109 / JavaScript Gom Jabbar

This is issue #109 of Arnes Weekly from

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Toot of the Week

You can't UN-invent a technology. You can't put the genie back in the bottle once it's in the hands of the people. Laserdisc WILL have its day



Time is not a synchronization primitive

5 min · xeiaso.net

Xe Iaso about the bad practice of sleeping in tests and how to catch it in Go.

XML is the future

6 min · bitecode.dev

This author talks about the right tool for the right job and explains why you probably don't need a Google-level tech stack for your 100 req/s website.

Rust fact vs. fiction: 5 Insights from Google's Rust journey in 2022

4 min · opensource.googleblog.com

The Google open source blog draws a resume over Rust use at Google in 2022. Thanks, Jacob!

JavaScript Gom Jabbar

4 min · frantic.im

Alex Kotliarskyi goes through a package.json as if it's the Gom Jabbar from Dune.

Font size is useless; let’s fix it

6 min · tonsky.me

Nikita talks about inconsistencies with different fonts and explains why you can't rely on font-size.

Cutting Room Floor

What Does Intellectual Humility Look Like?

11 min · greatergood.berkeley.edu

Mark Leary about intellectual humility—what it is, it's benefits and drawbacks and how to gain more.

4 volunteers just entered a virtual "Mars" made by NASA. They won't come back for one year.

2 min · cbsnews.com

Emily Mae Czachor about a NASA exploration project that aims to simulate challenges that might occur on Mars.

Sennheiser HD 555 to HD 595 Mod

2 min · mikebeauchamp.com

Mike Beauchamp explains how you can turn $ 200 headphones into $ 350 headphones with a screwdriver.

Delete Friction

3 min · garrettdimon.com

Garrett Dimon tells the story of how a habit of them slowly declined and the steps they took to reverse that.

The hottest new perk in tech is freedom

7 min · vox.com

Rani Molla about the return to office big tech has called for and the advantages of being able to hire anywhere.


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