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🔥 Weekend Reading

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Weekend Reading — Tactical Assault Shiba

This week we’re headed to the JSON station, we find a lighter and faster alternative to lodash, steal like an artists, generate better prompts than an Oath Keeper, discover Britain’s new ruler, and read the funniest Reddit story about cheese.

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Weekend Reading — Gesturing wildly and in every direction

This week we kick start the Slow Software Movement, CTRL+F the Spice Rack, walk over the kitchen table, slop the book, hide behind a tree, skip leg day, and hide under the weighted blanket.

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Weekend Reading — Legally prohibited from complaining

This week we write 200 lines of code, play breaker with the calendar, sprint plan our week with the spouse, teach Claude to SQL, blur the cat’s face, patch our Oreo cookies, and apologize for how hot it is.

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Weekend Reading — Occam's shaving kit

This week we work around our ErrorBoundary, ignore our \\TODO, write in Sans Bullshit Sans, pay $500/hour to dress the same as always, count succors borne every minute, and name a dinosaur after Loki.

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June 15th, 2024 9 min read

Weekend Reading — Move slow and improve things

This week we upgrade out clock, get a bumper sticker, practice the RTO of layoffs, convince HP to buy us for $25B, listen where we look, have a sad day indeed, enjoy spicy ramen, and ravel at the new defender.

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June 8th, 2024 7 min read

Weekend Reading — Video should have been a blogpost

This week we get the Homebrew App Store, dump Bartender, get AI to do all our work, elect an LLM mayor, avoid using Windows 11, watch the Raven diagram, make tea in the tank, and travel in style.

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June 1st, 2024 8 min read

Weekend Reading — All romes lead to roads

This week we get cranking on our indexes, keep our focus on iOS, change jobs on first day of the month, find the Google Search leaked documents, check our boss for signs of AI, twist our hands, and wear a kilt.

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May 25th, 2024 8 min read

Weekend Reading — Don't give eeffoc

This week we turn web app into desktop app, discover a new tablet, stop chasing our dreams, review the new Google “No Intelligence” Search, Microsoft spying on you, OpenAI’s ties with News Corp, grieve over Kabosu, avoid Teslas, and scream out loud.

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May 18th, 2024 8 min read

Weekend Reading — Objection-oriented programming

This week we find a power-up box, replace GitHub Actions with Maven XMLs, avoid the worst website in the world, revisit RTO policies, “listen” to OpenAI employees, watch our Slack private messages, do laundry for free, and fall asleep to a YouTube video.

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