Hi, I’m JJ Kress 👋

I’m an Independent Technologist in Research & Development

Recent Eleven

  1. Weeknotes 2024.21 →

    Injuries, Google stabs the Web in the back, OpenAI is questionable, Eleventy is punk-rock and a plea for sober AI.

  2. Weeknotes 2024.20 →

    Rough week behind us, but the developer conference season is coming. Apple dominated the news and this weeknote. On the programming side, we have open source concerns, AI and WASM to modernise IT and, again, SQLite. Plus a few struggling companies.

  3. Weeknotes 2024.19 →

    Last week I learned Next.js out of pragmatism. It was a busy week for Apple culminating in this week’s event. SQLite and PostgreSQL are my GOATs. BASIC is 60 and a few more links on Programming, Science and (Sim) Racing.

  4. Weeknotes 2024.18 →

    This week I switch it around with the report on last week. Hope you like the updates on AI’s 90% problem, Federation technology’s moment, Apple’s AI-RAM conundrum, plenty of Software Engineering and Retro Computing this time.

  5. Weeknotes 2024.17 →

    The roller coaster continues. Our business model evolves. The linklog is messy and includes multiple Apple stories, Daniel Dennett, vertical alignment, IT energy consumption, Open Source Foundations, Humane AI Pin, Samsung, and how AI influences language usage.

  6. Weeknotes 2024.16 →

    Had an abomination of a week with a sudden loss of a revenue stream. Hence scrambled to accelerate other potential revenue streams. Links include topics such as the reality of AI adoption, internals of the JSR, internals of ‘Hello World’, open source, privacy and an article on Dewey, the system and the person

  7. Weeknotes 2024.15 →

    I needed more Swift programming in my week. Redis aftermath and XZ backdoor dominated tech news a bit. Still we got a few perils of AI, more Swift in more places, and the resurrection of Diablo II.

  8. Weeknotes 2024.14 →

    Obsidian is taking over my notes and my Excalidraw sketches. DNS continues to be my foot-gun of choice. Lots of engineering links this week, with the usual regulatory and security bits thrown in.

  9. Weeknotes 2024.13 →

    While working on a prototype, I was reminded how valuable a product glossary can be. Elsewhere we have AI and the hardware for it, a couple of severe vulnerabilities, the intersection of IT and law, another Excel horror story, a bit of nice engineering and the memo of the century.

  10. Weeknotes 2024.12 →

    I was able to post something, even though the reason was nothing to cheer about. I take what I can get. Elsewhere it’s databases all the way, Figma shares more engineering stories and plenty more links.

  11. On Mental Health →

    Since I have written in past weeknotes when I struggle with my mental health, I thought it might be beneficial for some going through similar stretches to see how I deal with it. Plus, it gives others transparency as to why my progress has not been that overwhelming recently