Weekly Update: 2019-07-14 to 2019-07-21

The X New Developer’s Guide

The preface alone was pretty interesting reading. My interest is not as a potential developer, but as a long time X user who would like to better understand the architecture.


and fwiw, wayland docs via

Its Never Going to Be Perfect, So Just Get It Done

As as serial procrastinator, this really resonates with me.

The Most Important Skill a Programmer Can Learn

TLDR: Learn when to say "no". via blog

Your Nines Are Not My Nines

"He is Vigo! You are like the buzzing of flies to him!"
— Ghost Busters II

Something that I think we all inherently understand but stated very succinctly.

Western Digital Unveils IntelliFlash N5100: An Entry-Level All-Flash Storage System

For historical reference, this is the "entry-level" AFA and the smallest model supports up to 400TB of raw capacity and sustained 400K IOPS.

First Photos of Quantum Entanglement


Google is trying to convince congress it has search competition

In his opening remarks before Congress on Tuesday, Adam Cohen, Google’s director of economic policy, said that when it comes to search, consumers have choices.

"In our core search business, consumers can choose among a range of options: Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, and many more," Cohen said. "Specialized search services are strong competitors, too, including companies like Amazon, eBay, Kayak, Travelocity, Yelp, and others."
— Adam Cohen

Seriously. Also, fun fact, Yahoo is powered by Bing.

Matrix, here we come.

How Kim Jong-un Gets His $500,000 Mercedes

Short version: starts in Rotterdam on commercial ship, then Osaka, then Busan, then Russian ghost ship that turns off its transponder after leaving port. It is then picked up by North Korean planes in Valdivostok.

Scotland Produced Enough Wind Energy To Power All Its Homes Twice Over

Japanese hotel fits suite with commercial flight simulator

Haneda Excel Hotel Toku located in Haneda Airport in Tokyo.

OneWeb’s Low-Earth Satellites Hit 400Mbps and 32ms Average Latency in New Test

Very excited about the possibilities here in the US to compete with existing cable/dsl duopoly, although fiber is becoming much more prevalent.

Announcing Fedora CoreOS preview

Auto-updating fedora specifically designed for running containerized workloads.

Tech Unemployment Hits 19-Year Low

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and CompTIA claim a 1.3% unemployment rate, nationally. It also appears that the low unemployment is finally increasing wages.

via via slashdot

New York Signs Biggest Offshore Wind Project Deal in the Nation

$5B, 1.7 megawatts, enough for one million homes.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8

500hp, mid-engine, dct, ~3200lbs - starting at $60k.

via and everywhere else

Sony crams 61 megapixels and wild autofocus into its new full-frame A7R IV

61 megapixel, 15-stop dynamic range, 241 megapixel "pixel-shift super-res mode". $3,500 USD.