Tags: web-review, kde, hardware, browser, teaching, colors, community, wikipedia, matrix, sql, atlassian, ai, databases, webcomponents, graphics, career, object-oriented, tools, machine-learning, engineering, messaging, tech, system, security, repair, logging, politics, web, vector, command-line, ninja, http, remote-working, typescript, licensing, git, frontend, learning, buildsystems
A bit later than usual since I got a failure on my hosting infrastructure which required some love. Anyway, let’s go for my web review for the week 2023-45.
Tags: tech, matrix, licensing
Interesting move in the Matrix space. It’s nice to see them go for a dual license business model involving AGPLv3. I’m a bit more concerned about the CLA though. Let’s hope they setup something equivalent to the KDE-FreeQt Foundatio going through the Matrix Foundation. Otherwise, AFAICT, there’s no safeguard against some nefarious relicensing years down the line.
Tags: tech, wikipedia, community, politics
Interesting exploration of the Wikipedia community dynamics. This explains quite a few things on its evolution. It highlights how it became a beacon of sanity in the insane political landscape we’re collectively facing.
Tags: tech, kde, hardware, repair
Looks like Valve is delivering on its promise to do further iterations on their hardware. Looks like they paid further attention to repairability which is very welcome. It’ll put KDE products in an even better light now. 😉
Tags: tech, atlassian, security
This is indeed a very nasty vulnerability. This won’t improve my low trust in this product. They’ve been trying to phase it out for a while, it shows now.
Tags: tech, vector, databases, ai, machine-learning
Ever wondered what you can do with vector databases and LLMs? Here is an interesting use case.
Tags: tech, logging, tools, command-line
Looks like a nice tool. Should complete nicely my trusty lnav for unsupported formats.
Tags: tech, tools, buildsystems, ninja
Interesting tidbits I didn’t know about. The little Python API provided to generate Ninja files could turn out interesting.
Tags: tech, tools, command-line
Looks like a neat tool for the less common commands you still need to reach easily.
Tags: tech, system, tools, command-line
OK, I admit I missed the introduction of this flag in strace as well. Super interesting, it can definitely be useful.
Tags: tech, git, tools
I tend to encourage people to master git rebase. In any case this comes with a few warnings so do it with care. This article does a good job pointing the caveats of the rebase command.
Tags: tech, web, browser, http, learning
Nothing groundbreaking if you already know about the topic. But very nice introductory resource for people who wish to learn about it. Nicely put together.
Tags: tech, sql, databases
Interesting view on the motives and overall behavior of query planners.
Tags: tech, web, frontend, typescript
I like this kind of balanced view. Indeed Typescript isn’t all roses, still it’s worth using in complex cases.
Tags: tech, graphics, colors
This is a nice trick when converting colors.
Tags: tech, webcomponents, web, frontend
Another library of web components. This seems to pick up and it’s welcome.
Tags: tech, object-oriented, teaching
One of the toughest object-oriented programming principles to apply properly in my opinion. At least it looks like we found a better way to teach it now.
Tags: tech, engineering, career
It sometimes feel a bit like caricature… but there’s some truth grounded into this article. The faster new software engineers internalize the proposed “truths”, the better for their own mental health.
Tags: tech, messaging, remote-working
Yes, we definitely shouldn’t use chats as the phone. I often fails at this, it’s also a good reminder for me.
Bye for now!