Articles To Read List - Jan - Mar 2019

RSS Is Better Than Twitter (

I Miss Rails (

Why GNU grep is fast (2010) (

Learning Ada (

Facebook to ban white nationalist content ( - nearly 1500 comments!

Emacs For Writers

Show HN: Product without a website – Unix friendly backup service: (
HN titled changed to: Show HN: Baxx – Unix-friendly backup service (
Cool-looking service and UI/UX.

Redis streams as a pure data structure (

Three protocols and a future of the decentralized internet (

I Don't Like Debuggers (2000) (

Redis streams as a pure data structure (

Show HN: Blogcast – Generate audio versions of your articles ( - built by a 17-year-old in a week !!! - paid service that looks interesting

A Julia Interpreter and Debugger (

Society Needs an Alternative Web (

RSS history from March 1999 via Dave Winer:

EU government websites have undisclosed adtech trackers from Google and others (

Screen Reader Basics: VoiceOver -- A11ycasts #07

Jan 1995 post

open chat apps

blogging and discovery

Forgot about this. I keep missing this March event. The train show, held at Owens Community College. Sun, Mar 10, 2019.

Commentary: 4 Ways To Reduce Plastics And Other Single-Use Disposables In Your Kitchen

How to pass a programming interview (2016) (


I can't tell yet if this long post is informative or bullshit. Based upon my skimming, the post leans toward the latter.

kevinmarks] The Eugene Wei piece is not that new, but it has some interesting analogies, and it is written in the pg smug style so will do well in that statusphere.

"Spirited Media has sold Denverite to Colorado Public Radio and is in talks with buyers to sell Philadelphia's Billy Penn and Pittsburgh's The Incline"

Pi-Hole – A black hole for Internet advertisements (

Thanks, but I'll continue with my ad blocker turned on. No I don't want desktop notifications. No I don't want your newsletter. No I don't want to see this video. No I don't want to chat with the bot. <--- the first 10 seconds of every visit to your website

America’s Cities Are Running on Software from the ’80s (

The Internet’s Back-to-the-Land Movement (

Gopher: A Present for Redis (

We Must Revive Gopherspace (2017) (

I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain (

Remembering a Programming Language That Helped Shape the Digital New York Times (

Some Details of My Personal Infrastructure (

An update about Redis developments in 2019

I Deleted All of My Social Media and 60,000 Followers (

A Plan for Spam (2002) (

maybe we should look to those knuckleheads in europe for ideas about keeping some privacy while connected to the internet or using wifi devices.

Don’t Get Clever with Login Forms (

Principled GraphQL (

Winning the Blackbird Battle ( - patent troll case

White space killed an enterprise app (

Nasa’s Mars Rover Opportunity Concludes a 15-Year Mission (
Nasa makes final attempt to communicate with Mars rover (

From my understanding, that's basically right. The Rovers rely on the heat from their electronics to keep the electronics warm. While it could recover, when out of power the electronics will drop below their design temperature, making it more likely something will break (or already has).

Design Without Color First (

CERN day 1: rebuilding the first web browser (

Show HN: Make your site’s pages instant in 1 minute (

HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points (

Moving from Go to PHP Again (

Comprehensive Python Cheatsheet (2018) (

Cheap Chinese electric cars are coming to the US and Europe (

Good reason to continue to use the uMatrix browser extension in Chrome and Firefox when publishers offer slimy workarounds to browser disabling auto-play videos.
"Firefox 66 to block automatically playing audible video and audio ("

Dear web developers: set the font color, too (

Modern Weather Forecasts Are Stunningly Accurate (

A small notebook for a system administrator (

For those who aren’t quite sure why these media layoffs keep happening (

Ending our Medium integration (

Exclusive Design (

Facebook shares shoot up after strong Q4 earnings despite data breach (

Confessions of an Abstraction Hater (

Data structures to name-drop when you want to sound smart in an interview (

Websocketd (

Why I use old hardware (

You Don't Need to Exercise for Hours a Week to Look and Feel Better (

Network protocols for anyone who knows a programming language ( - "We used textbooks like Kurose and Ross ... I eventually learned the subject properly through High Performance Browser Networking. This is the one book I would recommend to any software developer. Available for free here - "

Julia Language Co-Creators Win James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software (

Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump-Russia Story - by Glenn Greenwald

Every new web app at PayPal starts with TypeScript (

25 years of coding, and I'm just beginning

I Nearly Lost All of My Data ( - "borg is a backup utility[1] that has been called the "holy grail of backups"[2]."

Ask HN: What are must-know concepts for back end development?

“The Linux of social media” – How LiveJournal pioneered, then lost, blogging (

For the Love of Pipes ( - about Unix/Linux

A Stroke Turned a 63-Year-Old into a Rap Legend (

How to teach Git (

Crisis on the High Plains:The Loss of America’s Largest Aquifer – Ogallala(2018) (

Field notes: London, England (2018) (

With 86% Drop, California’s Monarch Butterfly Population Hits Record Low (

Insect collapse (

Joy of Being a Woman in Her 70s (

I'm leaving GitLab to help everyone work remotely (
home server setup mention:
Tor service also mentioned for an always-on home computer.

Ask HN: Which Wiki or internal documentation tools do you use?

Big ol’ ball o’ JavaScript (

Birding Like It’s 1899: Inside a Blockbuster American West Video Game ( - good one. get venture capital to create a new form of social media that wound up being blogging.

late december 2018 posts

Do not attempt to simplify this code

Fountain pens

Interview questions

React JS cheat sheet