The Overflow #58: The ecological cost of #cryptoart

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Welcome to ISSUE #58 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. This week, the unreasonable ecological cost of #cryptoart, why nobody is practicing continuous deployment, and our new feature: personalized feeds on Stack Overflow for Teams.

From the blog

Personalized feeds now available on Teams stackoverflow.blog For You is a personalized feed that displays in every Team user’s instance. It offers actions and alerts to keep your knowledge base up-to-date. This new feed replaces the current inbox with the goal of enabling users to get tasks done more efficiently.

Fulfilling the promise of CI/CD stackoverflow.blog Often, when people say “CI/CD,” they are only talking about continuous integration. Nobody is talking about (or practicing) continuous deployment. AT ALL. It’s like we have all forgotten it exists. It’s time to change that.

Podcast 305: What does it mean to be a “senior” software engineer stackoverflow.blog A chat with Jocelyn Harper about the journey from office manager at a construction company to Java programmer at a major tech firm. Plus, the hidden roles and responsibilities of “senior” engineers.

Lost control of your cloud costs? promotion Whether you’re seeking to optimize cloud storage or searching for better ways to expand cloud use, you’ll be constrained by your company’s mandate to lower costs. In this e-book, we show you 10 ways to optimize cloud storage costs and efficiency.

Interesting questions

Fixing blurry text in a PDF superuser.com Optical Character Recognition to the rescue!

When benchmarking, why discard the lowest time? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com Outliers are interesting to investigate, but bad for benchmarking.

Should the helicopter be washed after any sea mission? aviation.stackexchange.com Working at the heli-wash 🎵

What’s a way to safely test run untrusted JavaScript code? security.stackexchange.com It depends on how safe you want to get.

Links from around the web

Bringing spacer GIFs back to handle spacing elements in React and CSS www.joshwcomeau.com Blast from the past: “spacer” GIF images were used to get page layouts to be pixel perfect. Here’s an interesting idea around bringing those back.

Why the iPhone Timer app displays a fake time lukashermann.dev While building a timer app, this developer came across a peculiarity with displaying time. He found out that the iPhone timer addresses that peculiarity by showing you a fake time!

The unreasonable ecological cost of #cryptoArt. Part 1 memoakten.medium.com The world of #CryptoArt is fascinating in how it redefines digital art ownership. But what is the cost of its growing popularity?

A centralized system for displaying and stylizing focus indicators anywhere on a webpage github.com The team behind Discord built a clean, accessibility-focused system for focus indicators when implementing keyboard navigation for your projects.

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