I set out to build the smallest container image that I could that
was still able to do something useful. By taking advantage of
multistage builds, the scratch base image, and a tiny assembly
based http server, I was able to get it down to 6.32kB!
In the afternoon my aunt messaged me that firebugs, Pyrrhocoris
apterus, could be found close to her house. Later, Esme and I walked
to her house and I took a photo of the colorfull insects.
Onboarding with an M1
This is my first week at Authzed as a software engineer and I’ve
been provided with a new M1-based MacBook Pro as my primary
development machine. Apple’s new M1 chip has been receiving high
for being quiet, battery efficient, and performant, so naturally I
was excited to use my new laptop. Turns out, I wasn’t the only one
excited to start using M1 MacBook Pros…
There are many great articles written about the Seam Carving
algorithm already, but I couldn't resist the temptation to explore
this elegant, powerful, and yet simple algorithm on my own, and to
write about my personal experience with it. Another point that drew
my attention (as a creator of
repo) was the fact that Dynamic Programming (DP) approach might be
smoothly applied to solve it. And, if you're like me and still on
your "learning algorithms" journey, this algorithmic solution may
enrich your personal DP arsenal.
So, with this article I want to do three things:
Provide you with an interactive content-aware resizer so that
you could play around with resizing your own images
Explain the idea behind the Seam Carving algorithm
Explain the dynamic programming approach to implement the
algorithm (we'll be using TypeScript for it)
Google recently announced the rollout of their Federated Learning of
Cohorts (FLoC), a new advertising-surveillance initiative that seeks
to replace third-party cookies with a new user profiling technique
that garners data generated by the browser itself.
Let’s implement an immutable, singly-linked list. Singly-linked
means that each node contains a reference to the next node, but not
vice versa. To make this data structure really performant, let’s use
plain references instead of heap-allocated types. This would be
dangerous in memory-unsafe languages like C, because it could easily
cause vulnerabilities because of dangling pointers, but Rust’s
lifetimes protect us from this. We’ll see what this means in a
I've been a freelance developer for 12 years, and Emacs has been at
the center of my working environment for 10 of those. I use it for a
lot of things - including writing this post - but today I'm
concentrating on my workflow.
Here's how I use Emacs and org-mode during a regular day.
Org-Mode Is One of the Most Reasonable Markup Languages to Use
Disclaimer: this is a very nerdy blog entry. It is about
and why I think that Org mode is the best lightweight markup
language for many use-cases. And with lightweight markup language, I
do mean the syntax, the way you express headings, lists, font
variations such as bold face or italic, and such things.
You might have heard people say that functional programming is more
academic, and real engineering is done in imperative style. I’m
going to show you that real engineering is functional, and I’m going
to illustrate it using a computer game that is designed by engineers
for engineers. It’s a simulation game called Factorio, in which you
are given resources that you have to explore, build factories that
process them, create more and more complex systems, until you are
finally able to launch a spaceship that may take you away from an
inhospitable planet. If this is not engineering at its purest then I
don’t know what is. And yet almost all you do when playing this game
has its functional programming counterparts and it can be used to
teach basic concepts of not only programming but also, to some
extent, category theory. So, without further ado, let’s jump in.
article by Bartosz Milewski.
Say Hello To CSS Container Queries
I haven’t been more excited for a CSS feature like I’m now in the
past six years I spent as a front-end developer. The prototype of
container queries is now available behind a flag in Chrome
Canary. Thanks to efforts from smart people like Miriam
Suzanne and other
I remember seeing a lot of jokes about the support for CSS container
queries, but they are finally there. In this article, I will walk
you through why we need container queries, how they will
make your life easier, and most importantly, you will achieve more
powerful components and layouts.
n this post I’ll showcase a real-life example of debugging a
seemingly weird database performance degradation. While I obviously
intend to share the solution and what to avoid, I’d also like to
take you through the journey and show you some tools & processes
that can help you dig into SQL performance.
The goal of this post is to learn how CPython implements hash
tables. But understanding all the aspects of hash table design can
be hard, and CPython's implementation is especially sophisticated,
so we'll approach this topic gradually. In the first part of this
post, we'll design a simple fully-functional hash table, discuss its
capabilities and limitations and outline a general approach to
design a hash table that works well in practice. In the second part,
we'll focus on the specifics of CPython's implementation and finally
see how Python dictionaries work behind the scenes.
In this interview, I talk with Thomas Payet, the co-founder and COO
of MeiliSearch. MeiliSearch is an
open-source search engine that is among the top 20 most starred Rust
projects on GitHub at the time of writing. We talk about MeiliSearch
and how Rust and its ecosystem have helped them create it.
Read further to learn about their experience with Rust and discover
tips for starting your own open-source project.
In this tutorial, you’ll get a thorough introduction to the
k-Nearest Neighbors (kNN) algorithm in Python. The kNN algorithm is
one of the most famous machine
algorithms and an absolute must-have in your machine learning
toolbox. Python is the go-to programming language for machine
learning, so what better way to discover kNN than with Python’s
famous packages NumPy and
The instructions below will explain how to build a Linux environment
for a Raspberry Pi 3B from scratch, focusing on extreme
minimalism. I will build most components from source code and use
BusyBox as the only user application on the target. The focus is on
minimalism for the sake of learning. Optimizations like network
boot, secondary bootloaders, compressed filesystems, etc.. will not
The fundamental principle of the switch true pattern is that you
can match against expressions as well as values. An expression in
a case will be evaluated before matching. If the expression in
your case evaluates to true - it will be matched.