What's making me happy 2017-02-21
By Nat Welch
Argh, can’t believe I missed posting two of these on time. I was doing so well! Darn. Oh well. #happy post, let us get you out there.
So I love the Recurse Center. Here are a bunch of posts from people talking about their time there:
Also related, I spoke at @hackandtell last week. It’s not up there yet, but the meetup posts roundups of all of their meetings at hackandtell/wrapup. I talked about onesie, which I really need to do a write up of soon.
I do love that hosting is getting cheaper. The $5 Showdown is a great analysis of four hosting providers who provide a $5 a month virtual machine.
If you didn’t know about the security risks about crossing boarders with technology “I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again” is a decent summary of all the things that can go down.
The idea to live asynchronously is interesting. I normally view notifications as asynchronous, but this blog article proposes to limit distractions coming from your phone. I really like it, and have been slowly removing stuff that pops up and causes me to be distracted. I am instead opting for email summaries which I can digest in the morning.
Shout out to the Hillary Clinton’s staffers who are keeping up the fight.
I always like reading year in review type letters, and the 2017 YC Annual Letter is pretty good.
An nginx config for 2017 is a great walk through of all of the crazy stuff going on with http/2 and ipv6 and SSL and nginx. If you run NGINX, it’s worth a read.
I love stuff like Tracking Your Phone On the Tube. I find cell phones a fascinating way to track movement of people through public infrastructure and as a way to optimize and make people’s lives better.
Mateusz Urbanowicz’s “Tokyo Storefront” series is gorgeous.
A new E-Ink tablet is supposed to be coming out soon, and looks pretty awesome.
There were four great podcast interviews I listened to recently:
- Episode 231: Brooke Gladstone - Longform
- Anil Dash - Design Matters with Debbie Millman
- Lyft: John Zimmer - How I Built This
- Solange - Cranes in the Sky - Song Exploder
I hope you are having a great week!