Friday, June 26, 2020

It's Friday, again

🤣 The weeks keep speeding by. Every Friday, Katerina and I look at each other and ask “Wasn’t it just Friday a day or two ago?” If we keep this up, it’ll be 2021 before we know it. Hopefully, we’re on fast forward to a better world.

🦠 The New York Times interactive of the spread of COVID-19 is sobering, including this: Up to 22,000 deaths in New York City could have been prevented if social distancing had been started a week earlier.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 10 to 20 percent of infected people may drive 80 percent of new COVID-19 cases. I don’t know about you, but even though I don’t want to be a hermit, I’m planning on skipping in-person conferences and events until there’s a widely deployed vaccine.

⛅ It’s amazing how much the cloud providers have built out so far during the pandemic. Azure added 110 terabits of bandwidth to its fiber optic network in two months. I’m looking forward to seeing even more data like this from all the cloud providers.

🤖 Turning the focus away from the pandemic, I was excited to see that Github’s Dependabot now performs version updates, keeping dependencies managed by several popular packages managers nicely up to date. All you need to do is set up a .github/dependabot.yml file in your repository (see docs) and the system takes care of the rest.