Friday, December 17, 2021

Friday Links 21-39

AI generated hippos
cocaine hippos
I enjoyed the in depth look into Pablo Escobar's hippos. Amazing what kind of wide ranging effect this has on the country. 

The whole Log4j incident was also fun to follow.


How To Start A Book Club At Work - beginners guide 

Hiring (and Retaining) a Diverse Engineering Team - lots of insights from different leaders and companies

Why it’s difficult to build teams in high growth organisations - because of changes


Log4j / Log4Shell

Rails 7.0: Fulfilling a vision - as much as I question the use of SPAs, I am not sure about this approach either

Web3 is Bullshit - indeed

Load Fonts Fast - even the simplest things are complicated nowadays

Someone Is Running Lots of Tor Relays - that can't be good 

How We Run Engineering All-Hands at Storyblocks - nice structure and ideas for content


EPBD: Mandatory bicycle parking in all new and renovated buildings will make cycling easier for millions of Europeans - brilliant, this is a big hurdle for a lot of cyclists in cities

La Rambla’s reformation to start in 2022 at a cost of €44.5m - the plans look pretty. Will it reduce the number of tourists and tourist traps? probably not 

Faster trains and cheaper tickets to boost European rail travel in new strategy - just a proposal, it is still in the hand of the useless local governments 

Mit Lastenrädern mehr als 16 Mal um die Erde [German] - very successful and free cargo bike rental in Berlin

How to ride a bike with no hands - if your city is build for this and it is legal

Every neighborhood should have a corner store—but can't [YouTube] - my dream is to open a little shop in our (commuter) village, because there is nothing at the moment

Österreich sagt Autobahnbau bei Wien ab [German] - Austria is not going to build some motorways, because of the environmental impact

Random Hippos

How Pablo Escobar’s ‘cocaine hippos’ became a biodiversity nightmare [Podcast] - I heard of them on and off before, but this is a summary of everything related to narco hippos 

Will loneliness kill remote work cultures? With Noreena Hertz [Podcast] - very insightful 

The Most Popular Every Intention Articles in 2021 - nice collection of self help articles including the very good The Introverts Guide to Increasing Energy

New EV Spartan 4x4 full review - on and off-road [YouTube] - I really want my Defender electrified, but this also looks fun and more reasonably priced 

Man spends 27:41 messing with two old compact Compact Cassette decks [YouTube] - I still have two decks to fix too

Mixtape | Exclusive Clip Featuring Gemma Brooke Allen & Nick Thune | Netflix [YouTube] - it has Tape in the title, so I have to watch it

Other Links

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.
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