Another week with limited opportunities for deep, meaningful consumption. Lately, I’ve taken more time for purely idle diversions, which while they cut into time, provide a needed rest.
Hopefully everyone is staying healthy and safe. Enjoy your weekend.
- Episode 405: Yevgeniy Brikman on Infrastructure As Code Best Practices : Software Engineering Radio - Some of the tutorials posted by the Gruntworks team(Mr. Brikman’s company) were instrumental in helping me learn more advanced Terraform usage when I first got started. This was a great way to hear some of his deeper thoughts on the subject, and I’m looking forward to reading his book.
- #89 - Stephen Wolfram: Cellular Automata, Computation, and Physics | MIT | Artificial Intelligence Podcast - Stephen Wolfram is a brilliant but polarizing figure in tech. If you’ve never spent some time asking his search engine questions, I highly recommend it.
- What Is Interesting About Factorio - One of my favorite computer games to play. The author of this post draws some interesting comparisons between in-game psychology and behavior, and that of real life.
- The growth of command line options, 1979-Present - This blog post would seemingly refute the “Unix” way of doing things. In my career, I spent less time in the domain of Linux system administration than some of my cohort, so I probably come down more on the new-school way of thinking here.
- Two Years at Dropbox | Chad Austin - I always enjoy reading career anecdotes from other engineers at recognizable engineering orgs. Some interesting takeways on career progression here.