Software Engineer

week 4

  • This paper from Google on silent computational failures caused by mercurial cores is fascinating. Sort of reminiscent of the Bit Flip but a bit scarier!
  • Nelson Elhage’s Llama project for distributed cloud builds is interesting. I think he makes some compelling arguments, but I’m not sure that the arguments would be strong enough to convince hobbyists / open source maintainers to move their builds to the cloud. Excited to keep watching this space.
  • @seejohnrun shared with me this great read about how not properly handling a fork failure can result in accidentally killing all processes. 😮
  • I had a dream last night that involved explaining the difference between git pull and git pull --rebase which might be a sign I need to spend less time thinking about work…