Week in Review 2024-02-05
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Normal-ish at work. Multiple meetings, start of new projects, and alignment to make sure all the projects are/will run smoothly. I missed coding this week, as the week was mostly about planning, alignment and management i didn’t have too much time to code for work (I did something on the personal side), and the little time I had was to integrate OpenAPI swagger docs, into a MKdocs-based documentation. It’s good to have both the project, and the API documentation under one roof.
I have been reflecting on the compromises on growing professionally, from an individual contributor, to being responsible of projects, managing a team, and making sure that everything runs smoothly and we meet deadlines. I don’t see myself going fully into the management path, I would definitely miss coding and being pushing some bytes around. For me, the Tech Lead role makes more sense, mentor people, contribute to the code-base, and manage, from time to time, some specific projects. Now I’m playing this kind of role and I like it, while I get to see the full picture and plan for a long goal, I still have some time to contribute (some weeks), to the code that is being pushed to production, moving between this scales gives an unique perspective of the work we do.
On the non-work side, I did get to do some coding. As I wrote in the Thursday issue, I put together an script to automatize adding my favourited Mastodon posts into this, and all future, week in review issues. It is a small script that saves me some time. This way I’m sure that I don’t lost some interesting posts I saw during the week. I really enjoy working on this small scripts.
Finally, the week ended with some time at the beach. Not a summer-like beach, a cold and windy one, but beach with friends is always a nice way to end the week. We went for a walk, lunch and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. Getting to see and hear the ocean is always very relaxing. It gets me back to childhood summers and winters at the beach with family, and then with friends. It was a good week.
Now to some interesting links and resources I found along the week:
- We celebrate raising money more than we celebrate finding customers. Doesn’t that seem ass backwards to you?
- My blog is running with #Hugo, and I have a #Python script which runs as #git pre-commit and checks all #Markdown files.Things like:* certain keywords are cursive* certain tags exist, based on content* invalid links* http links* code blocks are marked* preview image exists* preview text exists* … some moreIs this something other people are interested in? Then I make the script configurable, and more formal.
- It now takes more than 200 MILLION monthly downloads to be in the PyPI top 20. 🤯 #Python
- These datasets may or may not exist, yet.https://thisdatasetdoesnotexist.com#data #dataset #dataviz #SideProject #MarkovChains
- Metropolis #penplotter #generative #art #blender3d
- “Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Meta combined more than doubled their energy consumption between 2017 and 2021.” And they will double their energy and water and material demand again by 2026. Is anyone anywhere in government paying the least bit of attention to the environmental catastrophe that Big Tech is massively accelerating? Or have all our politicians been bought off by Big Tech?
- DotBot for 2024-01-30 #generativeArt #creativeCoding #mastoArt
- “Serious New Warning As Google AI Targets Billions Of Private Messages”The AI Bubble is anti-privacy, anti-labour, anti-quality, and in an all-out war against anything resembling a creative practice. This is who you’re siding with when you’re using these tools.
- ✍️ New post covering the basics of git bisect This #Git command lets you search your commit history for behaviour changes.⛵️ The covered example covers finding the cause of a visual regression on a website about boats.📖
- A really great piece about blameless postmortems and how the psychological safety to tell the truth leads to fewer mistakes and - in the case of the aviation industry - fewer lives lost. #Business
- Pink Floyd Plays in Venice on a Massive Floating Stage in 1989; Forces the Mayor City Council to Resign
- The biggest mistake venture capital funded startups make is accepting venture capital funding
- “The data’s a bit messy, but it’s fine…just clean the data.” Oh yeah totally…I just never learned this in school…soooo… #mappymeme
- How Much of the World Is It Possible to Model? (by Dan Rockmore)
- gm if you like recursion Have a good week #genart
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