This article from Taboola shows how they use “perf” tools to analyze CPU spikes and identify inefficient database operations: https://engineering.taboola.com/leveraging-vertica-performance-by-reducing-cpu-system-calls/
Nir Eyal’s last book, “Hooked,” taught Silicon Valley how to make addictive technology. In his new book, “Indistractable,” he gives you the tools to take back control of your attention and your life. Here’s a link to the Next Big Idea podcast about “Indistractable”, which convinced me to add both books to my reading list: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wondery/the-next-big-idea/e/64605608
Radiolab published a podcast on the gamma EEG wave, an electrical signal in the brain that may be like a sync signal similar to CPU clock. It is disturbed in neurological disease and may be a target for therapies like strobe lights to restore this coordinating signal:
I’m starting a new site to track progress on open source stuff we’re working on here. Check out the project links above.
The first project we’ve posted an update on is the accent light that is part of our Smart Home development.