2022-04-1 Nerd Roundup!
Why can't they build cars in sprints? The technical details of abstractions in programming. Volcanoes on Pluto. Time to shout it out: build less software!
We had a great roundup this week with Greg and Jon. We had so much fun we ended up running a bit long. This week had one of the better essays I've seen on abstractions in programming language design, and a link to a super cool video about how Tesla uses XP practices to build hardware at software speed. Fun stuff!
This should work in iTunes. (This link http://danielbmarkham.com/podcast/rss is a podcast feed) If it doesn't work, here's a direct link to the mp3: 2022-04-01 Nerd Roundup!
|Twitter: time to say it loudly: build less software!||Hear hear!|
|Large-scale cryovolcanic resurfacing on Pluto||Do planet tiny mos have volcanoes? I think not!!|
|Host your own content||Most def. This and open protocols is the only way out of this mess we're in. Take a look at costs for processor cycles, memory, and bandwidth. Now ask yourself if you actually have more now. This was good for the list of what could have been|
|Abstraction is not what you think it is||Fascinating technical comparison between what abstraction is in programming languages and what it actually is to people who use it. How to handle that gap?|
Tik-Tok finally explains how the for-you algorithm works
|An article on HN led to another discussion about how scary good the TikTok recommenation engine is which led to this article|
Instant Nerf Research
Our dystopian future
|Whoa. Almost realltime/ wonder what thei mplications are for long lost relatives|
How we got herd immunity wrong
Related article also in the news. Gonna be decades sorting the politics out from the science on this one
|institutional messaging easily overwhelmed the actual mission of the institution|
|WSMV 4: Man arrested for attaching Apple Watch to girlfriend's car.||But if he'd dropped the watch accidentally it would have been okay? A bad thing is happening here, no doubt, but is it necessarily the crime it's being labeled?|
|Lessons on burnout||This essay has a nice homespun feel to it|
|WebAssembly in my Browser Desktop Environment||Yo dawg! You got a browser in your browser|
|Humans infected with mind-altering parasite||First the cat pee, now this?|
Why don't they b uild cars in sprints
Also see for reasons the guy is wrong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCLNswMtk5k
|Ok, I admit it. I was triggered. There is much self-induced suffering going on in the world of people trying to create useful tech|
|Scientists translated spiderwebs into music||Beautiful, but not enough cowbell|