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via Quanta Magazine https://bit.ly/3hiuSb1

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🤓 TIL about the "ping" attribute on tags, which will send a POST request to the given URLs when the anchor is clicked. 🔗

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via CSS-Tricks https://bit.ly/39gvElW

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Pretty thorough takedown of two of Siskind’s essays. Warning, second part is about suicide and sexual assault. Good to keep in mind throughout that Siskind is a psychiatrist *who treats patients*.

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The biggest change in my professional maturity came when I became Actually Responsible for things. Not in the sense of “if there’s a mix of dashes and em-dashes…

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People who wear glasses could be up to three times less likely to be infected by coronavirus , a study from India has suggested. One way the virus can enter the…

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I went back home (was closer than the office), loaded all the GNU sources on a QIC tape, went back, and started a routine that was all too well known back in the day: compile the GNU toolchain on some vendor Unix in order to be able to compile the nice utilities, including Emacs. GCC took the longest, you need three or four build stages before you have a reliable compiler, but a day later I had Emacs on HP/UX. It was downhilll from there: I did VMS work, so I whipped up a little init.el that mapped to the VMS editor as closely as possible, and rolled it out to the workstations. A short briefing later and, well, they almost hugged me :).

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Cuomo Tells Journalists There’s A Few More Deaths That Won’t Be Reported If They Keep Asking Questions

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I would describe my work like single-handedly running a restaurant in an old château. It’s cool and fun, and the ambiance is great, but occasionally the soup is served cold or not at all because I have to chase a bunch of bats out of the kitchen, or replace a collapsed beam, while the diners sit and wait. This is no fun for either me or the diners, who rightfully complain that it ruins their dinner. Having more paying users would let me hire some dedicated carpenters and and bat-chasers that would let me focus on the cooking.

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Absolute must-read by @yayitsrob on what happened in Texas, with this amazing analogy

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We’re delighted to add Mark Carney to Stripe’s board: . Mark has served as Governor of both the Bank of England *and* Bank of Canada. He’s also the current UN Special Envoy for Climate Action. We’re looking forward to building the Stripe of 2030 with him.

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Margaret Mitchell, co-lead of Google's Ethical AI team, says she has been fired; Google says an employee conduct review confirmed multiple policy violations

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Swiss File Knife - the open source file tree processoris a free multi function command line tool that belongs onto every usb stick. download from sourceforge. this package contains binaries, source and buildscripts for windows and linux. You may also down

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