What's making me happy 2024-03-24

Here's another #happy post for you! I wrote this from the sunny shores of the Bahamas, so I'm doing particularly well.

photo of the Exumas from a boat




  • I enjoyed the short post "Dear Paul Graham, there is no cookie banner law." I feel like I gave up on this fight ten years ago, but glad to see some folks are still at it.
  • I read all of The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang. I was gifted this book by my friend Frankie and it is not at all what I expected. Is it a political thriller? A reimagining of The Last Airbender? A treatise on the dangers of propaganda? A character study on women in bad marriages? I think it's all of these things and more. It could have been 30% shorter, but it is beautifully written and I'd recommend to anyone who likes a bit of epic fantasy.
  • FlightRadar describes their new GPS Jamming Map is pretty interesting.
  • Dan Luu's Slow Device writeup is super fascinating and very infuriating when you think about all of the companies that don't build for less powerful devices.
  • I've had a few times in my career where I've pushed back against folks using websockets. This article provides a great analysis of when to use which technology and lines up with my normal arguments.


I hope you have a great week!