Stuff I’ve Read #4

Sat 06 August 2022, tagged: Read

I originally intended to do these twice a month but I can’t reliably do that so I am just going to number them from now on.

Dev

C 23

Yeah, it’s just exhausting dealing with these committees. I don’t have the technical chops to promote a change nor the human skills to persevere.

https://thephd.dev/c23-is-coming-here-is-what-is-on-the-menu

Google Flat Buffers

Interesting serialization library

https://github.com/google/flatbuffers

Rich text formatting in the shell

Why it takes Data Science to drive this I will never know. Lovely library

https://github.com/Textualize/rich

The case for C# in the backend

Frankly, Javascript shouldn’t be in the backend. It’s a great language but it’s use everywhere shows an industry that is desperate for talent and refuses to train.

https://chrlschn.medium.com/the-case-for-c-and-net-72ee933da304

STL-like BTree Implementation

https://github.com/frozenca/BTree

Carbon - replacement for C++?

Probably not… but maybe.

https://9to5google.com/2022/07/19/carbon-programming-language-google-cpp/

Technology

Alternative Physics

Really good chance that this is just bollox, but it’s fascinating and valid research.

https://phys.org/news/2022-07-roboticists-alternative-physics.html

Server Retired After 18 Years

I am a big proponent of quality components for servers. Often people use commodity components because they want to shun/shame HP, Dell or IBM (who certainly gouge customers) for political reasons. What they don’t realise is that 24/7 takes a huge toll on seemingly insignificant components and they die.

https://www.theregister.com/2016/01/14/server_retired_after_18_years_and_ten_months_beat_that_readers/

Embedding an exe in a .REG file

People jus run these files and don’t think twice.

https://www.x86matthew.com/view_post?id=embed_exe_reg

Not so Common Desktop Environment

Looks lovely to me

https://github.com/NsCDE/NsCDE

When large companies can’t be trusted… dontdeletethisuser

Atlassian are mupptets

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/07/atlassian-warns-hardcoded-password-flaw-is-likely-to-be-exploited-in-the-wild/

Human

Worst Videogame in History

For me the ET resurrection showed that people will buy anything. The $1000+ price tag for the worst game dug out of a landfill show people love the idea of games, the mythology of games more than games themselves.

https://thehustle.co/worst-video-game-in-history-et/

Admin Terminal in McDonald’s.

I agree with all of this except, for me at least, the coffee in McDonald’s is good.

https://ghuntley.com/mcdonalds/

Free high quality e-Books

Free tests lovingly upgraded and released as e-Books

https://standardebooks.org

Fake Tech Books on Amazon

There are no rules on Amazon other than Amazon must make money. Interesting Twitter thread from an author of a greate book Deep Learning with Python.

https://twitter.com/fchollet/status/1550930876183166976

Software

HexEditor using ImGUI

Always love a bit of ImGUI snappyness.

https://github.com/WerWolv/ImHex

Also don’t fear it’s partner Textual for Terminal GUI Generation

https://github.com/Textualize/textual

EOL

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