Uncle Bob and silver bullets: While I think the best tool against radicals is simply not following them, this is a good example of why this person might say or write good things, but also unrealistic ones (and sometimes, even a bit of bs).
Move Slowly and Fix Things: Despite the name, a really interesting and almost mandatory read to think about what your daily job does, if you feel you're doing ethical work and improving people's lives, or just trying to generate more money.
Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow: Long but interesting interview with the guy. Best summary of his thinking: "An unfortunate fact of human nature is that when people make up their mind about something, they tend not to change it".
JWTs Suck (and Are Stupid) -> No need to agree with the whole talk (I do strongly disagree with some points and some "cookie advantages") but some concepts are interesting and it's true that JWT is not the holy grial of web sessions.
El taxi de Madrid reclama precios más flexibles para competir con Uber y Cabify [ES]: Perfect example of why competition is healthy: cab system has been a terrible monopoly at Spain since ages, full of bad experiences (myself included) and probably among the most frequent traffic infractions most are made by cab drivers. Now that Cabify and others are penetrating the market and restrictions about licenses have been lowered, they panic and start to ask things that people asked since long and they rejected. Everything is such a chaos that there are multiple mobile apps and still many cabs don't even allow you to pay with credit card (and a few don't have the GPS on even being now mandatory by law), so any change can only be for better.
Facebook is asking users to upload a selfie to prove who they are: An apparently innocent or even fun "request", until you remember how they are being so aggressive into facial recognition (Facebook Is Using an “NRA Approach” to Defend Its Creepy Facial Recognition Programs), so with this they can potentially teach the platform to detect you on any photo anybody uploads to Facebook. So glad to have deleted my account years ago.
Preview of Amazon Aurora Multi-Master: AWS' implementation of MySQL (and PostgreSQL comapatible) in "beta" with support for multi-masters. If you could avoid failovers and their associated small but present downtimes, would be an amazing win-win.
AWS Fargate: Finally stepping up on the poor container management solutions, either with the new Fargate "super-simple" mode or using ECS or Kubernetes.
Free Python Games: Apache2 licensed collection of free Python games intended for education and fun, including some classics like Snake, Pacman or Pong, using the Turtle module to ease teaching coding to kids. I do remember using the equivalent Turtle graphics and library for Pascal before university...
Leonardo da Vinci's Notebook: 'The Codex Arundel'. A collection of papers written in Italian by Leonardo da Vinci (b. 1452, d. 1519), in his characteristic left-handed mirror-writing (reading from right to left), including diagrams, drawings and brief texts, covering a broad range of topics in science and art, as well as personal notes. An amazing historial document made now fully public by the British Library.
"stop paying the ransoms. We’re creating a billion dollar criminal industry instead of, well, setting up backups. We are monetising low skill crime."" -@gossithedog: Bitcoin might change the world, but the initial great de-centralized idea has been corrupted into an elecriticy-sink balck hole where people invest because price seems to only grow higher and higher while as of late seems to be the perfect place to by illegal drugs or pay ransomware :(
Use a .dev domain? Not anymore: This actualy bit us few days ago at work... google made .dev domain mandatory to be under HTTPS, so no more www.mywebsite.dev for testing purposes. From the only ones that should never get this kind of surprises (RFC) seems the almost only alternative is to use .test. Gets me mad that a company can make this decisions and break everything but... again is Google and as a company they have a history of changing things as they please.
Evolution of img: Gif without the GIF: Very interesting history of animated gifs and why for example Twitter replaceds any animated gif with an MP3 (spoiler: compression is a lot better).
PGExercises: Awesome resource to practice SQL in a very interactive way, with nice visual diagrams, etc.
HP keylogger: HP had a keylogger in the keyboard driver, disabled by default but very easily activated.
Learn Pandas: Another learning resource, a Github repository to learn how to use Python data analysis.
Stardust rebuilt + Z80 Emu Evolution: Spanish Spectrum game reverse engineered by their authors (lots of emulation tools also!) and a long but highly detailed article of the creation and evolution of a Z80 emulator.