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The Last Resort: The Strange Beauty of Soviet Sanatoriums

Soviet architecture often conjures up images of monolithic building blocks, but the era’s sanatoriums are among the most diverse and experimental structures of that time. Similar to modern-day spas but with a strong medical component, Soviet workers would spend a week or two each year at a sanatorium, paid for by the state, so that they could recover from the exertions of their labour.

Review: Sturgill Simpson, ‘A Sailor’s Guide To Earth’

Note: NPR’s First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page. What does the man who said “no” do when everyone around him responds with a “yes”?

Iggy Pop, ‘Sunday’ (Live)

Iggy Pop recently teamed up with Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme to reignite some of Pop’s Berlin-era swagger for his new album, Post Pop Depression. For this special KCRW live session, the iconic punk rocker was in fine form, backed by an all-star band. Watch them perform “Sunday” here.


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Mopify is a web client for Mopidy. Instead of most other Mopidy web clients, Mopify aims to provide a complete music experience. Some of the features that are included in Mopify: Discover the newest releases and featured playlists. Get music recommendations based on the music you’ve listened to.

Hear 20 of Tom Waits’ Rarest Live Covers – Cover Me

Back in 2006, Tom Waits released an outtakes and rarities compilation called Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards. At 56 tracks, it had a lot – but not nearly everything. So fans dutifully compiled a companion collection of everything left on the cutting room floor, cleverly titled Forgotten Orphans.

Run your own cloud: Installing OwnCloud 9 on Debian 8

OwnCloud offers you the ability to run a cloud storage service that you administer and control yourself. The latest version, ownCloud 9.0, was released on March 8. Let’s look at the process of installing ownCloud 9.0 on a system running Debian Jessie. Begin by installing the supporting software packages.


OpenToonz – Open-source Animation Production Software

This site lets you check the BPM for all your records

Finding the BPMs for all of your records is a laborious task, especially if you’re a vinyl DJ without Traktor or Serato to do the legwork for you. As notes, there’s now an online app to make the process a lot easier.


OwnTracks allows you to keep track of your own location. You can build your private location diary or share it with your family and friends. OwnTracks is open-source and uses open protocols for communication so you can be sure your data stays secure and private. To get started, install OwnTracks on your smartphone.

12 Most Influential Reads for Software Engineers by ProductHunt Books | Product Hunt

As curated by Jason Roell. Discover 12 curated products like Clean Code and The Art of Computer Programming about 12 Most Influential Reads for Software Engineers by ProductHunt Books

Leadership for Engineers

Learn how to effectively lead in a technology-driven world, define your personal leadership journey, and make your career choices.

Exadata Simulator, 2way RAC + 1 storage cell

To build a more useful simulator for studying, due lack of memory of my laptop, I must create a single cell – single db configuration. But I can try building a 2 way RAC on a single cell and …


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Learn X in Y minutes Where X=python

Python was created by Guido Van Rossum in the early 90s. It is now one of the most popular languages in existence. I fell in love with Python for its syntactic clarity. It’s basically executable pseudocode. Feedback would be highly appreciated!

Pablo by Buffer – Design engaging images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds

Buffer makes it super easy to share any page you’re reading. Keep your Buffer topped up and we automagically share them for you through the day.

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LDOMs (OVM for SPARC) Command line reference [cheat sheet]

save ldom configuration to the SP # ldm add-spconfig newconfig backup of existing configuration from the control domain # ldm list-constraints -x > /var/tmp/guest-domain-name.xml # ldm list-bindings > /var/tmp/full-bindings # ldm ls -l > /var/tmp/guest-domain-list.xml”


How to rebuild the initial ramdisk image in Red Hat Enterprise Linux – Red Hat Customer Portal

How to rebuild the initial ramdisk image in Red Hat Enterprise Linux How to rebuild initial ram disk image in Red Hat Enterprise Linux How to remake or recreate the initrd or initramfs The /etc/lvm/lvm.conf and root file system resides on a logical volume. How to ensure the changes are applied upon rebooting?

How to set up your own private RTMP server using nginx

Most people who stream enjoy using services such as Twitch.tv or Ustream to deliver video to viewers, and that works well enough. But sometimes you want some more control over your stream, or you want other people to be able to stream to you, or…

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