So it’s November and I’m doing October’s links. Stuff happens and I’ve spent most of my time lying in a bed. Anyway, this should suffice.
The western rock covers in Westworld – I love this show. The music is just the icing on the cake.
Nominees for the 2016 Information is Beautiful Awards – All of these are incredible.
Shepherding Random Numbers – Beautiful example of how math can be art.
Elementary, My Dear Siri! – An interesting look at an unabashed clone of macOS.
When your screen breaks in the Himalayas – The mother of all invention.
How We Built the World’s Prettiest Auto-Generated Transit Maps – Beautiful work showing all the details that need to be considered.
How I finally fixed my dodgy wifi with Ubiquiti – If only I had the money for this. And the need.
Programming is Hard – A brilliant breakdown of what life is like.
Taking PHP Seriously – Though much of “Slack” is standard messaging services, it’s good to see them stand behind PHP.
Walmart Will Manage 200-Plus Distribution Centers With OneOps, Jenkins, Nexus and Kubernetes – I’m still unsold on Docker for true production rollouts unless you move as quickly as they do.
Memory Performance Boosts with Generators – For when you have to export a million row collection.
How to support full Unicode in MySQL databases – Because everyone wants emojis in 2016.
Continuous MySQL backup validation at Facebook – A backup is only a backup if it can be restored from as I learnt the hard way.
WaveFunctionCollapse – This is just gorgeous.
Error Handling in Node – Because stuff happens and far too many node apps fall over at the slightest trouble.
Build a Phased-Array Radar in Your Garage that Sees Through Walls – This is so geeky it’s awesome.