21 / Why Electron apps are fine
Hi, enjoy this weeks issue! 🙌🏻
Tweet of the Week
Building shared understanding is some of the most undervalued work in software development. — @norootcause on Twitter
- Why We Don't Do Daily Stand-Ups (jezenthomas.com) — Jezen Thomas explains why his company doesn't do daily stand-ups and I mostly agree.
- Apple just banned a pay equity Slack channel but lets fun dogs channel lie (theverge.com) — Zoe Schiffer tells the story of Apple blocking a pay equity Slack channel for reasons that apparently don't apply to others.
- The Religion of Workism Is Making Americans Miserable (theatlantic.com) — Derek Thompson about the worship of work and its history.
- The All-Seeing "i": Apple Just Declared War on Your Privacy (edwardsnowden.substack.com) — Edward Snowden has serious concerns about Apples CSAM scanning plans (which are now delayed, see Child Safety).
- How I re-over-engineered my home network for privacy and security (ben.balter.com) — Ben Balter about his home-network setup. I always find these posts inspiring and they always make me think about how to improve my home network/server.
- The open calendar, task and note space is a mess (stevenvanbael.com) — Steven Van Bael summarises the state of the OSS Web-/CalDav software.
- Why Electron apps are fine (nielsleenheer.com) — Niels Leenheer thinks Electron apps are fine and tells you why he feels that way.
- Go multi-module workspace mode, a forthcoming feature in Go 1.18 (utcc.utoronto.ca) — Chris Siebenmann about an upcoming Go feature: Workspaces!
- How we built an auto-scalable Minecraft server for 1000+ players using WorldQL's spatial database (worldql.com) — Jackson Roberts made Minecraft scalable with a single-source-of-truth database called Mammoth.
- Writing Well-Documented Code - Learn from Examples (codecatalog.org) — Anton Emelyanov picked a few examples of great comments.
Cutting Room Flor
- Buried in concrete: mafia architecture – in pictures (theguardian.com) — Alessio Mamo photographed the ruins of some of the Italian mafia villas.
- The Art of Not Taking Things Personally (medium.dave-bailey.com) — Dave Bailey has 10 useful patterns to achieve emotional generosity and how every negative emotion is driven by an unmet need.
- How to Keep the Days From Blurring Together (nytimes.com) — Melissa Kirsch shares some tricks that help bring structure to a day.
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