80 / Goodbye Twitter, hello Fediverse
Hey hey, I migrated to Mastodon due to the recent events (as did many people), you can find me at @firstname.lastname@example.org.
This issue is packed, hope you enjoy reading the stories and articles as much as I did.
Toot of the Week
The Programmers’ Credo: we do these things not because they are easy, but because we thought they were going to be easy.
2 min · salman.io
Salman describes the importance of starting with small steps in a real-world example.
6 min · jacobian.org
Jacob Kaplan-Moss explains why you should have a transition file that explains your job to a successor.
1 min · randsinrepose.com
Michael Lopp lists 7 levels of busy (which one are you?).
9 min · stripe.com
Sushain Cherivirala explains how Stripe built a secure CI system that completes in under 5 minutes.
5 min · go.dev
Russ Cox summarises the last year in Go, which is now 13 years old.
3 min · wagslane.dev
Lane Wagner has some thoughts and improvement to the recent guard/must proposal for Go.
Nico Burns built a site with Rust crate recommendations. This is super useful, especially when getting started as Rust has a small std lib.
6 min · wishawa.github.io
Wisha Wanichwecharungruang explains how scoped threads work and goes deep into lifetime logic to explain why it doesn't work with async.
7 min · time.com
Billy Pereigo interviews Eugen Rochko, the creator of Mastodon.
8 min · francisbeaudet.com
Francis Beaudet wrote a humane guide to get started in the Fediverse. Thanks, Jan!
7 min · bastianallgeier.com
Bastian Allgeier about their feelings about Mastodon. Thanks, Jan!
2 min · jefftk.com
Jeff Kaufman is pessimistic about Mastodon because it's harder to fight spam in a distributed system.
Is the fediverse about to get Fryed? (Or, “Why every toot is also a potential denial of service attack”)
11 min · ar.al
Aral Balkan about some performance problems and power imbalance in the Fediverse. Thanks, Jan!
6 min · xeiaso.net
Xe Iaso says goodbye to Twitter and recommends some Fediverse accounts.
14 min · rixx.de
Tobias shares their experience running a Mastodon instance for 7k people.
Cutting Room Floor
2 min · indica.medium.com
indi.ca about the street prophets of London and why they're all right.
11 min · blog.pragmaticengineer.com
Gergely Orosz gives some background information about the things which are happening at Twitter.
2 min · simonwillison.net
Simon Willison has some ideas to get you started when thinking about starting your own blog.
3 min · tylercipriani.com
Tyler Cipriani made their house lighting change color and dim in the evenings. I want that!
5 min · basicappleguy.com
Basic Apple Guy about the recent push of ads into Apple operating systems.
4 min · nature.com
Heidi Ledford summarises a study where gene-edited T cells helped fight cancer.
4 min · jacobin.com
Clark Randall about the reality of options trading as an average citizen.
9 min · behavioralscientist.org
Annie Duke introduces two mental models to know when to quit a project.
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