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Toot of the Week
Stop making fun of older kids who still believe in Santa Claus, there are grown men who still believe in trickle down housing and that market can solve the housing crisis. — @email@example.com
- Challenging projects every programmer should try (austinhenley.com)
Austin Z. Henley has a list of 6 projects for programmers that want to expand their horizon.
- You don't need analytics on your blog (blog.yossarian.net)
William Woodruff argues that server-side analytics are sufficient and having analytics at all can negatively influence your motivation.
- Is software getting worse? (stackoverflow.blog)
Isaac Lyman writes about what incentives programmers have to make a fast, reliable app with a small bundle size and without exploiting people.
- Costs of running a macOS app studio business (notes.alinpanaitiu.com)
Alin Panaitiu lets you see behind the curtain of building macOS apps, including a revenue/cost listing.
- Cold-blooded software (dubroy.com)
Patrick Dubroy explains “cold-blooded software”; projects that still work when you pick them up after a year or two.
- CSS is fun again (pdx.su)
Jeff Sandberg lists CSS features since CSS2 which made CSS usable without the need for preprocessors or hacks.
Cutting Room Floor
- My Favorite Articles of 2023 (arne.me)
I have put together a list of my favorite articles from this very newsletter.
- Climate scientists hail 2023 as ‘beginning of the end’ for fossil fuel era (theguardian.com)
Jillian Ambrose about 2023 as the year where the emissions peak, before they go down for good.
- Injection of “smart insulin” regulates blood glucose levels for one week (arstechnica.com)
Ivan Paul explains a new study, in which a “smart insulin” is tested (on animals).
- A Game-Changing Vaccine Could Lower 'Bad' Cholesterol by 30% (sciencealert.com)
David Nield about a new development of a “vaccine” that triggers an immune system response, which in turn kills cells that hinder the body from keeping Cholesterol at a safe level.
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