Issue 2020-W45

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This week has been about refactoring, ePub, images in the terminal, git and SVG.

# Calibre, ePub and epubcheck: the curse of editing XHTML

An article on the horrors of building an ePub.

# Signed git pushes

An article introducing signed git pushes to record a transparency log for reliable auditing.

# Technical debt as a lack of understanding

An article arguing that refactoring is an exercise of reviewing your understanding of the codebase.

# Viu

A tool to display images in the terminal. It is compatible with the Kitty graphics protocol but fallsback to lower half blocks for other terminals.

I found some discrepancies with the ratios in comparison with Kitty's icat but it is substantially faster.

# SVG Path editor

A tool to edit SVG paths in the browser. If you ever wanted to learn how paths work, this tool gives you the right environment to do so.

# Product Thinking vs. Project Thinking

An article on the differences between project and product management. I would add to this that the funding/budgeting model can transform any well-intended product mananagement in a broken product management.