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🔥 Weekend Reading

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Tools and products you should know about, tips about UX, management, infosec; random and funny stuff

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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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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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Weekend Reading — Stack over you

This week we remove gatekeepers from our CI, break a Guinness world record, redesign review ratings, understand the meaning behind “job requirements”, and level up.

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Weekend Reading — May the fourth

This week we setup our new Minecraft server, play Spacewar, avoid burnout, wonder about Facebook AI spam, lose our passkeys, and claim stairs on the way back home.

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April 27th, 2024 6 min read

Weekend Reading — The Bob Ross of programming

This week we use coffee tasting as our design practice, get as close to and as far away from the metal as possible, find an easier way to write documentation, discover why Google Search is getting so bad, and why Siri was never good, keep our password secure, and enjoy the figures.

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April 20th, 2024 5 min read

Weekend Reading — WD40 smells so delicious

This week we got a new incarnation of Norton Commander, the best flopping electric vehicle, a reason to keep everyone happy, conscious invertebrates, a 420 cat, and colorful eggs.

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April 13th, 2024 7 min read

Weekend Reading — If you enjoyed this episode, please like and subscribe

This week we have an app for managing group trips, and one for recommending and following podcasts, we’re unsure about the size of a minute, appreciate the new nutrition labels, have a lot of security and privacy issues to worry about, and wait for the next season Bluey.

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April 6th, 2024 8 min read

Weekend Reading — Healthy living isn't available in your country

This week we got a great app for hikers, a way to threaten our code, place to put our cursor, another story of a dying startup, some really bad tales about AI, a shirt to commemorate the earthquake, and some good news about COVID and bees.

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March 30th, 2024 6 min read

Weekend Reading — Ctrl click back

This week we deploy a real-time server app, mute our keyboard, apply ethical social proof, run LLM on our computer, of all things in Excel, and uncover the most insidious backdoor.

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