Let’s go for my web review for the week 2021-49.

Blockchain, the amazing solution for almost nothing - The Correspondent

Tags: tech, cryptoassets, scam

Take a solution in search of a problem, add strong monetary incentives for using the solution, mix the whole with magical thinking and… you get the blockchain fad.

Leaving MySQL

Tags: tech, databases, mysql, mariadb

Using MySQL or MariaDB in production? Think again.

Simple Raspberry Pi powered SMS Gateway

Tags: tech, sms, smarthome, raspberry-pi

Looks like a nice resource for home automation. Sending SMS is indeed a nice and simple notification system.

Why mastering Python is impossible, and why that’s ok | Pydon’t 🐍

Tags: tech, programming, python

I think this applies more largely to any evolving language or ecosystem. You rarely can know such a thing in full and if you do it’s only at a given point in time for a few given contexts. Only path to expertise in our field is practicing in various contexts and staying up to date as much as humanly possible.

Rust takes a major step forward as Linux’s second official language | ZDNet

Tags: tech, linux, rust

This is good to see this is still making progress.

Design Tip: Never Use Black by Ian Storm Taylor

Tags: design, frontend

Interesting design tip around the use of colors in general and black in particular. Sorry Nuno. ;-)

Background Work

Tags: tech, craftsmanship

Interesting thinking about going beyond what’s strictly needed for a task.

Bye for now!