Fri 06 Nov 2020

Two new tracks by System of a Down

Hear System of a Down’s First New Music in 15 Years, ‘Protect the Land’ and ‘Genocidal Humanoidz’

With Azerbaijan waging war against the homeland of the band members’ ancestors, the group decided to strike back and use its music to raise funds for its countrymen

Source: New System of a Down: 'Protect the Land' and 'Genocidal Humanoidz', an article by Kory Grow.

In the early afternoon I listened to two (!) new tracks by System of a Down: Protect The Land, and Genocidal Humanoidz. Both tracks have a clear System of a Down sound, and I like the first one the most.

Real World Haskell

A lot of people think day-to-day tasks like running a web app are difficult or impossible in Haskell! But of course this isn't true! In our Real World Haskell series, we'll take you through a whole slew of libraries that allow you to write a web backend. These libraries use Haskell's features to approach things like database queries and API building in unique ways.

Source: Real World Haskell.

Arm Looks To Laptops: Cortex-A78C Processor for PCs Announced

Arm has been addressing devices above and beyond portables for a while now. Today the company has offerings for autonomous vehicles, communications, edge computing, and all kinds of smartphones and tablets. Yet, the company left the emerging market of Windows on Arm laptops to Qualcomm's Snapdragon. Not for long though as this week Arm introduced its own processor for laptops, the Cortex-A78C.

Source: Arm Looks To Laptops: Cortex-A78C Processor for PCs Announced, an article by Anton Shilov.

CSVs: The good, the bad, and the ugly

CSVs are a relatively popular data format, it seems particularly common as a format for providing exports of medium-sized datasets. My day job involves processing lots of these types of data sets, and so I’ve developed a set of strong opinions on CSVs, which are documented here.

One feature of CSVs that is often considered a big advantage is that it’s an incredibly simple file format. However, this can be misleading.

Source: CSVs: The good, the bad, and the ugly, an article by Alex Gaynor.

Hubie Halloween (2020)

Despite his devotion to his hometown of Salem (and its Halloween celebration), Hubie Dubois is a figure of mockery for kids and adults alike. But this year, something is going bump in the night, and it's up to Hubie to save Halloween.

In the evening we watched Hubie Halloween on Netflix. I didn't like the movie much. I give it a 5 out of 10.