Reading List: May 14 - May 20

May 20, 2022
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This week we're a little heavy reading about freedom of speech and content moderation.

How to write longform Git commits for better software development - I've been trying to do a better job of providing more details for my PRs and commits at work. This could be helpful. (

Did Twitch Violate Texas' Social Media Law By Removing Mass Murderer's Live Stream Of His Killing Spree? - Content moderation is hard...especially when politicians want to get involved. And in the end, people are hurt. (

How industrial standards help explain Russia's economic motives for invading Ukraine - This is an interesting story talking about how a country's standards can help or hurt economies. (

Need a Quick Diff - 2 Handy tools to quickly diff text or code files (

The death of 'mandatory fun' in the office - I'm generally not a fan of forced socialization. Team building activities certainly have their place, but forcing people to stay late on a Friday to avoid being called "not a team player” isn't the way to go about doing it. (

If You Think Free Speech Is Defined By Your Ability To Be An Asshole Without Consequence, You Don't Understand Free Speech (But You Remain An Asshole) - Too many people thing freedom of speech means freedom from consequences. (

"Free Speech" Ought to Mean More than Mocking Trans People - Another good article talking out what free speech really is and why content moderation can be hard. It's always far more nuanced than can be easily described in a tweet. (