Let’s go for my web review for the week 2023-48.

KDE’s 6th Megarelease - Beta 1 - KDE Community

Tags: tech, kde

The best time to test it and provide fixes is now!

PeerTube v6 is out, and powered by your ideas! – Framablog

Tags: tech, video, self-hosting

Another great release. Definitely welcome features.

Where Is OpenCV 5? - OpenCV

Tags: tech, graphics, opencv, vision

This is an important project, they’re starting a crowdfunding. Time to give back!

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 10 plans for Wayland and Xorg server

Tags: tech, redhat, wayland

The beginning of the end for X11. The writing is now on the wall.

New Outlook is good, both for yourself and 766 third parties

Tags: tech, microsoft, privacy

They respect privacy apparently… oh wait!

Pluralistic: The real AI fight

Tags: tech, ai, ethics

Excellent piece from Cory Doctorow, it’s a good summary of where the real debates about AI should be… and it’s nowhere near the OpenAI soap opera.

UK school pupils ‘using AI to create indecent imagery of other children’

Tags: tech, ai, gpt, criticism

School bullying has a new tool to its belt… and this one is rather creepy.

GAIA: A Benchmark for General AI Assistants

Tags: tech, ai, gpt, benchmarking

That’s the beginning of interesting benchmarks for AI assistants. Still a long way to go but this is a good start.

Neil Gaiman’s Radical Vision for the Future of the Internet - Cal Newport

Tags: tech, web, blog, social-media

Hopefully this becomes true. I wouldn’t mind a post-Social Media era of the Web.

An ode to the neo-grotesque web | Redowan’s Reflections

Tags: tech, web, blog, history, ux

There was definitely something we lost from the early days of the web. It was not perfect, far from it, but some of that spark is missing.

cohost! - “Paper: You Want My Password or a Dead Patient?”

Tags: tech, medecine, usability, security, safety

How the medical sector is struggling with badly designed software. Also important to note how security is just getting in the way of nurses and doctors jobs.

Secure DNS (DoT & DoH) is not enough

Tags: tech, browser, dns, privacy

Looking forward to Encrypted Client Hello to be widely available. This was no more clear text SNI, and privacy should be really ensured when browsing the web.

Beej’s Guide to Interprocess Communications

Tags: tech, unix, processes, communication

Looks like a good resource for someone who needs to get into IPC mechanisms on UNIX flavors.

Modern C++ Programming Course (C++11/14/17/20)

Tags: tech, c++, learning

Looks like a fairly comprehensive course to get started or refresh your Modern C++

On harmful overuse of std::move - The Old New Thing

Tags: tech, c++, performance

Seen this a bit too often indeed. When people learn about std::move they tend to sprinkle it too much preventing proper optimizations. Its use should be fairly limited usually.

Live and Let Die

Tags: tech, programming, c++, raii, resources

Interesting dive on the limits of destructors and when they’re called. This can have implications on how programs are stopped.

Brandt Bucher – A JIT Compiler for CPython

Tags: tech, python, compiler

If you wonder what’s happening on the JIT front in CPython land, here is a talk explaining what’s coming in 3.13.


Tags: tech, ai, machine-learning, gpt, vim, command-line, self-hosting, foss

Interesting terminal oriented tool to interacting with LLM. Let you choose to self-host or run locally.

Distribute and run LLMs with a single file

Tags: tech, ai, machine-learning, gpt, foss, portability

Interesting experiment. It makes for a very large file but there are a few clever tricks in there.

Using Polars in a Pandas world

Tags: tech, data, pandas, polars

Good things to keep in mind if you’re pondering between pandas or polars for your data processing.

Ray Marching Fog With Blue Noise « The blog at the bottom of the sea

Tags: tech, graphics, 3d, noise

I keep being baffled at how the right type of noise can really make a difference in the rendering of some effects.

Animotion — a visual CSS animation app

Tags: tech, web, css, animation, tools

Nice little editor for CSS animations. Should definitely help building those.

The Weirdest Bug I’ve Seen Yet

Tags: tech, debugging

Definitely a weird one… still a mystery and unfortunately will probably stay this way. Having the code source could have helped nail it down, could have been interesting.

CUPID—for joyful coding - Dan North & Associates Limited

Tags: tech, craftsmanship, design, programming, quality

This is a good set of properties to strive for. Since the SOLID principles start to show their age this might be a worthwhile alternative.

Code is run more than read

Tags: tech, business, craftsmanship, foss

Interesting food for thought. The later point about the tension between business and users lately is also a good one and should be kept in mind. That’s an ethical concern you find most in companies publishing Free Software though. It’s not the full packaged solution but a good starting point.

Supporting Sustainability

Tags: tech, project-management, communication, sustainability

Interesting set of advices for better communication and more sustainable production of software.

Be Indirect in Your Research Questionnaire to Gain More Honesty

Tags: sociology, polling

Definitely this. When polling the questions shouldn’t be too obvious, otherwise people will tell you what you want to hear.

Bye for now!