20 / The Rise Of User-Hostile Software
Welcome to this weeks issue, hope you had a good week! 🙌🏻
Tweet of the Week
If a programmer gets an interview because of a recommendation from a friend, are they being passed by reference? — @CarlaNotarobot on Twitter
- The Rise Of User-Hostile Software (den.dev) — Den Delimarsky about user-hostile design choices in modern everyday life, with some examples that really hit home.
- How to break out of the thread of doom (leaddev.com) — Tanya Reilly has some advice how to manage miscommunication in a crisis.
- Possible by default (linus.coffee) — Linus talks about the importance of the correct mindset when thinking about new ideas.
- Home Lab Beginners guide (haydenjames.io) — Hayden James about his homelab and what components he recommends when getting started.
- Models of Generics and Metaprogramming: Go, Rust, Swift, D and More (thume.ca) — Tristan Hume compares different approaches to generics and metaprogramming.
- scoped-arena-allocator (devblog.arcana.rs) — Roman writes about an arena allocator he's written in Rust.
- Async overloading (blog.yoshuawuyts.com) — Yoshua Wuyts explains how async overloading could look in Rust (compare to JS and Swift).
- Hexagonal architecture in Rust (alexis-lozano.com) — Alexis Lozano writes a pokedex using a hexagonal architecture and Rust.
Cutting Room Floor
- Why are hyperlinks blue? (blog.mozilla.org) — Elise Blanchard starts from the beginning of the internet to find who started the trend of blue hyperlinks.
- Linear Clock: Solar (jmw.name) — James Wilson on his linear (imprecise) clock. I love the idea.
- Electric cars and batteries: how will the world produce enough? (nature.com) — Davide Castelvecchi about the importance of recycling, especially when it comes to batteries.
- I give you feedback on your blog post draft but you don't send it to me (mango.pdf.zone) — Alex has great tips about blog posts, definitely worth reading before publishing your next!
- Fighting Like Taliban (scholars-stage.org) — Tanner Greer about the fighting culture in Afghanistan.
- The Hidden Melodies of Subways Around the World (nytimes.com) — Sophie Haigney and Denise Lu about the sounds that are played in subways before the doors are closed.
- The Myth of a Superhuman AI (wired.com) — Kevin Kelly about five misconceptions when talking about a "superhuman" AI.
- Space-Cowboys: What Internet history tells us about the inevitable shortcomings of a tech-bro led Space Race (techpolicy.press) — Corinne Cath and Becca Lewis compare the current space race to the beginnings of the internet and it's dangers.
- Collapse, Renewal and the Rope of History (medium.com/future-crunch) —Angus Hervey tells us how real-life isn't a moral arc and how it's up to us to make a difference.
- How We Live With the Coronavirus Forever (theatlantic.com) — Sarah Zhang compares COVID to other corona viruses and explains how we will learn to live with it.
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