Jenn Schiffer talks

Up at XOXO last year, the Jenn Schiffer talk was definitely one of the most fun:

this older one i found from 2015 is equally as entertaining, I love the opening sequence, it’s got a kind of “cool” Portlandia vibe!

Developers Writing The Future

I just read this pretty awesome book ‘I Hate The Internet’ by Jarett Kobek. It has a nice cynical irreverence, but very astute awareness of the power of modern social networks.

Coincidentally, I just came across this decent talk from Joel Spolsky, which if you kinda squint a little, sorta touches upon a few similar subjects as in ‘I Hate The Internet’, at least in that there a lot of assumptions and decisions baked into the algorithms in modern software, a lot of hidden power structures and bias. The talk goes off in a different direction towards the end, but definitely worth watching.

The book is brilliant too. Check it.

Runtime Scheduling, Strange Loop 2016

Super nice low level details of scheduling, from kernel scheduling to user space scheduling, with contrasting demo implementations in Go and Erlang..

Graham Dunning, Mechanical Techno

I was reading up on ALGOMECH 2016, “the first festival of algorithmic and mechanical movement” - which looks ace! This video, by one of the performers, Graham Dunning, is kinda mind blowing - pay off around the 3:38 mark: