Hope you’re having a great weekend. 🙌
Tweet of the week
The biggest perception problem in our industry is, as an IC, you grow up to be an architect who design systems. No. There are very senior people whose job is only to maintain very critical tools and libraries that doesn’t require much system design work. — @rakyll on Twitter
- The Importance of Humility in Software Development — Eric Potter about why it’s beneficial for software engineers to be fully aware of the strictly limited size of their own skull.
- Ask HN: How to negotiate continuing to work remotely? — If your company normally doesn’t do wfh check out this thread.
- The return of fancy tools — Tom MacWright about the pendulum of simple vs. complex tools.
- The Open-Source Software bubble that is and the blogging bubble that was — Baldur Bjarnason makes an interesting point about the state of OSS.
- I Have a Lot a Lot to Say About Signal’s Cellebrite Hack — Riana Pfefferkorn looks at Signal’s Cellebrite hack from a lawyers perspective, very interesting.
- Don’t push that button: Exploring the software that flies SpaceX rockets and Starships — Charles R. Martin and Ben Popper talk about the flight control software of SpaceX.
- Development Environment (2021) — Chris Rose about 5 tools from his development environment.
- Reverse Engineering an Unknown Microcontroller — Dmitry Grinberg walks you through their reverse engineering process.
- Community spotlight: building an efficient and portable programming language with Zig — Hannah Lee Aubry interviews Loris Cro, a team member of the Zig project.
- The end of “your database” — The CEO of Netlify talks about the future of data management in web applications.
- Things you can’t do in Rust (and what to do instead) — Andre Bogus about five things you can’t do in Rust and their reasons.
- 5 steps to faster web fonts — A list of things to be aware of when using web fonts, by Iain Bean.
- How I hacked the Apple AirTags — That didn’t take long. How Colin O’Flynn hacked Apples new AirTags.
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- In Mahle’s Contact-Free Electric Motor, Power Reaches the Rotor Wirelessly — Philip E. Ross writes about a new frictionless electrical motor.
- The Brain Maps Out Ideas and Memories Like Spaces — Jordana Cepelewicz write about the brains navigation system and why memory palaces work.
- I’ve had the same supper for 10 years — A farmer from Wales has had two pieces of fish, an onion, an egg, baked beans and biscuits every day for 10 years.
- The Ultimate Guide to Inflation — Lynn Alden gives a good overview about inflation using 150 years of data.
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