a more or less weekly digest of juicy stuff
- reflections on trusting trust, the moral is obvious. you can't trust code that you did not totally create yourself. highly recommended
- on the phenomenon of bullshit jobs, highly recommended
- the counterintuitive world, obvious but wrong: if a plane makes it back safely even though it has, say, a bunch of bullet holes in its wings, it means that bullet holes in the wings aren't very dangerous. what you really want to do is armor up the areas that, on average, don't have any bullet holes. why? because planes with bullet holes in those places never made it back
- why generation y yuppies are unhappy, so on top of the generation as a whole having the bold goal of a flowery career lawn, each individual y thinks that he or she is destined for something even better - a shiny unicorn on top of the flowery lawn
- government secrecy and the generation gap, younger people grew up knowing this: there are no employment guarantees anywhere. they see it in their friends. they see it all around them
- political strategy master lesson in 6 minutes
- the first global civil war
- the killing machines, how to think about drones
- the dark side of software development that no one talks about: software developers are jerks
- mvc is dead, it's time to move on, interesting
- programming's dirtiest little secret, non-touch-typists have to make sacrifices in order to sustain their productivity
- the road to performance is littered with dirty code bombs
- the scumm diary, stories behind one of the greatest game engines ever made
- armchair airman says flight fulfilled his lifelong dream, all larry walters has as a memento of his three-mile-high flight in a balloon-propelled lawn chair is an empty plastic soda bottle. it seems to me that people had more fun in the 80s than nowadays
- what are these giant concrete arrows across the american landscape?
- can you see the great wall of china from space?
- how to advertise on a porn website
- unsplash, free (do whatever you want) hi-resolution photos
- carl-einar hackner, the mystery of the vanishing bandana magic trick
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