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Tweet of the Week

Extremely niche #msdos Three aliens talking, subtitle: Some of the less intelligent humans are trading in "Non Frungy Tokens"?— @voxel


  • Some mistakes Rust doesn't catch (fasterthanli.me)

    Amos writes another great post about the safeties built into Rust in comparison with other languages and then goes into the things Rust won't catch for you as of right now.

  • What's coming in Go 1.18 (lwn.net)

    In case you ignored all previous posts (to be fair, they were mostly about generics), here's a summary of everything that will come to Go 1.18, by Vegard Stikbakke.


  • Why You Should Start a Blog Right Now (guzey.com)

    Alexey Guzey has a list of reasons why you should start a blog right now. Thanks, Jan!

  • My Seatbelt Rule for Judgment (dannyguo.com)

    Danny Guo has a personal rule when it comes to judgement:

    My willingness to judge something should be proportional to how much I know about it.

  • In Defence of the Boring Web (bastian.rieck.me)

    Bastian Rieck defends the boring web (without JavaScript, cookie banners or subscribe now popups) and I'm there for it.

Software Engineering

  • Downcasting in Rust (ysantos.com)

    Y. D. Santos about the technical background of downcasting in Rust.

  • Async Rust in 2022 (blog.rust-lang.org)

    Niko Matsakis and Tyler Mandry talk about their vision of async Rust (on behalf of the Async Working Group) and what will happen this year.

  • Top 10 web hacking techniques of 2021 (portswigger.net)

    James Kettle has a list of current web hacking techniques that you should defend against.

  • In defense of complicated programming languages (viralinstruction.com)

    Jakob compares complicated and seemingly simple programming languages and tells us why he prefers the openly complicated.

Cutting Room Floor

  • Unlearning Perfectionism (arunkprasad.com)

    Arun Prasad about perfectionism and better alternatives.

  • Why Is Matt Damon Shilling for Crypto? (nytimes.com)

    Jody Rosen about Matt Damon, Snoop Dogg and other celebrities:

    The ad holds out the promise of “fortune,” but what it’s really selling is danger, the dark and desperate thrills of precarity itself — because, after all, what else have we got? You could call it truth in advertising.


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