Friday, November 18, 2022

Friday Links 22-38

Colourful AI generated mastodon

Another Mastodon week. Seems like another wave of users is migrating to Mastodon. 

I also looked into on-call ... for reasons.

And I enjoyed the old Barcelona videos and the article about the USE method. 


How OSI got to Mastodon - good to see more institutions and organisations joining and creating their own instances.

The Fediverse Could Be Awesome (if we don’t screw it up)  - the EFF chiming in … without creating their own instance.

Fedi.Directory - the old school directory of Mastodon accounts 

‘Could this be Twitter without the toxic slurry?’ My week on Mastodon - Zoe Williams

Verifying your GitHub profile on Mastodon - better than the hacks 

Mastodon Is Like Twitter Without Nazis, So Why Are We Not Using It? - from 2017 

#FediBbuzz - trends in the fediverse 

Scaling Mastodon is Impossible - I can't say I agree 

Mastodon and federation - is it Twitter or Discord servers?


How to Create a Developer-Friendly On-Call Schedule in 7 steps - quick overview 

Being On-Call - from the SRE Book

Three ways to remove bias from technical interviews - structure, relevant questions, do deeper 

“If only people stopped interrupting and started listening :)” - we all have been in these meetings 

10x Disagree and Commit - you have to be good at disagreeing and committing

The flying wedge. - yes, I don't like this either.


Rust in the 6.2 kernel [$$$] - nice incremental approach

Using the cloud to scale Etsy - the consultants view 

The USE Method - "The Utilization Saturation and Errors (USE) Method is a methodology for analyzing the performance of any system."

Move faster, wait less: Improving code review time at Meta - improving the code review user experience with nudging 

Sapling: Source control that’s user-friendly and scalable - looks nice, but how compatible, just command line?


Enderrocar per construir [YouTube] - Barcelona uploaded some videos about the construction around the Olympics.

Barcelona Connexió [YouTube] - Another Barcelona video. Some of this is great, some of it is still being fixed now.

Electric vehicle shift alone will not solve urban transport woes, says Portuguese minister - surprise 

Wild boars: Catalonia's growing feral pig problem - feral pigs still going strong in Barcelona

Over 400 Covid-era outdoor seating areas in bars and restaurants regularized in Barcelona - mostly taking space away from cars

Random Colours

A 900-Page Pre-Pantone Guide to Color from 1692: A Complete Digital Scan- this doesn't seem accurate

Best WRC Game Ever? WRC Generations | Rally RACC Catalunya | Gymkhana Action [YouTube] - I was not aware that such rigs are for sale, this is amazing and amazingly expensive.  

Poorly Drawn Lines - Never Give Up [Comic]

Meet your new two-factor authenticator: your Commodore 64  - fun!

Barcelona students to take mandatory climate crisis module from 2024 - protests do work!

The Scoop: Tech Layoffs in 2022 - this is looking pretty bleak

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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