Reading Log - February 17, 2023 (#19)

CSS is finally getting a killer feature, Elon is being Elon & the Supreme Court hears an important Internet case.

In Depth

Jen Simmons: Try Out CSS Nesting Today

This makes me so excited. I know it only applies to Safari right now, but this is the last bastion for me to consider SASS or LESS. I’m really looking forward to this reaching Chromium and Firefox.

Stephen Wilds: Halo dropped the ball on Cortana's villainous twist

I didn’t hate Halo 5 or it’s story. I didn’t even completely hate the antagonism between Locke and the Master Chief. (I think it could’ve been done better, but that’s another topic) But 343 really missed an opportunity on the Cortana storyline with Halo Infinite.

Link Blast

👨🏼‍💻 Software Development & Design

Writing JavaScript Without a Build System (Julia Evans)

Digging Into Nullable Reference Types in C# (Shawn Wildermuth)

Hello Web Components (Rob Eisenberg)

MediatR 12.0 Released (Jimmy Bogard)

C# Tip: List Pattern to match an collection against a sequence of patterns (Davide Bellone)

Getting Started with Generics in .NET (Assis Zang)

IdentityServer - IdentityResource vs. ApiResource vs. ApiScope (Tore Nestenius)

Web Push for Web Apps on iOS and iPadOS (Brady Eidson & Jen Simmons)

🖥 Technology & the Internet

Engineers Gave Elon's Tweets Special Treatment Because Elon Freaked Out That A Joe Biden Tweet Got More Engagement (Mike Masnick)

Next Week, The Supreme Court Could Destroy Everything Good About The Internet (Mike Masnick)

Microsoft's Bing is an emotionally manipulative liar, and people love it (James Vincent)

iOS 16.4 public beta for iPhone and iPad arrives with new emoji and more (Umar Shakir)

📈 Business & Finance

What Economists Get Wrong About Personal Finance (Tim Harford)

🔬 Science

The Secret Lives of Neutron Stars (Sophia Chen)

🎧 Podcasts

Techdirt Podcast #343: Congress v. Twitter

🎒 Everything Else

How to Practice "Productive Procrastination" (Clive Thompson)

American Drivers Have a Blinding Headlight Problem (Madison Hall)

🎵 A Song to Leave You With

The Wonder Years - I Just Wanna Sell Out My Funeral