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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— @firstname.lastname@example.org
Edsger Dijkstra's One-Day Workweek
Cal Newport about Edsger Dijkstra working one day a week and why busyness can prevent productivity.
What makes a website cool?
Robin Rendle explains what makes a website cool in their eyes. Thanks, Jan!
Lies we tell ourselves to keep using Golang
Amos takes a close look at Go and weighs its issues against its strengths.
Why Static Languages Suffer From Complexity
Hirrolot writes about types in language design and the advantages and disadvantages of dynamic vs. static languages.
Monitoring your logs is mostly a tarpit
Chris Siebenmann argues monitoring unstructured logs isn't worth it.
Getting my library cards onto my phone the hard way
iliana etaoin shares how xie built a custom Apple Wallet pass for xer library card.
Some tactics for writing in public
Julia Evans shares advice on what to look out for when writing in public.
How I make annotated presentations
Simon Willison shares their progress to turn a given talk into a blog post.
Using ChatGPT for Songwriting
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
Stephen Downling about Tsar Bomba, an experimental nuclear bomb that was too powerful to test.
Not Using Zoom
Simon Phipps explains why they're not using Zoom anymore after the latest Terms of Service update.
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