Weekly Picks - Web Systems

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Helpful resource for web developers for this week's pick.

Documents:

  • The System Design Primer - This GitHub document is an amazing resource for getting up to speed on common techniques used when building web systems. For people like me who are fairly new to the web-side of development, resources like this are a godsend since they condense a ton of practical knowledge into a fairly quick read.
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Weekly Picks - Vimium

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Another useful Chrome extension for this week's pick.

Software:

  • Vimium - This Chrome extension adds Vim-like keybindings for common navigation actions. For example, j and k allow for horizontal scrolling. It's effective and fun to use! The f "open link" functionality is amazing!
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Weekly Picks - Finance Podcasts

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Couple of finance related podcasts for this week's picks.

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Weekly Picks - Video Speed Controller

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Been a while since the last picks post. I've been watching a lot of instructional videos on YouTube recently which inspired this pick.

Software:

  • Video Speed Controller - This Chrome extension allows you to quickly increase or decrease the speed of an HTML5 video. Yeah, many sites have similar features built-in to their video players but this extension ramps it up a notch. Try it and you'll see how helpful the keyboard shortcuts are when watching …
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Weekly Picks - The Kingkiller Chronicle

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It's been a while since the last picks! This round includes the first two books in The Kingkiller Chronicle which is a planned trilogy of fantasy novels telling the life story of one of the most famous/infamous characters in their world, Kvothe. Author Patrick Rothfuss has done something truly special in these books. His story is unique yet familiar and masterfully crafted. My quick blurbs below won't do these books justice. If you are …

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Weekly Picks - A Strange Trio

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The picks this week all involve a group of friends dealing with a supernatural foe. While the premise of each is different, they share similar tones and pay homage to 80's era horror.

Games:

  • Oxenfree - A group of friends are tormented by a supernatural presence on an abandoned island. Fun, engaging, and only takes a few hours to play through.

Movies:

  • It Follows - A girl is hunted by an unstoppable shape-shifting creature. Good execution of …
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Weekly Picks - Jesse Schell

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This week's pick is a legend of the video game industry: Jesse Schell.

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Hi, I am Jeff Rimko!
A computer engineer and software developer in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.