Once in a while I share some of the gems I gathered from various sources.

It is not necessarily well organized, but these are nice finds worth saving, and sharing.

The Algorithm Archive

From Data compression to Tree Traversal, it is all in the Arcane Algorithm Archive, a collaborative effort aiming at creating a guide for all important algorithms in all languages.

The Architecture of Open Source Applications

Nginx, Moodle, Bash, ZeroMQ, Audacity, Jitsi…

How is it built?

All is detailed in here:

Dev tools secrets

We all use dev tools but this is dev tools expert mode.

Containers vs. Pods - Taking a Deeper Look


Containers and Pods are alike. Under the hood, they heavily rely on Linux namespaces and cgroups. However, Pods aren’t just groups of containers. A Pod is a self-sufficient higher-level construct. All pod’s containers run on the same machine (cluster node), their lifecycle is synchronized, and mutual isolation is weakened to simplify the inter-container communication. This makes Pods much closer to traditional VMs, bringing back the familiar deployment patterns like sidecar or reverse proxy.

Fundamentals of Piano Practice

This is the best book ever written on how to practice at the piano!

That is the first sentence of the preface. Not my words.

How long should be a work week?

Pre-industrial workers had a shorter workweek than today’s

from The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure, by Juliet B. Schor

Oral Hygiene in Traditional Medecine

Have you ever wondered what people did before they had a dentist? Turns out they used (and are still using in some cases) all sort of plants. Here is a short review of publications on the topic.

Traditional Medicinal Plant Extracts and Natural Products with Activity against Oral Bacteria: Potential Application in the Prevention and Treatment of Oral Diseases https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3145422/

Antibacterial activity of plant species used for oral health against Porphyromonas gingivalis https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0239316

Ethnomedicinal Plants Used by Traditional Healers to Treat Oral Health Problems in Cameroon https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4606091/