93 / The Waluigi Effect
Toot of the Week
#Software can be like bananas:
Not yet ripe and and already rotten at the same time.
Want an unfair advantage in your tech career? Consume content meant for other roles
10 min · matthewgrohman.substack.com
Matthew Grohman about the advantages of understanding other roles (including a list of resources!)
I don’t want to log in to your website
2 min · robinrendle.com
Robin Rendle about sketchy sales tactics and the value in simple and honest websites.
Things DBs Don’t Do - But Should
16 min · thenile.dev
Gwen Shapira has a list of feature requests for the a modern database.
I built a startup in Rust, I would do it again.
5 min · cloak.software
This article describes the advantage of using Rust in a startup.
When Zig is safer and faster than Rust
15 min · zackoverflow.dev
zack compares unsafe Rust to Zig and explains why Zig was working better for them.
Living with Rust Long-Term (video)
34 min · youtube.com
Jon Gjengset about the things you need to be aware of when building a project in Rust for a long time.
Tricks of the Trait: Enabling Ergonomic Extractors (video)
32 min · youtube.com
Rob Ede explains how you can accept functions with different kinds of arguments in a handler in Rust.
The Waluigi Effect
19 min · lesswrong.com
Cleo Nardo about the inner workings of the Waluigi Effect and other jailbreak methods for LLMs.
AI is making it easier to create more noise, when all I want is good search
1 min · rachsmith.com
Rach Smith describes an AI use-case that trumps content generation: Search.
Large language models are having their Stable Diffusion moment
7 min · simonwillison.net
Simon Willison appt the current state and future of LLMs.
Cutting Room Floor
There’s no such thing as a tree (phylogenetically) (2021)
10 min · eukaryotewritesblog.com
Georgia Ray explains why most trees developed individually and other weird botanic quirks. Thanks, Eric!
How the Biggest Fraud in German History Unravelled
50 min · newyorker.com
Ben Taub tells the story of Jan Marsalek in the Wirecard scandal and how the fraud was exposed. Thanks, Lukas!
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