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New Relic CEO scolds employees in internal memo

  • Software company New Relic, one of Portland’s largest technology employers, is lagging behind rivals and needs more from its employees to catch up, the company’s CEO warned his staff in an all-company memo last month.
  • The blunt letter exhorts employees to work harder and rejects their calls for the company to take a more active role in the nation’s resurgent civil rights movement.
  • In a note to remaining employees, New Relic said it had intended to notify all laid-off workers individually “where the news could be communicated with the dignity and respect these employees deserve.” The company blamed the premature emails on an unspecified “internal systems” issue.
  • Asked for comment on Cirne’s letter, New Relic said Portland continues to be an important location for the company and said it is committed to societal issues.
  • New Relic said company matching programs helped employees raise $70,000 for civil rights organizations and $155,000 for COVID-19 relief.

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Gitqlite: Query Git Repositories with SQL

  • Your current working directory will be used as the path to the git repository to query by default.
  • Use the --repo flag to specify an alternate path, or even a remote repository reference (http(s) or ssh).
  • gitqlite will clone the remote repository to a temporary directory before executing a query.
  • Similar to git log, the commits table includes all commits in the history of the currently checked out commit.
  • The files table iterates over ALL the files in a commit history, by default from what's checked out in the repository.
  • The full table is every file in every tree of a commit history.
  • Use the commit_id column to filter for files that belong to the work tree of a specific commit.
  • This will return all commits in the history of the currently checked out branch/commit of the repo.

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Startups Weekly: Tech unicorns look to IPOs as Lemonade, Accolade boom

  • Today, more and more companies are back to their previous plans, with Lemonade and Accolade finding an enthusiastic public this week, following Agora’s pop last Friday, as Alex Wilhelm has been covering.
  • Sure, you can raise more private capital like Palantir and DoorDash have, but so what; if you want to defend your valuation, isn’t this the market that was hoped for?
  • A very small number plan to go fully “remote.” Many cited the continuing benefits of face-to-face interaction when trying to build the team culture so crucial with early-stage companies.
  • The technology was almost there in a lot of cases, but the real issue was that the stakes to beat the major players to market were so high that many entrants pushed out boring, general consumer products.

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Recruiting Is Poker – Not Chess

  • Life is more like poker.
  • Players pay for recruiting services to theoretically take luck out of the game.
  • People make mistakes and as long as human nature remains the same, so shall too the role of luck remain.
  • If luck plays a large role in our lives it will mean that at somepoint you might have gotten something unfairly and that means you didn’t completely play by the rules.
  • Having a 4.0 GPA doesn’t guarantee a coach is interested, but makes it more likely.
  • Passing the eyeball test and looking like you can crush an NFL returner doesn’t guarantee a coach will recruit you, but makes it more likely.
  • Going to all the training and camps doesn’t guarantee you get an offer, but they can make it more likely.

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Ask HN: How do you deal with social isolation while working from home?

  • At some point I quit, went through some other jobn searches, and started working from home doing software dev work.SO I've been working on my own for 20 years, and 10 of those have been doing remote dev work.Two things have been helpful:- I had a family for most of that time, - I have activities outside of work (playing music and rock climbing) that I need to interact with other folks to do.For the first six weeks or so of the pandemic quarantine I curtailed those activities.At this point, I now have a small group of 10 or so people across two bands and a couple of dudes I climb with, and so I am back into having some socialization.

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Detecting Face Features with Python

  • Today we are going to learn how to work with images to detect faces and to extract facial features such as the eyes, nose, mouth, etc.
  • In the past, we have covered before how to work with OpenCV to detect shapes in images, but today we will take it to a new level by introducing DLib, and abstracting face features from an image.
  • So far we did pretty well at finding the face, but we still need some work to extract all the features (landmarks).
  • So far DLib has been pretty magical in the way it works, with just a few lines of code we could achieve a lot, and now we have a whole new problem, would it continue to be as easy?
  • Turns out DLib offers a function called shape_predictor() that will do all the magic for us but with a caveat, it needs a pre-trained model to work.

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Detecting Face Features with Python

  • Today we are going to learn how to work with images to detect faces and to extract facial features such as the eyes, nose, mouth, etc.
  • In the past, we have covered before how to work with OpenCV to detect shapes in images, but today we will take it to a new level by introducing DLib, and abstracting face features from an image.
  • So far we did pretty well at finding the face, but we still need some work to extract all the features (landmarks).
  • So far DLib has been pretty magical in the way it works, with just a few lines of code we could achieve a lot, and now we have a whole new problem, would it continue to be as easy?
  • Turns out DLib offers a function called shape_predictor() that will do all the magic for us but with a caveat, it needs a pre-trained model to work.

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Detecting Face Features with Python

  • Today we are going to learn how to work with images to detect faces and to extract facial features such as the eyes, nose, mouth, etc.
  • In the past, we have covered before how to work with OpenCV to detect shapes in images, but today we will take it to a new level by introducing DLib, and abstracting face features from an image.
  • So far we did pretty well at finding the face, but we still need some work to extract all the features (landmarks).
  • So far DLib has been pretty magical in the way it works, with just a few lines of code we could achieve a lot, and now we have a whole new problem, would it continue to be as easy?
  • Turns out DLib offers a function called shape_predictor() that will do all the magic for us but with a caveat, it needs a pre-trained model to work.

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Migrant teens need school. Around the world, they face pressure not to go.

  • For years, Rahimi has been spending 19 hours a day working in restaurant kitchens, attending school, and studying.
  • When Sandra Aparicio’s Phoenix, Arizona, middle school switched to distance learning, only five out of her 85 English immersion students were logging into online lessons, which can be a struggle for those learning a new language or with limited access to technology.
  • Even before the pandemic, migrant teens were under overwhelming pressure to skip school to make money—to pay down smuggling debts, to send remittances to their families, to help younger siblings, to survive.
  • Their father can't work and their mother is illiterate, but the children in the Al Razzaq family, ages six to 13, still attended school before the pandemic.
  • Educators at the school, which serves new immigrants with limited English skills, tried to track them down and keep the rest of the students engaged online.

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These are true patriots. Trump sees them as enemies

  • America was born out of an act of resistance, and America has become more American with every peaceful protest since, from those who sat-in at lunch counters in the 1960s to those who stood up to another President's abuses one Saturday during Watergate, from immigrants like Lt. Col Alexander Vindman who risked his career to say that here, "right matters," to those who've taken to the streets these past couple months, demanding that the country whose Declaration of Independence states that we're all created equal actually treat Black Americans equally as well.
  • Our nation was founded by a group of patriots who refused to blindly follow their leader—and 244 Independence Days later, it's only by continuing to speak truth to power that, someday soon, we may all live free in that more perfect union envisioned by our founders.

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