A relatively small week due to being in Mexico for almost all of it:
- Disturbances #9: Cryolite to Cryoconite – Jay does a tinyletter about dust (and thus, environmental collapse). This is the latest in the series.
- Where Geek Girls Come From – An article on how having an adult make you realise that you’re “allowed” to be a geek can be essential when society tells you otherwise. TBH I basically recommend subscribing to Siderea’s blog, because I suspect > 60% of what she writes will end up here in random or selected.
- Press embargoes – a threat from the shadows – An article on how the terms of some journals can be a major problem for open data. A bit inside baseball for me.
- Tire Pressure – Stop Guessing And Read The Science – An article on the implications of tire pressure for cyclists. I’m not really a serious enough cyclist to benefit from this.
- The Brexit debate is far from over: there will have to be a further vote – I don’t really remember reading this. It’s just where the ping happened to fall on a bunch of Brexit related reading.
- Why Google Stores Billions of Lines of Code in a Single Repository – I’m a big fan of the monorepo approach. My limited experience of this at Google was that it worked pretty well, though being able to do local checkouts of parts of the repo was crucial to that for me.
I read Danah Boyd’s “It’s Complicated” on the trip back from Mexico. It’s about teenage experiences of social media (and life more generally). Can recommend. it’s not very long and is quite enlightening. It also reinforces pretty heavily that the way teenagers get treated in the USA kinda sucks (being a teenager elsewhere does too, though differently).