Reading Log - June 9, 2023 (#32)

This week I read about Reddit’s bullshit and CEOs screwing over employees.

In Depth

Peter Grant: A New CEO Says Employees Can’t Work Remotely After All, and They Revolt

In an email to employees viewed by the Journal, Vargas explained his decision, saying he believed in the importance of in-office work for “collaboration, creativity and innovation.”

I call bullshit.

I’ve been working remotely for 3 years now and I feel like I collaborate with my team well and we produce great work. I also feel like my productivity has only increased.

There are some people who like working in the office, there’s nothing wrong with that. Not everyone feels that way and many are just as productive working from home, some probably more so from the lack of constant interruptions from the “collaboration”.

What this feels like is companies trying to justify their middle managers and office leases. Meanwhile their workers, who they likely need most, suffer.

Link Blast

👨🏼‍💻 Software Development & Design

XUnit Tests, JetBrains Rider, and Counting Until Failure - Khalid Abuhakmeh

Single Line Comments in CSS - Jim Nielsen

Browser Defaults We Throw Away - Jim Nielsen

Introducing the popover API - Una Kravets

Gratitude For a Web That Tries Not to Break - Jim Nielsen

🖥 Technology & the Internet

Nailspotting - Jeremy Keith

This is the top reason Android users switch to iPhone – and it’s not blue bubbles - Michael Potluck

Two Texas Indie Developers Made It Big on Twitter a Decade Ago. Now They’re Fighting It. - Andrew Logan

Blatant tech frauds run amok on the biggest online marketplaces - Scharon Harding

Web Apps on MacOS Sonoma Beta - Thomas Steiner

First Impressions of Vision Pro and VisionOS - John Gruber

AI Will Never Fit Into A Licensing Regime - Matthew Lane

Reddit’s plan to kill third-party apps sparks widespread protests - Ron Amadeo

Apollo will Close June 30 - Christian Selig

🔬 Science

To keep Starliner flying, Boeing must make some hard choices - Eric Berger

Heads up! Stunning birds are all around us, even in dense cities - Melissa Block

The big idea: Are cats really domesticated? - Jonathan B. Losos

🎧 Podcasts

.NET Rocks #1830: Sustainable Open Source with Sarah Novotny

🎒 Everything Else

It’s Not Just a Fiscal Fiasco: Greying Economies Also Innovate Less - The Economist

🎵 A Song to Leave You With

Spanish Love Songs - Generation Loss