Ent is a graph-based ORM for Go Ent provides a graph-based ORM for Go, which can seem a little strange given that relational databases do provide relations, but not necessarily graphs. Regardless, it looks nice on the surface (as a lot of ORMs do), and seems like it would pair well with GraphQL. This originated with Facebook, which clearly has a lot of graph-like data.
Why write ADRs? Over on the GitHub blog, there’s a post by Eli Perkins called Why Write ADRs. ADRs provide documentation for Architecture changes, and I think they are enormously useful.
At Khan Academy, we’ve been using ADRs since the middle of 2017. Our implementation of ADRs combines the document with DACI, a decision making framework. DACI defines the roles Driver, Approver, Contributors, Informed, and helps ensure that decisions can be made by recognizing the people in those roles.
Backlinks 2020-08-16 Over on the GitHub blog, there’s a post by Eli Perkins called Why Write ADRs. ADRs provide documentation for Architecture changes, and I think they are enormously useful.
Free vector animations Pixeltrue offers a useful set of Art Resources with a set of vector animations (both free and paid).
Surface transmission of the coronavirus seems rare An article in The Atlantic complains about hygiene theater and the fact that it pulls attention and effort away from the meaningful actions against COVID-19. Something important in the article, though, is a note on research showing how rare fomite (surface) transmission of the virus is.
But in a July article in the medical journal The Lancet, Goldman excoriated those conclusions. All those studies that made COVID-19 seem likely to live for days on metal and paper bags were based on unrealistically strong concentrations of the virus.
Shifting baselines David Roberts writes about how shifting baselines form a generational amnesia, which makes it possible for climate change’s effects to hit us and not spur us to action.
ACT and SAT during coronavirus CNN reports that 2 students tested positive for COVID-19 a day after taking the ACT. The ACT and SAT have been on my mind because I have a child at the right age for those tests (who was, in fact, scheduled to take the test in April). I don’t see how we can safely have kids in a room together for 3-4 hours straight, and I’m guessing that many, if not all, of those kids in that Oklahoma classroom were not wearing masks.
Audiomass is an online audio editor AudioMass is another example of how much more capable the web has become in recent years, allowing you to edit audio files without installing something on your local computer.
3D Book Image CSS Nifty Publishing tool: a 3d book cover image generator that uses CSS rather than generating images! This is really cool, because you don’t need to make a separate image file for each book.
Backlinks 2020-07-20 Nifty Publishing tool: a 3d book cover image generator that uses CSS rather than generating images! This is really cool, because you don’t need to make a separate image file for each book. 2020-04-18 A useful tip for Publishing: the bklnk category finder will list out the categories that your book is in. 2020-04-12 Michael Warren Lucas has posted an article about Publishing: The Print Book Trade, and Money.