105 / Fire and Motion
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Fire And Motion
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!
Jacob Davis-Hansson tells the story of one of their open-source projects got popular without them noticing.
Clever Code Considered Harmful
Josh Comeau explains why clever code should be avoided wherever possible.
Phase Locked State Machines
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
Phillip Carter shares Honeycomb's experience building their natural language querying interface. Thanks, Michal!
CSS wishlist 2023
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 argues that high screen time is not inherently bad, it's a matter of intention.
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.
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
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
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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