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- Fire And Motion (joelonsoftware.com)
Joel Spolsky about flow-state, startups and how to win.
- I gave commit rights to someone I didn't know, I could never have guessed what happened next! (tech.davis-hansson.com)
Jacob Davis-Hansson tells the story of one of their open-source projects got popular without them noticing.
- Clever Code Considered Harmful (joshwcomeau.com)
Josh Comeau explains why clever code should be avoided wherever possible.
- Phase Locked State Machines (onevariable.com)
James explains how they abstracted the state transitions of three components into a single Rust trait.
- All the Hard Stuff Nobody Talks About when Building Products with LLMs (honeycomb.io)
Phillip Carter shares Honeycomb’s experience building their natural language querying interface. Thanks, Michal!
- CSS wishlist 2023 (ellyloel.com)
Elly Loel has a wishlist for CSS in 2023, with links to prior work.
Cutting Room Floor
- How to Stare at Your Phone Without Losing Your Soul (simone.org)
Simone argues that high screen time is not inherently bad, it’s a matter of intention.
- VogelRIP (German) (vogel.rip)
A German talkshow has commissioned a study to see if German tweets changed, and they did: 20 % less German tweets since last year, smaller and less active bubbles and more right-wing chatter.
- Paragraphica (bjoernkarmann.dk)
Bjørn Karmann built a camera with a viewfinder that turns what it sees into text and the camera turns that text into an image using AI.
- Why octopuses are building small “cities” off the coast of Australia (arstechnica.com)
Annalee Newitz tells the fascinating story of the otherwise solitary octopus building “Octlantis” and developing social behaviour.
- These tiny, medical robots could one day travel through your body (colorado.edu)
Daniel Strain summarises a paper by CU Boulder who created tiny robots that could one day deliver drugs to hard-to-reach places or perform tiny surgeries.
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