Let’s go for my web review for the week 2021-16.

Are You Stuck On Vision, Strategy, or Tactics? - Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Tags: management, business, vision, strategy, execution

Very good advices to analyse dysfunctions in teams and organization. One thing I’d add is to be careful to look for symptoms at the right level. Indeed problems at the Vision level will also lead to issues at the Strategy level which will in turn lead to pains at the Tactical level. So for instamce, don’t stop at symptoms listed at the strategy level also look for symptoms coming from the vision level otherwise you might be blinded and miss something.

Three Feedback Models - Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Tags: management, hr, feedback

Good advices and good comparison of different ways to provide feedback.

Opting your Website out of Google’s FLoC Network

Tags: tech, google, surveillance, floc

Google came with another crap idea and not everyone has to adjust their web servers…

Proposal: Treat FLoC like a security concern – Make WordPress Core

Tags: tech, wordpress, google, floc

Let’s see if that proposal goes through. Would be a good thing seeing how Wordpress is widespread.

Female robots are seen as being the most human. Why?

Tags: tech, ai, gender

A bit of discouraging results… looks like gender parity in AI avatars is not for tomorrow. It seems we are in a catch 22, using male avatars reduce adoption while using female avatars reinforce women objectification. Since most people designing such systems are likely white male engineers… the outcome is unfortunately fairly clear.

The Brain ‘Rotates’ Memories to Save Them From New Sensations

Tags: tech, neuroscience, ai, neural-networks

Fascinating results. Could have implications both for neurosciences and machine learning.

5 Critical Topics Covered at Once: Code Review Practises You Cannot Miss | Hacker Noon

Tags: tech, codereview, programming

Plenty of good advices for code reviews. Fairly comprehensive since it covers both ends of the review.

“It’s Not Cancel Culture — It’s A Platform Failure.” - Galaxy Brain

Tags: tech, social-media, twitter

Once again this highlight the toxic architecture of those social networks. They create frustration and anger and it’s by design. The trending topics on Twitter is one of the worst form of audience clashes.

Linux bans University of Minnesota for sending buggy patches in the name of research [Update] - Neowin

Tags: tech, linux, security, community

Guess what… sending bad and buggy patches on purpose didn’t go well. How surprising! ;-)


Tags: tech, ci

Looks like an interesting tool for semantic checks on a codebase, especially on CI. Looks like it makes writing such checks easier.

Green Vs. Brown Programming Languages - Earthly Blog

Tags: tech, programming, hype, maintenance

Interesting simple exploration. This seems to confirm that there’s a lot of hype all around. Whatever the language, even if it is hot today it probably won’t look as fun tomorrow when you’ll have to maintain millions of lines of it.

Bye for now!