Victor Kropp

April 2024 Reading List

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The Mystery of the Bloomfield Bridge

A fascinating read about the mysterious bridge in the middle of nowhere and the story behind it. Great investigation which goes 70 years back in time.

Building Under Regulation

An essay on the EU Digital Markets Act and Apple’s “Update on apps distributed in the European Union” by Steven Sinofsky.

The best engineering interview question I’ve ever gotten

Hands-on approach to interviewing candidates with real-world tasks.

Big Tech passkey implementations are a trap

Totally agree! Corporations took another opportunity to lock everyone in their walled garden.

Brag now, remember later: Document your accomplishments

I’ve seen many examples when people did amazing things, but told nobody.

Your future self will thank you: Building your personal documentation

Another article from the same series. There’s a lot of stuff worth documenting, from places to visit to your home server setup.

Write about what you learn. It pushes you to understand topics better

Every time I sit down to write an article for my blog, I learn something new.

App of the Month

Apple Fitness+

I’ve started three-month trial of Apple Fitness+ recently, and I am super impressed with it. It provides a variety of training activities for different level of fitness with HIIT and Core trainings among my favorites.

I also finally got the taste of rowing, and it appeared to be super fun, with good intensity, but low impact.

Mindful cooldowns and yoga help me stretch before and after runs, and guided meditations are great for mental health.

Overall, I recommend everyone to give it a try!

GitHub Highlight of the Month

Github scottbez1/smartknob

SmartKnob is an open-source knob button with built-in display and software-configurable endstops and virtual detents.

Check out the video to see it in action.

Once upon a time on Wikipedia


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