Let’s go for my web review for the week 2022-12.

Amazon intentionally made it difficult to cancel Prime subscription in secret project | The Independent

Tags: amazon, gafam, design

Prime example of dark patterns in the wild (pun intended).

Web3 is centralized (and inefficient!)

Tags: tech, blockchain, web3, scam

Yet another (well deserved) rant aiming at web3. The decentralized claim is indeed preposterous. I hope no one is being fooled.

All The Music: the Megamix

Tags: tech, legal, commons, culture, music

Very interesting initiatives… I wonder what they will lead to legal wise.

Support open source that you use by paying the maintainers to talk to your team

Tags: tech, foss, sustainability

Now that’s an interesting idea to give back money to maintainers… can be sustainable only if enough company do this on a regular basis though.

Why Don’t You Use …

Tags: tech, supply-chain, architecture, complexity, community

Interesting list of criteria about why you might not use some piece of tech. Also delves into why this is often not public knowledge.

Decrypting your own HTTPS traffic with Wireshark – Trickster Dev

Tags: tech, tcp, debugging

Interesting tip to ease the pain of dealing with HTTPs when using Wireshark.

6 Universal Readable Code Tricks To Improve Your Coding Skills • Python Land Blog

Tags: tech, programming, craftsmanship, static-analyzer

Bunch of good advice. In a way it boils down to: name things properly and use static analysis tools extensively. Still, couple of nice operational guidelines which work in most languages.

Watch Enemies – State-of-the-art digital humans | Unity Demo

Tags: tech, 3d

Real-time rendering is catching up fast… Even humans are being very realistic now, we’re almost out of the uncanny valley now.

Dimensions of Power

Tags: team, sociology, politics, power

You think you don’t use power on others? Think again, this can be more subtle than you think. Keep it in mind, be mindful and try to use your advantages fairly.

First photos from James Webb telescope better than expected.

Tags: science, physics

Exciting times ahead. I’m eager to know what it’ll help us find out.

Bye for now!