My wonderful world of macOS 💻

I use a lot of applications on my mac. Here is a list of the ones that I love and use the most in my day to day life, sorted by their importance

Eine umfangreiche Liste mit vielen Tools, die einem die tägliche Arbeit mit macOS erleichtern oder erst möglich machen. Vieles davon setze ich auch ein, einige Sachen sind mir allerdings neu und werden auch erst mal näher angeschaut.

YAGNI, Cargo Cult and Overengineering

It’s 2012. We’re redesigning my employer’s flagship product. The first version was a monolith that used the boring MySQL. Spending too much time reading blogs and Hacker News comments section, we convinced ourselves that we need to go big and modern:

  • Break monolith into service-oriented architecture, aka, the SOA.
  • Replace MySQL with Cassandra (MySQL to Redis to Cassandra)

And we built it.

There was nothing wrong with the new system… except one major flaw. It was too complex for a small startup team to maintain. We had built a Formula One race car, that makes frequent pit-stops and requires very specialized maintenance, when we needed a Toyota Corolla that goes on for years and years on just the oil change.

YAGNI, Cargo Cult and Overengineering – the Planes Won’t Land Just Because You Built a Runway in Your Backyard

The incredibly challenging task of sorting colours

How can we sort colours so that they look as continuous as possible? Which parameters affects the sorting order? Is azure closer to blue (similar hue) or to cyan (similar luminosity)? I can stop you all here and say that there is no solution to this problem. You can sort colours, but the overall result depends on what you are trying to achieve. This post will explore how colours can be sorted, and how this can lead to very different results.

Alan Zucconi setzt sich mit der Frage auseinander, wie man Farben am besten sortiert. So viel sei verraten: es gibt nicht die Antwort, sondern es kommt wie so oft darauf an, was genau man erreichen möchte.

Mozilla Observatory

Observatory by Mozilla is a project designed to help developers, system administrators, and security professionals configure their sites safely and securely.

Ein praktisches Tool, mit dem man unter Anderem die Konfiguration seiner Web-Applikationen und Webserver unter Security-Gesichtspunkten abklopfen kann.

Observatory by Mozilla