Let’s go for my web review for the week 2021-20.

Modern Javascript: Everything you missed over the last 10 years

Tags: tech, javascript

A nice list of somewhat recent features which made it to JavaScript.

Privacy activists are winning fights with tech giants. Why does victory feel hollow? | Evgeny Morozov | The Guardian

Tags: tech, privacy, democracy, innovation

There is so much more to criticize about tech giants than just privacy and fake news issues. It’s important to not mistake the tree for the forest. They’re also killing quite a lot of democratic and institurional innovations.

5 steps to faster web fonts /// Iain Bean

Tags: tech, web, frontend, fonts

A few nice tips for dealing with fonts on the web.

Try This One Weird Trick Russian Hackers Hate – Krebs on Security

Tags: tech, security, funny

OK, now that’s a funny consequence of how authorities behave which are taken into account by criminals.

Tutorial: breaking myths about AI fairness | Towards Data Science

Tags: tech, ai, machine-learning

Very nice tutorial, explores a good set of common biases. Also show that it’s not that simple to get rid of them.

Building Outer Wonders for Linux – Utopixel

Tags: tech, portability, linux, rust, elf

This is Rust focused but still, shows a good way to increase binary portability across distributions. I suspect a couple of things would be easier with elf-dissector even.

freenode now belongs to Andrew Lee, and I’m leaving for a new network.

Tags: tech, irc, freenode

The Freenode network is very much in trouble… This is so sad, my account there dated back from the early days of my KDE involvement. Needless to say it felt a bit weird to let it go.

Welcome to Libera Chat | Libera Chat

Tags: tech, irc, freenode

Hopefully, here is the safe haven for the people coming from Freenode. Time for a new account…

Game Engines Aren’t Just for Gaming Anymore | Hacker Noon

Tags: tech, 3d

Not that I needed to be convinced, but it’s now becoming clear 3D engines are getting out of games to become more pervasive.

Software Estimation Is Hard. Do It Anyway. - Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Tags: tech, project-management, estimates

I got a slightly different view on the topic. To me there’s value in the process of estimating, the estimation itself less so. The process often helps you refine both your understanding of the technical domain but also of the business domain.

Bye for now!