Let’s go for my web review for the week 2021-21.
Maybe it’s time governments get real about this?
Tags: tech, repair
Important advocacy, the right to repair has to become huge in the coming years.
Tags: covidtracker, healthdatahub
Article in French
What is the existence of CovidTracker, the definition of the HealthDataHub and the communication around them by the French Government says about the abilities and mindset of the French State? Not much good… it’s basically about trumping individualism and abandoning the regalian to the platforms even more.
Tags: tech, metadata, surveillance
If you still wonder how ads work on the web and on mobile, this thread summarizes it well. They just farm us.
Tags: tech, irc, freenode
Well… That escalated quickly it seems. Clearly we can’t trust that network anymore.
Tags: tech, irc, freenode
The Freenode drama keeps unfolding… disgusting.
Tags: tech, irc, freenode, liberachat
At least it looks like they’re doing well for now. Let’s hope it keeps growing.
Tags: tech, web, frontend, css
Looks like a very comprehensive course about CSS.
Tags: tech, ai, speech, intent
Looks like an interesting engine for offline intent recognition.
Tags: tech, fediverse
This is definitely not for technical reasons only. Another case of “this is not a tool problem”, it’s really politics.
Tags: tech, logging, tracing
Interesting article about tracing, especially on the client side and how to correlate it with the server side tracing.
Tags: tech, cpu, arm
Quite some movement in the ARM space. Interesting stuff.
Tags: tech, programming, craftsmanship, book
Interestingly, I’m going through this book right now and indeed I have to agree with most of this article. It didn’t age well, it’s become a mix of nice advises, things which are kind of obvious nowadays and points which are clearly obsolete. I find that “The Clean Coder” (different topic I know) aged way better. I think I’ll give a shot to the proposed alternative book to see…
Tags: tech, estimates
Looks like an interesting alternative to three point estimates. Indeed it feels a bit more complex at first but in practice it might require less discipline than three point estimates. Often three point estimates can devolve into forced distribution for tasks. I have already seen enough time cases where most likely is always say twice the optimistic case, and pessimistic four times the optimistic case for all tasks. By forcing to explicitly treat the uncertainty as a separate metric it’s seems less error prone.
Tags: tech, web, frontend, react
I think this piece is getting quite a few points right. The SPA for everything trend rubs me the wrong way at least. As usual: use the right tool for the job.
Tags: art, surprising, japan
Interesting art form, I didn’t know about it. This is fascinating how an activity so humble can be turned into something seeking some sort of perfection.
Another way to get into “carpe diem” mode I guess. :-)
Bye for now!