So many books, so little time - source
Collected a few interesting topics from the past weeks and at the end some more personal news.
Did you know May 22nd was Bitcoin Pizza Day?
On May 22nd 2010 a man paid 10,000 Bitcoins (you read that right, 10000BTC), which today is worth over $80 million, for two pizzas. 🍕🍕 Around the time of purchase the value of 10000BTC was around 40$.
Here two links from the official Bitcoin Twitter account:
Recently I wrote about “Testing in Node.js by Example using SOLID principles”.
It’s a step-by-step guide using as an example a fake Newsletter service.
The example user story outlined in the blog post is
As a user I want to receive an email every week So that I can stay up to date with the latest news.
Concepts discussed in the blog post are:
Did you know that If you spent reading 30’ per day, you would read around 1000 books in 50 years.
Meaning around 6 humongous books in a year, or 20 chill books in a year.
This Is based on a recent approximation made by WaitButWhy on Twitter. Here is the video for entertainment purposes
Have you heard about Bytepack?
Their pitch is simple
Bytepack helps you package and deliver software products to developers and enterprises.
You will be able to (currently in closed beta) package, sell, and deliver your software product in thee easy steps:
It sounds quite interesting, and it could be a first step in the right direction, to solve the OSS funding problem! (You may have heard of
npm fund and similar approaches).
In the past weeks I managed to solve a very nasty problem that I had at work, regarding a 431 HTTP Error in a Web Application.
431 is not a very common HTTP Status Code.
It’s the “Request Header Fields Too Large” error.
This helpful website states:
The server is unwilling to process the request because its header fields are too large. The request MAY be resubmitted after reducing the size of the request header fields.
For that I wrote a small informational blog post that covers and solves this issue:
I recently managed to free 35GB of disk space on my Macbook, good times ahead!
Did you perhaps read about the “scandal” around Brave Browser?
A first forked build is available, called “Braver Browser”
What do you think of the “scandal”? Using quotes since I think it’s more of a drama. In the sense that, how do those people think that valuable products are built? Money grows on trees? :)
Brendan Eich has a good explanation to how Mozilla “survived” the dark times (low / no funding) they had a few years ago
Let me know what you think!
That’s it for this week.
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