24 / Start using tools again
Hey, how was your week? Enjoy todays issue ☕️
Tweet of the Week
<div class="list-item">and i want to stop programming for the day — @eevee on Twitter
- A terminal case of Linux (fasterthanli.me) — Amos again with a great post starting with color handling in terminals and ending deep in assembly code.
- Little Simz (thegentlewoman.co.uk) — Seb Emina in a portrait of one of my favourite artists.
- Start using tools again (h2x.sh) — I love this post as it perfectly explains the direction I’m going towards myself: Simple, working tools without arbitrary constraints.
- Freedom: the core value of hackers (kerkour.com) — Sylvain Kerkour on the core values of hackers, like right to repair or right to maintain and how to take back control.
- People- vs Results-Oriented Management: Both Work! (jacobian.org) — Jacob Kaplan-Moss about different management styles and why having both is beneficial.
- Gateway Teams (michaelfeathers.silvrback.com) — Michael Feathers about why first-experiences matter in your team.
- @ShaanVP on Twitter (twitter.com/ShaanVP) — Shaan Puri has relationship advice for business and life.
- As A Solo Developer, I Decided To Offer Phone Support, And This Is What Happened (plumshell.com) — Non Umemoto explains the benefits of offering phone support as a solo developer.
- The Framework is the most exciting laptop I’ve ever use (pluralistic.net) — Cory Doctorow is in love with the Framework modular laptop and explains why (and the drawbacks).
- The First Rule of Machine Learning: Start without Machine Learning (eugeneyan.com) — Eugene Yan about the general principle of starting with heuristics and manual logic before going to ML.
- Optimize Rust binaries size with cargo and Semver (oknozor.github.io) — Paul Delafosse has some tipps in improving Rust binary sizes.
- What is Rust? - Rustacean Principles (rustacean-principles.netlify.app) — A website that lists the values of Rust and “how to Rustacean”.
- Rust on ESP32 (kerkour.com) — Sylvain Kerkour has a guide on compiling Rust code for the popular ESP32 microcontroller. You still have to compile Rust and LLVM for Xtensa, but it’s progress!
- New tool: an nginx playground (jvns.ca) — Julia Evans built an NGINX playground and explains why and how.
Cutting Room Floor
- The Facebook files (wsj.com) — Wall Street Journal reporters have five articles about Facebook and how it’s not in control of their platform.
- Leaving Spotify for Apple: a music obsessive’s observations (colly.com) — Simon Collison switched from Spotify to Apple Music and compares the services.
- This study shows how people reason their way through echo chambers — and what might guide them out (niemanlab.org) — Shraddha Chakradhar about a study on echo chambers and what could fix them.
- We Need Software Updates Forever (spectrum.ieee.org) — Mark Pesce want’s a right-to-maintain, for less electronic waste.
- Small vehicles of Tokyo (medium.com/a-chair-in-a-room) — Dan Hill collected a fascinating catalogue of small vehicles in the (sometimes) narrow streets of Tokyo.
- Why You Should Stop Reading News (2013) (fs.blog) — Shane Parrish argues that reading the news has less benefits than you might think.
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