week 30, 2019

Misunderstanding Dunning-Kruger

I know this all may seem like nitpicking, but it is important to how the DK effect is interpreted. The vast majority of people who bring it up seem to think that it applies only to dumb people and that it says dumb people think they are smarter than smart people. Neither of these things are true. Further – if you think it only applies to other people (which itself, ironically, is part of the DK effect) then you miss the core lesson and opportunity for self-improvement and critical thinking.

Writes Steven Novella in Misunderstanding Dunning-Kruger.

The Shy Orange Tabby

In the afternoon, when returning from the town center, my mother and I saw a orange tabby resting on top of a parked car. I was hoping to take a photo of the cat while it was resting but it got scared and jumped off the car.

A shy orange tabby cat
A shy orange tabby cat.

After a few attempts I was able to get closer to the shy tabby and take a few photos of the cat with my iPhone 5.

Dawn: a great read

An hour and a half after midnight I finished Dawn by Octavia E. Butler, the first book in the Xenogenesis SF trilogy. The story is Hugo and Nebula Award winner; well deserved, what a great read.

My Personal Git Tricks Cheatsheet

Besides the "basic" commands of Git, everyone has their own little Git tricks they use. I wanted to quickly write a list of my own which I tend to alias in my .gitconfig. Scroll to the bottom to see some fun git related commands that run outside of git! :)

Source: My Personal Git Tricks Cheatsheet an article by Antonin Januska, which has also some useful comments.

Curl goez parallel

[W]e introduce the ability for the curl command line tool to do parallel transfers! Instead of doing all the provided URLs one by one and only start the next one once the previous has been completed, curl can now be told to do all of them, or at least many of them, at the same time!

Source: Curl goez parallel.

According to the article this feature is scheduled to ship in curl 7.66.0 on September 11, 2019.