Matt would go on to work for Argonaut and SCE Studio Cambridge, and earn programming credits on Croc and 24: The Game. I wondered if the competition had played any part in his career direction. "Not so much winning the competition, more the act of just playing the game. Karnath was actually a Christmas present that I secretly opened early and hammered to death before the 25th. It was amazing for the time - the promise of so much to discover if you were prepared to put the effort in. The work of Ultimate was very influential in my career path, alongside Jeff Minter and Matthew Smith. I experienced first-hand the way games could connect with an audience, and wanted an opportunity to provide that." … [Read more...] about The seven treasures of Ultimate Play the Game
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People are often unaware that microservices really need to be independent. For example, you often see that all kinds of services are being made but that one database is shared. Another problem is that people program what they were used to doing in a monolith, making the chain of synchronous calls between services (over the network !!!) much too long. Neither is attention paid to spaghetti structure that can arise from all kinds of services that use each other and services are tightly coupled. … [Read more...] about How to avoid turning microservices into distributed spaghetti code
A 2017 report by the NAACP found that utility shutoffs had a disproportionate impact on poor and Black communities. In the report, the organization also said lower income communities spend the majority of income on electricity and heating costs than high-income communities. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund also published a similar report in 2019 on how water affordability issues disproportionately impact Black communities. … [Read more...] about Utility shutoffs threaten a fresh crisis for low-income and Black families as Covid surges again
For years, Carlson has been criticized for stoking the racial anxieties and fears of his largely white male audience. He has called white supremacy “not a real problem” and a “hoax” and attacked the idea that diversity is a strength. He has called Omar a “living fire alarm” and “living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country”. He has fretted that Muslims are transforming Europe, and he has given Steve King, the congressman rejected by Republicans for his racist views, airtime to describe the importance of protecting “western civilization”. In December 2018, Carlson said that admitting Central American immigrants “makes our own country poorer and dirtier and more divided”. … [Read more...] about ‘His hatred is infectious’: Tucker Carlson, Trump’s heir apparent and 2024 candidate?
"At moments like this, all I can think is that I'm not worthy and I haven't done enough. We always think we could have and should have done more, but that's not what this is about. This is about celebrating the good things we have done in the community and how we have helped changed lives. Hopefully this award will encourage others to give more and get involved." … [Read more...] about UFC announce inaugural Forrest Griffin community award