Java 8 Resource Bonanza
This list of resources from JOOQ makes you tons smarter simply by reading the titles. Or is the result that you feel more stupid? I’m never sure.
The Baeldung Collection of Java 8 Resources
This resource list was on the JOOQ Resources list we just linked to, and it’s worth the click-through. Lots of links on Collection Streams, Lambda, Default Methods and the updated Java 8 DateTime API.
The Future of WordPress
Very comprehensive article on the place of WordPress on the Internet (where it runs 22% of all websites) and in the Enterprise (not as many sites but still a player.) If you’re a WordPress fan as I am, you will probably be an even bigger fan after reading this article.
10 Things To Do After Installing Elementary Luna
You know how I love those “Things To Do” after installing Linux distribution posts. Here’s a 20 Things To Do List for Elementary OS 0.2 Luna. I installed Elementary on a couple of machines. Love the look of it, but it seemed too damned hard to make the simplest changes. This Things To Do list may offer a bit of assistance next time which will no doubt happen when Freya (formerly known as Isis) is released.
Fix Ubuntu dot-com
In case you were unaware of fixubuntu.com, it’s a one-page site which contains a wget command and accompanying script to ensure you of your privacy in Ubuntu. Updated for 14.04 and yes, I definitely used it a few days ago as part of my Trusty Tahr install.
Wired covers a topic that I came to appreciate through a recent Gillmor Gang podcast. “Why Notifications Are About to Rule the Smartphone Interface.” Notifications are the new interface frontier…Apps changed everything by countering the messiness of the Web…But as they’ve proliferated, navigating to them individually to perform simple tasks has become cruelly inefficient. When we can interact with our data in short bursts via notifications, we make remarkable efficiency gains…The things that can make best use of single click efficiency will soar.
How to Sync OneDrive on Linux
Back in the day when I was a Microsoft Guy I accumulated something like 40GBs of disk space on OneDrive for free. It does have good iOS and Android clients, both of which I use out of habit, though Dropbox and Copy are my primary cloud services since they support Linux natively. Here is the best Linux OneDrive client app I’ve seen to date. On GitHub. While I’m completely happy with Dropbox and Copy, it’s always good to have the ability to dump 40GBs somewhere.
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