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Toot of the Week
You can't UN-invent a technology. You can't put the genie back in the bottle once it's in the hands of the people. Laserdisc WILL have its day — @email@example.com
- Time is not a synchronization primitive (xeiaso.net)
Xe Iaso about the bad practice of sleeping in tests and how to catch it in Go.
- XML is the future (bitecode.dev)
This author talks about the right tool for the right job and explains why you probably don’t need a Google-level tech stack for your 100 req/s website.
- Rust fact vs. fiction: 5 Insights from Google's Rust journey in 2022 (opensource.googleblog.com)
The Google open source blog draws a resume over Rust use at Google in 2022. Thanks, Jacob!
Alex Kotliarskyi goes through a
package.jsonas if it’s the Gom Jabbar from Dune.
- Font size is useless; let’s fix it (tonsky.me)
Nikita talks about inconsistencies with different fonts and explains why you can’t rely on font-size.
Cutting Room Floor
- What Does Intellectual Humility Look Like? (greatergood.berkeley.edu)
Mark Leary about intellectual humility—what it is, it’s benefits and drawbacks and how to gain more.
- 4 volunteers just entered a virtual "Mars" made by NASA. They won't come back for one year. (cbsnews.com)
Emily Mae Czachor about a NASA exploration project that aims to simulate challenges that might occur on Mars.
- Sennheiser HD 555 to HD 595 Mod (mikebeauchamp.com)
Mike Beauchamp explains how you can turn $ 200 headphones into $ 350 headphones with a screwdriver.
- Delete Friction (garrettdimon.com)
Garrett Dimon tells the story of how a habit of them slowly declined and the steps they took to reverse that.
- The hottest new perk in tech is freedom (vox.com)
Rani Molla about the return to office big tech has called for and the advantages of being able to hire anywhere.
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