Pankaj Jangid's Reading Archive
I read code. I write code.

This is my reading archive. If am an avid reader and would read the whole internet one day. If you are a good writer then do send me stuff. I will genuinely read your essay and add it to my list, here, with some notes.

The Archive Begins…

Objective reasons to prefer Linux to Windows

I have participated in so many fruitless debates on "why-linux-is-better". To get a better hand on it, I started reading this article from 2014. Although, I still don’t have a better way to win debates, but the article is definitely a must read. The author of this article has collected a lot of information that is really useful if you want to advocate the use of GNU/Linux.

Generic statements like "Linux is more stable and reliable" are still part of my discussions but honestly I can not prove it on the spot. Do write to me if you have a better way.

Wikipedia

"Wikipedia is a proof that you can trust people, most of the time", a friend of mine told me this once. This is a profound statement.

Background Features in Google Meet, Powered by Web ML

Good thing is that it is based on an open-sourced project MediaPipe by Google. This uses WebAssembly to speedup in-browser execution. And it looks like that Google is really into it. Google is into everything BTW. They have released Chrome 84 that supports WebAssembly SIMD as well, claiming 2x performance boost.

MobileNetV3 diagram is cool. The encoder and decoder are symmetric in this network. The post shares some example gifs to give you an idea. Honestly shares where it lacks. Look at the last gif. It clearly shows edge problems. But this is will definitely improve overtime. Great work.

A Better Mousetrap

This is a nice write-up on product launch journey. So many people think that it is a small thing to just try out and fail. No. Even if you are building a small thing, it is going to take some time. It is difficult to keep the hope alive. And the ones who do it, they really make it big.

Packaging Kubernetes for Debian

This arcticle clarifies why you are not seeing and perhaps won't see Kubernetes in any stable version of Debian in the near future. Debian Technical Committee (TC) will have to either change rules if they want it to bring into Debian Stable or they may just keep Kubernetes in the Debian Testing repository, where they don't have any hard commitment towards security.

The OAuth 2.0 Authorization Framework:

Working on a tiny hello-world kind-of appication for learning something. But I don't want to re-implement authentication part. This has been done a million times by so many programmers. So I pulled a Keycloak image from the Docker Hub. And spawned it. Great work indeed.

But how can I just sit and watch it work. As always. Lost in the web. First Keycloak docsOpenIDOAuth.

How to walk upright and stop living in a cave

This is a neatly written article on indoor lighting, ventilation, humidity, temperature and other parameters that affect our lives. This is from Tylor G. Lung's blog. Go read. Some really practical and useful advices there.