TWIL #35

Published on 2019-09-29

Welcome to week thirtyfive!

This week was light on reading - I've been playing a lot of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - last time I played that was about 25 years ago. Now it is out for the Nintendo Switch in a new and shiny version.

2019-09-23 - Monday

Today I learned about the advantages of speedy software - I completely agree that this is what we strive for - software that generally doesn’t come in the way of the user trying to get a job done.

2019-09-24 - Tuesday

Today I learned how many European cities are transforming to remove cars from parts of the city. Cars are big and noisy - they take up a lot of space. Saving this space to make room for people is surely a good thing.

2019-09-25 - Wednesday

Today I learned about returning null. It's not that this article is wrong - but I'd like to throw in multiple return values and non-nullable types - basically I'd suggest Go. And exceptions are bad. Last time I read/wrote code in C# and/or Java it had Exception-throwing all over the place - for all kinds of scenarios that truly wasn't all thet exceptional. I mean, not being able to read a configuration string is really not that exceptional - it happens all the time - deal with it.

2019-09-26 - Thursday

Today I learned about this thought to power your car by electric eels - I'll file that under fun but useless.

2019-09-27 - Friday

Today I learned about yet another vulnerability in phones - this is the gift that keeps on giving!

2019-09-28 - Saturday

Today I learned about this case which proves how critical the critical infrastructure really is.

2019-09-29 - Sunday

Today I learned that the codename for the next Windows 10 is Vibranium and the it read about Vibranium.