How to tell if a wall is load-bearing

Roadmap and ETA

Nice article to highlight what usual goes wrong in software development in a corporate setting.

https://iism.org/article/driving-engineers-to-an-arbitrary-date-is-a-value-destroying-mistake-49

tesseract

This tesseract app is pretty amazing, can do a OCR very quick. To install on osx:

brew install tesseract
tesseract -l eng ~/Desktop/ScreenShot.png output

That creates output.txt

The recognized text is not perfect all the times, but good enough.

Ref: https://gist.github.com/henrik/1967035

jq playgrounds

https://jqplay.org/

https://www.jqkungfu.com/

McNamara fallacy

“Numbers are important, but if you only focus on numbers that can be measured, you necessarily ignore everything else that cannot be measured.”

“The fallacy refers to McNamara’s belief as to what led the United States to defeat in the Vietnam War—specifically, his quantification of success in the war (e.g., in terms of enemy body count), ignoring other variables.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McNamara_fallacy

Attention For Sale: A Mini-Documentary

“When information is cheap, attention becomes expensive.” – James Gleick

Satellites

There are indeed a lot of satellites.

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Two interesting articles: IT’S TIME TO BUILD, and Why Nations Succeed.

I am reminded of this quote from Steve Jobs:

I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.

Sunspring | A Sci-Fi Short Film Starring Thomas Middleditch

Sunspring. The first film ever written entirely by an artificial intelligence.

The screenplay TBH doesn’t make much sense…

https://www.thereforefilms.com/sunspring.html

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/05/an-ai-wrote-this-movie-and-its-strangely-moving/

Travel Advisories Level 1 to Level 4

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/