In the vast desolation of the modern Web — now controlled entirely by billionaires, venture capitalists, and media conglomerates — there still exist a few noble souls who are keeping alive the spirit of the weird, creative, and human Web of the late nineties and early noughties. No maps will lead you to the Old […]
The Dhahan Prize celebrates Punjabi language and literature by awarding a yearly prize for excellence in Punjabi Fiction. https://dhahanprize.com
Today I learned that gratitude journaling is backed by actual science.
People who think science and religion are at odds with each other understand neither. https://aeon.co/ideas/why-religion-is-not-going-away-and-science-will-not-destroy-it
Kevin Kelly of Wired has advice for the young ‘uns. https://kk.org/thetechnium/68-bits-of-unsolicited-advice/
Aatish Taseer writes: By the time I was an adult, the urban elites and the “heart of the nation” had lost the means to communicate. The elites lived in a state of gated comfort, oblivious to the hard realities of Indian life—poverty and unemployment, of course, but also urban ruin and environmental degradation. The schools […]
https://deterministic.space/secret-life-of-cows.html TIL that you can use Rust’s Cow for representing a type that can either be borrowed or owned. This can be useful when you want to, for example, return either a static string (&’static str) or a dynamically generated owned string (String) from a function.
Anthony Shaw wrote a detailed guide to the CPython codebase over at RealPython: https://realpython.com/cpython-source-code-guide/
Turns out people are still building new things for the Nintendo GameBoy: https://github.com/gbdev/awesome-gbdev
Years ago, when going outside was legal and I still believed in Pitchfork scores, I started a music blog with a couple of friends. We eventually shut it down because reasons, but thankfully The Wayback Machine managed to capture a few snapshots. Here it is in all its glory, minus the CSS and media.