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Toot of the Week
who called it "legend of zelda speedrunning" and not "link-time optimization" — @firstname.lastname@example.org
- You don't need to work on hard problems (benkuhn.net)
Ben Kuhn explains how people come out of college with knowledge to solve hard problems, even though the same problem-solving skills could be applied in a better way.
- Things I Learned the Hard Way (speakerdeck.com)
Bryan Cantrill held a talk to the engineering team at Rokt about things they learned the hard way when building software, these are the slides.
- Cursorless is alien magic from the future (xeiaso.net)
Xe Iaso about a VS Code plugin which allows you to program efficiently using your voice.
- Nix: my workflow (bmcgee.ie)
Brian McGee shares their Nix (flake) workflow.
- Go Modules and Domain Expiry (utcc.utoronto.ca)
Chris Siebenmann about the domain expiry problem with Go packages and possible alternatives.
Cutting Room Floor
- Quality software deserves your hard‑earned cash (stephango.com)
Steph Ango compares indie software to jam from a farmer’s market and argues you should be willing to pay for the quality.
- A blog post is a very long and complex search query to find fascinating people and make them route interesting stuff to your inbox (henrikkarlsson.xyz)
Henrik Karlsson talks about niches on the internet and how to find people that share your interests.
- That time I wrote malware and got caught (ntietz.com)
Nicole tells the story of writing (pretty harmless) malware in high school and having other students and teachers run it.
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