It is now easier to install Docker on a Raspberry Pi because the correct files are part of the "standard" Docker install process for Linux. Up until now installing Docker has been more difficult because of the ARM chips that is in the Raspberry Pi. #

Get Started with Docker 1.12 on Raspberry Pi.#

Official Google Blog: Say hello to Google Allo: a smarter messaging app.#

If you aren't first with a social app, it is nearly impossible to get people to switch. It's hard to see how Allow will be any different.#

The Most Important Book I Read This Summer "The book, 'The End of Economic Man: The Origins of Totalitarianism,' chronicles a period of great instability in Europe, centering on the rise of the massive political movement totalitarianism, and two individuals whose marks on history would be profound and horrific."#

Huffington Post "After the nation’s biggest banks utterly burned down Americans’ trust and faith by wrecking the economy in 2008, you’d imagine that Wells Fargo and other large institutions would be working overtime to earn it back." Of course, the solution is less regulation and let the "market" regulate itself. #

Bloomberg provides some important context to the above story. "You get what you measure, but only exactly what you measure."#

What Should You Choose: Time or Money? - The New York Times.#

The fall update, which they call “ginormous” brings a lot of new but familiar things to the game, including 2 new chapters, some new pigs to go up against, new hats to wear, and more daily challenges, in case flinging birds at bricks and swines isn’t enough of a challenge.#

Here's my question: what will happen to the simple, lovely intimacy of sharing a pair of earbuds with your crush?#

Google will announce Pixel phones, 4K Chromecast, Google Home, Daydream VR viewer on October 4th. Of course Google will release a 5K Chromecast, I just bought a new Chromecast for my new 4K Samsung TV!#

These are Lenovo’s mesmerizing new Yoga products Looks appealing, but I prefer writing directly on the screen, not on a side panel.#

Google is giving up on its plans for a modular phone - Recode I never understood how a modular smartphone would be appealing. Modularity may make sense for manufacturing, but not for consumers.#

Evleaks says that the first three quarterly Android Nougat releases are 7.1, 7.1.1, and 7.1.2.#

5 hidden Android Nougat features you should be using. The alarm override feature of time events is great, but there is still an issue with event alarms. The problem is that with event rules, there is no option to turn off Do Not Disturb, when means you have to remember to turn such events off. #

Android adopting regular maintenance schedule, first Nougat release w/ dev preview this fall. Might Google stop providing "full" version upgrades in favor of regular quarterly updates along the lines of other operating systems?#

Ars Technica Android 7.0 Nougat Once again Ars Technica has the best review of Android.#

Hear The Most Popular 7 Seconds of Drumming Ever Recorded.#

Google released Android 7.0 Nougat today. I've been running the beta on my Nexus 9 and the only issue I have had is with Instagram. Some videos tend re-appear in other random pictures as I scroll down through my feed.#

4 JavaScript Design Patterns You Should Know.#

Engadget reports on new battery technology that may double smartphone battery life in 2017. Finally, an improvement in battery technology. If this works, it could have huge ramifications for more than just smartphones.#

Two new Windows Phones are available to be purchased, the Acer Liquid Jade Primo and the HP Elite X3. Both support Continuum, but I wonder whether the main reason companies will buy them is simply because they are Windows Phones. I doubt that many consumers will buy either of these phones. #

The iOS UI for moving icons around the home screens and adding them to groups is the WORST UI ever! I am sorry Apple fan boys, but it absolutely sucks. #

I bought a Huawei Watch during Amazon Prime Day, and today is the first day that I am wearing it. #

How to Steal an Election - The New Yorker. "The system, as it stands, rewards political extremism, exacerbates the influence of money in elections, amplifies the distorting effects of polls, and contributes to political polarization. Debatable, but often asserted, is that it also produces poor candidates and ineffective Presidents."#

Why We Need to Pick Up Alvin Toffler’s Torch - The New York Times. Not much thought is put in to the affects all this new technology is having on society. A particular concern is with jobs. #

Alternatives To The Surface 3.#

No Free Notes for Ever: I've been paying to use Evernote for several years, therefore I don't think the uproar over Evernote's pricing model is warranted.#

Samsung's new 512GB SSD is smaller than a postage stamp.#

ASUS intros Zenbo home robot Do you think Alexa will be jealous?#

Isn't a 10-core desktop CPU basically a super computer?#

Note to the NHL, time to buy a clue. If the NBA can leverage technology, so can you! #

EC2 Update – T2.Nano Instances Now Available. The prices for cloud servers keeps getting lower and lower.#

Google Trends provides a way to follow what is currently happening.#

I am checking out Piggydb, which is a tool for building personal knowledgebases. Rather than installing their standalone package that uses Java, I went to Docker Hub and found a container that hosts the server based version that I've been running in Docker Toolbox for Windows. What I find interesting about Piggydb is how you can relate notes to each other. My guess is that there is relational database running in the background keeping track of all the relationships. Right now I am only running Piggydb on my laptop, I would need to move it to a server if I were to commit to it.#

I forgot about Happy Friends#

WordPress has a new desktop app that I have installed on my Surface 3. It works ok, but there is an occasional lag that interrupts typing, making the app pretty unusable for me. The lag appears to be caused when the post is being autosaved, which seems to be happening ever minute. #

I think the desktop app for Wordpress as created using Electron. #

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