Tue 12 Jan 2021

Introduction to browser automation

If you've ever wondered what all the fuss is about with libraries like puppeteer, playwright, and selenium then this book is for you. If you're a longtime veteran of browser automation, but are curious about the "how's" and "why's," then this book is for you. If you've got some web automation experience under your belt, but are looking to sharpen your skills about web automation, then this book is for as well. Essentially, this book is for everyone. While it is for everyone, it's better enjoyed if you've done some programming, especially in JavaScript or NodeJS. Enough about that, let me give you some of my background.

Source: Headless Handbook Chapter 1: Introduction to browser automation, an article by Joel Griffith.

containerd development with multipass

About 18 months ago I started a project which developed directly against containerd. This presented a problem which I'd not really encountered before - Docker and Kubernetes on my Mac were no longer enough, I needed a Linux environment.

To begin with I just used an old 2016 model Dell XPS which gave me everyting I needed, but when others started to contribute, they were using Macs and so we had a problem. Multipass was the answer to our woes and we were pleasantly surprised by it and wondered why more people weren't using it every day.

Source: containerd development with multipass, an article by Alex Ellis.

The Kingdom

Roy has never left the quiet mountain town he grew up in, unlike his little brother Carl who couldn't wait to get out and escape his troubled past. Just like everyone else in town, Roy believed Carl was gone for good. But Carl has big plans for his hometown. And when he returns with a mysterious new wife and a business opportunity that seems too good to be true, simmering tensions begin to surface and unexplained deaths in the town's past come under new scrutiny. Soon powerful players set their sights on taking the brothers down by exposing their role in the town's sordid history.

But Roy and Carl are survivors, and no strangers to violence. Roy has always protected his younger brother. As the body count rises, though, Roy's loyalty to family is tested. And then Roy finds himself inextricably drawn to Carl's wife, Shannon, an attraction that will have devastating consequences. Roy's world is coming apart and soon there will be no turning back. He'll be forced to choose between his own flesh and blood and a future he had never dared to believe possible.

In the evening I started in The Kingdom by Jo Nesbø.