Articles To Read List - Jan - Jun 2018

Against privacy defeatism: why browsers can still stop fingerprinting

An Easier Way to Build Alexa Skills Using Python

Want to Understand What Ails the Modern Internet? Look at eBay - possibly a dubious article. fear and rage clickbait.

Ted Nelson struggles with uncomprehending radio interviewer (1979) [audio]

" Bought by London Trust Media, Pledges an IRC Revival"

"Bootstrapping an Online Fabric Shop and Growing to $20k per month"

Tell HN: I miss the old internet

Ask HN: How to not fail on coding interview questions?

Redis Lua scripting: several security vulnerabilities fixed

"I fear Google's control of the web"

"Archiving your website in the Wayback Machine"

"WTF: A personal information dashboard for your terminal" - golang

"For Some Hard-To-Find Tumors, Doctors See Promise In Artificial Intelligence"

"A few words on Doug Engelbart (2013)"

Reddit just passed Facebook as #3 most popular website in US

The Importance of Deep Work and the 30-Hour Method for Learning a New Skill #programming

"Why did I spend 1.5 months creating a Gameboy emulator? (2017)"

"Maintaining Notepad is not a full-time job, but it’s not an empty job either"

"Coffee Waste Is Now Fetching a 480% Premium Over Coffee Itself"

"82-Year-Old Japanese Woman Finds Success in Coding"

"The Year on the Net (1996)"

[x] - #job

Show HN: We created a successful Steam game in HTML5
protho painting

Extending Tcl

Minimal Responsive Grid System

NCSA Mosaic for X 1.0 available (1993)!msg/

Frontend for a server-less stack — Brian Douglas

ghost cms (formerly a blogging idea) from 2012-2013.

"On becoming a better developer (2015)"

I don't remember the proposed feed syndication format called Echo back in 2003.

interesting blog, wiki, social network info from Clay Shirky back in 2003.

this could be one of the dumbest articles of 2018, since the author and the many people interviewed don't seem to know the difference between the web and the internet. the article, I think, is about the web, and not the internet.

microcast - aws lambda for "serverless" programming

Ask HN: How do you scale a one person consultancy to an agency?

"Ask HN: What happened to the semantic web?"

"Subscribers are the new, new thing in business" - local media orgs should have realized that at least 15 years ago.

normally, i ignore tweetstorms, but i agree with this dude in some areas, especially the photo issue on phones.

"The Guardian covertly sends your data to 58 tracking services "

Ask HN: Recommendations for Peer to Peer Frameworks?" - over 100 comments

ghost switching discussions from slack to a discourse-based forum

oh, no. blockchain. i wonder if i can get my cast iron skillet to support blockchain, regardless if my skillet needs it.

Everything You Know About Web Design Just Changed by Jen Simmons

Fit For Purpose: Making Sense of the New CSS by Eric Meyer

Beyond Engagement: the Content Performance Quotient by Jeffrey Zeldman

Atom vs. RSS - posted at and not on his old blog, housed at his own personal domain name. good one.

"Will MySpace ever lose its monopoly? (2007)" - march 2018 - march 2015 - january 2013 - RMS started this long ago.

"Ask HN: What abandoned OSS project would you like to see revived?"

"Ask HN: How does a great resume look like? What are the best tools to make one?"

Dropbox had its IPO on Mar 23, 2018.

Mar 23, 2018 thread:

April 2007 HN thread:
"My YC app: Dropbox - Throw away your USB drive"

Presentation from 2007 or so.

Why Is SQLite Coded in C? (2017) is 20 years old today

"Urn: A Lisp implementation for Lua"

"Facebook Really Is Spying on You, Just Not Through Your Phone's Mic"

"Ham radio operators are saving Puerto Rico (2017)"

"A week-long programming retreat"

"There's a backlash against throwaway culture," she said. "People want to buy something that's made well and going to last, not just a bit of plastic ordered off the internet from China that's going to end up in landfill in a year's time."





Alan Kay at OOPSLA 1997 - The computer revolution hasnt happened yet

This tutorial series will cover the creation of a complete game with Lua and L�VE