Friday, May 05, 2023

Friday Links 23-15

Gafiti of inifinity symbol made of colourful snails
The podcasts about the creator of LZ4 and the one about happiness science were interesting and entertaining.


We Pay Out Unused Sabbaticals When Someone Leaves Buffer, Here’s Why - interesting choice.

With or without shared-component team - I don't really like specialised teams in general


Story: From Project Management to Data Compression Innovator [Podcast] - from the creator of LZ4 and ZStandard

Scaling up the Prime Video audio/video monitoring service and reducing costs by 90% - "The move from a distributed microservices architecture to a monolith application helped achieve higher scale, resilience, and reduce costs."

The beginning of the end of the password - Google going passkeys. See also: So long passwords, thanks for all the phish 

Sensenmann: Code Deletion at Scale  - dead code deletion.


Many Europeans want climate action – but less so if it changes their lifestyle, shows poll - surprise!

Still fine! 


Ian Lockwood: Thoughts From an Engineer [Podcast] - conversation between two urbanists

Can cities help us fight climate change? [Podcast] - yes

Using a bicycle to carry a week's worth of groceries in four different ways [Podcast] - I would prefer the baskets over the bags.

David Byrne Rode His Bicycle to the Met Gala - How is this choice "bizarre"?

Random Art

Miniature landscapes inside mint tins – in pictures  

The Man Who Invented Happiness Science: Marty Seligman [Podcast] - interesting how psychology just focused on the negative parts.

Bluesky Facts and Opinions - I'll stick with Mastodon

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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