Four short links: 13 January 2017
CSV Conference, Autonomous Paper Planes, Test Wisely, and Some Silliness
- CSV Conference — A community conference for data makers everywhere, featuring stories about data sharing and data analysis from science, journalism, government, and open source.
- Disposable Paper Drones — an autonomous drone made out of cardboard that can fly twice the distance of any fixed-range aircraft because it’s disposable. The drone only goes one way. Star Simpson’s project at OtherLab.
- Engineering War Stories — Tests aren’t free. Be economical. We had a TDA (Test Driven Apocalypse) where our CI builds had crept up to 20 minutes, tests were failing randomly, and development speed was at an all-time low. It was extremely demoralizing waiting 15-20 minutes and getting a random test failure. We called it The Roulette.
- The Best Hacker News Conspiracy Theory Ever — A few nights ago, over a liberal quantity of beers, my friends and I came up with our latest nonsensical conspiracy theory…. This is wonderful fun.