Let’s go for my web review for the week 2022-31.

How far can you go by train in 5h?

Tags: tech, train, map

Very cool map. Definitely useful tool to push for more train use.

Remote attestation is coming back. How much freedom will it take? – Gabriel Sieben

Tags: tech, microsoft, vendor-lockin, surveillance, security

Palladium is coming back and it’s not good news in my opinion.

How Tor is fighting—and beating—Russian censorship | Ars Technica

Tags: tech, tor, security, censorship

It’s nice to see Tor is still winning even in difficult countries.

The OG Social Network: Other People’s Websites - Jim Nielsen’s Blog

Tags: tech, google, search, attention-economy, advertisement, open-access, web

The paradox of how walled gardens could kill search engines in the end. I’m not too concerned for Google in practice though, it’s been a long time since it’s an ad agency and not a search engine, and they’ll always have something to advertise…

Use One Big Server - Speculative Branches

Tags: tech, infrastructure, cloud, services

This is definitely a good musing on when not to go for “cloudy architectures”. Most often people don’t really need it, this needs to be properly thought out for each project. There are costs involved which you might not make sense to pay for in your context.

The Slotted Counter Pattern

Tags: tech, design, databases

Nice little database pattern to avoid row contention with counters.


Tags: tech, java

This looks like an interesting set of extensions for Java projects. Unsure if it’s been properly battle tested yet. Likely need that before being really advisable.

Unlocking type-safety superpowers in Typescript with nominal and refinement types

Tags: tech, typescript, type-systems

That’s an intersecting Typescript pattern to get to nominal and refinement types despite the fact they lack from the language.

Bye for now!