3 cool machine learning projects using TensorFlow and the Raspberry Pi

In early 2017, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a Google developer survey, which requested feedback from the maker community on what tools they wanted on the Raspberry Pi. The blog post says that Google has developed tools for machine learning, IoT, wearables, robotics, and home automation, and that the survey mentions face- and emotion-recognition, speech-to-text translation, natural language processing, and sentiment analysis.

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Stateful containerized applications with Kubernetes

To date, almost all of the talk about containers and microservices has been about “stateless” applications. This is entirely understandable because stateless applications are simply easier. However, containers and orchestration have matured to the point where we need to take on the interesting workloads: the stateful ones.

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Win a free copy of the 2016 Open Source Yearbook

If you’re still looking to get your hands on a print copy of the 2016 Open Source Yearbook, now’s your chance. This week is giving away hardcover copies to five lucky community members.

To enter the Open Source Yearbook Sweepstakes, all you need to do is provide your username and answer two quick questions. The contest ends Sunday, March 5 at 11:59 p.m. EST (GMT -05:00). Good luck!

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OpenStack news

Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

OpenStack around the web

From news sites to developer blogs, there’s a lot being written about OpenStack every week. Here are a few highlights.

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Source: A look at OpenStack's newest release, Ocata


I’ve said a number of times in the past:

I wish I could just check a checkbox and make certain Google Analytics data public.

I get that analytics can be a very private thing for some sites. I think there are just as many sites where that data just doesn’t need to be private. Not only would it be interesting, but insight might be gleaned from having more eyeballs on the data, and it could contribute to a wider data set of analytic trends.

Anyway, there is no such checkbox. But Zach Aten pointed out to me there is a thing called Data Studio that allows you to build custom visual reports, and you can make them public with the same kind of sharing controls you find in other Google products (like Google Docs).

I slapped together a quick dashboard for just raw traffic data. Not the most useful thing to look at, but sometimes the most fun. I’d embed it here, but…

Can I embed charts on other sites?

No. Data Studio is currently a stand alone product.

Embedding a Data Studio report in an iframe is blocked by Chrome as a potential security risk.

So here’s a link to it and a picture:

Sorry about the awful design. It just, you know, proves it’s authentic. Their templates are much nicer, and all the tools are there to do as good of a job as you’d like.

Of course, you can do a way better job of not only building more beautiful and useful charts but also of collecting more useful data. If you’re using Google Analytics, doing a little bit more than using the default snippet goes a long way. Remember we have an article and video on that subject.

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Think the Internet Is Polarized? Just Look at the FCC These Days

These days, politics isn’t just what happens on the internet—it’s what happens to the internet. The post Think the Internet Is Polarized? Just Look at the FCC These Days appeared first on WIRED.
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Lea Verou writes about the design of HTML APIs and how we might write better documentation for web designers. An HTML API is term for a JavaScript library that is configured and controlled through HTML rather than through JavaScript. For example <div data-open-modal="#modal"></div> might tell a library that this element is in charge of opening a modal. There is no configuration or initting other than loading the library itself.

My favorite part of this piece is where Lea confronts what might generally be seen as a simple plug-n-play JavaScript library:

Even this tiny snippet of code requires people to understand object literals, arrays, variables, strings, how to get a reference to a DOM element, events, when the DOM is ready and much more. Things that seem trivial to programmers can be an uphill battle to HTML authors with no JavaScript knowledge

By giving folks an HTML API we can avoid potential headache.

…remember that many of these people do not speak any programming language, not just JavaScript. Do not talk about models, views, controllers or other software engineering concepts in text that you expect them to read and understand. All you will achieve is confusing them and turning them away.

Lea’s made a collection of libraries that have HTML APIs.

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