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Tweet of the Week
malloc "may" return null in the same way that I "may" get my act together someday and act like a real adult — @zhuowei auf Twitter
- How to pay professional maintainers (words.filippo.io)
Filippo Valsorda shares some advice to companies that want to sponsor individual open-source maintainers.
- 7 Mental Models For Great Engineering Leadership (athenian.com)
Eiso Kant explains where to spend your time at different stages of the company, based on 7 models.
- My Favorite npm Commit (blog.izs.me)
isaacs about their favourite npm commit: Setting the time to the 26th October of 1985 to work around a tar limitation. If that date doesn’t ring a bell, it’s a reference to the Back To The Future movies.
- Introduction to Apple Silicon (github.com)
The developers behind Asahi Linux explain how Apple Silicon (i.e. M1 and later) works.
- Chapter 1. Why You Should Give it a Try (nixos.org)
A Nix Pill that explains the raison d’être of Nix.
- Full-Bleed Layout Using CSS Grid (joshwcomeau.com)
Josh Comeau about a good way to implement a full-bleed layout in CSS.
- Writing out large arrays in Go: binary.Write is inefficient for large arrays (lemire.me)
Daniel Lemire about ways to make Go’s
binary.Writemethod faster or more efficient.
- What does it mean to listen on a port? (paulbutler.org)
Paul Butler explores the concept of ports on an operating system via a fictional story.
- Panics vs cancellation, part 1 (smallcultfollowing.com)
Niko Matsakis about panics and cancellation in async Rust.
Cutting Room Floor
- War-prompted Disaster Planning (jefftk.com)
Jeff Kaufman about the steps he takes to be ready for disaster.
- Down the mechanical keyboard rabbit hole (fowlie.github.io)
Fowlie shares their experience with different mechanical keyboards and layouts.
- Smart Home components (michael.stapelberg.ch)
Michael Stapelberg about some smart home components he used and how he likes them.
- How our free plan stays free (tailscale.com)
Avery Pennarun explains the pricing model of Tailscale and why the free customers are not the product.
- A retrospective look at Mac OS X Snow Leopard (morrick.me)
Riccardo Mori compares Mac OS X Snow Leopard to macOS Big Sur from a visual standpoint.
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