Weekendlinks 2021-47: bike crashes, Tetris and Airflow foundations

It’s weekend and it’s raining. Time to play some computer games.



In meatspace I try to avoid crashing with my bike. But in this free game they are rampant. And you can actually win by causing them, by kicking other racers. Also watch out for the road spanning, enormous potholes.



AI does Tetris. Fast!

This is fun to watch. The Stackrabbit algorithm plays Tetris so fast, at a certain point it arrives in territory where the game doesn’t have programmed colour combinations anymore. And eventually it breaks.

Found here: https://kottke.org/21/11/watch-an-ai-break-tetris


What I’m currently reading

Professionally I’m reading Data Pipelines with Apache Airflow by Bas Harenslak and Julian Rutger de Ruiter. After a bit slow intro, it really helps you along building your first pipelines in Airflow.

Recreationally I’m rereading the Foundation trilogy by Isaac Asimov. Because I’m also watching the series on Apple+. I think it’s at least 25 years ago that I read it the first time and I didn’t remember any of it. Except that it was about Hari Seldon and there was a Second Foundation.


About Marcel-Jan Krijgsman

In 2017 I made the leap to Big Data after 20 years of experience with Oracle databases. I followed courses on Hadoop, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Python, MongoDB and Elasticsearch.
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