For the past few weeks I’ve had only sporadic internet access, which resulted in many tabs accumulating, with articles preloaded to be read later. As it turns out, they only seem to accumulate further, so here I’m trying to clean up and collect the ones which I found interesting.
Growing up alongside tech, a nuanced view on learning, having opinions, and how these relate to tech and tech culture.
As a tangent, the sentence “We need extremism, but eventually we want nuance.”, popped into my head.
BuzzFeed found spy planes (in the US), by training a neural network on flight data. This was unexpected in multiple ways, and quite interesting.
An argument that the
"context"package should go away in Go 2.
I don’t much like the way this article is written, but I do agree that the context package is quite invasive. I’m not sure if it needs a language change, but it is worth thinking about. On the other hand, the context package has only been helpful to me so far. However, it was only helpful because it was integrated into the standard library. So… I don’t really know.
How would one cancel an
io.Copy(...)call, though. Closing the underlying
io.Reader/io.Writershould work, assuming that the
Read/Writecalls then return an error. Hm, more to investigate, I guess.
Pascal at Apple, which has an amazing comment about the deeper history and many (!) more further resources.
Open question: What does it mean to understand a system? I don’t want to look into this properly right now, but I do like this blog, so go look at it maybe?
Why I’m learning Perl 6, unexpected, and interesting.
An Emacs Org-mode tutorial, by David O’Toole.
An interesting thread about keep a journal at work. (Way too long, but it has some interesting pointers.)
How awesome it would have been to know before I decided to leave.
I don’t do this, even with the people I enjoy working with a lot. So, it’s time?