Hey everyone, I’ve been sick for most of the week, hope yours was better ✌🏻
Toot of the Week
What if we all just started using `trunk` as the go-to main branch name rather than `main` or `master`. — @email@example.com
- Same Stop (engineersneedart.com)
John Calhoun shares their experience of coming back to programming after retirement.
- How Much Memory Do You Need to Run 1 Million Concurrent Tasks? (pkolaczk.github.io)
Piotr Kołaczkowski tests concurrent tasks in 8 technologies up to 1 million tasks, with interesting findings (Python is faster than Go‽).
- Markdown images are an anti-pattern (daverupert.com)
Dave Rupert argues that you should use the HTML
<img/>tag to be able to set attributes like
- A Well Known URL For Your Personal Avatar (blog.jim-nielsen.com)
Jim Nielsen is suggesting a
.well-knownURL for avatars.
- You don't need a modal window (youdontneedamodalwindow.dev)
Deniz Akşimşek lists reasons why you should not use a modal window and instead make a separate page.
- Single Line Comments in CSS (blog.jim-nielsen.com)
Jim Nielsen explains why we’ll probably never get single-line comments with
- Add Opacity to an Existing Color (chriscoyier.net)
Chris Coyier experiments with transparent variants of colors in CSS.
Large Language Models
- We deserve to know if something was generated by AI (ntietz.com)
Nicole argues that text generated by LLMs should be marked as such, for a multitude of reasons.
- OpenAI says it could ‘cease operating’ in the EU if it can’t comply with future regulation (theverge.com)
James Vincent about OpenAI’s response to the AI regulation process in the EU.
- Generative AI: What You Need To Know (needtoknow.fyi)
Baldur Bjarnason has a nice summary website about generative AI.
Cutting Room Floor
- A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you (aeon.co)
Clifton Mark about the implications of a meritocracy and it’s effect on your world view.
- Noise Is All around Us—and It’s Affecting You More than You Think (thewalrus.ca)
Bojan Fürst about noise pollution, the anthropause during the pandemic and ways to live with noise.
- Writing summaries is more important than reading more books (andreasfragner.com)
Andreas Fragner explains why it’s better to take time to write summaries than to blindly pick up the next book.
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