What's making me happy 2017-04-04
By Nat Welch
So, I’m home sick with the flu (or something that looks like it at least…), and even with that, I still can’t get a #happy post out on time. But that being said, here’s a week’s worth of links that I enjoyed.
The Dickerson Pyramid is a rather important part of SRE, and @n0r1’s Too Big To Fail: Lessons Learnt from Google and HealthCare.gov is a great high level overview of it and other great SRE lessons from Google.
Sockpuppets, Secessionists, and Breitbart is a depressing but interesting article about politics and Twitter.
Why I Always Tug on the ATM by @briankrebs is a good reminder to always be vigilant for credit card fraud. I found a skimmer on the ATM around the corner from my apartment when I lived in London, so am always very paranoid about this. That being said, Krebs points out the biggest thing you can do is cover the pin key pad.
There was a new episode of Rick And Morty which was great, but the whole “lets show an episode and then you have to wait till summer” thing makes me sad.
I have a deep love of flip-slat and flip-dot displays, so watching ORBITAL and reading Atlas Obscura’s piece on Analog Departure Boards - was deeply satisfying to me.
I loved NPR’s video of PWR BTTM: Live At SXSW 2017. Just great music.
Kendrick Lamar’s new music video HUMBLE is beautiful.
Studio Ghibli API is neat for my programmer friends out there.
I really enjoyed the first episode of the Stoner podcast. It’s an interesting interview show about people who consume marijuana.
I hope you enjoy your week!