Sundry Links for August 23, 2014

Arrow: better dates and times for Python: Arrow is a slick Python library “that offers a sensible, human-friendly approach to creating, manipulating, formatting and converting dates, times, and timestamps”. It’s a friendly alternative to datetime.

Docker via Homebrew: I’m starting to use Docker (“Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications”) on occasion. Here are easy install instructions for Mac users.

Mining Massive Datasets MOOC: I’m terrible at completing MOOCs, but I’m really interested in this new on on Mining Massive Datasets.

URL Pinner - Chrome Web Store: URL Pinner is one of my favorite Chrome Extensions. I use it to automatically pin my Gmail and Rdio windows (which I almost always have open).

Using multitail for monitoring multiple log files: If you work with distributed systems, you’re probably used to SSH-ing into multiple machines to access logs. Multitool might save you some time.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal: SBMC shows how job interviews would go if we were more honest.