Web Weekly: Vol. 52 min read
I skimmed through dozens of newsletters this week. Here’s some interesting articles I found.
NOTE: Just because you read my summary doesn’t mean you understand the full point of original author. I recommend you read the full article if it’s for a topic that you feel is impactful to you.
Atomic Habits Visualized (Twitter thread)
- Atomic Habits by James Clear is a great book that talks about how to make good habits so that you can achieve your goals
- Each completion of a good habit is a “vote” for the person you want to become
- The best work comes from focusing on quantity
- Though I have not finished the book, the visuals in this Twitter thread are pretty good
A very nerdy perspective on naming things in programming (16 mins read)
- My takeaway: Code should read like English (as much as possible, language dependent)
- I skimmed through it but I will also read it slowly because this is important for long term code readability
Data centers at public pools keep swimmers warm (1 min read)
- A tech firm is setting up its small data centers at public pools across the UK
- Data centers need to cool down, pools need to heat up
- The generated heat from the servers heats up the pool at a lower cost
- This is a great example of what I like to call “Feed 2 birds, with 1 worm”
- I hope no one has to open up the server to chain a hard drive anytime soon!
- Here’s a short quiz of advanced Ruby topics
- I got about 9 out of 14 correct. Some questions are a bit more open ended and my answer was different.
- I ran into Ruby super( ) again!
- I learned a bit about garbage collection in Ruby
Mini Robot Enters Blood Vessels, Completes Surgery (1 min read)
- A team of engineers in South Korea created robotically assisted magnetic navigation system for endovascular intervention (I-RAMAN)
- A magnetic robot can use a 3D map of the patient’s blood vessels to navigate autonomously and perform treatments
- I think this is really cool and I love to see technology like this saving lives
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