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🔥 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 — 👋 How many fingers to a hand?

This week we ask who’s responsible for technical decisions, dig into the origins of spaghetti code, discover a new dopamine loop, talk a lot (too much?) about generative AI, and wrap it up with a better chat UI.

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Weekend Reading — 😎 Software is believing

This week is loaded with AI. We use it to summarize and de-summarize, help us SQL, spoken words, and handwritten notes. We also settle a semantic debate and cure our Python envy.

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Weekend Reading — 👌 Ctrl-Salt-Delete

This week we load up on SVG, pay back tech debt, fight name complexity, learn how to build ChatGPT, and go in search of SF/Mission super burrito.

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Weekend Reading — 👋 Shut the front door

This week we compare JS component libraries, steer clear of YAML, impressed by text-to-draw tech, and dream of a giant dog bed.

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January 8th, 2023 6 min read

Weekend Reading — 🧄 Garlic expressions

This week we draw with SVG, learn garlic expressions, watch an epic battle unfold, explore AI as assistive technology, replace .env with 1P, and bake an octopie.

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January 2nd, 2023 6 min read

Weekend Reading — 👋 Happy new year!

I’m ready for 2023, are you? This week we got fresh UI components, rendering HTML with React, GPT prompt reverse engineering, and ultimate LEGO.

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December 26th, 2022 7 min read

Weekend Reading — 👋 2-3 levels max

This week our train leaves every 5 minutes, we capture some packets, zoom through meetings, and buy bubble wrap in bulk.

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December 19th, 2022 6 min read

Weekend Reading — 👋 Friend of John

This week we discover the legendary software entrepreneur J.Mastodon, punch holes in cards, choose a new timezone, and worry about dark chocolate.

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December 14th, 2022 2 min read

Mastodon Goodies

Let's make Mastodon happen! Here are some goodies that make sharing content and following people easier. Share button Make it easy for people to share your content on Mastodon. Here's a share button you can try (don't worry, it won't post anything without your permission!) Share It works like every

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