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πŸ”₯ Weekend Reading

I write a weekly email for people in tech.

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

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Weekend Reading β€” Places where I've lost my glasses

This week we catalog the risks we’re addressing, run Postgres in the browser, modernize our app using generative AI, learn about focus and ADHD, stop trusting product reviews from Google search, and keep the operating room free of cats.

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Weekend Reading β€” The real luxuries

This week we over infrastructure decisions, plea for lean software, find some interesting productivity apps, remember good old Lander, meet the world’s most responsible AI model, revisit the World Economic Forum, and finish watching For All Mankind.

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Weekend Reading β€” The Zoom meeting crowd

This week we tally the most in-demand frontend frameworks, learn how to PDF using an iPhone and no 3rd party app, make luck and avoid the paradox of goals, and wish you a happy new year and a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

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Weekend Reading β€” Put οΏ½ in random text fields

This week we have some disappointing metrics from Copilot, revisit React, learn how to write a Git commit message, did you know about Font Variant Numeric?, speculate the fastest growing software sectors, watch sleeping cats, and play with bouncing balls.

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January 27th, 2024 6 min read

Weekend Reading β€” Never Again Is Now

This week we remember how to write quality software, add true vintage look to our modern web app, play PowerPoint Karaoke, design digital instruments for our car, hire Boss as a Service, correct and avoid AI mistakes, watch Snoopy sleep, and cary a kitten everywhere we go.

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January 20th, 2024 6 min read

Weekend Reading β€” Where's my car?

This week we find the missing car, test with cats, remember old computing machines, follow the layoffs on TikTok, ask the chicken the question, and build our Mac with Lego bricks.

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January 13th, 2024 7 min read

Weekend Reading β€” Layoffs, explained

This week we have a collection of interesting software, Windows 95 for React, a brief explanation of layoffs, a beautiful AI device, a caffeinated Jupiter, and a mouse to clean our house.

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January 6th, 2024 8 min read

Weekend Reading β€” Happy and safe new year!

This week we run a desktop in the browser, re-learn JavaScript and React Server Components, cover a bunch of cool developer tools, revisit inclusive design, write a brag document, get ourselves a free VPN, and snack on a Shoeshi.

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December 30th, 2023 7 min read

Weekend Reading β€” Hot Potatoes

This week we decide on monolithic vs micro-service, Remix all the things, run a performance comparison, get better at making decisions, say farewell to Firefox and Substack, exercise every morning, recommend two things you can watch online, and collect our New Year’s event tickets.

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