121 / Scrollbars are becoming a problem

This is issue #121 of Arnes Weekly from

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Toot of the Week

When your #Rust build times get slower after adding some procedural macros:

We call that the syn tax :ferris:

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The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Must Know About Unicode in 2023 (Still No Excuses!)

16 min · tonsky.me

Nikita Prokopov gives a nice overview of the inner workings and common pitfalls of Unicode.

Scrollbars are becoming a problem

7 min · artemis.sh

Artemis complains about the accessibility issues in modern scroll bars and shows a few ways (mostly Linux) to make them better.

Can't Be F*cked: Underrated Cause of Tech Debt

4 min · jesseduffield.com

Jesse Duffield about one cause of tech debt: If you "can't be fucked" to maintain the code, write tests, etc.

Cutting Room Floor

I wrote the book on user-friendly design. What I see today horrifies me

7 min · fastcompany.com

Don Norman about design shortcomings for elderly people.

Reverse-engineering the mechanical Bendix Central Air Data Computer

17 min · righto.com

Ken Shirriff reverse-engineers a mechanical flight computer for fighter planes from the 1950.

Notes on β€œTaste”

8 min · are.na

Brie Wolfson explains taste and how to acquire it.


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