Tags: web-review, history, webgpu, windows, surveillance, cryptography, linking, c++, storage, science, climate, markdown, web, machine-learning, vendor-lockin, law, tools, http, data-visualization, gpt, mozilla, gui, power, networking, ethics, attention-economy, self-hosting, geospatial, latency, information, interviews, ai, funny, security, microsoft, foss, hr, internet, blog, supply-chain, hiring, tech, music, ux, reporting, leadership, business-intelligence, 3d, neural-networks, gpu, keepassxc, linux, server, culture, business, knowledge, copyright, performance, management
Let’s go for my web review for the week 2023-16.
Tags: tech, surveillance, mozilla
This will be a welcome feature. There are extensions of course but at least users will have it by default when it lands.
Tags: tech, microsoft, windows, surveillance, attention-economy
What not to do… this is slowly alienating the users.
Tags: tech, foss, supply-chain
This is a good thing that Google makes such a move. Still, it could be so much more. Tidelift still seems to be the best offer for securing your dependencies.
Tags: tech, security, keepassxc
Good milestone for this project I’ve been using for a long while now.
Tags: tech, ai, gpt, foss, ethics, copyright, vendor-lockin
Definitely this! Major FOSS projects should think twice before giving their street creds to such closed systems. They’ve been produced with dubious ethics and copyright practices and since they’re usable only through APIs the induced vendor lock-in will be strong.
Tags: tech, ai, neural-networks, climate, gpt
There’s the carbon footprint but of course there’s also the water consumption… and with increased droughts this will become more and more of a problem.
Tags: tech, ai, gpt, machine-learning, law, copyright, business
This was only a matter of time. It’ll be interesting to see how this will unfold. Potentially it could turn into lawsuit cases being built up, it could also mean content producers get a cut down the line… of course could be both. Since FOSS code also ends up in training those models I’m even wondering if that could lead to money going back to the authors. We’ll see where that goes.
Tags: tech, ai, gpt, machine-learning
OK, this is a pre-print so to take with a truckload of salt. If further nice results get built up on this it could turn out interesting though. This is a much more intellectually satisfying approach than the current arm race of “let’s throw bigger models at the problem”. This has the potentially of reducing the computational complexity of those models, this is definitely welcome in term of energy and hardware requirements. Let’s wait and see…
Tags: tech, 3d, ai, machine-learning
This is impressive results. Clearly much less artifacts than on previous such models.
Tags: tech, gpu, tools
Nice tool for monitoring how processes use the GPU.
Tags: tech, web, webgpu, gpu, 3d
Looks like a nice reference about WebGPU. Unsurprisingly it covers some 3D basics as well.
Tags: tech, c++, performance
Shouldn’t come as a surprise if you paid attention to C++ evolutions for the past 30 years. We’re now reaping the fruits though, so it’s really become easy to keep both options in sight when designing. This is especially important for performance sensitive code.
Nothing really new here (apart from the “how easy it is these days!”)… Still it needs to be reminded on a regular basis. :-)
Tags: tech, cryptography, storage, security
This is definitely something to keep in mind and check if you have any LUKS encrypted storage. The key might be less protected than you think.
Tags: tech, music, funny, linux
Looks like a funny tool to generate music.
Tags: tech, tools
This is indeed one of my favorite tools. Of course, I use it a bit less nowadays… still, I should have written this letter.
Tags: tech, blog, web, linking
Good reminder that links are the soul of the world wide web!
Tags: tech, ux, gui
Plenty of good advises for dealing with text in interfaces. It’s a bit too much focused on phone and watch for my taste glancing over challenges specific to larger form factors. Still this can be useful to keep in mind.
Tags: tech, web, server, performance, http
Nice post explaining the common algorithms used for load balancing. Each having their own trade offs of course. Well done with tiny simulations.
Tags: tech, networking, latency, internet
Interesting way to look at the problem, definitely thought provoking.
Tags: tech, self-hosting, power
Very interesting trick, definitely something worth doing if you want to host something at home and keep the power consumption low.
Tags: tech, business-intelligence, reporting, markdown, data-visualization, web
Interesting tool… this is generally done with tools where you’re captured into a GUI. Moving this to text and static generation opens the door to proper versioning etc.
Tags: tech, leadership, management
Interesting approach to get a better understanding and awareness of your surroundings as a tech lead or lead dev.
Tags: hr, hiring, interviews
Wow, that’s a very thorough hiring and interview process. I’m not sure all organizations have the luxury to do all of it. Still plenty of interesting nuggets in there, it gave me a couple of ideas on how to reword or change some of the control questions I usually use.
Tags: information, knowledge
So much this. It’s important to keep in mind what will last and what is the buzz of the day. Especially since the lines between news and entertainment became so blurry.
Tags: history, culture
I actually always wondered about this, now I know. :-)
Tags: science, geospatial, funny
Very nice resource if you wondered about the journey to space.
Bye for now!