31 / Don’t be spooky
Hey, hope your week has been good. Enjoy this weeks issue ✌🏻
Tweet of The Week
cows are very calm considering the whole floor is food — @KeetPotato on Twitter
- The 37-Year-Olds Are Afraid of the 23-Year-Olds Who Work for Them (nytimes.com, 10 min) — Emma Goldberg about the generational frictions since Gen Z (born 1997-2012) showed up in the workplace and the disruptions they bring. Thanks, Jan!
- Culturally transmitted skills and values (danluu.com, 17 min) —Dan Luu about the way company culture is influencing people and how the cultural transmission of values and skills is an underrated part of choosing a job.
- Don’t be spooky (therealadam.com, 1 min) — Adam Keys highlights the importance of context when arranging a call (or meet-up) and the mind games that can happen without context.
- @sama on Twitter (twitter.com, 1 min) — Sam Altman about status vs. substance.
- This project will only take 2 hours (web.eecs.utk.edu, 6 min) — Austin Z. Henley explains how easy it is to underestimate the complexity of a project using a real example.
- Introduction to Work Sample Tests (jacobian.org, 5 min) — Jacob Kaplan-Moss about the necessity and advantages of work sample tests.
- Finding Your Swagger (kevinyien.com, 8 min) — Kevin Yien about the time they lost their swagger and how they regained it.
- An oral history of Bank Python (calpaterson.com, 15 min) — Cal Paterson gives some insights on the bizarre Python-based system in a major bank.
- Hacking Stories #1 - The Evil Twin (kerkour.com, 5 min) — Sylvain Kerkour wrote a short fictional story about a realistic hacking scenario.
- It’s Time to Get Hyped About Const Generics in Rust (nora.codes, 5 min) — Leonora Tindall about some use-cases of const generics in Rust.
- Make your monorepo feel small with Git’s sparse index (github.blog, 20 min) — Derrick Stolee dives deep into Git to explain a feature the Git Fundamentals team at GitHub developed called sparse index.
- Rust Iterator Items An exploration of syntax (estebank.github.io, 10 min) — Esteban Kuber dives deep into Iterators in Rust and how their creation could be simplified.
- Practical HTTP Header Smuggling: Sneaking Past Reverse Proxies to Attack AWS and Beyond (intruder.io, 14 min) — Daniel Thatcher explains header smuggling and talks about some real-world attacks.
- Rust data structures with circular references (eli.thegreenplace.net, 12 min) — Eli Bendersky compares thee techniques of implementing circular references in Rust:
Rc, handles and unsafe.
- How Nix and NixOS Get So Close to Perfect (youtu.be, 17 min) — Xe about some Nix and NixOS issues and how it could improve (documentation is a big one).
- Twelve Years of Go (go.dev, 4 min) — Russ Cox summarises the last year and gives an outlook on what’s coming in 2022.
Cutting Room Floor
- The Dueling Ideas That Will Define the 21st Century (theatlantic.com, 9 min) — Uri Friedman about strategic competition vs. intervulnerability and how the world could work together in crisis.
- Why is Excalidraw so fucking good? (offbyone.usm, 3 min) — Zeke Nierenberg in what is not an ad but rather an ode to a simple online drawing tool that I’m definitely trying.
- How to Build a Low-tech Website? (solar.lowtechmagazine.com, 12 min) — Low Tech Magazines website is running on solar power only and will go offline if it’s cloudy too many days in a row.
- Ask HN: How do you manage your personal documents? (news.ycombinator.com, 1-45 min) — Hacker News discusses personal documents, my favourite: “I shred them all. If someone thinks I need to keep an important document that’s their problem.” by Kiro.
- How to Remember Names Once and for All (wired.com, 5 min) — Lisa Kanarek shares some tipps on how to remember names.
- Is Carbon Capture Here? (nytimes.com, 8 min) — Peter Wilson about a company that sucks CO2 out of the air and literally turns it into rocks.
- Why NFTs are bad: the long version (antsstyle.medium.com, 42 min) — Antsstyle about the blockchain, cryptocurrencies and NFTs. It’s a long read, but it explains the problems well.
- @docsquiddy on Twitter (twitter.com/docsquiddy, 3 min) — doctober about the psychology of NFTs.
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