⭐️ Weekly Report – Technology Reading Update – 09 Oct, 2020

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1. The Problem of Overfitting in Tech Hiring

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When a tech company needs a skilled developer to work on a complex task, they naturally tend to look for somebody who has done the same thing before. Sound and obvious logic. It was applied long before the tech sector even emerged.


2. 39 Shirts – Leaving Mozilla

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In 2001 I had just graduated from a small town high school and headed off to a small town college. I found myself in the quaint computer lab where the substandard computers featured two browsers: Internet Explorer and Mozilla.


3. Chemist Uses CO2 to Convert Seawater into Drinking Water

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More than 800 million people around the world lack access to clean drinking water. And according to the United Nations, the figure will swell to 3.3 billion by 2030.


4. Recycling was a lie — a big lie — to sell more plastic, industry experts say

Recycling

Although our landfills and oceans are full of it, we are as dependent as ever on plastic. And since COVID-19, it’s gotten worse.  Last year, Canada announced it was working on a ban of single-use plastics, which was initally sidelined by the pandemic.


5. At What Age Does Our Ability to Learn a New Language Like a Native Speaker Disappear?

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The older you get the more difficult it is to learn to speak French like a Parisian. But no one knows exactly what the cutoff point is—at what age it becomes harder, for instance, to pick up noun-verb agreements in a new language.


6. How to design an algorithm

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If you missed my previous article, I’m going to spend a series of articles providing notes as I audit Steven Skiena’s CSE 373 Analysis of Algorithms class. In the first lecture, Skiena mentions you should take a data structures course and a linear algebra course before studying this material.


8. Principles of Data Oriented Programming

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This article is an excerpt from my upcoming book about Data Oriented Programming. The book will be published by Manning, once it is completed (hopefully in 2021). More excerpts are available on my blog.


9. Capturing Model Rocket Telemetry Using a Raspberry Pi Zero (Part 2)

To see how I designed and built this rocket, check out Part 1 As we’re driving out to our permitted launch site in Leesburg, VA, my wife turns to me and asks, “did you intentionally wear a yellow and blue striped rugby shirt to match your yellow and blue striped rocket?” I look down, and realize tha


10. Weekly To-do

Kubernetes Blog Post in Chinese Coding for MMSS


11. Build Your Own Artificial Neural Network. It’s Easy!

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The first artificial neural networks weren’t abstractions inside a computer, but actual physical systems made of whirring motors and big bundles of wire. Here I’ll describe how you can build one for yourself using SnapCircuits, a kid’s electronics kit.


12. Announcing MobX 6

Time flies, and it has been 5.5 years since the first commit to MobX was made to build Mendix Studio. In those years MobX has been adopted by well-known Software companies like Microsoft (Outlook), Netflix, Amazon and, my personal favorite, it runs in the Battlefield games by EA.



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