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Sun 07 Mar 2021

Why We Switched from Python to Go

Switching to a new language is always a big step, especially when only one of your team members has prior experience with that language. Early this year, we switched Stream’s primary programming language from Python to Go. This post will explain some of the reasons why we decided to leave Python behind and make the switch to Go.

Source: Why We Switched from Python to Go, an article by Thierry Schellenbach.

My Custom Emacs Setup

It seems to be widely accepted that creating a powerful, useful Emacs setup "by hand" is just too much trouble, and you should choose a "distro" like Doom Emacs. But is it really all so bad? If you go the route of "hand-made", will you suffer through endless nights of fixing your setup? The answer is: probably not, but read on for more details!

Source: My Custom Emacs Setup, an article by Hristos N. Triantafillou.

Dying of the Light: good

In the evening I finished Dying of the Light, a novel by George R. R. Martin. While it was to me a slow read, I did enjoy the story. It reminded me a lot of the books by Jack Vance. If you like Dying of the Light you might like The Domains of Koryphon by Jack Vance. The book is also known under the by Jack Vance's preferred title The Gray Prince.

Serpentine

LAPD homicide lieutenant Milo Sturgis is a master detective. He has a near-perfect solve rate and he’s written his own rule book. Some of those successes—the toughest ones—have involved his best friend, the brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware. But Milo doesn’t call Alex in unless cases are “different.” This murder warrants an immediate call. Milo’s independence has been compromised as never before, as the department pressures him to cater to the demands of a mogul: a hard-to-fathom, megarich young woman who is obsessed with reopening the coldest of cases—the decades-old death of the mother she never knew.

The facts describe a likely loser: a mysterious woman found with a bullet in her head in a torched Cadillac that has overturned on infamously treacherous Mulholland Drive. No physical evidence, no witnesses, no apparent motive. And a slew of detectives have already worked the case and failed. But as Delaware and Sturgis begin digging, the mist begins to lift. Too many coincidences. Facts turn out to be anything but. And as they soon discover, very real threats lurking in the present.

In the evening I started in Serpentine by Jonathan Kellerman. This is book 36 in the Alex Delaware series. I have read all previous books, and I highly recommend this series.