Issue #14: -2000 Lines of Code
Welcome to this weeks issue, hope you enjoy. ✌️
Tweet of The Week
"UI design is stagnant, and every browser looks the same.
I wish Apple would try more experimental UIs!"
monkey paw curls
—@zhuowei on Twitter
- My proposal for scaling open source: don’t (sicpers.info) — Graham argues that building software for a small group has benefits over trying to scale.
- -2000 Lines of Code — Andy Hertzfeld has a great story from the 80s where Apple tried performance tracking by lines of code.
- A privacy war is raging inside the W3C (protocol.com) — Issie Lapowsky summarises the politics inside the privacy discussions at W3C.
- The unreasonable effectiveness of just showing up everyday (typesense.org) — Kishore Nallan talks about how she started Typesense with only this goal, no deadlines or milestones.
- Give me /events, not webhooks (blog.syncinc.so) — Anthony Accomazzo prefers having an endpoint (i.e. pull) over webhooks (i.e. push) and they tell us why.
- Emacs Evil Motion Training (martin.baillie.id) — Martin Baillie has built an emacs package that notifies you when you do lazy evil motions (e.g.
jjjjjjjjkkkkl) and suggests alternatives.
- GitHub is my copilot (lwn.net) — Jonathan Corbet about the best outcome of the GitHub Copilot license debate.
Cutting Room Floor
- Optimizing Inputs and becoming Indistractable (sovereign-individual.xyz) — Pascal Precht summarises the book Indistractable by Nir Eyal, there's some great things here.
- Reliable, Deliverable, Self-Hosted Email (zach.bloomqu.ist) — Zach Bloomquist has a guide on how to self-host your email without the usual downsides (deliverability issues, loosing emails).
- The military secret to falling asleep in two minutes (independent.co.uk) — If you have trouble falling asleep this might be worth a try.
- The Sound of My Inbox (thecut.com) — Molly Fischer about the comeback of newsletters.
- The Internet Is Rotting (theatlantic.com) — Jonathan Zittrain about the fleeting nature of the modern internet.
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