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What's making me happy 2017-08-19

By Nat Welch

I’m here to spread #happy, because wow this past week sucked.

Sure, there’s context here if you watch Game of Thrones, but Kit Harington pretending to be a dragon is a friendly reminder not to take yourself too seriously.

Tina Fey eats cake on ‘Weekend Update’ is funny. As far as I can tell, the internet interpreted this in many ways, angering some, making others laugh, and maybe making a few think. For me, it was a reminder that we can never stop fighting hatred and oppression, but also a reminder that sometimes you need to disconnect and eat some cake. Take care of yourself folks.

Speaking of taking care of yourself, selfcare.tech is a list of developer resources for self-care.

I live with someone who is allergic to peanuts, so the news that an immunotherapy trial had cured peanut allergy in the majority of child subjects is super exciting.

Public Enemy by Harper’s Magazine is hilarious. And I thought it was satire until I read the NYT coverage: Jury Selection in Martin Shkreli Trial Begins With Name Calling.

I don’t know how I feel about this, but programmer creates an organization to unmask child predators is impressive.

If you’re interested in hardware security keys, ImperialViolet’s Security Keys is an excellent write-up.

CityMapper’s Using data to figure out traffic is cool.

Hayao Miyazaki has officially returned to Studio Ghibli! What more do you want?!?

In the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency news, two things:

The world’s best Dota 2 players just got destroyed by a killer AI from Elon Musk’s startup is amazing, as is the follow-up blog post by the company itself: More on Dota 2.

Ask HN: What mistakes in your experience does management keep making?” is just depressing because these problems are so widespread, and I’ve seen them everywhere I have worked. I think we need better management training.

Dribbble Overtime with Jared Erondu was a great listen. His Playbook site is super neat about working in the design world.

I love everything @jxnblk does, I love Tachyons, and I’m slowly learning React, so his tachyons-components excites me.

GoogleChrome/puppeteer: Headless Chrome Node API is cool looking, and I can probably use for a few side projects I’ve got cooking.

In infrastructure reading this week, I enjoyed these repositories and articles:

We Offered Matching Funds for Open Source, Here’s What Happened. is a cool case study on financing open-source software.

Why We Terminated Daily Stormer by CloudFlare is a super weird read given their past history.

DeviantArt Is Switching To HTTPS makes me super happy. I’ve wanted this for a long time.

Some days you just want to look at beautiful architecture. I mean, that’s me every day, but here were my two favorites this week:

Have a great week!

/Nat