25 / Work Is a False Idol
Greetings from rainy Germany, hope you're enjoying your weekend 🛋
Tweet of The Week
- Rust for the Polyglot Programmer (chiark.greenend.org.uk) — If you're an experienced programmer that want's got get their feet wet with Rust, check this out.
- Things unlearned (scattered-thoughts.net) — Jamie Brandon about ideas that they wasted time on or got in the way of success.
- Work Is a False Idol (nytimes.com) — Cassady Rosenblum about the Lying flat movement and people embracing the freedom of rest.
- How an eccentric engineer invented the CT scan 50 years ago (fastcompany.com) — Edmund S. Higgins about the origins of computer tomography, invented by Godfrey Hounsfield at EMI.
- Briefing a Delegate (jacobian.org) — Jacob Kaplan-Moss on the most important things when it comes to delegation.
- How Big Tech Runs Tech Projects and the Curious Absence of Scrum (blog.pragmaticengineer.com) — Gergely Orosz about project management techniques and how Scrum can get in the way of shipping.
- The 10 commandments of salary negotiation (lennysnewsletter.com) — Niya Dragova has a guide on the salary negotiation game.
- We deserve better than Confluence and Notion (blog.luap.info) — Paul why often used enterprise documentation software doesn't cut it.
- Reading Code is a Skill (trishagee.com) — Trisha Gee about the aspect of reading code and how readable code is subjective.
- Self-Parking Car in 500 Lines of Code (trekhleb.dev) — Oleksii Trekhleb built a self-parking car using a genetic algorithm and explains how (make sure to check out the Evolution Simulator).
- Practical Makefiles, by example (nuclear.mutantstargoat.com) — John Tsiombikas has some practical advice on writing Makefiles.
- Cloudflare’s Disruption (stratechery.com) — Ben Thompson on Cloudflare R2, its zero egress costs and the modular cloud.
- Common Newbie Mistakes and Bad Practices in Rust: Bad Habits (adventures.michaelfbryan.com) — Michael-F-Bryan has collected some common pitfalls for people starting with Rust (esp. coming from C/C++).
- Factorio's Belt Bug (pubby.games) — Patrick Bene about an interesting bug in the Factorio game and possible fixes.
Cutting Room Floor
- An ultimate guide to memory palaces (metacognitive.me) — Sergiy about memory palaces and good ways to get started.
- Inside Facebook’s Push to Defend Its Image - The New York Times (nytimes.com) — Ryan Mac and Sheera Frenkel explain the methods used by Facebook to improve the companies image, including hiding information.
- Parallel Play Isn't Just for Kids (nytimes.com) — Sophie Vershbow explains why spending time in the presence of other people while doing your own thing is a great thing, not just for children.
- I Tried 30 Mustards This Summer. This Is What I Learned. (insidehook.com) — If you're a mustard person, Jason Diamond has got you covered.
- Dude, Where’s My Stuff? (am.jpmorgan.com) — Michael Cembalest explains the "global supply chain mess" with tons of graphs.
- The greatest resume I've ever seen (cloudirregular.substack.com) — Forrest Brazeal about their friend which went from plumber to DevOps engineer.
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