Blog / Roundup: An interview with Kelly Holmes, discover why Ruby uses a lot of Ram and why do we eat the same lunch every day?

March 15, 2019

Interview with Dame Kelly Holmes - Celia C

This is a really great interview with Kelly Holmes, it almost made me cry when I read it. I can’t wait to listen to her podcast about mental health.

Content warning - article talks about suicide, depression, and self-harm.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/13/kelly-holmes-mental-health-happiness-self-harming-podcast-interview

A Deep-ish Dive Into why Ruby Uses Lots Of Ram - Oskar P

This article is a fascinating look into why Ruby applications use lots of memory. In short, it’s mostly a side effect of the underlying OS memory allocator. There are some possibilities for dramatically reducing memory usage in future ruby versions. Or, with some judicious testing, today - by using some environment variables.

https://www.joyfulbikeshedding.com/blog/2019-03-14-what-causes-ruby-memory-bloat.html

Why do people eat the same lunch every day? - Holly B

I’ve had a few conversations with Unboxeders about eating the same lunch every day, and I’m glad to know that we aren’t the only ones interested in it as a phenomenon. I also brought the same packed lunch every day that I was at school…

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2019/03/eating-the-same-thing-lunch-meal/584347/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=atlantic-weekly-newsletter&utm_content=20190310&silverid-ref=NTE1OTU4Mjc0NTYzS0

Track of the Week - Henry T

I know we had Teleman recently.. but it’s good:

Teleman - Song For A Seagull