Gooooooood morning, World Wide Web!!! Hey, this is not a test, this is a tech roundup. Time to rock it from the Delta to the DMZ.
AI, bots and robots
- Adventures in Drone Photogrammetry Using Rust and Machine Learning
- Smoking a turkey with Prometheus, Home Assistant, and Grafana
Musings and things I dwell on
- Smoking a turkey with Prometheus, Home Assistant, and Grafana
Musings and things I dwell on
- Permutation-Invariant Neural Networks for Reinforcement Learning
Permutation-Invariant Neural Networks for Reinforcement Learning
- Lessons from a year of AI research
A new tool that blends your everyday work apps into one. It’s the all-in-one workspace for you and your team
- Robotic Kitchen Automation Levels
- Colobot, an RTS game where you program your units in C++ like language
- Learning Sixteenth-Century Business Jargon
- Team builds first living robots–that can reproduce
AI-designed Xenobots reveal entirely new form of biological self-replication—promising for regenerative medicine
- Researchers find xenobots can give rise to offspring
- Xenobots: replicating living robots made from frog cells
- Disney Combines CGI with Neural Rendering to Tackle the ‘Uncanny Valley’
- Can deep learning help mathematicians build intuition?
Machine learning systems can now aid human intuition to create mathematical conjectures and proofs.
- Engineers Look to Nature to Create Bird-Like Robot – Unite.ai
- A Website for Learning Vim
- Estonian winter 1, delivery robots 0
Blockchain and decentralization
- Mina: Cryptocurrency Protocol with a Succinct Blockchain
- Proof-of-Stake and Stablecoins: A Blockchain Centralization Dilemma
- Why Decentralization Matters
- The Rise of the Decentralized Startup
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls
- A Case for Asynchronous Computer Architecture
- Setting Up Cloudflare Argo and Access on a Raspberry Pi
- An AWS Savings Plans Calculator
- Architecture in Music: looking inside musical instruments
- Anti-patterns when building container images
- AWS Graviton 3 Instances
- AWS Private 5g – 5G As a Service
AWS Private 5G is a managed service for deploying, operating, and scaling private cellular networks on premises with integrated hardware and software.
- AWS Redshift Serverless
- AWS Nitro SSD – High Performance Storage for Your I/O-Intensive Applications
- AWS Outposts
- The Impending Cloud Reshuffle
A theory that cloud vendors will focus on the lowest layer of the infrastructure stack and startups will take over the software layer.
- Release of AWS CDKv2 and Construct Hub
- “RISC V is a terrible architecture”
- AWS Amplify Studio: Figma design to full-stack apps
Development and languages
- Transcrypt – Python in the Browser
- BFree – a battery-free prototyping platform with CircuitPython for Adafruit
- GitHub Broken Download URLs
Hey Github, Something is broken with your download URLs. Previously working download URLs stopped working. Can you please fix this? This happens for many ports connecting to github. ===> Returni…
- Calling Rust from Python using PyO3
speed up your Python using Rust
- Open source Business intelligence platform made with Python
Community website for Apache Superset, a data visualization and data exploration platform
- Indiedevs.net – A place for indie game developers
- Why don’t we just open the windows? covid19 prevention lost in translation
- CPython’s main branch running in the browser with WebAssembly
- Kavita – Self-hosted digital library which supports a vast array of file formats
- Improve your Python regex skills with 75 interactive exercises
- Lazygit: A simple terminal UI for Git commands
simple terminal UI for git commands. Contribute to jesseduffield/lazygit development by creating an account on GitHub.
- GeoWorks: The Other “Windows”
Before Windows became a fact of life for most computer users, a scrappy upstart named GeoWorks tried taking Microsoft on. It failed, but it gave us AOL.
- BetrFS: an in-kernel file system that uses Bε trees to organize on-disk storage
- GitHub Copilot Labs
- Neko – Self hosted virtual browser that runs in Docker and uses WebRTC
- Solving Advent of Code Puzzles with GitHub Copilot: Day 1
- Microsoft’s new Windows prompts try to stop people downloading Chrome
- Organizing Virtual Offsites – Case Study from GitHub
- I built an online programming language
- Pybaobab – Python implementation of visualization technique for decision trees
- Ideal Monitor Rotation for Programmers
How to be a pro programmer
- Microsoft Windows RCE Vulnerability Gives an Attacker Complete Control
- The big idea around unikernels
If the datacenter is the computer, then the cloud is its operating system — so let’s start treating it like one and stop micro-managing thousands of individual ones.
- Windows urges users to use Bing same way as urgent security warnings
- Compile Python applications into stand-alone executables
- Coding for non-programmers: Why we need better GUI automation tools
Quote of the week
UNIX was not designed to stop its users from doing stupid things, as that would also stop them from doing clever things.
— Doug Gwyn
- 2021 Tesla Model Y review: Nearly great, critically flawed
The Tesla Model Y seems like the complete package, but its active safety suite is so fundamentally flawed that the whole dish is completely ruined.
- I resigned from Twitter
- Jack on Twitter: not sure anyone has heard but, I resigned from Twitter
- Google Chromium, sans integration with Google
A lightweight approach to removing Google web service dependency.
- Pull Through Cache Repositories for Amazon Elastic Container Registry
- Ex-Google workers sue company, saying it betrayed ‘Don’t Be Evil’ motto
- Cache warming at Netflix: Leveraging EBS for moving petabytes of data
- Twitter Has a New CEO; What About a New Business Model?
Twitter is changing CEOs once again; what if the company changed its business model from ads to subscriptions?
- Raspberry Pi Trading plans £370m+ stock market IPO
Will you invest in the UK’s best selling personal computer maker?
- US labor board official orders Amazon to redo union vote at Alabama warehouse
A regional director for the U.S. National Labor Relations Board on Monday called for a rerun of a union election at an Amazon.com Inc facility in Alabama, setting the stage for another high-profile organizing battle at the world’s largest online retailer.
- Stripe applicants say that the company is rescinding offers after it makes them
The revoked offers are supposedly a result of «shifting business priorities» and staff reorganization.
- Pixel sent to Google for replacement. They used it to post wife’s nudes online
- Google voluntarily de-lists The Pirate Bay
- Twitter photo-removal policy aimed at improving privacy goes into effect
- Amazon EC2 M1 Mac Instances
Last year at AWS re:Invent, Jeff Barr wrote about the exciting availability of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Mac instances. Today, we’re announcing the preview of a new EC2 M1 Mac instance. The introduction of EC2 Mac instances brought the flexibility, scalability, and cost benefits of AWS to all Apple developers. EC2 Mac instances […]
- FTC sues to block Nvidia-Arm merger
The Federal Trade Commission today sued to block U.
- Podcast: Google’s ‘DeepMind’ Does Mathematics
- Google “20% time” volunteers has been working to rewrite Matrix
- Artificial intelligence that understands object relationships
- Google delays mandatory return to office beyond Jan. 10
- Amazon’s Toll Road – How it funds its monopoly empire
- See brands’ supply chain linkages that are contributing to Amazon deforestation
The Brazilian cattle industry is one of the major drivers of deforestation in the Amazon
- Twitter’s new CEO announces major reorganization
- “UnGoogley”? Worker says she was fired for questioning no holiday pay
- William Wells Brown, Wildcat Banker
- Schemaverse, a space based strategy game to learn PostgreSQL
- What I learned about interviewing
- Reducing an LTO Linux kernel bug with cvise
- Back End Developers on Hackathons Are Not Needed
Backend developers on hackathons are not needed. You’ve heard that right. The main goal of the startup hackathons (or any other) is to validate the idea in a limited time that the product you build is needed by people in the room.
- Texas woman wins round in lawsuit challenging swat teams destruction of her home
- Father-son duo helped techies ‘hack exams’, earn top scores for big payday
A Delhi techie and a father-son duo from Gujarat used remote hacking skills to help at least 200 students & professionals cheat in online competitive exams and score high marks.
- Metaphors we learn to program by
- US Should Create Strategy by End of ’22 to Reduce Increasing Ocean Plastic Waste
- U.S. State Department phones hacked with Israeli company spyware
Apple Inc iPhones of at least nine U.S. State Department employees were hacked by an unknown assailant using sophisticated spyware developed by the Israel-based NSO Group, according to four people familiar with the matter.
- An alarming trend in K-12 math education: a guest post and an open letter
Today, I’m turning over Shtetl-Optimized to an extremely important guest post by theoretical computer scientists Boaz Barak of Harvard and Edith Cohen of Google (cross-posted on the windows o…
- Game “While true: learn()” for free in Epic Store
- Hackers are spamming businesses’ receipt printers with ‘antiwork’ manifestos