Hey hey, a bit late due to vacation travels but here we are! Hope you find something cool in this week’s selection. 😌
Toot of the Week
it's cute when websites think I would turn off my ad blocker rather than just leaving the page — @email@example.com
- Edsger Dijkstra's One-Day Workweek (calnewport.com)
Cal Newport about Edsger Dijkstra working one day a week and why busyness can prevent productivity.
- What makes a website cool? (buttondown.email)
Robin Rendle explains what makes a website cool in their eyes. Thanks, Jan!
- Lies we tell ourselves to keep using Golang (fasterthanli.me)
Amos takes a close look at Go and weighs its issues against its strengths.
- Why Static Languages Suffer From Complexity (hirrolot.github.io)
Hirrolot writes about types in language design and the advantages and disadvantages of dynamic vs. static languages.
- Monitoring your logs is mostly a tarpit (utcc.utoronto.ca)
Chris Siebenmann argues monitoring unstructured logs isn’t worth it.
- Getting my library cards onto my phone the hard way (iliana.fyi)
iliana etaoin shares how xie built a custom Apple Wallet pass for xer library card.
- Some tactics for writing in public (jvns.ca)
Julia Evans shares advice on what to look out for when writing in public.
- How I make annotated presentations (simonwillison.net)
Simon Willison shares their progress to turn a given talk into a blog post.
- Using ChatGPT for Songwriting (theredhandfiles.com)
Nick Cave answers the question why you shouldn’t use ChatGPT for songwriting even if it’s so much ’faster and easier‘. Thanks, Jan!
Cutting Room Floor
- The monster atomic bomb that was too big to use (bbc.com)
Stephen Downling about Tsar Bomba, an experimental nuclear bomb that was too powerful to test.
- Not Using Zoom (the.webm.ink)
Simon Phipps explains why they’re not using Zoom anymore after the latest Terms of Service update.
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