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!

2022-03-18 Nerd Roundup
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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

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