Reading Log - April 14, 2023 (#26)

This week a lot of details were announced about .NET 8 and C# 12. Also included is NPR leaving Twitter, Uber screwing drivers, and the power of libraries.

Link Blast

👨🏼‍💻 Software Development & Design

CSS Text balancing with text-wrap:balance - Ahmad Shadeed

5 useful extensions for Task<T> in .NET - Steven Giesel

Learn how to modernize your .NET apps from the pros! - Jon Galloway

A README Template – With an Automatically Generated Table of Contents - Matthias Ott

ASP.NET Core updates in .NET 8 Preview 3 - Daniel Roth

Check out new C# 12 preview features! - Kathleen Dollard

Announcing .NET 8 Preview 3 - Jiachen Jiang

Chasing Rainbows - Andy Baio

🖥 Technology & the Internet

Big Tech's Big Downgrade - Ed Zitron

NPR quits Twitter after being falsely labeled as 'state-affiliated media’ - David Folkenflik

🎮 Gaming

Halo veteran Joseph Staten is leaving Microsoft - Jay Peters

📈 Business & Finance

How ride-hail companies use data to pay drivers less - Kai Ryssdal & Livi Burdette

How the State Could Take Control of the Banking System - The Economist

🔬 Science

Black hole is soaring between galaxies, leaving stars in its wake - John Timmer

You're less likely to get long COVID after a second infection than a first - Rob Stein

New NASA Official Took Her Oath of Office on Carl Sagan’s ‘Pale Blue Dot’ - Passant Rabie

🎒 Everything Else

The Money Saving Power of Your Library Card - Shara Tibken

🎵 A Song to Leave You With

Breaking Benjamin - Never Again