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Why Do Corporations Speak the Way They Do?
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We Cannot, As a Society, Allow Hideo Kojima to Read ‘Infinite Jest’
I strongly believe in artistic expression and the freedom of ideas. However, the balance of our society is far more fragile than any work of art, and every few…
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19 hours ago
iOS 13 Design Guidelines, Templates, and Downloads – Learn UI Design
In this article, we’re going to cover basically everything you need to know to design an iPhone app following standard iOS 13 conventions and style. Maybe…
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19 hours ago
Classic Reprint: The Tyranny of Structurelessness - The New Modality
Photo by Linda Napikoski, via Wikimedia Commons Written by Jo Freeman, a.k.a. Joreen Originally published 1970-1973 Re-published by The New Modality on November…
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19 hours ago
Launching Reincubate Lookup - Reincubate
We’re excited to be launching Reincubate Lookup today. It answers a question users kept asking: given a serial number or IMEI from an Apple device, can we…
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2 days ago
CSS Stats
Writing CSS is hard, especially at scale. CSS Stats provides analytics and visualizations for your stylesheets.This information can be used to improve…
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3 days ago
The Design Graph | Jxnblk
The Design Graph 2/18/2020 Working on various websites and web apps for over a decade,I've gravitated around certain words and phrases to talk about design…
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3 days ago
Local First, Undo Redo, JS-Optional, Create Edit Publish - Tantek
For a while I have brainstormed designs for a user experience (UX) to create, edit, and publish notes and other types of posts, that is fully undoable (like…
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4 days ago
Instagram Hates The Internet
"The more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers." All of the "social media" services want to lock you in . That's been the…
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4 days ago
How Figma’s multiplayer technology works
If you want to know more about where we’re headed next, check out "Beyond multiplayer: Building community together in Figma", where we share some exciting…
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4 days ago
Data Laced with History: Causal Trees & Operational CRDTs
Hello! This article took a while to cobble together. If you find it useful, please consider leaving a donation via DonorBox , BuyMeACoffee , or Ethereum .…
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Questions you can ask about compensation - Julia Evans
Talking about pay is hard, and a lot of the time it feels like it boils down to“hello I would like more money please?”. But it’s totally possible to have…
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4 days ago
Was Jeanne Calment the Oldest Person Who Ever Lived—or a Fraud?
People in France remember the summer of 1997 for the deaths of Princess Diana , Mother Teresa, and Jeanne Calment. The first became a household name by marrying…
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Debt is Coming
Ten years from now, what seismic change will we reflect back on and think, “well that was pretty obvious, in retrospect”? Debt is going to finally come to the…
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Advice from a GraphQL Expert
Last year I attended a NodeSF meetup where Francesca Guiducci spoke. Francesca has been working with GraphQL for years at scale, at companies like Trulia and…
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6 days ago
The North Star Playbook
Intro Tia was feeling burned out. For four years, she had been a product designer and product manager at a publicly traded, thousand employee,…
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7 days ago
12 Signs You’re Working in a Feature Factory - 3 Years Later
I pressed “publish” on 12 Signs You’re Working in a Feature Factory almost three years ago. Someone asked me recently about my “current thinking” on feature…
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7 days ago
12 Signs You’re Working in a Feature Factory
(Note: This was written in 2016. I recently — in late 2019 — wrote a post about some things I've learned since then .) I’ve used the term *Feature Factory *at a…
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7 days ago
An app can be a home-cooked meal
Have you heard about this new app called BoopSnoop? It launched in the first week of 2020, and almost immediately, it was downloaded by four people in three…
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8 days ago
The Wall of Technical Debt
A method for making technical debt visible and negotiable. Published on 22 January 2020 by @mathiasverraes “Technical debt” is a metaphor for all software…
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8 days ago
Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses
Last month, the cryptographer and coder known as Moxie Marlinspike was getting settled on an airplane when his seatmate, a midwestern-looking man in his 60s,…
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9 days ago
UpUp - Offline First in 1 line of Javascript
Your users are no longer sitting at their desktops, with a wire connecting them to the internet. They are visiting your site from a phone in an elevator, from…
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10 days ago
Shopping local won’t save small businesses from closing. Here’s what will.
If you want to understand “retail death” — and I’m using quotes here because the concept of buying and selling things is very much alive — all you have to do is…
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11 days ago
Facebook accidentally blacked out an entire language
O n On January 16th, Facebook users received an error message when posting in Jinghpaw, a language spoken by Myanmar’s ethnic Kachin and written with a Roman…
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12 days ago
The Young Person’s Guide to Investing
Narrowing down all the options and figuring out where to turn can be paralyzing. We’ve got you covered. Credit... Jocelyn Tsaih Investing doesn’t have to be…
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12 days ago
Apollo 11 vs USB-C Chargers
Apollo 11 Guidance Computer (AGC) vs USB-C Chargers I think it is healthy to compare historical and modern computing. Let'ssee how the CPUs contained in recent…
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12 days ago
Introduction - The Specs Book
Introduction Welcome to The Specs Book, an introduction to ECS and the Specs API.This book is targeted at beginners; guiding you through all the difficulties…
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16 days ago
Fast IPv4 to Host Lookups
Rapid7 publish a Reverse DNS result set every few weeks in relation to their Project Sonar Study. It's comprised of DNS pointer record responses they've seen…
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16 days ago
ECS back and forth
The first time I heard of the entity component system architectural pattern, Isearched on the web for more information. Sadly, I didn’t find many details onthe…
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Depth of field fails
You might think of AI as a thing that only runs on powerful cloud computing servers, but these days you’ll also find it in your phone. Unlike the AI in science…
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16 days ago
Building a new Win 3.1 app in 2019 Part 1: Slack client
In October 2019, my company SP Digital held an internal hackathon. My colleague Subhransu and I worked on a whacky idea of writing a brand-new Windows 3.1 app…
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16 days ago
ActiveInteractor
Aaron Allen Follow Jan 26 · 3 min read This weekend I released v1.0.0 of ActiveInteractor , an implementation of the command pattern for Ruby with…
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16 days ago
The New Fantastical Review
The new Fantastical. Over six years after the debut of the second major iteration of Fantastical – version 2.0 for iPhone, which I reviewed in October 2013 –…
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High Output Management for (Non-managing) Tech Leads
If you've worked in tech long enough, you'll hear praise for Andy Grove's High Output Management , oft-praised as a touchstone of technology management (Grove…
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16 days ago
Backward-compatible database migrations
Backward-compatible database migrations Tute Costa February 5, 2020 My team has a policy of not applying destructive changes to our database. Wedon’t, for…
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17 days ago
The Missing Semester of Your CS Education
Classes teach you all about advanced topics within CS, from operating systemsto machine learning, but there’s one critical subject that’s rarely covered,and is…
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17 days ago
Let's Talk About Protecting Our Families ⋆ Design Mom
I’m finding myself increasingly irritated and impatient at the idea that guns are essential to protect one’s family . When I hear men talking about guns and how…
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17 days ago
‘No One at Work Respects Me!’
The Cut’s advice columnist Heather Havrilesky answers readers’ questions about how to be in the world. Got a question for Polly? Email askpolly@nymag.com .…
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17 days ago
Reflections on software performance - Made of Bugs
At this point in my career, I’ve worked on at least three projects where performance was a defining characteristic: Livegrep , Taktician , and Sorbet (I…
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18 days ago
Why Discord is switching from Go to Rust
Follow Feb 4 · 10 min read Rust is becoming a first class language in a variety of domains. At Discord, we’ve seen success with Rust on the client side and…
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18 days ago
The journey to fast production asset builds with Webpack
The journey to fast production asset builds with Webpack Posted by on February 3, 2020 Etsy has switched from using a RequireJS-based JavaScript build system to…
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18 days ago
Everything Is Broken
Top highlight May 20, 2014 · 17 min read Once upon a time, a friend of mine accidentally took over thousands of computers. He had found a vulnerability in a…
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19 days ago
Project Horseshoe 2017 report section 3
home The Twelfth Annual Game Design Think Tank Project Horseshoe 2017 Group Report: Coziness in Games: An Exploration of Safety, Softness, and Satisfied Needs…
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21 days ago
Why Am I Always Tired? 7 Reasons You’re Sleepy
Photo: Kohei Hara/Getty Images Like everyone else, I wonder all the time: Why am I always tired? But sometime last fall, I started getting extra droopy every…
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21 days ago
Monoliths are the future
What you’re about to read is an excerpt from Go Time #114 . You should read the original transcript or listen to the entire conversation for more context. To…
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21 days ago
Old CSS, new CSS / fuzzy notepad
I first got into web design/development in the late 90s, and only as I type this sentence do I realize how long ago that was. And boy, it was horrendous. I…
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22 days ago
You Aren't Communicating Nearly Enough - The Glowforge Blog
January 27, 2020 January 27, 2020 Imagine for a moment that you have a new friend, and you notice you haven’t heard from them for a while. They haven’t replied…
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22 days ago
Technical Research and Preparation
I wrote previously about starting on a big engineering problem by identifying the problems through talking and listening to people . The people based research…
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22 days ago
Rich people can't build social networks.
I, like probably everyone else tangentially related to venture capital, got ahold of the “Column” pitch deck . If you’ve subscribed to my newsletter and you…
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23 days ago
Sign in with Apple
Sign in with Apple Over the weekend I launched Mezzanine , a new theater diary app for iOS. Mezzanine is the first app I have launched since the introduction of…
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23 days ago
Jepsen: etcd 3.4.3
1 Background The etcd key-value store is a distributed system intended for use as a coordination primitive. Like Zookeeper and Consul , etcd stores a small…
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24 days ago
The iOS internationalization basics I keep forgetting
In this article, I try to summarize the bare minimum one needs to know to add internationalization support to an iOS app. Localizations , locales , timezones ,…
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25 days ago
Self-Protecting Projects
I was once attenting a presentation on the topic “Front-End Development”. The talk was held by a senior developer who, at some point, started bragging about the…
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28 days ago
A breakpoint I cannot live without
I’m often working on projects from other devs.Some of the projects are quite complicated and I have difficulties to remember all the view controllers.Here is a…
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29 days ago
Sign in with Apple, Part 1: Apps | Sarun
11 Dec 2019 ⋅ Swift Sign in with Apple Part 1 in a series Sign in with Apple. In the first part, we will focus on the app part. What we need to do to add Sign…
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29 days ago
Higher minimum wages are linked to lower suicide rates
A study estimates that $1 more would save thousands of lives Graphic detail Jan 20th 2020 OF ALL THE tactics governments employ to raise living standards, few…
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29 days ago
What we still haven’t learned from Gamergate
It’s natural to assess what sociocultural lessons we’ve learned from the previous decade, now that we’ve entered a new one — and whether they’re the kinds that…
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29 days ago
MIR: A lightweight JIT compiler project - Red Hat Developer
By Vladimir Makarov January 20, 2020 January 15, 2020 For the past three years, I’ve been participating in adding just-in-time compilation ( JIT ) to CRuby .…
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4 weeks ago
Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village
It’s happened. You’ve finally taken that dream trip to England. You have seen Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Hyde Park. You rode in a London cab and walked all…
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4 weeks ago
You can use SwiftUI today
Whenever Apple introduces a new technology for developers, there’s always the question: “Can I use this thing right now for my projects?”. The answer many times…
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4 weeks ago
Home ownership is the West’s biggest economic-policy mistake
It is an obsession that undermines growth, fairness and public faith in capitalism Leaders Jan 16th 2020 edition Jan 16th 2020 E CONOMIES CAN suffer both sudden…
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4 weeks ago
The TTY demystified
Real teletypes in the 1940s. The TTY subsystem is central to the design of Linux, and UNIX in general.Unfortunately, its importance is often overlooked, and it…
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4 weeks ago
N. K. Jemisin’s Dream Worlds
Several years ago, N. K. Jemisin, the fantasy and science-fiction author, had a dream that shook her. In her sleep, she found herself standing in a surreal…
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4 weeks ago
Snowpack
Build web applications with less tooling and 10x faster iteration. $ npx snowpack Introduction # TL;DR - With Snowpack you can build modern web apps (using…
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5 weeks ago
I love the Unix philosophy, but...
I attended the Edge Conference in London, for which Andrew Betts should receive high praises. During the build system panel some remarks were made about the…
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5 weeks ago
Getting started with Assetgraph
When presented with the challenges of web performance optimization, or any other kind of manipulation of web sites and assets, it is helpful to have a good set…
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5 weeks ago
Check your link rot
When we develop websites we often take the greatest care that all details are right. People are checking the design, the implementation, the responsiveness, the…
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Content-addressable Browser Caching
What if it were possible to use content-addressable caching in browsers instead of URL-based caching? The increased cache hits would be highly beneficial,…
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5 weeks ago
City maps from tourists' feelings
The aim of this project is to map tourists’ perceptions of different urban areas through data retrieved from vacation rental platform Airbnb . After their stay,…
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5 weeks ago
A thread written by @ramez
Ramez Naam @ramez Books: Nexus Series / The Infinite Resource. Faculty @SingularityU. Energy, climate, & innovation wonk. Optimist. Jan. 08, 2020 4 min read…
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5 weeks ago
Russia Takes a Big Step Toward Internet Isolation
Over the holidays, the Russian government said it had completed a multi-day test of a national, internal internet known as RuNet, a bid to show that the…
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5 weeks ago
Advertising Makes Us Unhappy
ferrantraite/Getty Images The University of Warwick’s Andrew Oswald and his team compared survey data on the life satisfaction of more than 900,000 citizens of…
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5 weeks ago
Property wrappers in Swift | Swift by Sundell
When dealing with properties that represent some form of state, it’s very common to have some form of associated logic that gets triggered every time that a…
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5 weeks ago
I test in prod – Increment: Testing
“ I don’t always test my code,” muses The Most Interesting Man in the World in one of the sturdiest tech memes of all time, “ but when I do, I test in…
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5 weeks ago
SQL, NoSQL, and Scale: How DynamoDB scales where relational databases don't
Over the past few years, DynamoDB has gotten more and more popular as a database. This is for a few reasons, such as the way it fits so well with serverless…
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5 weeks ago
An Excess of Operating Systems
Jean-Louis Gassée Follow Jan 5 · 5 min read by Jean-Louis Gassée Received wisdom tells us that developing a new OS is technically feasible but ultimately doomed…
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5 weeks ago
Effectively Using Materialized Views in Ruby on Rails · pganalyze
It's every developer's nightmare: SQL queries that get large and unwieldy. This can happen fairly quickly with the addition of multiple joins, a subquery and…
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5 weeks ago
Is It 'Come' or 'Cum'? 'Coming' or 'Cumming'? It's Not Just About Spelling
Sorry to ask a personal question, but it’s important: Do you come, or do you cum? The material reality is the same either way: a phenomenon properly known as…
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5 weeks ago
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