2022#14 Readings 🇺🇦🌻3 minutes read | 538 words by Ruben Berenguel
This has been a really tough week.
Get started | Learning Music (Beta)
This is a very entertainingly guided tutorial to creating simple electronic music, by Ableton. Works in your browser, plenty of examples, easy UI/UX.
A simulation of a mechanical watch, with detailed explanations about how it works. It is impressive.
🛠 Practical Pigment Mixing for Digital Painting
A very understandable paper, and the results are impressive. They have an online demo (compiled to WASM from the C sources) which is very snappy. It’s not coming to Procreate though, so I’ll probably forget at some point.
Transcribed version of a talk about glue work. I felt very identified. You probably will, too.
Know Your Customers’ “Jobs to Be Done”
The JTBD (Jobs to be done) model is pretty common, and this HBR article introduces it pretty well. And from Clayton Christensen, no less.
Delegation is an art, not a science
Well, the post offers some rules and templates to do it. May not be a science, but this helps it make it paint-by-numbers.
Overview of technical writing courses (Google)
I took this… don’t remember when. Long time ago. Was “ok” (nothing groundbreaking, but is decent and short), but since I’m renewing my interest in improving documentation/written material I have accumulated a lot of links I may as well share.
Kafka Streams 101
This is long (although there is a lot of code you can just skim), but very detailed. It is very focused on the Scala side of the API, but covers why you’d want to use Kafka streams, how they work and what is done behind the scenes.
🍿 Viewing collaborative editing through a databases lens
A very short talk (10 minutes) by Martin Kleppman with how to view editing via CRDTs from the standpoint of columnar databases, and what it implies for CRDT compression.
A very complete walkthrough of simulating some falling material, in p5js.
The Mysterious Disappearance of a Revolutionary Mathematician
You can’t go wrong by reading yet another story about Grothendieck. This comes from the New Yorker, which means the writing is top.
Some Notes on Executive Dashboards
There are some good points and food for thought in here, particularly around measuring the wrong things and not really measuring up to the future.
Three Summary Leadership Lessons From The One Minute Manager
I really like this book, and is short enough that you should probably read it instead of reading summaries. But well, here’s one anyway.