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Are We Ready For the Zombie Apocalypse?

As of the time of writing of this article, there were several banner milestones that have been reached. None of them are good.

  • 1.5 million confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the US (hinting at a number probably closer to three million in total cases).
  • 94,000 people dead, more than died in all of Vietnam.
  • Forty million people filed for unemployment in the last six weeks
  • A 7.5% drop in the GDP, faster than at any time since records began to be kept in the early 1920s.
  • The best-case scenario for a vaccine is early fall and that with fast-tracked testing. …

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State of the Graph #1

I had planned, when I began writing this, to do a ten-item summary of where I think graph technology (and its connections to digital transformation) is going. What I discovered, however, was that each of the bullet points turned very quickly into whole articles in and of themselves, especially as my focus shifted from what I see happening this year to what I see happening over the next decade.

Rather than hit you, my reader, with what’s commonly become known as tl;dr, I decided to actually break these out into separate articles, which I’ll be publishing once a day over the next week. You may not agree with me: indeed, I rather expect it in some of these, but I’m hoping that this series will prove a jumping-off point for a number of discussions about graphs and how they will likely be a huge component in programming in the coming years. …

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Empty streets are becoming the norm as Covid-19 sweeps across the world.

by Kurt Cagle

I work in a little town just east of Seattle, which appears to have developed its own strains of the Coronavirus. I know of at least one relative that’s had it, and it is very likely that the unreported number of people infected in the area has reached a critical mass.

Its effects around here were mostly subtle. Costco and other grocery stores had a run on toilet paper and cold and flu medicines. The local Starbucks is emptier than normal, though not dramatically so. …

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