anishathalye/lumen: Magic auto brightness based on screen contents

Lumen will automatically brighten the screen when you’re looking at a dark window (for example, a full-screen terminal) and it’ll automatically darken the screen when you’re looking at a bright window (for example, a web browser). This makes for a much more pleasant experience, especially at night.

Source: anishathalye/lumen: Magic auto brightness based on screen contents

How MapJam Is Building A Scalable Custom Maps Service – | StackShare

The raw data behind OSM — nearly 30 GBs compressed — is Open Source and free for anyone to download and explore. Once downloaded, we use the amazing Imposm 3 (“import OSM”) to parse, tag, normalize, and store it to a Postgres database with the PostGIS spatial database extension for querying geographic objects. Imposm v3 also offers an import process that efficiently imports OSM incremental files, which we’re gearing up to do daily, or more frequently when required in the case of major natural disasters when teams of OSM contributors mobilize to support relief on the ground (an amazing effort and process that deserves its own blog post!). Currently a full OSM database import requires about 1TB of storage.

Source: How MapJam Is Building A Scalable Custom Maps Service – | StackShare

Google is giving away the tool it uses to understand language, Parsey McParseface | The Verge

SyntaxNet is the overall framework for parsing sentences, called a “syntactic parser.” Parsey McParseface is the English language plug-in for SyntaxNet. Google claims that it can correctly identify the subjects, objects, verbs, and other grammatical building blocks of sentences as well (or, in some cases, better) as trained human linguists — achieving 94 percent accuracy on English-language news articles.

Source: Google is giving away the tool it uses to understand language, Parsey McParseface | The Verge

harvesthq/how-to-walkabout: Public documentation for how to make your OWN Walkabout event

Harvest, a leader in time tracking, created WalkaboutNYC in 2010, and has been organizing this event in New York City each year since. Over the years, we’ve had many inquiries from people who want to organize Walkabouts outside New York City, so we decided to open source the idea, and share our experience. We hope that this will help you along as you prepare for your own event.

Source: harvesthq/how-to-walkabout: Public documentation for how to make your OWN Walkabout event