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This week has been about a Git reimplementation, Git for data, the struggles of Mozilla, a dictionary, geospatial information in SQLite and futures with slime.
An article reflecting on The Rise of DataOps and describing a more classic append-only log approach to deal with how data changes over time and keep enough reproducibility guarantees.
An article reflecting on the impact of the recent layoffs in Mozilla.
You might also be interested in Web browsers need to stop, a short rant on the state of web browsers in 2020.
Finally, Open Standards are simple is a somewhat related article making a few interesting points on the effects of complexity in openness.
A reimplementation of Git written in Rust. It is still not feature complete but the foundations are already there.
A dictionary search with partial word search.
An article touching on possible replacements for our current computers and in particular on the potential of slime.
A format to structure geospatial information in SQLite.
A couple of weeks back I played with the UK geospatial information which crystallised in Addresspack which is a tool to transform the odd format Ordnance Survey provides to a ready to use SQLite database.
The good news is that now they are improving and starting to offer data in GeoPackage which, besides using SQLite, defines a particular way to lay the geospatial data.
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