Issue #432 // December 21, 2018

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The Yoda of Silicon Valley //nytimes comments

For First Time in More Than 20 Years, Copyrighted Works Will Enter Public Domain //smithsonianmag comments

My Dad's Friendship with Charles Barkley //wbur comments

Writing copy for landing pages //stripe comments

What I learned in ten years of blogging //ferrucc comments

Dad and the Egg Controller //pentadact comments

Shanghai City in panoramic view in 195 gigapixels //bigpixel comments

Byrne’s Euclid – A reproduction of the celebrated work from 1847 //c82 comments

Typewriter Cartography //somethingaboutmaps comments

Become a Facebook-Free Business //signalvnoise comments


How did you decide where to live? //ycombinator

Best Centralized Backup Solution //ycombinator


Fully-automatic image background removal tool //remove comments

Fancy fonts you can use almost anywhere //beautifuldingbats comments

Cook My Meat: heat diffusion through meat over time //mit comments

Google Earth Studio //google comments

Stop Datamining Me //stopdatamining comments

Growth Ranker – Top-growing products on Indie Hackers //growthranker comments

MagicaVoxel: A free voxel art editor and path tracing renderer //github comments


Write Your Own Virtual Machine //github comments

Stop Learning Frameworks //sizovs comments

Google Tech Dev Guide //withgoogle comments

Vue.js and Go example project //github comments

Advent of Code Python Solutions, Explained //michaelfogleman comments

CoolQLCool – Turn Websites into GraphQL Accessible APIs //coolql comments

Autodrome – Framework for Development of Self-Driving Cars //github comments

Ruby 2.6 introduces an initial implementation of JIT compiler //ruby-lang comments

Everything you should know about certificates and PKI but are too afraid to ask //smallstep comments


Nihon Noir //tomblachford comments

Poland in the 80's //imgur comments

Eastern Bloc in the 80s //chrisniedenthal comments


What a Newfound Kingdom Means for the Tree of Life //quantamagazine comments

Long Before Trees Overtook the Land, Earth Was Covered by Giant Mushrooms //smithsonianmag comments

A ‘Self-Aware’ Fish Raises Doubts About a Cognitive Test //quantamagazine comments

Intro to Quantum Information Science //scottaaronson comments

O-bahn Busway //wikipedia comments


Analyzing Hacker News book suggestions in Python //towardsdatascience comments

Bubblin – Bandcamp for books //bubblin comments

Damn It All: The Penguin Book of Hell //nybooks comments


Glitter bomb tricks parcel thieves //bbc comments

Dear Developer, the Web Isn't About You //sonniesedge comments

How Scammers in China Manipulate Amazon //wsj comments

Linus Torvalds: Fragmentation Is Why Desktop Linux Failed //youtube comments

The Electronic Coach in 1959 //youtube comments


Analysis of Hacker News “Who Is Hiring” Posts //letstalkalgorithms comments

Why Design Thinking Works //hbr comments

Michael Seibel on Leadership Attributes in Successful Startup Leaders //torch comments


Tetris //colinfahey comments

Shame Storm //firstthings comments

The Itsy-Bitsy, Teenie-Weenie, Very Litigious Bikini //nytimes comments

Instead of Writing a Thousand Words, Part One: Ideas //laphamsquarterly comments


Robinhood Checking Moved Fast and Broke //bloomberg comments

Alphabet spinoff Malta raises $26M for technology to store power in molten salt //bloomberg comments


Sandspiel – A falling sand game built in Rust and WebGL //sandspiel comments

Turtletoy //turtletoy comments

Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma when jumping from aircraft //bmj comments

Snowboarding for Geeks //xfive comments

A tale of 132 e's //linuxwit comments

Apple confirms some iPad Pros ship slightly bent, but says it’s normal //theverge comments


Bye Bye Mongo, Hello Postgres //theguardian comments

We should replace Facebook with personal websites //vice comments

As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants //nytimes comments

The Best Programming Advice I Ever Got //russolsen comments

Dotsies //dotsies comments

Free Hotel Wifi with Python and Selenium //gkbrk comments

Estimating Value of Facebook by Paying Users to Stop Using It //plos comments

Keyboardio Kickstarter Day 1278: A startling discovery //kickstarter comments

How Peter Jackson Made WWI Footage Seem Astonishingly New //nytimes comments

Korg NuTube, vacuum tube for the 21st century //korgnutube comments

DPAGE – build and publish webpages on the decentralized internet //dpage comments

Goldpinger – Visualize Kubernetes cluster connectivity //github comments

Comma-Separated Tree //observablehq comments

Ambient Cruelty //reallifemag comments

A Swiss Dress from the 16th Century //whiljascorner comments

Dark Patterns //darkpatterns comments

Manhole Covers Serve as Antennas Expanding Wireless Network Coverage //ieee comments

“Farout”, the Farthest Object Ever Seen in the Solar System //universetoday comments

The Truth about Black Friday and Cyber Monday //cloudflare comments

A new annotation tool for information extraction with Mechanical Turk //github comments

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