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Flipping the Status Quo with Cheerleader Kylana Whitley
For more on Kylana’s life as a competitive athlete, follow @kylana_whitley on Instagram.
For the safety of athletes like 16-year-old competitive cheerleader Kylana Whitley (@kylana_whitley), intense practice and concentration is required. “We put all of our phones in a box during practice, so we can really concentrate on what we’re doing,” says Kylana, who does both tumbling (acrobatic flipping) and stunting (lifting people into the air). Kylana spends much of her day in school, but continues her hard work long after classes are finished. “I’m on my school’s cheer team, so I stay after school for that. Then I typically go home for 15 minutes before I go to my cheer gym for up to three hours, five times a week.”
When she’s not defying gravity, Kylana gathers motivation from the athletes around her, both on the mat and online. “Black Girls Cheer (@ officialblackgirlscheer) features African-American cheerleaders and inspirational quotes, which is a great way to represent the diversity of the cheerleading world,” says Kylana. “When we go to competitions, we’ll have cheerleaders from different countries, but everyone is coming together for the love of the sport.”
In this week's top 5, we take a look at open organizations, programming languages, and Linux.This week's top articles 5. 3 consequences of coding in the open
Erik Kieckhafer shares how transparency has changed the way he works, making him more accountable and more responsive.
"The Compliance Industrial Complex" is a term that evokes dystopian imagery of organizations engaging in elaborate and highly expensive processes to comply with open source license terms. As life often imitates art, many organizations engage in this practice, sadly robbing them of the many benefits of the open source model. This article presents an economically efficient approach to open source software license compliance.
Open source licenses generally impose three requirements on a distributor of code licensed from a third party:
We're looking for open source-angled articles for a few upcoming themes:
I recently installed the latest release of Fedora 26 from scratch on a brand new laptop. If you've been using Linux for a while, you may opt to do upgrades instead of fresh installs to keep your preferences and configurations intact. After all, who wants to go searching for customizations every time a new version of your favorite distribution (in my case, Fedora) comes out?
So you're ready to make the jump to Linux, but you've still got a handful of programs you're just not quite ready to part with. Can you still run your Windows software on Linux?
The answer might be yes, but, with some caveats.
I want to draw an important distinction before we move on. It might seem obvious, but it bears repeating: Running a program on Linux does not magically make it open source, any more than running the program on Windows makes it closed source.
I have no idea what you did at your job last week. I couldn't find out if I wanted to.
But if you were curious enough about it, you could find out exactly what I did, Monday through Friday.
Meet Munji, a Regal Weekly Fluff
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Hello, world! It’s time to meet today’s #WeeklyFluff: Munji the cat (@munjiking), a regal and eccentric bundle of white fur. Munji’s hobbies include lounging, sauntering, squishing himself into the bathroom sink and — above all — ruling the roost at home in South Korea.
Photographer Madz Rehorek Grew Up with Color and Light
To see more of Madz’s photographs, follow @madl_enka on Instagram.
“I grew up with stories in my house, and it had a big impact on my visual imagination,” says 26-year-old Australia-based photographer Madz Rehorek (@madl_enka). “My grandma was a writer and a puppeteer, and used to read out loud her Czech fairy tales to me at night. They were visually descriptive, surreal, dark and magical. I used to delve into those stories and imagine her characters skipping through scenes full of color and light. One I remember her telling me was about lovers traveling through the night, which referred to her and my grandfather when they fled Prague to come to Australia in 1968 during the time of the Soviet Union.
“I was always drawing, making things and getting messy. Then I started photographing, simply enjoying the process of meeting new people and taking their portrait. Most of the people I photograph are close to me. My aim is to steal a bit of them while they’re really comfortable. I love shooting on medium format film just as much as my phone — I’m seeking out threads of color and veins of light that play with each other.” #WhereIComeFrom
There comes a time in the journey of most any programmer when they are ready to branch out past the basic examples and start to build a graphical interface to their program.
In Python, the steps to get started with GUI programming are not terribly complex, but they do require the user to begin making some choices. By its nature as a general purpose programming language with interpreters available across every common operating system, Python has to be fairly agnostic as to the choices it presents for creating graphical user interfaces.
With a new school year beginning in many areas, now is a great time for parents, students, and educators to try out apps that can help with the learning experience. The following eight apps can turn an Android phone or tablet into a tool to help a student learn and study. They are all open source and all of them are available from the F-Droid repository, so you easily add these apps to any phone that is configured to allow apps from external repositories.
Building modern software in a predictable and repeatable way isn't easy. The overwhelming number of software dependencies and the need to isolate conflicting components presents numerous challenges in managing build environments.
Although there are many tools aimed at mitigating this challenge, there are two approaches most of them take: either they rely on package managers to preserve and replicate package sets, or they use virtual or physical machines with preconfigured environments.
Have you ever wondered why some open source projects have better luck than others when it comes to attracting and retaining enthusiastic contributors? Here are a few ways open source projects can improve their chances of getting—and keeping—the kinds of contributors who help make projects succeed.
Tiny Houses and Keeping the Magic with @tinydoorsatl
To see more of Karen’s tiny, public installations, follow @tinydoorsatl on Instagram.
Magic happens every time artist Karen Anderson (@tinydoorsatl) creates one of her miniature scenes in Atlanta. “I love the potential for art to build community,” says Karen. “And I especially love how impactful that art can be when it’s free, public and accessible to everyone.”
Karen’s love for all things miniature began when she played with dollhouses growing up, and continued in art school and through her first tiny door installation a few years ago in Atlanta. She was immediately struck by the community response: anonymous donors would leave their own tiny contributions to the scene. “I’ve found so many neat things since then,” says Karen. “I don’t take them — I let them interact with the community. Ownership of this project has been so rewarding and gratifying. Sometimes, I feel like I’m just the protector of the magic.”
Finding Inspiration in Greek Waters with @demo_zer
To see more of Demo’s landscape photography, follow @demo_zer on Instagram.
Part of Demo Zervoudakis (@demo_zer) has always been drawn to the water. “I’ve never lived in a place where there wasn’t a beach or a river in close proximity,” says the Greek-Canadian architect, who was born in Montreal and spent his childhood moving back and forth between his two home countries, just recently settling onto the Greek island of Karpathos. “There’s something very soothing about the repetitive motion of the waves hitting the shore, the way they return every time,” says Demo. “I find it pretty hopeful and nostalgic.”
After starting to take pictures at an early age, Demo began to learn the technical ins and outs of the craft while he was in high school. “As I slowly got more into it, my take on photography — and the world — became a bit more abstract. I wanted to take a step back, to view the world from afar. I’ve never used a drone, so I try to emulate that aerial feeling in different ways; I usually find a spot where it looks otherworldly, like how a bird or a sea creature sees the world. I hope that people see my photos as a form of escape — a sunny, blue escape.”
Starting today, you can choose landscape and portrait formats when sharing multiple photos and videos in one post.
Today, new storage system interfaces are created regularly to resolve emerging challenges in distributed storage. For example, Amazon Simple Storage Service [S3] (an opaque object store) and Amazon Elastic Block Storage [EBS] (a virtual machine image provider) both provide an essential, scalable storage service within a cloud ecosystem; however even with these new technologies, the conventional file system remains the most-widely used storage interface in computing.
Our world is based on data. We gather it everywhere: forms, feedback, learning techniques, data mining, etc. When it comes to working with that data, we need to do more than show numbers back to our users; we need to make it easy for them to understand what the numbers mean.
Open organizations depend on collaboration and inclusion, so when it comes to making decisions, it's natural to wonder how much time and energy we ought to spend in the pursuit of alignment and consensus-building.
Openness and transparency are infused into everything we do at Red Hat, from the way we create technology to our methods of communication. We are a mission-based, purpose-driven organization, and that means company-wide alignment will always be crucial for some of our decisions.
Whether you first learned to program in a classroom setting, on the job, or by teaching yourself, everyone who has contributed code to an open source project has a story of how they first picked up programming. And no matter if you still use it today, your first language played an important role in shaping your understanding of computer systems.
So which language did you begin with?