saw the Apollo 11 movie in theaters last night, and it is all kinds of awesome.
I don't know what it was about that era, or the people in it, that so many could get behind such a seemingly impossible effort, and that Kennedy could stand in front of congress and promise to put a man on the moon within 10 years, and then create the resources to actually do it.
Wtf changed? Where's our national project and where's the administration that is going to decide to cure cancer within 10 years or smth?
had a conversation this afternoon with a coworker about fixing an oversight in a single kafka producer. As we talked it out, we non-ironically began to posit that fixing the damn thing might require a brand new microservice, publishing new events from an entirely different, unrelated service, replicating/sharing a large collection of data across those services and perhaps some creative batching.
If that's not a warning sign of a fragile architecture, I don't know what is.
Sounds like this is the end for Jibo. I guess I can't say I'm surprised, but it's too bad that yet another consumer robotics company (and a Boston-based one too) is shutting its doors.
That said, the real losers here are the folks who shelled out $900 for the silly thing.
I think I could watch How It's Made non-stop, for days
For the past few days I've been listening to american folk music as background noise while I work, and I've been using youtube, which I normally don't do. My strategy is to find something interesting that I like and then to let the autoplay algorithm decide what's next.
I've done this probably 15 times in the past few days, and no matter what the seed is, it always seems to take less than an hour to devolve into an endless loop of Mandolin Orange.
I don't necessarily dislike the band, but why?
What a great video, even for a dummy like me. And to think that the J58 was designed in the early 60's!
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