Reading Log - December 23, 2022 (#11)

NASA's InSight probe has seemingly sent its last signal back to Earth. Some questionable security from iRobot, and a little bit of Twitter drama makes up some of this week's reading.

In Depth

Luke Plunkett: The Best Star Wars Video Game

I loved this game when it came out. I loved all the games that came out after this too. I wish that Disney would get a game developer to make a good sequel to the Dark Forces / Jedi Knight series.

Link Blast

👨🏼‍💻 Software Development & Design

How To Structure Your .NET Solutions: Architecture And Trade-Offs (James Hickey)

Microsoft plans pre-compiled queries for Entity Framework, and may replace old and crufty .NET SQL Server provider (Tim Anderson)

🖥 Technology & the Internet

How to rebuild social media on top of RSS (Jacob O'Bryant)

No, The FBI Is NOT 'Paying Twitter To Censor' (Mike Masnick)

Okta's source code stolen after GitHub repositories hacked (Ax Sharma)

A Roomba recorded a woman on the toilet. How did screenshots end up on Facebook? (Eileen Guo)

🎮 Gaming

Classic FPS Star Wars: Dark Forces has gotten a well deserved glow-up (CJ Wheeler)

📈 Business & Finance

The free market is failing us on antibiotics (Sabri Ben-Achour)

🔬 Science

After a long struggle with Martian dust, NASA's InSight probe has gone quiet (Eric Berger)

⚾ Sports

Steve Cohen's Mets spending spree and the ramifications for the rest of the league (Evan Drellich)

🎧 Podcasts

Marketplace Tech: ChatGPT can write English essays...quite well. How are teachers going to deal?

No Dogma #163: Jared Parsons, The C# Compiler, Part 1

No Dogma #164: Jared Parsons, The C# Compiler, Part 2

Hanselminutes #838: Cross-platform UIs with C# and Avalonia with Dan Walmsley

TED Radio Hour: What Leadership Looks Like

Hanselminutes #872: Hachyderm's Kris Nova on Running a Mastodon Server

🎒 Everything Else

Quitting is Underrated (Tim Harford)

🎵 A Song to Leave You With

Brand New - Can't Get It Out