Nov 14, 2020 08:00 · 334 words · 2 minute read

Personal Data Warehouses

Simon Willison, creator of Datasette, gave a talk about Personal Data Warehouses providing detailed steps for pulling together whatever data you want and scraping it into a datasette. Also worthwhile to look at the Dogsheep project, which includes tools for pulling data from many places.

Lev Walkin on quality engineering documentation

Lev Walkin was overwhelmed with likes for his tweet thread about making quality engineering documentation. He stopped at 28 items. There’s a lot of good stuff in there.

Redpanda: Kafka alternative

Vectorized has released Redpanda:

Redpanda is a Kafka® compatible event streaming platform. No Zookeeper®, no JVM, and no code changes required. Use all your favorite open source tooling - 10x faster.

It’s open source, under a license allowing essentially any use other than offering Redpanda as a service.

Avery Penwarr’s Epic Treatise

Remarkably, I haven’t started a Development Process page. This is remarkable, because I’ve spent quite a bit of time on process stuff at work. I am a big fan of Avery Penwarr’s Epic Treatise on Scheduling, Bug Tracking, and Triage because of lot of it resonates with my own experience.

Darmok and Four Seasons Total Landscaping

Last weekend’s epic press conference at the Four Seasons (Total Landscaping) led to some memes I didn’t quite get. That’s because I had never heard of the Darmok episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Well, I probably had watched it when the episode was new, but I had no recollection of it. All of the TNG episodes are on Netflix, so I’ll look this one up soon!

You’re overwhelmed and it’s not your fault

The Brain Science of Attention and Overwhelm makes some good points that are helpful to consider at this moment. I do wish that my attention while reading the article wasn’t pulled away by an annoying modal popover.

Profile pic maker

Profile Pic Maker looks like a handy tool to quickly turn a photo into a proper profile pic. It can apply filters and remove the background.

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