Netflix’ official test video — contains various scenarios which exercise frequent tricky edge cases in video compression and playback; A/V sync, shades of black, running water, etc.
(tags: networking netflix streaming video compression tests)
How to get your water tested for lead in Dublin
Ossian has written up this very informative post:
Irish Water is writing to thousands of people living in Dublin this week to warn them that their water is supplied through lead pipes. Irish Water says that most people receiving these letters have a level of lead in their water which is above safe limits. So, if you get one of these letters how do you get your water tested? Irish Water is refusing to supply test kits or to test everyone’s water who asks. However the HSE’s Public Analyst Lab has told me that they will test water for lead for a fee of €10.
(tags: ossian-smyth dun-laoghaire dublin drinking-water water lead green hse irish-water health)
Implementing Efficient and Reliable Producers with the Amazon Kinesis Producer Library – AWS Big Data Blog
Good advice on production-quality, decent-scale usage of Kinesis in Java with the official library: batching, retries, partial failures, backoff, and monitoring. (Also, jaysus, the AWS Cloudwatch API is awful, looking at this!)
(tags: kpl aws kinesis tips java batching streaming production cloudwatch monitoring coding)
IrishCycle.com on the Irish Times’ terrible victim-blaming anti-cycling op-ed
Even if The Irish Times wants to deny that it has engaged in victim blaming at a high level, it has also clearly errored in fact in a very significant way. It would be more forgiving if this was an isolated editorial. But it’s after two days of wrong or misleading coverage, which now seems to be a trend with the newspaper with unbalanced articles or headlines negatively focusing on cycle routes.
(tags: irish-times newspapers op-eds cycling dublin ireland safety)
plenty of stuff out of bounds in Dublin tomoz