In this series I present a bunch of cool blog posts, articles, talks and podcasts that I've happened on over the past few months. The criteria is simple; if I can recall the piece when I'm writing this post, it must have been good!
Blog posts & articles:
- Async-Await ≈ Generators + Promises - a nice look into how async/await can be implemented using generators and promises. This helped me understand why a solid support for generators is such an important thing for async environments.
- A re-replication of a psychological classic provides a cautionary tale about overhyped science - an interesting writing about the kind of flaws that experiments may have in them. It gets pretty meta when the author incorporated criticism he got for his criticism into his article about being critical. Uh-oh.
- Paper about Robin Hood hashing - yeah just that. Thought it would finally be a good time to teach myself how hash tables really work. Down on the dirty level.
- The very simple hash table example - as I was googling for various topics related to hashing and hash tables, I happened on this very clean example of a simple hash table. Should be useful to plenty of people.
- You don't need a blockchain - list of reasons for why you don't need to use a blockchain. This could basically just be memorized letter to letter and be pulled out when ever someone starts suggesting to use a blockchain.
- Is my blockchain a blockchain? - related to the above. List of features that your blockchain must have to, well, be a blockchain.
Talks & podcasts:
- Inside the mind of a master procrastinator - a classic talk, I've actually seen this years before, but happened to watch it again recently. The takeaway for me is that making up deadlines is a great way to motivate myself!
- Why Scaling Agile Doesn't Work - another classic, also seen it some years ago but rewatched it recently. A good snippet for any serious would-be project lead or manager.
- Alpha Males | ContraPoints - I admit, after finding out about ContraPoints, I immediately got a small crush on her and binged on her videos for a week. Then the novelty wore off and she's been downgraded from "most amazing thing ever" to "fairly good". Still, recommended!
- Viktor Frankl & Man's search for meaning - a snippet from one of Frankl's lecturers. A friend linked to this to me some years ago and something in Frankl's style just speaks so strongly to me. Rewatched this recently and it's as strong as ever.
- Overwatch | HOW TO NEVER TILT AGAIN - Interview With An Esports Therapist! - even if you don't play Overwatch (and why would you, it has the WORST FUCKING TEAMMATES WHO ALWAYS SUCK), this is still a great video about how to manage your state of mind in competitive team-based games.