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Hey everyone, hope you had a good week! We’ve had some snow in the last days, which was a ton of fun ☃️

Tweet of the Week

Eleanor Rigby Loved NFTs and was shocked when one day she logged on "All my apes gone" — @DialHForHagai



  • I took a job at Amazon, only to leave after 10 months. (benadam.me)

    Ben Adam explains four implications of Amazons operating model (a federation of smaller companies) and why it didn’t work for him. Thanks, Lukas!

  • How Signal is playing with fire (platformer.news)

    Casey Newton about how Signal implementing untraceable payments puts end-to-end encryption at risk, as it conflicts with anti-money laundering and KYC (Know Your Client) laws.

  • Wrap Up and Q&A (jacobian.org)

    Jacob Kaplan-Moss wraps up their series on work sample tests and answer a few questions that came up. If you’re in hiring or interested in the topic, make sure to check out the whole series, can’t recommend it enough.

Software Engineering


Children of the Coin

  • Web3 is Bullshit (stephendiehl.com)

    Moxie Marlinspike wrote two dApps and shares their first impression of the so-called web3, noting that most of it is not as decentralised as some want to portrait it.

  • In Response to My first impressions of web3 (web.archive.org)

    Bee wrote a response to the post above and defends the so-called web3, saying that the centralised services will go away.

Cutting Room Floor

  • How Hobbies Infiltrated American Life (theatlantic.com)

    Julie Beck about the history of hobbies and how it can build a personal brand, teach you a skill but can also miss their goal to de-stress and relax.

  • How to design a house to last for 1000 years (part III) (constructionphysics.substack.com)

    Brian Potter explains the choices he’d make to design a house to last for 1000 years (spoiler: unreinforced concrete and lots of steel).

  • Scan of the Month: Game Boy Compendium (scanofthemonth.com)

    If you’ve ever wondered what a Game Boy looked on the inside, this page has CT scans of the original GameBoy, GameBoy Color, GameBoy Advance, Nintendo DSi and the Nintendo Switch, with useful information about various components.


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