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Toot of the Week
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- Proof You Can Do Hard Things (blog.nateliason.com)
Nat Eliason gives a better answer to why you should learn calculus in school.
- Alignment > Autonomy (buildrightside.com)
Jean-Michel about the importance of alignment and the false assumption that autonomy is more important.
- What makes developers productive? (jeremymikkola.com)
Jeremy Mikkola has ten metrics which indicate developer productivity better than lines of code written.
- This will be easy (bitecode.dev)
A story about doing an HTTP Post request—a simple task, made complicated by real-life constraints.
- I don't know how I feel about email (xeiaso.net)
Xe Iaso writes a satire post about email—one that might remind you of arguments against a certain social network.
- Software engineers hate code (dancowell.com)
Dan Cowell writes a humorous article about software engineers‘ hate for (other people) code and the resulting effects.
- Stop Overengineering (blog.matt-rickard.com)
Matt Rickard lists 10 negative effects of overengineering.
- Why Rust is a great fit for embedded software - 2023 update (tweedegolf.nl)
Henk talks about the state of embedded Rust.
Cutting Room Floor
- When Work Didn't Follow You Home (calnewport.com)
Cal Newport about a recent article by Dan Kois interviewing Gen X people about what they did after work.
- A 17th-century font in a 21st-century thesis (linyangchen.com)
Lin Yangchen found an 17th-century font and, after quite some research and then some careful manual adaptions, used it in their thesis.
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