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I’ve kept up the pace in February, but I can feel that just reading articles is not going to be enough for me. They are an ok way to pass the time on a train but don’t bring much benefit. For now, I will continue doing this (keeping a list of articles), but I would like to start reading more books. But that’s going to take some preparation.

An app can be a home-cooked meal and Shirky: Situated Software are related to the theme of sustainable software. I’m not planning on writing any applications yet. Thought I’m thinking about something else — ditching Facebook for keeping in contact with my group of close friends in favor of something smaller, private. And possibly self-hosted.

Why SQLite succeeded as a database with Richard Hipp, creator of SQLite (The Changelog #201) is a podcast, althought there is a transcript. I always knew SQLite existed but this interview got me interested. I am now looking for ways to use it in some project.

Old CSS, new CSS / fuzzy notepad sent shivers down my spine. How could the web ever get to where it is today?

Why Discord is switching from Go to Rust - Discord Blog

I’ve wanted to get into more programming languages for a long time. Go seemed like something I would enjoy, but lately, Rust seems more and more appealing. We now have some code done in Rust, and I’m tempted to give it a go.

Why procrastination is about managing emotions, not time - BBC Worklife and Acceptance and commitment therapy - Wikipedia got my attention because I’d never thought about procrastination like that. In all the years of trying to battle procrastionation. I always treated like a time management problem (like most people, I imagine).

The Silicon Valley Economy Is Here. And It’s a Nightmare and End the GOP are only the only two articles from The New Republic that I found worth reading this month. I’m honestly disappointed with TNR’s mailing list. It’s mostly paid political campaign advertising and podcast promotion (I don’t listen to podcasts). I’m going to un-subscribe.

Jeffrey Paul: Discord Is Not An Acceptable Choice For Free Software Projects

I’ve never used Discord, and I don’t plan to. Now I also have a reason why.

Latacora - Stop Using Encrypted Email

I wasn’t and I won’t now.

February was the month that Avast got a lot of flak for selling users data through Jumpshot. There was a lot of mostly bad and some ok press. Avast’s Shutdown of Jumpshot Will Harm the Web and the World | SparkToro and Zlý Avast a velká lekce pokrytectví - Euro.cz

This sounds too good to be true: Radical hydrogen-boron reactor leapfrogs current nuclear fusion tech.

Thread by @gravislizard: "almost everything on computers is perceptually slower than it was in 1983 amber-screen library computer in 1998: type in two words and hit F […"] is just a rant about crappy software that seems to surround us. I can agree with that. What I did not enjoy is the format - using long Twitter threads is just lazy. Then again, maybe it’s the best format for angry rants.

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