How do I enable or patch my Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS server without rebooting the box? Ubuntu Linux version 16.04 LTS supports live patching for both enterprise and the Ubuntu community members.

How to teach endian

On /r/programming is this post about byte-order/endianness. It gives the same information as most documents on the topic. It is wrong. It’s been wrong for over 30 years. Here’s how it should be taught. One of the major disciplines in computer science is parsing/formatting.

Programming – Recursion

Recursion means “defining a problem in terms of itself”. This can be a very powerful tool in writing algorithms. Recursion comes directly from Mathematics, where there are many examples of expressions written in terms of themselves. For example, the Fibonacci sequence is defined as: F(i) = F(i-1) + F(i-2)

Knowledge

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Fall Semester 2016

Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the web this fall for the latest term of Lifehacker U, our regularly-updating guide to improving your life with free, online college-level classes. Let’s get started.

Revisiting why incompetents think they’re awesome

Another election day in the US is rapidly approaching (Tuesday, Nov. 8-mark your calendars!). So for no reason in particular, we’re resurfacing our close examination of the Dunning-Kruger effect from May 25, 2012. In 1999 a pair of researchers published a paper called “Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments (PDF).”

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