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2019#16 Readings of the week

Dilluns 10 Juny 2019


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NOTE: The themes are varied, and some links below are affiliate links. Wardley mapping, data engineering and big data, maths. Expect a similar wide range in the future as well. You can check all my weekly readings by checking the tag here . You can also get these as a weekly newsletter by subscribing here.

Meet the Money Whisperer to the Super-Rich N.B.A. Elite

It surely has to be an interesting job

Thought as a Technology

An essay by Michael Nielsen. Very recommended.

A tale of lost WW2 uranium cubes shows why Germany’s nuclear program failed

Curio

Counting to infinity at compile time – The Startup – Medium

You can do really weird things with Scala at compile time, and base 3 is pretty cool.

A visual introduction to Morse theory

I was surprised to see this posted on Hacker News, so decided to read it for the "good old times". Learnt something (since I never had a class on Morse theory, it was just one of those intriguing sections in the library)

The cutting-edge of cutting: How Japanese scissors have evolved

I have some weird scissors, but these go beyond weird.

A different kind of string theory: Antoni Gaudi

That idea was clearly genius.

Formally Specifying a Package Manager

By using Alloy. I really like Alloy.

Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule

I was talking with a friend earlier about a previous post in my Weekly Readings series (Do I truly want to become a manager?) and he hadn't read this one, so I'll share it here too.

Schema evolution in Avro, Protocol Buffers and Thrift

I kind of like the sound of how Avro handles schemas. Seems an efficient way, although seems... prone to possible disasters.

Improve Apache Spark write performance on Apache Parquet formats with the EMRFS S3-optimized committer

This is optional in EMR 5.19 and will be the default in 5.20 so we won't see much difference, except in performance.

Why Enthusiasm is a Bad Thing in a CTO

Hey, look a squirrel is 10x more dangerous when it's the CTO spotting squirrels.

🖥 Mapping as a Tool for Thought

A presentation I gave on Wardley mapping and "mapping" in general at SoCraTesUK 2019. I really enjoy this conference.

🎥 Skip the first three months of development for your next app

This ties very well with some of the Wardley mapping concepts.

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