Articles To Read List - Jan - Mar 2019

RSS Is Better Than Twitter (gizmodo.com)
https://gizmodo.com/rss-is-better-than-twitter-1833624929
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19529442

http://davewiner.userland.com/outlinersProgramming

I Miss Rails (chanind.github.io)
https://chanind.github.io/rails/2019/03/28/why-i-miss-rails.html
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19517560

Why GNU grep is fast (2010) (freebsd.org)
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2010-August/019310.html
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19521872

Learning Ada (steveklabnik.com)
https://words.steveklabnik.com/learning-ada
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19510074

Facebook to ban white nationalist content (fb.com)
https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2019/03/standing-against-hate/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19503094 - nearly 1500 comments!

https://priceonomics.com/the-places-in-america-that-use-the-most-and-least/

https://decisiondata.org/news/political-media-blackouts-president-2016/

https://news.yahoo.com/stolen-picasso-unearthed-indiana-jones-art-070646437.html

https://mondaynote.com/credder-wants-to-create-an-equivalent-to-rotten-tomatoes-for-news-94467294e57b

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/russiagate-is-wmd-times-a-million

Emacs For Writers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtieBc3KptU&app=desktop

https://colinwalker.blog/making-changes/

Show HN: Product without a website – Unix friendly backup service: baxx.dev (txt.black)
https://txt.black/~jack/baxx-dev.txt
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19482280
HN titled changed to: Show HN: Baxx – Unix-friendly backup service (txt.black)
Cool-looking service and UI/UX.

https://github.com/instantbox/instantbox

Redis streams as a pure data structure (antirez.com)
http://antirez.com/news/128
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19463306

http://j-source.ca/article/a-millennial-buys-the-local-paper/

Three protocols and a future of the decentralized internet (datproject.org)
https://blog.datproject.org/2019/03/22/three-protocols-and-a-future-of-the-decentralized-internet/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19466929
https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/11/decentralizing-social-interactions-with-activitypub/
https://github.com/dariusk/rss-to-activitypub/

I Don't Like Debuggers (2000) (lwn.net)
http://lwn.net/2000/0914/a/lt-debugger.php3
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19460381

Redis streams as a pure data structure (antirez.com)
http://antirez.com/news/128
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19463306

Show HN: Blogcast – Generate audio versions of your articles (blogcast.host) - built by a 17-year-old in a week !!!
https://blogcast.host/
https://miguelpiedrafita.com/building-blogcast/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19454863
https://cloud.google.com/text-to-speech/ - paid service that looks interesting

A Julia Interpreter and Debugger (julialang.org)
https://julialang.org/blog/2019/03/debuggers
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19455688

Society Needs an Alternative Web (forbes.com)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/cognitiveworld/2019/03/15/society-desperately-needs-an-alternative-web/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19441102

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/19/technology/new-social-network-email-newsletter.html
https://craigmod.com/essays/newsletters/

RSS history from March 1999 via Dave Winer:
http://scripting.com/1999/03.html

EU government websites have undisclosed adtech trackers from Google and others (theregister.co.uk)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19424041

http://responsivenews.co.uk/post/18948466399/cutting-the-mustard

https://blog.teamtreehouse.com/unobtrusive-javascript-important

Screen Reader Basics: VoiceOver -- A11ycasts #07
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R-6WvAihms

https://longreads.com/2019/03/18/how-the-guardian-went-digital/

Jan 1995 post
http://scripting.com/autowebdocs/whatisautoweb_119.html

open chat apps
https://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2019/03/11/Lights-Going-Out
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19370281

blogging and discovery
https://github.com/scripting/Scripting-News/issues/96
https://mobile.twitter.com/donpark/status/1051533792324636673

Forgot about this. I keep missing this March event. The train show, held at Owens Community College. Sun, Mar 10, 2019.
http://www.toledoblade.com/local/community-events/2019/03/10/toledo-rides-the-rails-trains-and-toy-show/stories/20190310156

Commentary: 4 Ways To Reduce Plastics And Other Single-Use Disposables In Your Kitchen
https://text.npr.org/s.php?sId=701684123

How to pass a programming interview (2016) (triplebyte.com)
https://triplebyte.com/blog/how-to-pass-a-programming-interview
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19343044

https://www.cjr.org/special_report/through-the-working-class.php

Excellent:
https://idlewords.com/2005/04/dabblers_and_blowhards.htm

I can't tell yet if this long post is informative or bullshit. Based upon my skimming, the post leans toward the latter.
https://www.eugenewei.com/blog/2019/2/19/status-as-a-service

https://chat.indieweb.org/2019-03-06/1551861340464800

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.


https://qbix.com/blog/2018/08/28/vision-for-a-new-truly-decentralized-web/

"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"
https://medium.com/billy-penn/colorado-public-radio-to-acquire-denverite-from-spirited-media-7375b532db7c

https://nicepage.com/doc/article/20348/web-design-3-0-when-your-web-design-really-matters
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19309821

https://phillipadsmith.com/2019/02/push-journalism-vs-pull-journalism.html?PageSpeed=noscript

Pi-Hole – A black hole for Internet advertisements (github.com)
https://github.com/pi-hole/pi-hole
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19258717

https://coloradosun.com/2018/09/28/larry-ryckman-editors-note-0928/

http://bradfrost.com/blog/post/write-on-your-own-website/

https://mobile.twitter.com/snackfight/status/1100190218446094336?p=v

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 (bloombergquint.com)
https://www.bloombergquint.com/businessweek/america-s-cities-are-running-on-software-from-the-80s
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19271569

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35624?hl=en
https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/93710

The Internet’s Back-to-the-Land Movement (are.na)
https://www.are.na/blog/the-internet%27s-back-to-the-land-movement
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19248512
https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2018/09/how-to-build-a-lowtech-website.html

Gopher: A Present for Redis (antirez.com)
http://antirez.com/news/127
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19247493

We Must Revive Gopherspace (2017) (matto.nl)
https://box.matto.nl/revivegopher.html
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19178885

I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain (nytimes.com)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/23/business/cell-phone-addiction.html
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19237704

Remembering a Programming Language That Helped Shape the Digital New York Times (nytimes.com)
https://open.nytimes.com/remembering-a-programming-language-that-helped-shape-the-digital-new-york-times-cd809d707c74
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19238085

Some Details of My Personal Infrastructure (stephenwolfram.com)
https://blog.stephenwolfram.com/2019/02/seeking-the-productive-life-some-details-of-my-personal-infrastructure/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19220889
https://www.wolfram.com/language/

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/why-fair-isle-sweaters-have-a-three-year-waiting-list

An update about Redis developments in 2019
http://antirez.com/news/126

I Deleted All of My Social Media and 60,000 Followers (petapixel.com)
https://petapixel.com/2019/02/19/why-i-deleted-all-of-my-social-media-and-60000-followers/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19199962

A Plan for Spam (2002) (paulgraham.com)
http://www.paulgraham.com/spam.html
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19190393

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/02/insect-apocalypse-really-upon-us/583018/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19207657

maybe we should look to those knuckleheads in europe for ideas about keeping some privacy while connected to the internet or using wifi devices.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/26/business/media/reade-brower-maine-newspapers.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/us/politics/trump-investigations.html

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/login-walls/

https://www.wired.com/story/soothing-promise-our-own-artisanal-internet/

https://www.theguardian.com/media/commentisfree/2019/feb/17/metros-success-is-good-news-for-life-beyond-the-web

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/05/meet-the-counterantidisintermediationists/527553/

https://theincline.com/2019/02/15/these-60-blankets-were-handmade-to-comfort-families-of-tree-of-life-victims/

Don’t Get Clever with Login Forms (bradfrost.com)
http://bradfrost.com/blog/post/dont-get-clever-with-login-forms/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19171402

Principled GraphQL (principledgraphql.com)
http://www.principledgraphql.com/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19147742

Winning the Blackbird Battle (cloudflare.com) - patent troll case
https://blog.cloudflare.com/winning-the-blackbird-battle/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19164294

White space killed an enterprise app (uxdesign.cc)
https://uxdesign.cc/how-white-space-killed-an-enterprise-app-and-why-data-density-matters-b3afad6a5f2a
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19153616

Nasa’s Mars Rover Opportunity Concludes a 15-Year Mission (nytimes.com)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/science/mars-opportunity-rover-dead.html
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19155826
Nasa makes final attempt to communicate with Mars rover (theguardian.com)
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/feb/13/nasa-makes-final-attempt-to-communicate-with-mars-rover-opportunity
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19152683

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).


http://jothut.com/cgi-bin/junco.pl/relatedblogposts/29745/ToledoTalkcom-display-change-Jan-23-2014

http://jothut.com/cgi-bin/junco.pl/blogpost/29745/ToledoTalkcom-display-change-Jan-23-2014

http://sawv.org/2009/08/30/new-tt-thoughts-about-creating-a-community-site.html

http://sawv.org/2011/01/03/new-tt-facebook-growth-chart.html

http://jothut.com/cgi-bin/junco.pl/blogpost/13981/Web-vs-Native-apps-in-2013-and-beyond

http://jothut.com/cgi-bin/junco.pl/blogpost/33205/Static-files-vs-databasebacked-blogging-systems

http://jothut.com/cgi-bin/junco.pl/blogpost/41322/17Jul2014/Kelleys-Island-Visit-with-MN-Gang-Jul-10-2014

http://jothut.com/cgi-bin/junco.pl/relatedblogposts/43773/Markdown-Wars-September-2014

http://sawv.org/2014/04/16/jh-my-thoughts-on-accepting-usercontributed-content-april-2014.html

http://sawv.org/2015/02/18/jh-what-toledos-new-mayor-should-have-said.html

http://sawv.org/2015/01/14/jh-living-in-cold-weather.html

http://sawv.org/2014/09/04/jh-markdown-wars-september-2014.html

Design Without Color First (medium.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19142964
https://medium.com/devsdesign/4-reasons-why-you-should-design-without-color-first-c0e38180f689

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/134041-inside-nasas-curiosity-its-an-apple-airport-extreme-with-wheels

CERN day 1: rebuilding the first web browser (remysharp.com)
https://remysharp.com/2019/02/12/cern-day-1
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19143064

https://dri.es/headless-cms-rest-vs-jsonapi-vs-graphql

https://www.cjr.org/united_states_project/view-from-somewhere-lewis-wallace.php

Show HN: Make your site’s pages instant in 1 minute (instant.page)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19122727
https://instant.page/

https://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-tijuana-drug-violence-20190130-htmlstory.html

https://theintercept.com/2019/02/08/jeff-bezos-protests-the-invasion-of-his-privacy-as-amazon-builds-a-sprawling-surveillance-state-for-everyone-else/

HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points (rachelandrew.co.uk)
https://rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2019/01/30/html-css-and-our-vanishing-industry-entry-points/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19106922

Moving from Go to PHP Again (dannyvankooten.com)
https://dannyvankooten.com/from-go-back-to-php-again/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19111358

https://stratechery.com/2019/the-buzzfeed-lesson/

http://www.niemanlab.org/2019/02/researchers-crunched-13-tb-of-local-newspaper-subscriber-data-heres-what-they-found-about-who-sticks-around/
https://localnewsinitiative.northwestern.edu/posts/2019/02/05/northwestern-subscriber-data/index.html

Comprehensive Python Cheatsheet (2018) (gto76.github.io)
https://gto76.github.io/python-cheatsheet/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19075325

Cheap Chinese electric cars are coming to the US and Europe (qz.com)
https://qz.com/1541380/the-cheapest-chinese-electric-cars-are-coming-to-the-us-and-europe/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19077700

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 (hacks.mozilla.org)"
https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/02/firefox-66-to-block-automatically-playing-audible-video-and-audio/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19077548

https://www.parksandrecbusiness.com/articles/2019/1/sprawling-recreational-opportunities

https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/how-independent-journalists-are-covering-more-than-just-the-amount-of-rust-in-americas-overlooked-regions/

Dear web developers: set the font color, too (luu.io)
https://www.luu.io/posts/web-devs-font-color
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19055312

Modern Weather Forecasts Are Stunningly Accurate (theatlantic.com)
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/01/polar-vortex-weather-forecasting-good-now/581605/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19045250

https://www.notion.so/tools-and-craft/03-ted-nelson

A small notebook for a system administrator (habr.com)
https://habr.com/en/post/437912/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19052688

For those who aren’t quite sure why these media layoffs keep happening (threadreaderapp.com)
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1088503510184927233.html
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18994760

Ending our Medium integration (write.as)
https://write.as/blog/ending-our-medium-integration
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19034676

Exclusive Design (vasilis.nl)
https://exclusive-design.vasilis.nl/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19033877

Facebook shares shoot up after strong Q4 earnings despite data breach (techcrunch.com)
https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/facebook-earnings-q4-2018/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19039593

https://www.blueoxmusicfestival.com/

http://www.niemanlab.org/2019/01/newspapers-cost-more-than-twice-as-much-today-as-they-did-a-decade-ago-and-that-was-a-smart-move-by-publishers/

http://www.niemanlab.org/2019/01/do-people-fall-for-fake-news-because-theyre-partisan-or-because-theyre-lazy-researchers-are-divided/

http://sawv.org/2019/01/28/links-and-notes-mon-jan-28-2019.html
http://sawv.org/2019/01/27/links-and-notes-sun-jan-27-2019.html

Confessions of an Abstraction Hater (250bpm.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19010492

Data structures to name-drop when you want to sound smart in an interview (amynguyen.net)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19012573

Websocketd (websocketd.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19000109

https://www.wired.com/story/is-big-tech-merging-with-big-brother-kinda-looks-like-it/

http://sawv.org/2019/01/24/links-and-notes-jan-24-2019.html

Why I use old hardware (drewdevault.com)
https://drewdevault.com/2019/01/23/Why-I-use-old-hardware.html?
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18978446

You Don't Need to Exercise for Hours a Week to Look and Feel Better (inc.com)
https://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/15-minutes-a-day-is-all-it-takes-to-be-more-fit-according-to-science.html
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18957350

Network protocols for anyone who knows a programming language (destroyallsoftware.com)
https://www.destroyallsoftware.com/compendium/network-protocols?share_key=97d3ba4c24d21147
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18967387 - "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 - https://hpbn.co "

Julia Language Co-Creators Win James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software (siam.org)
https://sinews.siam.org/Details-Page/january-prize-spotlight-jeff-bezanson-steven-l-brunton-jack-dongarra-stefan-karpinski-and-viral-b-shah
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18977721

https://journal.lighthouse16.com/entry/it-is-time-to-leave-the-facebook-universe/

https://theintercept.com/2019/01/23/grassroots-analytics-campaign-donations/

https://theweek.com/articles/818951/how-twitter-could-death-liberal-democracy

Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump-Russia Story
https://theintercept.com/2019/01/20/beyond-buzzfeed-the-10-worst-most-embarrassing-u-s-media-failures-on-the-trumprussia-story/ - by Glenn Greenwald

Every new web app at PayPal starts with TypeScript (medium.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18961916

25 years of coding, and I'm just beginning
https://dev.to/dechamp/25-years-of-coding-and-im-just-beginning-442n
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18946712

I Nearly Lost All of My Data (kevq.uk)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18949484 - "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?
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18961793

“The Linux of social media” – How LiveJournal pioneered, then lost, blogging (arstechnica.com)
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/01/the-linux-of-social-media-how-livejournal-pioneered-then-lost-web-blogging/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18967806

For the Love of Pipes (jessfraz.com) - about Unix/Linux
https://blog.jessfraz.com/post/for-the-love-of-pipes/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18967249

A Stroke Turned a 63-Year-Old into a Rap Legend (theatlantic.com)
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/01/doctor-rapp/579634/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18926229

How to teach Git (rachelcarmena.github.io)
https://rachelcarmena.github.io/2018/12/12/how-to-teach-git.html
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18919599

Crisis on the High Plains:The Loss of America’s Largest Aquifer – Ogallala(2018) (duwaterlawreview.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18926536

https://www.inthemargins.ca/migrating-to-blot

Field notes: London, England (2018) (devonzuegel.com)
https://devonzuegel.com/post/field-notes-london-england
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18909346

With 86% Drop, California’s Monarch Butterfly Population Hits Record Low (nytimes.com)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/09/science/monarch-butterfly-california.html
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18912164

Insect collapse (theguardian.com)
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/15/insect-collapse-we-are-destroying-our-life-support-systems
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18909650

Joy of Being a Woman in Her 70s (nytimes.com)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/12/opinion/sunday/women-older-happiness.html
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18904646

I'm leaving GitLab to help everyone work remotely (linkedin.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18900072

https://ruben.verborgh.org/articles/redecentralizing-the-web/#ashort-history-of-de-centralization-and-the-web
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18885935
home server setup mention:
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18888753
Tor service also mentioned for an always-on home computer.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a3mm4z/the-rise-and-demise-of-rss
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18896168

Ask HN: Which Wiki or internal documentation tools do you use?
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18874707

https://beltmag.com/reimagining-local-journalism/

Big ol’ ball o’ JavaScript (bradfrost.com)
http://bradfrost.com/blog/post/big-ol-ball-o-javascript/
http://www.heydonworks.com/article/reluctant-gatekeeping-the-problem-with-full-stack
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18822577

Birding Like It’s 1899: Inside a Blockbuster American West Video Game (audubon.org)
https://www.audubon.org/news/birding-its-1899-inside-blockbuster-american-west-video-game
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18818014

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Mahler

https://manifold.soton.ac.uk/read/untitled-162d4fb0-8ab1-422c-aef4-0f00a2ef0d74/section/c735fb9e-a5a2-4063-bbc5-0b96c78896a0

https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/fixing-social-media - good one. get venture capital to create a new form of social media that wound up being blogging.

https://learncodethehardway.org/regex/

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/02/media/william-arkin-departs-nbc-news/

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/8112733/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-stock-selloff/

https://digiday.com/media/tortoise-wants-members-to-inform-its-slow-news-coverage-via-live-events/

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/02/media/netflix-saudi-arabia-hasan-minhaj/


late december 2018 posts

Do not attempt to simplify this code
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18772873

Fountain pens
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18771984

Interview questions
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18790818

React JS cheat sheet
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18795474

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-08-22/tapestry-ambition-includes-an-american-version-of-lvmh

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