In Brave New World, Aldous Huxley describes a world in which people are created in test tubes. People are genetically engineered and subsequently conditioned to have the particular characteristics needed to function according to their predetermined social caste. Society divides into five castes: alphas, betas, gammas, deltas and epsilons. Alphas do the highest order of thinking. They can abstract, strategize and plan. They run things.
Let me tell you about my granddaughter. She’s 14 years old and wicked smart. For a while we did pair programming together online in Python. In the old days you took your grandkids fishing. Today we code. Go figure. These days, we don’t program together as much. She’s too busy preparing for math competitions. As I said, she’s wicked smart. Needless to say, my granddaughter has quite the future in front of her. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit her in real time and space.
I'm a big fan of the internet of things. I sorta like the idea of my refrigerator being able to keep in contact with Amazon to make sure that I am always well stocked with cream cheese and orange juice. It's comforting in a way. The bad news is that there is a good argument to be made that given the lack of standards, the internet of things (IoT) is going to set DevOps practices and principles back 20 years. Allow me to elaborate.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".