I consume a lot of content and I like sharing cool stuff I find.
So, I figured I'd try and make a running list of links to things I've consumed and why I like them.
Call it link curation, call it time-wasting; whatever -- it brings me joy. If you want to be updated on the latest
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This week I did a lot more production than consumption; work was pretty hectic and I also wanted to finish part two of my fantasy football data science blog post (here's part one, if you want the full story). As a result, I've got fewer pieces that I read and thought about this week, and I definitely skewed more towards interesting cultural tidbits than deeply technical pieces. Enjoy!
Buncha techy content this week! I've been going really hard on trying to understand haskell better lately (for reasons that I'll disclose within a week or so!), and in addition to working on some small projects in Haskell, I've been reading a lot of articles about the language as well. It's so cool! This week also deviates from my normal behavior in that I read an enjoyed not one but TWO articles about Facebook engineering this week... as much as I find their product and business model actively duplicitous, I really can't fault their engineering chops.
This was a big week! The USA had its presidential election and while it's not officially done yet, it looks like Joe Biden has won, which is a positive development. When I woke up on Saturday morning and read the news it felt like the first time I'd woken up to good news in years. I don't have as many reads for this week because once election coverage began on Tuesday night I just kept refreshing [the open-source election tracker every few minutes alongside reading as insipid hot takes about voting trends as much as I could. It was a bad week for careful, thoughtful, reading for me. But a good week overall :)
This week the theme of my selected readings is about careers: how to succeed in your respective one, how to apply theoretical concepts in CS to a software engineering day job, and how to know when it's time to quit a typical day job. I also included a few beautiful musings on life and death. There's also a bunch of other unrelated things that run the gamut from distributed systems, hackathons at scale, and more indictments of Facebook (as per usual) :) Enjoy!
This week I have a mixed bag of pretty dense content, and other than the two podcasts and the first link I mostly skimmed the content, but many of these links are rich resources that you can continue to come back to. I recommend bookmarking any link you find interesting. Enjoy!
The list is shorter this week -- I was on vacation and kinda stayed away from tech and the internet in general as possible (I did, however, go on a lot of hikes, I read 2 books, and ate a bunch of good food!) There were still a few pieces that I read from the tech world, though, so I figured I'd share them :) They're mostly about Scala and Haskell, with a few fun pieces (including Aphyr's latest technical interview satire). Enjoy!