Hello from sunny Germany, enjoy this weeks collection. ✌🏻
Tweet of the Week
idea: Computer but good — @barrelshifter
- Willingness to look stupid (danluu.com)
Dan Luu in an amazing post about the advantages of “looking stupid”. If you only read one story today, this is it.
- Software developers have stopped caring about reliability (drewdevault.com)
Drew DeVault about the current state of software and how we can improve.
- The First 90 Days (conordewey.com)
Conor Dewey about the 30-60-90 day framework when starting at a company.
- How to get useful answers to your questions (jvns.ca)
Julia Evans has a guide on asking useful questions.
- The Sabotage List (randsinrepose.com)
Michael Lopp has a list of project’s at the back of every notebook and tells you why.
- Scott Mabin (mabez.dev)
Another update on Rust on Expressif chips (like the ESP32c3).
- New HTTP standards for caching on the modern web (httptoolkit.tech)
Tim Perry introduces the new cache headers, namely
<Target>-Cache-Control. You can use them today with some providers!
- Herding elephants: Lessons learned from sharding Postgres at Notion (notion.so)
Garrett Fidalgo explains the strategy of sharding the Notion Postgres monolith and what they’d do differently today.
Cutting Room Floor
- @fasterthanlime on Twitter (twitter.com)
Amos shares some insight from a locked account about the unreacted Google antitrust filling. “I have to say that either Google is screwed or society is screwed, we’ll find out which.”
- Composability is the only game in town – Roam, shipping containers, Lego and Twitter. (piszek.com)
Artur Piszek about the perks of composability.
- Review: ‘The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity’ (theatlantic.com)
William Deresiewicz reviews a book with vastly different views on early humanity.
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