I'm procrastinating on a few things, so I figure it's time to write a #happy post.
Let us start with something silly: I’m Diana From Anne of Green Gables, and I am Fucking Drunk
Next, we can transition to the news that one of my favorite comedians is getting a show: Jessica Williams as a sci-fi writer in Brooklyn. Oh also related, Questlove is making another book. And I love me some Questlove.
Then, weird book nerd scandal: The Handbook for Mortals Bestseller List Scandal
If you like Reply All, or just hearing about how podcasts are made Episode 262 of Longform was great:
My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell - Bloomberg is depressing, but an interesting look on how messed up the credit industry in the US is.
Two fantastic articles about people's time at @recursecenter, but both a few years after they attended:
- What I Learned at RC: Two Years Late? by @anyharder
- How I spent my time at the Recurse Center - Julia Evans by @b0rk
Spain and Catalonia Wrestle Over
.cat Internet Domain is just weird.
Hal Ruzal Grades Your Bike Locking is a great video on how to make sure your bike doesn't get stolen.
The xx - On Hold (Jamie xx Remix) is just a solid remix.
Sparkfun has written up some fun blog posts about hardware and security:
The NYT wrote an article about Loftium. The service tries to help you buy a home, in exchange for a promise you will list your home on Airbnb.
30 Days Timelapse at Sea is beautiful video.
What the Rich Won’t Tell You was a good read. Makes sense, and not too shocking, but needs to be said in this world of Trump bullshit.
Designing For the Margins is an excellent conference summary.
I love reading about NTP, so a comparison of NTP implementations was neat.
I am super excited for APFS, so a Backup Software Developer's Perspective on APFS was neat.
Relicensing React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js is proof that if enough people rant about a thing, a company may change their minds.
I started migrating a lot of my stuff away from CloudFlare and Heroku. I am moving to a Kubernetes cluster, so automated certificate provisioning in Kubernetes using kube-lego was a useful read. https://natwelch.com, https://hello.natwelch.com, https://quotes.natwelch.com, and https://walls.natwelch.com have all moved over. I've got a long list of apps to follow that.
danluu/post-mortems is a beautiful collection of postmortems. I read through a bunch of these while doing research one morning.
Public Money Should Produce Public Code is something that I feel very strongly about. It's not going to happen in the US anytime soon, but the EU is pushing forward.
Bunnie Huang and Ed Snowden describe a malware-resistant hardware iPhone privacy overlay is an exciting project.
Have a great week!