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Bookmarks tagged with “software”

280 bookmarks by garrettc


Rockbox

"Rockbox is a free replacement firmware for digital music players. It runs on a wide range of players."

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Swinsian — The Advanced Mac Music Player

"Swinsian is a sophisticated music player for macOS with wide format support, folder watching, advanced tag editing and designed to be responsive even with the largest libraries."

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Quod Libet

Cross platform audio player and music organiser.

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The Well-Maintained Test: 12 Questions for New Dependencies

"Joel Spolsky’s infamous Joel Test is a quick heuristic test for checking a software engineering team’s technical chops. I’ve come up with a similar test that we can use to decide whether a new package we’re considering depending on is well-maintained."

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Adobe Sucks Scrotum

Open source, free, and one-time payment alternatives to Adobe.

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SunVox Modular Music Studio

“SunVox is a small, fast and powerful modular synthesizer with pattern-based sequencer (tracker). It is a tool for those people who like to compose music wherever they are, whenever they wish.”

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Bespoke Synth

A multi platform modular synth/DAW/thingy

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Age appropriate design: a code of practice for online services | ICO

"Data sits at the heart of the digital services children use every day. From the moment a young person opens an app, plays a game or loads a website, data begins to be gathered. Who’s using the service? How are they using it? How frequently? Where from? On what device?"

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Towards richer colors on the Web | Darker Ink

"The study of color brings together ideas from physics (how light works), biology (how our eyes see), computing, and more. There is a long and rich history following the desire to be able to use richer materials and colors when creating visual art, and the same is true of the Web today."

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Safe Exam Browser

"Safe Exam Browser is a web browser environment to carry out e-assessments safely. The software turns any computer temporarily into a secure workstation. It controls access to resources like system functions, other websites and applications and prevents unauthorized resources being used during an exam."

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Darktable: photo workflow software

darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer.

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Writing tool that uses mind maps.

The writing tool that helps you produce text documents quickly and easily using mind maps. App available on macOS, Windows PCs and iPad.

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Element | Secure Collaboration and Messaging

"All-in-one secure chat app for teams, friends and organisations. Keeps conversations in your control, safe from data-mining and ads. Talk to everyone through the open global Matrix network, protected by proper end-to-end encryption."

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The NGINX Handbook

"After going through the entire book, you should be able to: Understand configuration files generated by popular tools as well as those found in various documentation. Configure NGINX as a web server, a reverse proxy server, and a load balancer from scratch. Optimize NGINX to get maximum performance out of your server."

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forem community software

"Forem is open source software for building communities. Communities for your peers, customers, fanbases, families, friends, and any other time and space where people need to come together to be part of a collective."

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finicky

A macOS app for customizing which browser to start

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Wagtail Packages

Third-party wagtail packages.

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Hand Mirror, for Mac

Pop up camera window.

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The documentation system

"There is a secret that needs to be understood in order to write good software documentation: there isn’t one thing called documentation, there are four. They are: tutorials, how-to guides, technical reference and explanation. They represent four different purposes or functions, and require four different approaches to their creation. Understanding the implications of this will help improve most documentation - often immensely."

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The Era of Visual Studio Code

"I believe the era of new text editors emerging and quickly becoming popular has now ended with Visual Studio Code. VS Code has reached unprecedented levels of popularity and refinement, laying a foundation that could mean decades of market dominance."

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Everdo

Cross-platform todo list and Getting Things Done app. For Windows, Linux, Mac.

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Discourse

"[A] modern forum software for your community. Use it as a mailing list, discussion forum, long-form chat room, and more!"

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Caddy Webserver

"Caddy is a powerful, enterprise-ready, open source web server with automatic HTTPS written in Go"

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Software Folklore

"Sometimes bugs have symptoms beyond belief. This is a collection of such stories from around the web."

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Kanboard

Kanboard is a free and open source Kanban project management software.

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Failure Modes in Machine Learning

"In the last two years, more than 200 papers have been written on how Machine Learning (ML) can fail because of adversarial attacks on the algorithms and data; this number balloons if we were to incorporate non-adversarial failure modes. The spate of papers has made it difficult for ML practitioners, let alone engineers, lawyers and policymakers, to keep up with the attacks against and defenses of ML systems. However, as these systems become more pervasive, the need to understand how they fail, whether by the hand of an adversary or due to the inherent design of a system, will only become more pressing."

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Hyrum's Law

With a sufficient number of users of an API, it does not matter what you promise in the contract: all observable behaviors of your system will be depended on by somebody.

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Version Museum: A Visual History of Your Favorite Technology

Travel back in time to see what your favorite websites, operating systems, applicatons, and games used to look like. A huge gallery with lots of images showing older versions of technology.

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SHAPE UP

Stop Running in Circles and Ship Work that Matters

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Apprentice Alf’s Blog

Everything you ever wanted to know about DRM and ebooks, but were afraid to ask.

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Downlink

Near real-time satellite imagery. Straight to your desktop.

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How to run a small social network site for your friends

"This document exists to lay out some general principles of running a small social network site that have worked for me. These principles are related to community building more than they are related to specific technologies."

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Mac Open Web, by Brian Warren

Mac Open Web - A collection of open and indie Mac, iOS, and web apps that help promote the open web.

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The Story of Spikey

The story of the Mathematica/Wolfrum logo.

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