Friday, June 28, 2024

Friday Links 24-19

Philips D8444 stereo radio recorder (boombox, ghettoblaster)
Clearing up my backlog again!

A lot of fun stuff in the random section. I did enjoy the podcast about getting or not getting into Berghain, and the one about the Stereophonic play.
The ongoing research into the XZ backdoor also continues to be interesting.


Seven Conversation Hacks - some of this is harder, when working remote.

The route to better culture? Better managers - mostly quoting research.

The State of Teams - Atlassian data.

TBM 295: Going Deep  - "There is a thoughtful way to connect with your team, mentor, and coach and give useful feedback. It takes time and energy. By all means, be good managers."

Sharing Our Latest Culture Memo - from Netflix - "People over Process: Our goal is to inspire and empower more than manage because employees have more impact when they’re free to make decisions about their own work." 


XZ backdoor: Hook analysis - more analysis on how that attack was supposed to work. 

The Trough of Despair - it will get worse, before it gets better. 

Urbanism / Transport

Germany's autobahn bridges falling apart - here is an idea: if you can't maintain your infrastructure, try building less

Is it even a city? [YouTube] - "Everything is just so … available"

What is the future of Barcelona’s Superblocks? - model for other cities, fighting for survival in Barcelona. 

I Rode the Craziest Trains in Japan [YouTube] - I'll take the bicycle train, please.

Lebensadern für Velofahrerinnen [German] - Utrecht's way to a better city. 


Why is defending forests so deadly? [Podcast] - first I thought this was about South America, but this is in Europe!

How Spain's tourism industry is dealing with drought - not well! 

‘Whack-a-mole situation’: Algerian officials wrestle with water shortage anger - the water wars are coming! 

BHP rejects hydrogen and hybrids, will go straight to electric for giant haul trucks - meanwhile some politicians continue to sell us hydrogen as the future. 

Solar modules deployed in France in 1992 still provide 79.5% of original output power - as batteries, they last longer than expected. 

Too much of a good thing? Spain's green energy can exceed demand - we need more electric consumers (cars, factories, ...)

Random Boomboxes

Sharp's Back-to-Back Boombox mixtape madness [YouTube] - should I have a separate cassette section every week? Better not. 

Tape Player/Recorder Diy - Final Circuit and Demo [YouTube] - building a tape head from scratch.

The disturbing online misogyny of Gamergate has returned – if it ever went away - some gamers are weird.

How I Stopped Fearing Boredom [Podcast] - boredom is the best! Or just call it the slack between the busy times. 

Overnight Success: How the founders of Kona Bikes saved their company [Podcast] - sounds like a bunch of hippies … nice.

592. How to Make the Coolest Show on Broadway [Podcast] - I am not a fan of plays or musicals, but this sounds intriguing. I did like the Fleetwood Mac documentary.

Why didn’t Chris and Dan get into Berghain? (Part 1)  & Why didn’t Chris and Dan get into Berghain? (Part 2) [Podcast] - I don't get the hype about Berghain. This is well told and funny. 

Falling Sand - want to waste some time, here you go …

SANDTRIS - you have more time, here you go …

How TED talks became the Picotop of millennial intellectualism - I noticed that I haven't seen any TED talks in a long time.

‘Thought Leader’ gives talk that will inspire your thoughts | CBC Radio (Comedy/Satire Skit) [YouTube] - and now that I have seen this, I can never unsee it for future TED talks.

Style Different Fonts [Instagram Reel] - quite fun for font fans.

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 kinds 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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