Let’s go for my web review for the week 2022-18. After a one week break, I mentioned we might have a double issue next… Here it is!
Tags: tech, social-media, politics
This is very good exposure to both Mastodon and PeerTube.
Tags: tech, patents, law
Excellent news, hoping to see more such bogus patents cancelled. Also, one can hope, that patent offices would start becoming less sloppy…
Tags: tech, blockchain, web3, nft, scam
Behind the hype… a speculative bubble completely out of touch with reality.
Tags: tech, debugging, profiling, tracing, performance
This looks like a very interesting tracing tool for debugging and profiling purposes.
Tags: tech, python, type-systems, mypy
A good reminder that it’s not all rosy with Python type-hints. There’s definitely room for improvements.
Tags: tech, rust, python, backend, web
Looks like it’s still in the very early days but the overall approach looks interesting.
Tags: tech, microservices, architecture
Good arguments around the microservices hype. People advocate for it way more than reasonable, this applies only in rare contexts.
Tags: tech, go, rust, type-systems, complexity
This is in part a rant but lots of points in there are very valid. This is in part why I don’t find Go a very compelling option so far. Modern tooling indeed, nice runtime in some areas but leaves way too much of the complexity in imperative code.
Tags: tech, python, webassembly, browser
It was only a matter of time until this kind of things would be doable through webassembly. I’m wondering about the size of the payloads the browser needs to download though.
There is indeed a trade-off approach available nowadays between “backend computes the whole page” and “frontend computes it all in JS”. This sounds like an interesting patch depending on the project context.
Tags: tech, web, frontend, css
Good explanation of why the complexity of CSS code quickly gets out of control.
Tags: tech, frontend, interviews
This is indeed a nice set of tasks to evaluate a frontend tech or your mastery of it. Potentially usable in interviews?
Tags: hr, interviews
OK, if true this is indeed an interesting test… kind of a social experiment really. Probably quite a bit ambiguous though.
An interesting set of management principles. Most make sense, a couple might be contextual.
Tags: management, career, hr
Lots of nice advices, both for mentors and mentees. This is definitely hard work but it’s worth it for people to grow.
Tags: management, hr, career
About growth again, definitely from the point of view of the mentee though. This looks like a nice and lean framework to figure out where you are and where you want to go.
Tags: management, work, life, remote-working
I find the title somewhat limiting due to the “Gen Z” label, but content is way more balanced even though fairly US centric. There are a few good lessons about work perception by people.
The title says it all… indeed really creepy… Good thing there’s a very low chance this could happen to you. ;-)
Tags: watch, mechanical, science, physics, engineering
Ever wondered about the details of a mechanical watch? Here is an excellent primer. Lots of attention to details.
Tags: life, wisdom
Really great collection of wisdoms collected through decades. Loved it, some are funny too.
Tags: culture, japan, craftsmanship
Discovering Kaketsugi, this is a very impressive craft. True labor of love. This is incredible work, feels almost magical. So much patience and attention to details. The amount of analysis which went into it is amazing too.
Bye for now!