Let’s go for my web review for the week 2022-13.

Microsoft is tied to hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign bribes, whistleblower alleges

Tags: tech, microsoft, ethics

Wow… that’s a lot of bribery and sloppy behavior. Almost surprising it slipped through, at such a scale it’s a matter of time before it gets noticed.

Life off social media, six months in - Silvia Maggi

Tags: tech, social-media

I like the noise metaphor it briefly mentions. It’s indeed similar, you’re within constant noise, you don’t notice it anymore but still when it stops you feel relieved. The benefits listed are indeed to be expected.

The principles and habits of healthy software

Tags: tech, tech-lead, design, architecture, complexity, habits, craftsmanship

This article is spot on in my opinion. This resonates so much with my own experience and ethos… I guess I could have written that if my prose was any good.

The Code Review Pyramid - Gunnar Morling

Tags: tech, programming, codereview

Interesting way to see where to spend time in reviews.

COPY --chmod reduced the size of my container image by 35%

Tags: tech, docker

OK, that’s indeed an easy mistake to make with docker and how it uses OverlayFS.

How Go Mitigates Supply Chain Attacks - The Go Programming Language

Tags: tech, go, supply-chain, security

Admittedly, the go toolchain seems to handle supply chain problems in a neat way. I especially like the VCS as the source of truth.

An Intuitive Guide to Linear Algebra – BetterExplained

Tags: mathematics, linear-algebra

Good refresher about linear algebra. I see it so underused in projects that really we need good resources to embark people into using linear algebra more.

NeRF Research Turns 2D Photos Into 3D Scenes | NVIDIA Blog

Tags: tech, ai, 3d

This sounds like it could be a game changer for some uses including robotics or XR. Will need to look at this deeper.

How many jobs can be done at home? - ScienceDirect

Tags: tech, economics, remote-working

Interesting paper, shows a surprisingly large percentage of jobs doable from home. Also shows that the frontier between doable or not seems to be at least partly related to inequalities. If you already have high wages, you got higher chances of having the privilege to work from home.

Mourning Loss of a Team Member as a Remote Team

Tags: remote-working, management, hr

This stresses how important to put specific procedures in place regarding remote workers. It’s in particular essential to have emergency contacts on both sides.

Bye for now!