92 / What's in my software engineering tool belt?
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Toot of the Week
but Rust has a garbage collector, it’s called clippy — @firstname.lastname@example.org
How Your LED Lights and Screens are Killing You
42 min · sevarg.net
Russell Graves about the effects of blue light on your sleep and cancer risk and what to do about it.
36 Ways to Live Differently
7 min · chrisguillebeau.com
Chris Guillebeau had a list of 36 things to change in your life for the better.
Seed-Planting Drones Are Reforesting Canada With Lightning Speed
5 min · reasonstobecheerful.world
Emily Nonko about a new tech that uses drones to reforest big areas.
ChatGPT Is a Blurry JPEG of the Web
14 min · newyorker.com
Ted Chiang describes the analogy of viewing large language models like GPT-3 (and therefore ChatGPT) like a blurry view of the web, similar to compressed images.
The difference between good and great engineers
5 min · intercom.com
Darragh Curran has six traits that distinguish good from great engineers.
What’s in my software engineering tool belt?
5 min · ntietz.com
Nicholas shares the contents of their software engineering tool belt.
On replacing my MacBook Air M1 with a Thinkpad T480
4 min · maxrozen.com
Max Rozen explains how they upgraded their Thinkpad and made it a real alternative to their MacBook.
All your comparable types
12 min · go.dev
Robert Griesemer about changes to comparable types in Go 1.20.
Reverse Engineering A Mysterious UDP Stream in My Hotel
3 min · gkbrk.com
Gokberk Yaltirakli shows the process of reverse engineering a multicast UDP stream in a hotel.
I love building a startup in Rust. I wouldn’t pick it again.
3 min · propelauth.com
Andrew Israel explains why they wouldn’t recommend using Rust for an early startup.
ROFL with a LOL: rewriting an NGINX module in Rust
18 min · blog.cloudflare.com
Sam Howson tells the story of CloudFlare rewriting a NGINX module from C to Rust for safety.
All you may need is HTML
4 min · fabiensanglard.net
Fabien Sanglard explains how they generate their website with a custom SSG and little CSS.
Cutting Room Floor
AI is Useful for Capitalists but Probably Terrible for Anyone Else
8 min · mebassett.info
Matthew Eric Bassett about the future with AI and whom it’ll benefit.
How heat pumps of the 1800s are becoming the technology of the future
10 min · yaleclimateconnections.org
Chris Baraniuk about the bright future of heat pumps.
World’s Largest Four-Day Work Week Trial Finds Few Are Going Back
4 min · bloomberg.com
Irina Anghel and Arianne Cohen describe the results of the UK trial for four-day weeks.
Matthew Walker’s “Why We Sleep” Is Riddled with Scientific and Factual Errors
53 min · guzey.com
Alexey Guzey wrote an essay listing the errors in “Why We Sleep”.
10 min · dukope.itch.io
Lukas Pope about the progress and challenges of his upcoming Playdate game: Mars after Midnight.
How to expand solar power without using precious land
14 min · pnas.org
Steven Battersby about the recent rise of agrivoltaics (solar panels above farm grounds) and floatovoltaics (solar panels floating on water).
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