The Sick, Refreshing Honesty of Web3 - The Atlantic
well, let’s all come to terms with reality and admire the grift.
We Found The Real Names Of Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Pseudonymous Founders
‘It’s a glorified backpack of tubes and turbines’: Dave Eggers on jetpacks and the enigma of solo flight | Dave Eggers
yeah … i’ll hold off on my jetpack.
I Gave Myself Three Months to Change My Personality - The Atlantic
fun article, choice quote.
Among other things, I was the only person who wasn’t court-ordered to be there.
How Telegram Became the Anti-Facebook | WIRED
honestly, i’m not sure what to make of telegram. the article is certainly not confidence inspiring on a number of levels. still, there are some interesting elements to note:
- it’s useful to note what motivated teams that are small can accomplish. the telegram staff is teeny.
Include diagrams in your Markdown files with Mermaid | The GitHub Blog
yay! this is a really nice development. i wish gitlab supported this for use at work.
To Eliminate Police Violence, Listen to the Communities Most Affected By It
this paragraph sums up the last couple of weeks and how little has been learned by minneapolis leadership.
The events surrounding Amir Locke’s death are the strongest indictment yet that the Minneapolis Police Department has failed to heed any of the lessons learned from dozens of previous police killings. MPD officers murdered a man in his sleep, then lied about the circumstances of his death. Mayor Frey’s “ban” on no-knock warrants turned out to be anything but. He and interim police chief Amelia Huffman fled a press conference where they could not answer even basic questions about the botched raid. And the department’s new training director is a disgraced officer who was fired (then somehow reinstated) for his role in the corrupt Metro Gang Strike Force scandal. In this light, it is understandable when community organizers propose “radical” reforms like a public safety department or community control of the police, as they are among the last remaining options to address a policing system that obstinately refuses to be reformed or rehabilitated.
this has been making the rounds the past couple of days. it’s an unsparing look at the impacts of cryptocurrency mining. well referenced and reasonably objective.
Static Analysis at GitHub | February 2022 | Communications of the ACM
lots of good stuff in this article. nice coverage of treesitter.
Reimagining Chess with AlphaZero | February 2022 | Communications of the ACM
TIL: there’s a surprising amount of history around modifying the rules of chess and using AI to analyze the impacts is pretty interesting. particularly given the ability to analyze impacts of the rule changes at high speed/scale.
My journey down the rabbit hole of every journalist’s favorite app - POLITICO
herein lies a conundrum. you really need those interview notes transcribed, but you’re dependent upon a cloud based service to do it. the sheer number of things that journalists need to track and understand the background implications of seems to be exploding.
The Triumph and Terror of Wang Huning
i can’t really parse out the position/slant of palladium mag, but this is an interesting perspective on things. searching for wang huning turns up all sorts of interesting stuff.
Essays: Letter to the US Senate Judiciary Committee on App Stores - Schneier on Security
bruce schneier open letter on app stores.
The Atlantic published 10X more articles lamenting school Covid protocols than it did on the sunsetting of a Tax Credit that threw 3.7M children back into poverty.
Going big with TCP packets [LWN.net]
an interesting dive down the rabbit hole of kernel changes and approaches to supporting big TCP packets (upwards of 64k). also worth checking out is the netdev presentation referenced in the article.
‘Disruption’ Is a Two-Way Street | WIRED
i’m so sadly US-centric in a lot of my thinking about innovation. also worthy of reading…
‘It Felt Like a Gut Punch’: Service Industry Workers Alarmed by Kim Bartmann’s James Beard Nom - Racket
the james beard foundation just lost a ton of credibility in my book here. the local reddit thread ( We all agree that Bartmann shouldn’t be nominated for a James Beard, right? ) is particularly spicy.