5 Jun 2020

What I'm Reading #1

The first in a series of posts detailing the best of what I'm reading both online and offline:


Books

Wolf Hall

I'm re-reading Hilary Mantel first novel on Thomas Cromwell, in preparation for reading the recently released third book in the trilogy.

Articles

Racist intimidation in the Village in south Belfast "going on for years"

As the protests in the United States continue over the violent death of George Floyd at the hands of the police, it might be tempting to think we don't have a racism problem in Belfast. Think again. This report from the Detail gives examples of ongoing racist attacks in the Village area of Belfast.

Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage

An interesting read on the cut-throat world of food delivery.

'All Watched over by Machines of Loving Grace': Care and the Cybernetic University

An essay on the impact of the current pandemic on the use of educational technology, and a look at the long history of the development of this technology.

Building an automated monitoring tool to track how many people are at the office by using Unifi network gear and Azure Logic Apps

Jussi Roine details an interesting side project using the Unifi Network's APi and Azure Logic Apps to track who is in the office. I was particularly interested to read about using the Remote Development extension for VS Code.

How Becoming A Dad Has Changed How I Work

Mike McQuaid, leader of the HomeBrew open source project, describes how having a family changed his work-life balance.

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