Let’s go for my web review for the week 2023-22.

Tags: tech, ai, machine-learning, data, copyright, japan

This is looking like a bad move. Clearly the fault of western countries though which let things unfold ambiguously regarding copyright… Now Japan is weakening copyright for everyone.

Co-Writing with Opinionated Language Models Affects Users’ Views

Tags: tech, ai, gpt, ethics, influence

This is early research of course but still the results are interesting. Once again, we’re much easier to influence than we’d like.


Tags: tech, ai, gpt, art

So close… and still. This is clearly still in the uncanny valley department at times.

Reflections on Ten Years Past The Snowden Revelations

Tags: tech, internet, ietf, protocols, privacy, surveillance, attention-economy, security, history, politics

This is an excellent and needed work of contextualization. Ten years after, looking back at how the Snowden Revelations impacted the internet and the work done by the IETF. It also shows there is plenty more to do…

How to Stare at Your Phone Without Losing Your Soul | Sim O.N.E. (Observations, Nonsense, Exaggerations)

Tags: tech, smartphone, attention-economy

This is a good point, this is a quality before quantity type of problem.

Linear feeds are a dark pattern

Tags: tech, social-media, fediverse, ux, design

Clearly the UI design matters quite a bit in term of how addictive all those social network systems are. The alternative proposed here is interesting, I wish it’d be more widely implemented.

halting problem : Configuring portals

Tags: tech, desktop, foss, linux, flatpak

This looks like a move in the right direction regarding desktop portals on Linux.

Cornell Virtual Workshop: Vectorization

Tags: tech, performance, vector

Nice and thorough workshop on vectorization, where it comes from, what it can do and how you can write code which is easier to vectorize for the compiler.

How to discover all the data sources, low-fuss way

Tags: tech, architecture, data, storage

Interesting way to list all the data stores of your system and map them. Has the advantage of being very lean and simple to apply.

On Software Dependency Engineering - HackMD

Tags: tech, supply-chain, foss

Interesting idea, for sure on a complex enough system just managing the dependencies can quickly become a full time job.

Feedback: I try to answer “how to become a systems engineer”

Tags: tech, system, engineering, software, expertise, learning

This rings true to me. What a messy path to get better at our craft!

Fold ‘N Fly » Paper Airplane Folding Instructions

Tags: paper, origami, funny

Who would have thought there are so many ways to make paper airplanes?

Bye for now!