33 / Just a job
Hi hi, please enjoy this weeks curation 📚
Tweet of the Week
every morning is a beautiful day to mute a new word about crypto — @ow on Twitter
- Technology I’m thankful for (crawshaw.io, 5 min) — David Crawshaw about technologies that he's thankful for this turkey day.
- Faster software through register based calling (menno.io, 9 min) — Menno Finlay-Smits explains the new register based calling in Go 1.17 and why it makes your code 5-10 % faster.
- Stack-safety for free? (hurryabit.github.io, 6 min) — Martin Huschenbett introduces an approach for stack-safe recursion using generators.
- Just a job (amyhupe.co.uk, 3 min) — Amy Hupe about the perception of work. Thanks, Jan!
- Coding “Homework” (jacobian.org, 8 min) — Jacob Kaplan-Moss has s some concrete advise on how to structure the coding homework when hiring tech workers.
- Your Board of Directors is Probably Going to Fire You (reactionwheel.net, 17 min) — Jerry Neumann shares some advice when it comes to handling a board of investors as the CEO of a startup.
- Batteries included with Emacs (karthinks.com, 6 min) — Karthik Chikmagalur showcases some builtin features and modes of Emacs.
- Only 90s Web Developers Remember This (zachholman.com, 5 min) — Zach Holman about six technologies from the nineties (remember
- OOPS writeups (surfingcomplexity.blog, 9 min) — Lorin Hochstein shows the structure of their OOPS write-ups and shows some examples.
- Notes On [the Rust] Module System (matklad.github.io, 5 min) — Aleksey Kladov shares some thoughts about the Rust module system.
- Merge Queues with Bors (kflansburg.com, 8 min) — Kevin Flansburg explains Bors, the bot that guarantees that the
mainbranch will always compile by pipelining and testing branches.
- Modern CSS Reset / Global Styles (joshwcomeau.com, 10 min) — Josh Comeau has a simple CSS reset and goes into details for each rule. Did you know the
*-selector is not slow after all?
- Fun with Red Star OS (sizeofcat.ru, 5 min) — sizeof(cat) boots North Korea's operating system, the apps installed and the general vibe.
- Flatpak Is Not the Future (ludocode.com, 25 min) — Nicholas Fraser about the rust of Flatpak and it's many downsides (first of all, bloat).
- The Operator Pattern in Nomad (andydote.co.uk, 7 min) — Andy Dote applies the Operator Pattern from Kubernetes to Monad.
- NixOS: Headless Home Assistant VM (myme.no, 8 min) — Martin Myrseth set up a Home Assistant VM on NixOS and explains the configuration and pitfalls.
- How to Learn Nix (ianthehenry.com, ca. 7 hours) — Ian Henry has a guide on Nix, hoping to improve the documentation by showing misunderstandings and frustrations. I'm not done yet but I remember having some of the same questions when starting to look into this.
Cutting Room Floor
- Facebook's Dangerous Experiment on Teen Girl (theatlantic.com, 10 min) — Jonathan Haidt about the damage social media is causing, especially to teen girls.
- A Cure for Type 1 Diabetes? For One Man, It Seems to Have Worked. - The New York Times (nytimes.com, 9 min) — Gina Kolata about a possible cure of Type 1 Diabetes.
- NASA's Planetary-Defense Mission Is on Its Way to an Asteroid (theatlantic.com, 6 min) — Marina Koren about the preparations we take to be able to prevent an asteroid impact on Earth.
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