Weekly breakdown – 22w32d1



For the ones writing low-level and/or in ‘unsafe’ languages, Valgrind is one of the tool suites to use regularly.

Linked text from one of the creators of Valgrind provides brief of its interesting history, and more importantly, links to high quality papers describing how Valgrind actually works under the hood and is able to to what it does.

Note that Valgrind is not the only good tool that Nicholas and Julian have made.



This is expected development since obfuscation-as-a-security method failed spectacularly in hack of Intel Management Engine in the motherboard chip-sets.



One of the first big names in car industry to be ‘eaten’ by software.

As all modern car manufacturers are moving to become software first company, they are also learning hard lessons that:

Current state of software engineering is less engineering and more craftsmanship, with all its implications on quality, planning, timelines and ‘manufacturing’.

The software craftsmanship is a separate topic for another day 🙂

Weekly breakdown – 22w28d2



Expected news for the ones that have followed news and shenanigans around Uber.

It also blatantly shows how easy it is and what can be done with influence and money even in the first-world countries.
For better-or-worse, lets hope that ‘limitless’ growth-first VC money dries up, and actually moves to profitable AND people-helping industries.

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Expected lose-lose news for anyone involved in the destined-to-fail Twitter deal.

The onion covered it good 🙂


Atlassian continues with its slide into the red.
After recent little-to-say-embarrassing outage of some of their cloud products, there might be more rolling behind the scenes.

On a personal level, I actually prefer Redmine as more usable (but not modern) UX compared to Jira as a white-space hog.
And there are newcomers that are already using perfect storm to disrupt Attlasian.

And on a funny Jira note 🙂 https://ifuckinghatejira.com/