SM Articles from blogs I follow

2022-11-25 – I’m a Fire Starter! via Kev Quirk
I recently moved to a house that has an open fire (my first one), and I’ve quickly fallen in love with the whole process of maintaining an open fire. A ... More -->

2022-11-25 – The Mycroft Mark II Has Arrived!!! via
The long awaited day is finally here! The Mark II has arrived!!

2022-11-21 – Mix in Some Cream to Make Vim a Bit Friendlier via Open Source Musings

2022-11-21 – NLnet funding comes to an end via Blogs on Sourcehut
Sourcehut was selected for an NLnet grant in January of this year. NLnet Foundation is a Dutch organization which funds many projects to promote an open and secure internet. The typical NLnet grant is structured by milestones. At the beginning of the grant, a…

2022-11-20 – Safe Shopping: 2022 Edition via The New Oil

2022-11-18 – Problems with Protohackers via jes's blog
This is a list of things wrong with Protohackers, and my thoughts on what to do about them.

2022-11-18 – Polycube snakes and ouroboroi via Arthur O’Dwyer
In the June 1981 issue of _Scientific American_ ([JSTOR](https://www.jstor.org/stable/24964433); [direct link for Wikipedia users](https://www-jstor-org.wikipedialibrary.idm.oclc.org/stable/24964433)) Martin Gardner's "Mathematical Games" colu…

2022-11-16 – Keto Coconut Bread via Based Cooking
I created this recipe looking for a bread alternative not using any grains, processed sugar and processed oils. It is sitting between bread and cake feel and my wife loved it. I used pasture-raised eggs to my recipe, just because it is more nutritious. But…

2022-11-16 – Galinha Caipira via Based Cooking
Chicken stew ubiquitous in rural Brazil. Perfect pair with rice and beans, polenta or boiled cassava root. ⏲️ Prep time: 30 min 🍳 Cook time: 2h 30min 🍽️ Servings: Usually enough for a family of five. Ingredients A whole ckicken weighing close to 2,5kg (roughl…

2022-11-16 – Grilled Mackerel with Miso Soup and Squash via Based Cooking
⏲️ Prep time: 45 min 🍳 Cook time: 15 min 🍽️ Servings: 2 Ingredients 2 Norwegian Mackerel Fillets 1 tbsp Sake 2 tbsp Miso paste 1/2 Onion 1 Summer Squash 1 tbsp butter 1 cup Jasmine Rice (optional) Soy Sauce (optional) Directions Place the mackerel fillets in a small …

2022-11-15 – Four years of SourceHut via Blogs on Sourcehut
Today is the fourth anniversary of SourceHut’s public opening. In these four years, we have developed a free software platform which hosts nearly 10,000 projects, among them more than 68,000 repositories, 5,000 mailing lists with nearly a quarter-million ema…

2022-11-15 – Status update, November 2022 via emersion
Hi all! Last Friday we’ve shipped wlroots 0.16! This long-overdue release is the fruit of 10 months worth of work from 46 contributors. It includes many improvements, especially around new protocol support, the scene-graph API and the Vulkan renderer. See the…

2022-11-14 – Is Twitter Done Yet? via Kev Quirk
So Elon is completely screwing Twitter, I get it. But for many, many people it’s not newsworthy. Can we move on now, please? I want to start by saying this ... More -->

2022-11-13 – The game of Zendo via Arthur O’Dwyer
Circa 2013, Kory Heath wrote a great long-form memoir describing the design history of Zendo.

2022-11-12 – What I’m reading lately: tunnel edition via Arthur O’Dwyer
I’ve been working my way through Best Stories of H.G. Wells (Ballantine, 1960); this morning I read “The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham” (1897). Highly recommended. It’s got the sort of elaborate Victorian sentence structure and overabundance of novelisti…

2022-11-12 – In praise of Plan 9 via Drew DeVault's blog
Plan 9 is an operating system designed by Bell Labs. It’s the OS they wrote after Unix, with the benefit of hindsight. It is the most interesting operating system that you’ve never heard of, and, in my opinion, the best operating system design to date. Even …

2022-11-09 – On (Not) Dual Booting via Open Source Musings

2022-11-06 – Making a DNS query in Ruby from scratch via Julia Evans
Hello! A while back I wrote a post about how to write a toy DNS resolver in Go. In that post I left out “how to generate and parse DNS queries” because I thought it was boring, but a few people pointed out that they did not know how to parse and generate DNS…

2022-11-06 – My DIY ergonomic travel workstation with aluminum and magnets via Tristan Hume
Ever since moving from NYC to SF to work at Anthropic I’ve been visiting NYC and working remotely quite often. So I designed myself a travel workstation that lets me get the best of ergonomics and packability. It includes a few off-the-shelf items, and a c…

2022-11-01 – A tech lead guide to manager powers 🧙 via Tyler Cipriani: blog
It took me two years as a manager to reach the “leadership is lonely” phase. – Will Larson, An Elegant Puzzle When you jump from tech lead to manager: things change. Your deep understanding of the system evaporates and becomes shallow. You’ll stop writing all …

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