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Toot of the Week
but Rust *has* a garbage collector, it’s called clippy — @email@example.com
- How Your LED Lights and Screens are Killing You (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 (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 (reasonstobecheerful.world)
Emily Nonko about a new tech that uses drones to reforest big areas.
- ChatGPT Is a Blurry JPEG of the Web (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 (intercom.com)
Darragh Curran has six traits that distinguish good from great engineers.
- What's in my software engineering tool belt? (ntietz.com)
Nicholas shares the contents of their software engineering tool belt.
- On replacing my MacBook Air M1 with a Thinkpad T480 (maxrozen.com)
Max Rozen explains how they upgraded their Thinkpad and made it a real alternative to their MacBook.
- All your comparable types (go.dev)
Robert Griesemer about changes to comparable types in Go 1.20.
- Reverse Engineering A Mysterious UDP Stream in My Hotel (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. (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 (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 (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 (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 (yaleclimateconnections.org)
Chris Baraniuk about the bright future of heat pumps.
- World’s Largest Four-Day Work Week Trial Finds Few Are Going Back (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 (guzey.com)
Alexey Guzey wrote an essay listing the errors in “Why We Sleep”.
- Gameplay Loop (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 (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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