Interesting Things #19 — Learning and the treadmill
This is Beng Tan and welcome to Interesting Things, a curation of interesting stories and links from tech, work, biz, science, life and stuff.
Keeping Up — The more you know, the more you will realize you don’t know. How will you learn it all? You won’t.
How To Thrive As An Average Programmer — I go to bed happy to have a job that I love. It’s a comparatively good life.
An amazing error message if you put more than 2^24 items in a JS Map object — When working with big data, you can often hit weird limits with a system.
What scientists must know about hardware to write fast code — For non-developers.
How to write fast Rust code — Focusing more on advanced tools and techniques rather than how to avoid noobie mistakes.
GitHub Apps - How to avoid leaking your customer’s source code with GitHub apps — Default settings may put you at risk of leaking data between installations. (hn)
Gentle Guide to Get Started With tmux — We go through managing panes, windows, and sessions in this blog post.
CSS Animations: A Complete Guide in 7 Levels of Difficulty — Do some magic in plain CSS.
Fun with regular expressions: part I — Some years ago, when i struggled to understand regular expressions, I found these experiments useful.
Replace Your To-Do List With Interstitial Journaling To Increase Productivity — A new tactic that immediately kills procrastination and boosts creative insights. (hn)
Idealist or pragmatist? For a successful job search, know your priorities — Finding work that helps the world and meets your practical needs is possible. (hn)
Marc Benioff’s grand strategy: Salesforce, Slack, and the future of work — The future of business as a combination of chat, data analysis, and systems of record. (hn)
Tagged with tracker, Asian giant hornet leads state to nest — North of Seattle near the Canadian border not far from a sighting. (hn)
Scientists Are Proposing a Radical New Framework to Redefine Life on Earth — As the union of two energetic and informatic processes that can encode and pass on adaptive information. (hn)
Neuroscientist Anil Seth: ‘We risk not understanding the central mystery of life’ — Work on developing a scientific explanation for how the brain conjures consciousness. (hn)
The Fundamental Link Between Body Weight and the Immune System — Inflammation plays a critical role in determining how we digest food, and it’s only now starting to reveal itself.
Why People Who Brush Still Get Cavities — If it’s the types of bacteria in your mouth that matter, could you fix your teeth by getting different bacteria?
World’s biggest wind turbine shows the disproportionate power of scale — They’re scaling up to ludicrous proportions. (hn)
Mathematical model predicts best way to build muscle — Researchers have developed a model that can predict the optimum exercise regimen. (hn)
How Big Can the Quantum World Be? Physicists Probe the Limits. — How large can an object be and still act like a quantum wave? In theory, any size at all. (hn)
Famous Einstein equation used to create matter from light for first time — Two colliding light particles were used to create a matter-antimatter pair.
2D ‘Supersolid’ That Flows Without Friction Has Been Made For The First Time — And it’s incredibly weird. (hn)
The mysterious origins of Universe’s biggest black holes — New telescopes and techniques are giving us a new way of looking at these giants. (hn)
Cocoa-free chocolate comes from “precision fermentation” — What if a chocolate bar could be made from other plants instead?
Apple’s Double Agent — He spent years inside the iPhone leaks and jailbreak community. He was also spying for Apple.
I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. Now I realize how misunderstood this condition is — Misunderstandings and myths may hinder diagnosis, treatment and acceptance that people need. (hn)
The Beauty of Crossed Brain Wires — Synesthesia makes ordinary life marvelous.
‘Mind blowing’: Grizzly bear DNA maps onto Indigenous language families — Both bears and humans may have been attracted to the same resource-rich regions. (hn)
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