Let’s go for my web review for the week 2022-24.

The Cult in Google

Tags: google, cult, surprising

Such cults are freaky… I’m always baffled at their ability to put their fangs into an organization and grow in there.

Tags: tech, browser, firefox, surveillance

This is definitely a welcome move to improve protection from tracking.

Don’t be that open-source user, don’t be me

Tags: tech, foss, maintenance, economics

This is definitely well put, users shouldn’t feel entitled. Maintainers do what they can (even if there’s a company backing up your favorite FOSS project) and if you use the software for free with no support contract… things will be done when they’re done.

Cool desktops don’t change 😎

Tags: tech, desktop, low-tech

I didn’t know about the Lindy effect, this is an interesting point. Obviously I have a different setup (Plasma has been around longer than XMonad after all) but the overall advice is good.

Symbiote, a nearly-impossible-to-detect Linux malwareSecurity Affairs

Tags: tech, linux, security

Alright, this one looks somewhat concerning…

⚡️ The computers are fast, but you don’t know it

Tags: tech, programming, python, c++, optimization, performance, data-science

And this is why you likely need to optimize your data pipelines at some point. There are plenty of levers available.

Product Backlog Building Canvas

Tags: tech, agile, product-management

Good ideas to improve your user stories. I often see not so complete stories, it doesn’t stop at the title, there’s more to do. The proposed canvas is interesting and definitely helps.

Cargo Culting Software Engineering Practices

Tags: tech, agile, engineering, craftsmanship

As always, what really matters in the end is the context

Tune Software Development for Rate of Change, not Rate of Progress

Tags: tech, agile, project-management

Interesting take as usual. Utilization doesn’t matter, throughput is what you need to keep in mind.

The Floppotron 3.0 » Silent’s Homepage

Tags: tech, funny

Alright, this definitely escalated beyond imagination. Still it’s a fun project.

Bye for now!