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Month: July 2018

Nvidia’s Convincing Unreality

When I read the book Ready Player One, I really got excited about the future of virtual reality, but the movie really didn’t do the book justice. Some blockbusters have succeeded in interspersing computer graphics with real people and making it hard to tell the difference. Still, a totally rendered movie still looks like animation and […]

5 Painful But Important Things to Do When You Lose Your Job

When I lost my job in 2014, I naturally slipped into a self-pity funk for a bit. What did I do first? I promptly made an enormous bowl of tiramisu and attempted to soothe my bruised ego with dessert. But—as good as it feels to take a well-deserved time-out—the quicker you curtail the wallowing and […]

Desert odyssey: planning your trip to the Tunisian Sahara

Long a popular winter sun destination for Europeans, Tunisia’s resorts and beaches often come with locals leading brightly saddled camels for tourists to ride next to the sea. However, it’s easy to plan an even bigger adventure in far more epic surroundings. Head towards Tunisia’s other great expanse of sand in the country’s deep south, […]

Mostly Hotly Sought-After Linux Skills

The 2018 Open Source Technology Jobs Report shows rapid growth in the demand for open source technical talent, with Linux skills a must-have requirement for entry-level positions. The seventh annual report from The Linux Foundation and Dice, released Wednesday, identifies Linux coding as the most sought-after open source skill. Linux-based container technology is a close second. The report […]