💬 Cool new offering from Kickstarter that is in-line with platforms like Patreon. High quality platforms that can be a means to send financial support to various individuals doing compelling things seem like a good idea. I don't know that they will ever amount to a huge opportunity for creators, but it’s a good channel.
💬 Promotional but good in-depth article about the rapid growth of the technology sector in Toronto. We have an office in Toronto which has given me a very small glimpse into that city. There are numerous companies looking at opening Toronto locations.
💬 Amazing new version of the Tesla Roadster. 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds! 😲
💬 Key things to consider in incident response to technology issues. I like the callout to Gawande's Checklist Manifesto, a fabulous book!
💬 The inventor of the web is very concerned about the direction things are going. I'd agree with him. We aren't guaranteed a free and open Internet. We have to make that happen.
💬 Simple, approachable guide to the GTD methodology. I like to keep these around since different people like different overviews.
💬 Cool even that our team in Ukraine organized for Python developers in Kyiv! 👏
💬 Interesting new offering from Fastmail. I use Fastmail for my personal email. Looks a lot like a message board but tied more tightly to email.
💬 Kahneman is amazing and I greatly enjoyed his Thinking Fast and Slow. It’s one of those books that keeps coming to mind over and over after you've read it.
💬 I’m a big fan of Atul Gawande and this episode of On Being is focused on the material in Being Mortal, a book I think everyone should read.
💬 Good audio series in the spirit of The Box, which my book club read a long time before I joined. An amazing look into how impactful the containerization of shipping has been on the world. Also on iTunes.
💬 This is a really cool project to make public data sets available via a JSON API. Datasette dynamically creates an API for any SQLite database, and there is a handy utility for Python to turn any CSV into a SQLite database. This writeup of making a datasette for Polar Bears is a good overview. Super easy and simple project doing a good thing. Listing of datasettes. 👏
💬 This is worth looking at just for the video of the robots on an elevated grid or matrix moving around and picking things. I strongly believe we are just seeing the beginning of this type of automation, and this isn't even combined with any intelligence. Employment problems lie ahead. 😒
💬 Overview of Glitch that sounds pretty awesome for doing small web projects and sharing them. 💚
💬 Simple project from Julia Evans that allows you to turn retweets off for everyone you follow on Twitter. i've long wanted a feature on Twitter to do this. Used this right away and all retweets are disabled. 😁
💬 I may have to give Firefox a look for the first time in several years. I love the ethos of Firefox, particularly the pro-privacy positions, but the performance has been so bad as to be comical. This is a nice, approachable writeup on how they have focused on performance. Even people that are less technical may find this interesting as it gives a glimpse into how your browser works and the complex processes involved with making software very fast.
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