Polymath Engineer Weekly #6
Are you curious today?
Hello again. Clean the old open tabs and enjoy some fresh ones.
Links of the Week
This is a well-illustrated post on how to use steganography to hide information inside an image.
“Perhaps the most exciting part of the social token movement is what can be done with these economies. Since these projects live on-chain, they can interoperate with other parts of the crypto ecosystem. These “composable economies” will usher in new financial instruments and organizations if successful.“
You probably know that you should not be storing passwords in plaintext. But are you using a secure hash function?
Chris Olah is very good at creating illustrative examples on how complex machine learning algorithms work. It makes you want to know more about every topic he writes about.
This guy designed a “C compiler that targets the printable subset of x86”. Doing something just for the sake of doing it can be a great opportunity to solve interesting problems.
It's hard to understand latency in production. Be pessimistic on user experience, things might be worse than you think from the perspective of your users.
Modeling data is hard. Postgres makes it possible to represent your domain schema in a rich way.
How will the electric vehicles evolve in the following years?
Book of the Week
“Through short stories, illustrations, and analysis, the book discusses how systems can acquire meaningful context despite being made of "meaningless" elements. It also discusses self-reference and formal rules, isomorphism, what it means to communicate, how knowledge can be represented and stored, the methods and limitations of symbolic representation, and even the fundamental notion of "meaning" itself.”
Hope you enjoyed the links. Have a nice week ;)