17 / Use Spreadsheets Everywhere
Welcome to this weeks issue, enjoy it! 🙌🏻
Tweet of The Week
What’s the Big O Notation of deleting all of your code and starting over again? — @CarlaNotarobot on Twitter
- Big tech companies are at war with employees over remote work (arstechnica.com) — Samuel Axon about the workers in tech companies who don’t see a reason to come back to the office.
- Employers bow to tech workers in hottest job market in decades (latimes.com) — Brittany Meiling explains how the shortage in software engineers shifts the power to the workers.
- Why Don’t Tech Companies Pay Their Engineers to Stay? (marker.medium.com) — Matthew Dean about the phenomenon that leaving your (tech) job often leads in a pay day, even though you accumulated domain knowledge and are valuable to your current employer.
- A GPSD time warp (lwn.net) — Jake Edge talks about the issue in GPSD that might break quite a few systems on October 24 if NTP servers aren’t updated.
- Better coordination, or better software? (jessitron.com) — Jessica Joy Kerr about the benefits of the extra work put in small interfaces between services.
- Go, Rust “net” library affected by critical IP address validation vulnerability (bleepingcomputer.com) — Go and Rust binaries might be vulnerable to SSRF and RFI. Go has a patch in the 1.17 beta, Rust has the fix in 1.53.0 and higher.
- Simple Systems Have Less Downtime (gkogan.co) — Greg Kogan has some great examples on simple systems and explains how they are superior.
- Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2021 (insights.stackoverflow.com) — Spoiler: Rust is #1 on most-loved languages (Go is #10), but check it out for yourself!
- How does Go calculate len()..? (tpaschalis.github.io) — Paschalis explains all the internals of using len` in Go.
- HTTP/2: The Sequel is Always Worse (portswigger.net) — James Kettle about HTTP2 and it’s security shortcomings.
Cutting Room Floor
- Apple’s Plan to “Think Different” About Encryption Opens a Backdoor to Your Private Life (eff.org) — India McKinney and Erica Portnoy explain why the changes Apple wants to introduce to iCloud and iMessage are a slippery slope and make it less secure.
- Use Spreadsheets Everywhere! (simplethread.com) — Justin Etheredge makes a point for spreadsheets but also explains the cutoff point and how crucial it is not to miss it.
- Safari isn’t protecting the web, it’s killing it (httptoolkit.tech) — Tim Perry argues that Safari being a behind on modern web technologies is killing the web. I have to add that I disagree with the conclusion as the author doesn’t talk about all the privacy features Safari prioritises, plus not-supporting-the-latest-features is not “killing the web”.
- Technology may be wreaking havoc on our morality (vox.com) — Sigal Samuel about how the addictive features in social networks and apps are actually “human downgrading”.
- ‘It has to be known what was done to us’: Natick couple harassed by eBay tell their story for the first time (bostonglobe.com) — Aaron Pressman tells the story of David and Ina Steiner who have been harassed and stalked by eBay employees and are now suing.
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