Friday, May 26, 2023

Friday Links 23-17

Road bicycle parked at sandy beach
This week I enjoyed the tiny C compiler post and quite a bit of good news about the environment.


Apply, Network, Repeat - "Skip the cover letter"

I Tried a Secret Google Project!  [YouTube] -  that looks like a pretty amazing and probably expensive way to do video calls. I also have no idea how this would help in group calls.

Rust-out is the workplace phenomenon making us all feel flat - just call it burn-out because that's what it is. 

How Are Leaders Experiencing Remote Work? - results from the Buffer survey


SectorC: A C Compiler in 512 bytes - this is brilliant.

Ignoring bulk change commits with git blame - first time I heard about this, this would have been useful a few times. 

Credible Handwriting Machine - maybe this puts an end to homework!

No more ‘I took an arrow to the knee’: could AI write super-intelligent video game characters? - if you accept that current "AI"s are wonderful bullshit generators, then this is a good idea. 

Github Copilot and ChatGPT alternatives - I am trying to find something nice for Emacs.


EU countries back ban on destruction of unsold textiles - nice

France bans short-haul flights to cut carbon emissions - I like this, especially if it leads to more trains overall. 

The nine hours in which Spain made the 100% renewable dream a reality - and this is without a lot of solar 

Road Transportation Emerges as Key Driver of Warming - surprise! 

Adverts claiming products are carbon neutral by using offsetting face UK ban - Is there something similar happening in the EU? 

Surf champ Lucy Campbell says her sport must be greener - I have to confess I never thought about this. It is also probably a tiny part of the problem.


Deadly Traffic in Suburbia Points to Deep-Seated Structural Problems - stroads strike again 

Can we fix the suburbs? [YouTube] - most likely not anytime soon 

Push for transit, walkable communities growing across US - "Nationwide, the number of pedestrians killed in 2022 rose 13%"

"Sex Work Bollards" is not a band name but should be.  -

Random Bicycles

Official Trailer: The Engine Inside - A Documentary About Using Bicycles To Build A Better Future [YouTube] - I am looking forward to this one, looks fun already

Simply the best: Tina Turner – a life in pictures - RIP

Hard times in the Big Easy [Podcast] - I recently watched Treme, a TV series about New Orleans after hurricane Katrina.  It's mostly about the music, but also touched the crime quite a bit.

Gamification [Podcast] - a critical view on the use of Gamification in organisations. 

Giving It All Away: My Philanthropic Plan - this is not an issue I have, but giving away a lot of money is not easy. 

Adam Savage Unboxes The Ghostbusters Ecto-1 1/6 Scale Vehicle! [YouTube] - I will put this on the list of things I want, don't need and have no space for.

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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