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Technology Short Take 161

Welcome to Technology Short Take #161! It’s been a little over a month since the last Technology Short Take, although the Full Stack Journey recently did an “Audio Edition” of a Technology Short Take that you should probably check out. In any case, I’ve spent the last month collecting links to articles and tutorials from around the web on all the various technologies that us IT folk are likely to encounter in our day-to-day adventures. I hope there’s something here that you find useful!



  • Howard Oakley has a great series on Apple Silicon; the series is up to three posts so far. The first post provides a high-level overview of how Apple Silicon M-series chips are different, and the second post has more details on the capabilities of the P and E cores. The third post discusses how macOS allocates threads to different cores to maximize performance. Good stuff!
  • Looks like some significant bandwidth increases could be on the horizon; see this article for more details.


Cloud Computing/Cloud Management

Operating Systems/Applications



Career/Soft Skills

  • I love this idea!
  • Mike McQuaid talks about entitlement in open source. I think some of the lessons in this article could apply to a lot of different scenarios, not just open source usage.

That’s all for now! As always, thank you for taking the time to read this post, and feel free to reach out to me with any feedback or suggestions for improvement. You can reach me on Twitter, or find me in a number of different Slack communities (such as the Pulumi community Slack or the Kubernetes community Slack). I look forward to hearing from you!

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