Weekend Reading — 🐝 Drop like a bee

This week we rotate our display, defrag our hard drive, drop the backstory, clear some snow, and drop some bees.

Weekend Reading — 🐝 Drop like a bee

A Normie’s Guide to Becoming a Crypto Person

🪑 Design Objective

Why is Excalidraw so fucking good? The product factors that make it work so so well.

🧰 Tools of the Trade

Ideal monitor rotation for programmers How to get more usable space from your wide monitor 🤔

Wes Bos “So Github Co-pilot (nightly) has a new feature to explain in english what the code is doing”

Lorem Faces These people don’t exist: AI-generated faces you can use anywhere.


PickBetterPack Analyzes your package.json and suggests alternative modules to the ones you’re currently using.

Five Alternative Dropbox Clients Did you ever feel bad for not maintaining your side project? Just remember that Dropbox is a $9.4B company, yet a year and they still didn't update their product to support Apple's M1 processors. Anyway, here are five apps that are better than Dropbox’s own (a couple also fix Google Drive). Remove objects, people, text, and defects from any picture. In your browser. Don't need to learn Photoshop.

Scott Hanselman

The young people will never know the satisfaction of finding contiguous hard drive space

📓 Lines of Code


if regular expressions are so good why aren't they called remarkable expressions

Mark Jeanmougin “I present... A visual representation of some of my bash scripts”

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Teamwork

Wes Kao 👍

By aiming for the Minimum Viable Backstory.

First, ask yourself:

What’s the minimum backstory necessary to set the context, so we can spend time on the juicy stuff?

You’d be surprised how little backstory is needed to dive in. Plus you can always add relevant information later.

🔒 Locked Doors

Chad Loder Twitter has a new “private media“ policy. I think they broke the land speed record for how quickly it went from announcement to vector of abuse. There's a whole thread here listing various takedowns:

BREAKING: Researcher @StonePgh, who exposed indicted Capitol rioter Brandon Straka's #WalkWay PAC's role in the Jan 6th attack on the Capitol, has been hit by @TwitterSafety's new private media policy.

WalkAway reported 23 videos documenting federal crimes and got them removed.

Ubiquiti Developer Charged With Extortion, Causing 2020 “Breach” What a story. If I got it correctly, the employee was responsible for the breach, leaked it to the media, was tasked with investigating it, and then tried to ransom the company?

But Sharp was a member of the team doing the forensic investigation, the indictment alleges.

“At the time the defendant was part of a team working to assess the scope and damage caused by the incident and remediate its effects, all while concealing his role in committing the incident,” wrote prosecutors with the Southern District of New York.

SwiftOnSecurity “Don't search your proxy logs for online PDF converters if you wanna sleep tonight”

⭐ None of the Above

Iruñeko Critical Cycling “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”

Olayemi Olurin

My neighbor passed me in the hallway and asked me if everything’s good. I said yea why. She said she heard me screaming at a man this morning for disrespecting me. So I had to explain to her than the large disrespectful man in question is actually a cat named Raheem

Catalogue The Mobile Phone Museum

Greg Wilson 🤣

OH: "This isn't a startup. It's three Hacker News posts standing on top of each other in a trench coat."

Hamish Symington 🐝 TIL bumblebees are light activated:

Here's another video of bees falling out of the sky when the lights go out. I'm surprised it's an on/off choice for them - no graceful trying to glide to land or anything like that, they literally just stop flying and plummet. Surely that's more dangerous than keeping flying?

Bryan Banks “Whoever made this is my new favorite person.”

Alexis Gay “when you love the em-dash”

Townscaper A free Townscaper web demo, playable straight in the browser.

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