Let’s go for my web review for the week 2021-31.
Tags: tech, remote-working, economics
This is a bad trend. One needs a properly setup space for remote work. This obviously raises questions of real estate and money. I wonder how far employers would go to support remote working there… Buying a chair might not be enough.
Yep, definitely do this on a regular basis. It takes only a minute several times a day.
Tags: tech, ai, machine-learning, statistics
Good reminder of the limits of machine learning. There’s no clear path from machine learning to more general intelligence. This article doesn’t account for emergence effects though. They are a possibility but that’s a long stretch from what being exhibited so far: it’s “just” statistics.
Tags: tech, amazon, surveillance
A good first step to see such probe and fine. Let’s wait and see how this evolves though.
Tags: pollution, waste, ecology
No solution in sight for plastic waste… The best waste is still the one which is not produced in the first place.
Tags: tech, todo, psychology
Interesting exploration of to do lists systems and our relationship to them. It’s complicated and it’s in good part because of empathy towards ourselves and our relationship to time.
Tags: tech, collaborative, benchmarking, profiling, optimization
Long and nice article about collaborative editing algorithms and their implementation. The problem space is tough, benchmarking is hard, profiling as well and optimizing even more so. Very thorough.
Tags: tech, git
This is welcome changes in the git cli interface which I noticed… that said I’m already so used to the old method it’ll take me some time to adjust.
This ecosystem keeps baffling me… How come there are so little checks on what can get published or how the command line process parameters.
Tags: tech, python, supply-chain, security
Another couple of attempts at supply chain attacks. This time in the Python ecosystem. The skill level of those attempts isn’t high though.
Tags: tech, web, frontend, html
Interesting analysis on the impact of lazy-loading images in your pages. Bottom line is: don’t do it blindly, it’s actual better to not lazy-load some of the images.
Tags: tech, web, frontend, react, vuejs
There’s been an announcement of MediaWiki adopting Vue.js. I think it’s interesting to not stop at it and look what their workgroup evaluated and looked at to decide it was a good choice for them. There are a couple of interesting points in there.
Tags: tech, web, frontend, design, ecology
Interesting guide on how to make the design of your frontend “eco friendly”. Lots of tips in there on how to spare bandwidth and CPU time for the reader. Tends to push toward more minimalist designs which I definitely like. :-)
Tags: hr, interviews
Interestingly I’m less interview averse than what’s explained in this article. Depends how it’s done of course, but since I think I’m also evaluating the potential employer, seeing more people gives you a better idea of how things are internally.
Tags: tech, remote-working, management
Good set of guidelines to figure out what works or not in virtual meetings vs in-person meetings.
Tags: funny, tech, smartphone
Funny and somewhat balanced. It shows in the subtext that it’s not just about “the good old days”.
Bye for now!