2022-03-18 Nerd Roundup
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. I have no idea what that means. Perhaps the Nerds do!
We had a complete failure of the remote audio this week, but we had a great roundup anyway!
If you're interested in the tech we discussed, here are the links. Drop by our Discord to chat more.
|The 40-year-old failure of the IRS to Fix It's Computer System||It's deja-vu all over again!|
Cron Best Practices
Use Systemd for timer jobs instead of cron
|This led to my discovery of systemd timers, which everybody agrees are far superior. Never heard of them|
|Lost in Translation: The Global Streaming Boom Is Creating A Shortage Of Translators||But what about machine translation? What's the wait time for some of these streaming series?|
A Complete Guide To TypeScript's "Never" Type
Is there a real differerence between null and zero
|I really want to create some content around nothing. I have nothing to say, dang it! Hell, there's probably a really cool book in the idea of exploring our relationship to nothing|
|Congress Must Reign In California's Out-Of-State Tax Craze||When everything is taxed, nothing is free. You've got to be freaking kidding me|
|Five cool online APIs||Need to compile a list sometime along with publicly accessible databases|
|Contributing to Complex Projects||Great advice that somebody obviously learned from the trenches. Reminds me of the many times I've learned complex frameworks (mostly) in just this fashion. It's a keeper, esp if you're a junior-to-mid-level-dev. What has been your experiences?|
Deep Neural Nets: 33 years ago and 33 years from now
Making Deep Learning go brrr with first principles
|Most nerdy! Need time to read|
|Space.com: New quantum gravity sensor could someday peel away the surfaces of other worlds.||More on superpowers of superclocks|
|Dust mite juice: a new eczema treatment||What an odd story!|
Visualizing Black Holes with General Relativistic Ray Tracing
PDF paper of history of generalizing mathematcial imaging of black holes
|Another wowser. Would love to see more of this|
|Software programmable analog know with virtual hardware detents||Damn I like this idea a lot. I'd hella love to have a big old metal box of gears, lights, sliders, knobs, and switches with this built into all of it|