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Friday, May 8, 2020

In This Edition:
Software folklore, leadership in uncertain times. tech spec writing, building secure & reliable systems, Jupiter's weather and Lisa Hannigan's Courage 2020 concert!

Bill Gates published a very interesting and very informative piece about a path to a vaccine for COVID-19. The overview of the options and various timelines may provide you with some clarity about what lies ahead. x

Sofware Folklore

Image: Andreas Zwinkau

Andreas Zwinkau has a great list of Software Folklore tales on his website, like figuring out why a car is allergic to vanilla ice-cream, and how moving the controller during a save crashed a Crash Bandicoot save on the Playstation.

Leadership In Uncertain Times

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Andreeson Horowitz collected a great list of articles on leadership, strategy, operations and other topics. There is lots of wisdom here with principles to help leaders in uncertain times.


Tech Spec Writing

Image: Stack Overflow

The Stack Overflow blog The Overflow has a very useful post by Zara cooper on how to write effective technical specifications, including a structure breakdown with a summatry of each section.


Building Secure & Reliable Systems

Image: Google, O'Reilly

Google have partnered with O'Reilly to publish the Building Secure & Reliable Systems book, which looks to security best practices from Google SRE teams. The book is available to download for free.


Jupiter's Weather

Image: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA M.H. Wong & team/Mahdi Zamani

Scientists are combining high resolution Hubble telescope images of Jupiter with near-infrared images taken from the Gemini Observatory and data from NASA's Juno Jupiter orbiter to study thunderstorms and other weather phenomena on Jupiter!


Lisa Hannigan Courage 2020

Image: YouTube, OtherVoicesLive

Last night, Lisa Hannigan played a concert in the National Gallery of Ireland as part of the Other Voices Courage 2020 streaming concert series. She was supported, at a social distance, by Loah and Kevin Murphy, and it was all kinds of beautiful. I think the concert will only be available online until tomrrow morning, so feed your soul while you can!

About Found This Week

Found This Week is a curated blog of interesting posts, articles, links and stories in the world of technology, science and life in general.
Each edition is curated by Daryl Feehely every Friday and highlights cool stuff found each week.
The first 104 editions were published on Medium before this site was created, check out the archive here.

Daryl Feehely

I’m a web consultant, contract web developer, technical project manager & photographer originally from Cork, now based in London. I offer my clients strategy, planning & technical delivery services, remotely & in person. I also offer freelance CTO services to companies in need of technical bootstrapping or reinvention. If you think I can help you in your business, check out my details on

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