Let’s go for my web review for the week 2022-42.
Tags: tech, ai, machine-learning, ethics
Not much new in this article regarding Stable Diffusion. That being said the section about ethics is spot on. This is the toughest part to grapple with regarding the latest batch of generative AIs. The legal traceability of the training set might end up being required (even though I doubt it will happen).
Tags: tech, law, copyright, foss, github, copilot, microsoft
Alright, this going to be interesting. Pass me the pop corn. It’s definitely a welcome move in any case.
Tags: tech, foss, community, browser
How a design flaw in some obscure browsers can put a community project to its knees.
Tags: tech, cloud, business, economics
Hear! Hear! No, moving your infrastructure to managed services doesn’t make sense in all cases. You need to be in the right place in term of complexity and traffic to really benefit from it. It’s less common than you’d think due to the marketing pressure.
Tags: tech, icons, design
Nice little tool to easily produce icons in a cohesive style.
Tags: tech, blog, self-hosting
OK, super tiny and simple. This looks like a nice alternative for the big ones like Jekyll or Hugo.
Interesting data point about a service moving completely to the htmx and web components approaches. Not all applications are going to see such drastic improvements, that being said the change in team structure alone feels like a very good thing to me (and is more likely to be the constant in such moves).
Tags: tech, python, type-systems, mypy
Interesting examples where the Python type hints are used. This still needs improvements but it’s clearly improving.
Tags: tech, tests, tdd, craftsmanship
Lots of very good points, I’m a proponent of TDD but I strongly agree with this. If it’s painful and not fun, find a way to do it differently. There’s likely a tool or some API you miss. Manage your effort.
Tags: tech, programming, c++, rust
Always interesting when a language influence the use of another one. I like this kind of epiphanies.
Tags: tech, programming, rust, c++, memory
Very good overview about RAII, ownership, borrowing references. All that comparing C++ and Rust in their ways to handle those concepts. Definitely a must-read even though it’s a bit long.
Tags: tech, programming, craftsmanship, learning
Definitely this. I regularly try to pick up new languages for this exact reason. Every time it improves the way I use the languages I already knew.
Tags: tech, product-management, project-management, team, complexity
Very important points. This can easily turn a project into a death march with rampant undue complexity. Also the proposed guidelines are simple and seem efficient.
Tags: culture, conversation, life
That’s a very interesting way to frame it. Two different cultures to drive a conversation, both with their pros and cons. Lots to mull over for me in that short article.
Tags: tech, architecture, conway, organization, business
Very good primer on Conway’s Law by Martin Fowler. Definitely recommended, obviously this is just a start and requires diving deeper in the topic.
Tags: tech, gaming, 3d, geometry, mathematics
Nice little article rehashing what it really means to have a non-euclidian geometry since the term has been unfortunately abused lately. Also gives a list of games to experience weird geometries.
Tags: science, sound
Again a very nice interactive article. This time about sound, very thorough. Reminded me some of the things I learned at school (but then forgot) a long time ago.
Tags: science, nature, ecology
Planting trees to help, sure. Let’s do it properly though, sometimes that means just getting out of the way.
Tags: urbanization, ecology
Interesting research about city planning. Definitely a bigger challenge in the future for larger cities.
Bye for now!