Thursday, September 10, 2020

Early Friday Links

TI99/4A Home Computer
TI99/4A Home Computer



Early and short list today, as I am off tomorrow.
Remote working seems to become a standard section now. It is interesting how the whole world is dealing with it and everybody having strong opinions about it.
Plus the usual technology, bike lanes and random links.


Fun and Games with Exposure Notifications - I love this stuff. Exposure Notifications is an open protocol by Apple and Google, there are open source reference implementations, most of the code is already available on Linux and someone can be bothered to implement it himself and document it. 

Seamlessly Swapping the API backend of the Netflix Android app - lots of things that only make sense if you have a large amount of engineers twiddling their thumbs. Still interesting.

Remote Working

Remote Work Is Killing the Hidden Trillion-Dollar Office Economy - someone said that this should affect how zoning is handled. If the workers are not coming to the offices any more, then this economy has to move closer to the workers. This could lead to more mixed purpose communities, combining services, shopping and working. 

Generation Work-From-Home May Never Recover - people are different and prefer different ways of working, some don't like to be forced to work in an office and others don't like to work alone from home 

Informal Communication in an all-remote environment - GitLab's very long guide to remote informal communication, with some good ideas for other companies 
Buffer Podcast: Working remotely [Podcast] - two Buffer employees discussing how they are handling working in a fully remote company

The big return 3: a closer look at data -  more insights into remote working and returning to offices

Bike Lanes

Why a court says Berlin's new pop-up bike lanes must be scrapped - the far right party found a way to remove the pop up bike lanes. annoying.

Bike lanes might be more dangerous than no lanes at all
- painted lanes are no bike lanes

Random Computers

Marc Andreessen On Productivity, Scheduling, Reading Habits, Work, and More - long interview with lots of interesting stuff 

Tony-os, Pathos, Logos - I can't deal with people like Tony Robbins, but here is a slightly different perspective

Winner Of French Scrabble Title Does Not Speak French - this applies to so many things :-)

The 20 greatest home computers – ranked! - controversial! I would put the TI99/4A on the top and remove the Macintosh (too expensive) and the PC (not a home computer)

Introducing pyLegLight – A Python module for the Elgato Key Lights - I bought an Elgato Key Light to improve my home working set-up. It obviously only comes with apps for Mac, Windows and mobile. Turns out there is a python open source library so  you can remote control it with Linux too!
Friday Links Disclaimer
Inclusion of links does not imply that I agree with the content of linked articles or podcasts. I am just interested in all kind of perspectives. If you follow the link posts over time you might notice common themes though.
More about the links in a separate post: About Friday Links.
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