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Toot of the Week
a guide to greetings: "hi guys": excludes non-guys "ladies and gentlemen": excludes non-binary people, and men who aren't gentle "hey folks": a bit too predictable "hello fortnite gamers": surprising and equally offensive to everyone, the ideal choice — @Ninji@vulpine.club
- Culture Viruses (staysaasy.com)
This article describes three cultural viruses and how to build a good immune system.
- Best printer 2023: just buy this Brother laser printer everyone has, it’s fine (theverge.com)
Nilay Patel writes the best product review of the year so far, seriously go read it!
- 8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year (hbr.org)
Neil Pasricha in a very motivation article with tips to read more books.
- Don’t use stale bots (fvsch.com)
Florens Verschelde about the negative effects of stale bots in issue trackers.
- Rust's Two Kinds of 'Assert' Make for Better Code (tratt.net)
Laurence Tratt explains how they use assertions to make their programs more safe while still being cautious of performance issues.
- Repeat yourself, do more than one thing, and rewrite everything (programmingisterrible.com)
Tef takes each of the three mantras and explains why they often fall short and the real mantra is: it depends.
- Typescripting the technical interview (richard-towers.com)
Richard Towers tells the very entertaining story of a fictional interview where the question is solved entirely in types with ancient runes. I can also recommend the original.
- OK, it’s time to freak out about AI (nonzero.substack.com)
Nonzero about the potential dangers of AI that get more realistic with every new model (although I think LLMs aren’t the thing we should be scared of).
- Design-by-wire (matthewstrom.com)
Matthew Ström about the future of design with advanced AI. Thanks, Jan!
- ChatGPT as muse, not oracle (geoffreylitt.com)
Geoffrey Litt has tried using ChatGPT as a conversation partner that asks questions.
Cutting Room Floor
- When our persona becomes our prison (vanschneider.com)
Tobias van Schneider about the danger of locking yourself into the niche that made you successful.
- How to craft a harmonious life (psyche.co)
Jessica de Bloom and Merly Kosenkranius explain how striving to live a harmonious life is a better model than just work/life balance.
- Tom Sachs Promised a Fun Cult (curbed.com)
Katy Schneider and Adriane Quinlan about working conditions at Tom Sachs’ cult, I mean studio.
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