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Toot of the Week
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- Taco Bell Programming (widgetsandshit.com)
Ted Dziuba about Taco Bell programming: Using simple, proven and boring tools to get the job done. Thanks, Eric!
- Chat GPT is the birth of the real Web 3.0, and it's not going to be fun. (lajili.com)
Johan Lajili explains why they think ChatGPT will be the (dark) future of the internet and there’s little we can do about it.
- Resilience and Waste in Software Teams (jessitron.com)
Jessica Joy Kerr about the importance of resilience and the price of it.
- Note to future self: Beware of fake urgency (oded.substack.com)
Oded Blayer about the fallacy of fake urgency.
- Maybe people do care about performance and reliability (buttondown.email)
Hillel Wayne explains why some software is bloated and the people that are affected are unlikely to be included in the purchase decision.
- Handling Integer Overflow in Rust (bmoxb.io)
Max explains how integer overflow is handled in Rust.
- Tauri vs Iced vs egui: Rust GUI framework performance comparison (lukaskalbertodt.github.io)
Lukas Kalbertodt compares different Rust frameworks for performance including startup time, input lag and resize tests.
- Release Engineering Is Exhausting So Here's cargo-dist (blog.axo.dev)
Gankra introduces a new Rust tool to simplify distribution management and tries it on a personal project.
- Rust's Ugly Syntax (matklad.github.io)
Alex Kladov argues that what some people describe as “ugly” syntax in Rust is mostly due to semantics.
- Rust to WebAssembly the hard way (surma.dev)
Surma compiles Rust to WASM without bindgen to show what steps are necessary and why. Thanks, Jan!
- When Rust hurts (mmapped.blog)
Roman Kashitsyn talks about three things where Rust fell short for them.
- [Watch] A Rust-Based, modular Unikernel for MicroVMs (fosdem.org)
Stefan Lankes introduces RustyHeemit, a unikernel written in Rust.
- Rust vs. Haskell (serokell.io)
Jay Zelenskyi compares Rust and Haskell, very interesting to see the similarities and differences.
- Why Go and not Rust? (kristoff.it)
Loris Cro in a very opinionated love-letter to Go.
- Adding Webmentions to Your Site (rknight.me)
Robb Knight explains how they added Webmention support to their website, including Mastodon reactions!
- Why I'm not the biggest fan of Single Page Applications (matuzo.at)
Manuel Matuzovic explains some commonly overlooked downsides of using single-page-applications.
- Using HTML as a compile target (blog.yoshuawuyts.com)
Yoshua Wuyts explains why they think html should be strongly typed.
- Senior IC Reading List (valhead.com)
Val Head has three book recommendations for senior IC designers. Thanks, Jan!
- Visual design rules you can safely follow every time (anthonyhobday.com)
Anthony Hobday has a list of design rules that you should remember.
- You kinda want an orange favicon. (chriscoyier.net)
Chris Coyier about the best color for favicons.
- Teenage Skeuomorphic Desktop Designs (maggieappleton.com)
Maggie Appleton has a bunch of screenshots from 2009 showcasing custom icons and wallpapers. A trip down memory lane.
Cutting Room Floor
- How to Create Luck (swyx.io)
swyx argues that you can create luck and showcases some systems to do so.
- The real aim of big tech’s layoffs: bringing workers to heel (latimes.com)
Brian Merchant argues that the recent tech layoffs at Amazon, Google and Microsoft were to gain more power over the tech workers.
- A Note on the Cargo Cult of Zettelkasten (boffosocko.com)
Chris Aldrich about the dangers of cargo cults, specifically the Zettelkasten.
- Living Room: Declutter (jofreund.com)
Johannes Freund explains how they mounted their TV to a 300 year old beam with a custom VESA mount.
- A guide for Van Life in Japan (kumazen.com)
kuma explains how to live in a van in Japan.
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