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Thursday, December 24, 2020

In This Edition:
Trees vs semilattices, Netflix 40ms bug, 10 remarkable discoveries of 2020, Eddie Lenihan on Christmas, and contrabass carols!


Nollaig Shona Daoibh, Merry Christmas & Nadolig Llawen to you all!


Trees Vs Semilattices

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Taylor Pearson published an interesting post describes the disadvantages and fragility of categorising the world using trees rather than using the more efficient semilattices.


Netflix 40ms Bug

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John Blair, partner engineer at Netflix, published an interesting post about tracking down a bug in the Netflix Android application that was causing playback to stutter on a set-top box. Turns out an extra 40ms delay in thread management by Android was bubbling up to cause the playback to stutter. What I found interesting is the process of exploration using logging that John used to narrow down the delay.

10 Remarkable Discoveries of 2020

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Nature published a list of 10 remarkable discoveries of 2020 which include the violation of matter-antimatter symmetry, the connection between the shifting jetstream and the ozone layer, and the DNA based discovery of incest between the people buried in Newgrange.


Podcast of the Week: Tell Me A Story with Eddie Lenihan on Christmas

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Tell Me A Story with Eddie Lenihan is a podcast of stories collected and retold by Seanchaí (Irish traditional storyteller/historian) Eddie Lenihan. In his latest episode about Christmas, Eddie describes some of the older Irish Christmas traditions, along with some folktales about the magical time of midnight on Christmas Eve.

Contrabass Carols

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Watch and listen to Randy Emerick from Florida play Gloria In Excelsis Deo on the fabulous contrabass saxaphone!

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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.
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Daryl Feehely

I’m a web consultant, contract web developer, technical project manager & photographer originally from Cork, now based in Scotland. 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 http://darylfeehely.com

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