34 / Inspiring Resilience
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100 years of whatever this will be
apenwarr about distributed systems in the real world and how they all eventually go awry if they're not regulated.
I will pay you cash to delete your npm module
Surprise! Inspiring Resilience
Cory Watson looks at real-world resilience at the Navy, NASA and others to find inspiration for the tech sector.
Jacob Kaplan-Moss wrote another part of his series on work sample tests and explains how to structure and evaluate pair-programming tests.
Being Opinionated Is Good And Bad.
Luca Cipriani about being opinionated vs. holding back.
Will Nix Overtake Docker?
Connor Brewster compares Nix and Docker and explains each system's advantages.
Rusty Typestates - Starting Out
José Duarte explains Rust type states and why they're so useful.
Hubris and Humility
Bryan Cantrill introduces an all-Rust system for embedded devices (Hubris) and a debugger for it (Humility).
42 things I learned from building a production database
Mahesh Balakrishnan has a bunch of things to look out for when building a production database.
Project Zero: This shouldn't have happened: A vulnerability postmortem
Tavis Ormandy describes a vulnerability in Network Security Services that should've been discovered but wasn't.
Understanding Zero-knowledge proofs through illustrated examples
Nicole Zhu shows three examples of zero-knowledge proofs.
Don't Make My Mistakes: Common Infrastructure Errors I've Made
Mathew Duggan shares 6 mistakes he did in infrastructure and what you should do instead.
4x smaller, 50x faster
Cutting Room Floor
The Science of Mind Reading
James Somers describes new ideas of "mind-reading" by looking at the brain area that activates.
MacBook Air M1: the best laptop?
Michael Stapelberg has a different look on the MacBook Air M1 including things like Linux, Emacs and NEO keyboard layouts.
LEGO has designed a set that can't be taken apart
Huw describes a part-combination used in the new AT-AT that can't be taken apart without damaging parts.
The Insecurity Industry
Edward Snowden about private-sector "criminal services" (like NSO).
Instagram is Facebook now
Kate Lindsay and Nick Catucci talk about Instagrams recent changes in the algorithm and how it continues to become the next Boomer-Facebook.
How Facebook and Google fund global misinformation
Karen Hao uncovers how Facebook and Google actively fund actors that publish dangerous fake-news via their ad network.
The New Luxury Vacation: Being Dumped in the Middle of Nowhere
Ed Caesar tells the story how he spent three days of his vacation alone in the wilderness without a mobile phone.
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