Linux in VR, Compression via Neural Networks and more

It’s Memon Mondays!

This newsletter is my experiment to save all the cool things I find during the week and share them with my like-minded friends.



Simula — A VR window manager for Linux

FalsiScan – Make it look like a PDF has been hand signed and scanned. Some places require you to download, print, sign and scan the document. This script fakes that for you.

Lossless Image Compression Through Super-Resolution — This project is genius. First it stores a low-res version of the image in the output file, then it uses neural networks to predict the full-res version, then encodes the difference between the predicted full-res version and the actual full-res version, and stores that difference as well. It probably repeats this process a few times. – A collaborative effort to name all 16.7M colors



New Google SRE book: Building Secure and Reliable Systems — I am going to read this soon but looks very promising.

State of Software Engineering in 2020

This Video Has X Views — The title of this video changes to show the view count. The video also highlights that a lot of software we write is ephemeral and will one day either be retired or stop working. This reminds me of the realization that I frequently think about: As software engineers, greatest works of our lives will vanish and disappear quickly without leaving any trace for future humans, let alone future civilizations to discover and marvel at.




That’s it friends! Have a great week. Be safe, make good choices, and wash your hands.

Also inbox me if you got something cool to share!