2021#17 Readings4 minutes read | 664 words by Ruben Berenguel
This edition has an unusually low amount of big data.
Probably because I’m reading Stream Processing with Apache Spark and this is covering my big data needs.
On other news, I got a Remarkable 2 (non-affiliated link) before going on holidays (it will be a month this week) and so far I’m really liking it.
🔊 The making of a chef
I’m a fan of Ruhlman since I read a book from him (not sure if it was Egg or Ruhlman’s Twenty, I can strongly recommend both and as of this writing Egg for Kindle is heavily discounted). This was a very entertaining audiobook.
Gently Down the Stream
Lovely introduction to the very basics of Kafka. Reads in just a few minutes.
Introduction to Locality-Sensitive Hashing
This is one of the best explanatory articles I have seen recently. Must read!
Using sqlite3 as a notekeeping document graph with automatic reference indexing
What I found most interesting is how to use full text search and indexing in SQLite. Yet another interesting use for it (we use it for some “kind-of-unit” tests for SQL statements… it actually works).
The techniques mentioned here may come handy some day.
CTO day 7: Lucky Lotto, chaos engineering but for teams
This is an interesting experiment to run on your team. Some of the linked ideas from other “days” also seem worth a shot.
Bringing emulation into the 21st century
This is some high level crazy sh*t.
The data team: an short story
This is way too rosy. But the disfunctions sound all too familiar.
How Thieves Stole $40 Million of Copper by Spray-Painting Rocks in Turkey
All news should be presented like this. Spoiler: It’s like a comic.
Creating and Syncing snippets in VS Code
I just created a private repo to sync my VS Code snippets. This is not (only) to reuse them across computers, but more like to be able to add snippets from any device when I have a good idea for something I type frequently.
How Pixar Uses Hyper-Colors to Hack Your Brain
These colours go to 11.
Skill building as a dev
I need to try the approach suggested, seems to make a lot of sense.
🍿 DevTernity 2017: Sandro Mancuso - The Long Road
A bit old, but worth it.
“Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, “What road do I take?” The cat asked, “Where do you want to go?” “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it really doesn’t matter, does it?”
Why did we rewrite the Typeform embed library?
Given how large webpages are nowadays, the original embed wasn’t that large (150kb-ish) but reducing that to a tenth is a neat accomplishment.
I haven’t read or listened to his “best seller”, Essentialism. This one was ok, there are some good suggestions (one I already did: define what “done” means and stop once you reach it).
Long before weighted blankets, there were Turkish yorgans
These look cheerful and heavy. I’ve slept with a weighted blanked this winter, and except being a bit too hot for my tastes (I removed the normal blanket we have, so slept only on this one), made me sleep better.