The IPK is Actually Older Than I Am!

But it doesn’t matter, it has been replaced with the Kibble balance. The Kibble balance operated by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. Credit: NIST Of course, it may or may not be a step forward.  Read more about it here in the article on The Atlantic: https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/13/18087002/kilogram-new-definition-kg-metric-unit-ipk-measurement. Why isn’t this necessarily a…… Continue reading The IPK is Actually Older Than I Am!

Grumpy: Go running Python!

From Google Open Source Blog Google runs millions of lines of Python code. The front-end server that drives youtube.com and YouTube’s APIs is primarily written in Python, and it serves millions of requests per second! YouTube’s front-end runs on CPython 2.7, so we’ve put a ton of work into improving the runtime and adapting our…… Continue reading Grumpy: Go running Python!