16 / Avoid easy things
Greetings from the Baltic Sea! 🌊 Hope your week has been great, enjoy this issue!
Tweet of the Week
Mathematics be like :
— @Shivaar11 on Twitter
- The Remote Culture War Has Begun, And Executives Are Pumping Out "Back To Work" Propaganda (ez.substack.com) — Ed Zitron about the stories that are told to get people "Back To Work".
- Please Bring Back Our Downvotes: Society Desperately Needs It (theapeiron.co.uk) — J.J. Pryor argues that a downvote button could be a small step in working against the divide social media brought to society.
- The Monkey Island (TM) PC-Speaker music player (thanassis.space) — Athanasios Tsiodras built a device that plays the Monkey Island soundtrack with very little computing power.
- Why self hosting is important (dataswamp.org) — Solène Rapenne about self-hosting and why a community approach might be beneficial.
- Netcat - All you need to know (blog.ikuamike.io) — Michael Ikua explains the different versions of
netcatand some common use cases.
- Understanding Rust futures by going way too deep (fasterthanli.me) — Amos about the internals of a Rust Future and async/await.
- Rust on Espressif chips (mabez.dev) — Scott Mabin talks about the exciting future of Rust on ESP32 and friends.
- Async and asleep: designing our future embedded applications (tweedegolf.nl) — Folkert starts a promising series for using async in embedded Rust applications as well as handling sleep cycles.
- My Rust development workflow (after 2+ years) (kerkour.com) — Sylvain Kerkour about his Rust workflow and how he deals with (sometimes) long compile times.
- Writing Parsers With nom Parser Combinator Framework (iximiuz.com) — Ivan about writing a parser with Rust and the parser combinator crate nom.
Cutting Room Floor
- The Jessica Simulation: Love and loss in the age of A.I. (sfchronicle.com) — Jason Fagone in a deeply moving story about Joshua, who deals with the death of his fiancee Jessica using a GTP-3-powered chatbot.
- Evil tip: avoid "easy" things (yosefk.com) — Yossi Kreinin about the advantages and drawbacks of avoiding "easy" things and the postponing gambit.
- The Value of Doing a Little (trms.me) — Lorenzo Gravina explains why doing anything is better than nothing when it comes to habits.
- Hundreds of Ways to Get S#!+ Done—and We Still Don’t (wired.com) — Clive Thompson about different approaches of TODO apps, why there is no single solution and the psychological background of task lists.
- The First Atomic Bomb Created This ‘Forbidden’ Quasicrystal (discovermagazine.com) — Marisa Sloan about a discovery of crystal with a structure that was thought to be impossible.
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