Reading Log - July 21, 2023 (#36)
It’s another double issue as I was away in Maryland last weekend. Lots of stuff in here from many classic games being no longer available, new C# & .NET features, some CSS tricks, and an unfortunate outcome in the FTC vs. Microsoft case regarding their acquisition of Activision.
This goes along with the tragedy of Star Trek: Prodigy and my push to own my media. There are so many good games of the past that are hard to come by. And there are some that are only available via some probably less-than-legal methods which is shame.
Mike Masnick: How Would The GOP Feel If Democrats In Congress Demanded Details Regarding How Fox News Or The NY Post Made Editorial Decisions?
Now, imagine if the Democrats were in control over the House, and they formed a committee that sent a similar subpoena to Fox News or to the NY Post “compelling” either of those orgs to detail how it made editorial choices, what stories it would cover, what opinion writers it would publish, or what stories would go on the front page with what headlines?
Mike hits the nail right on the head here. I am no fan of Fox News. I think it has made America dumber, and has helped divide this country by feeding people so many lies and bullshit over the years. I also don’t want to see the government going after them and pushing them to determine what they cover and how they cover it. And while I am no fan of Meta either, Meta should be free to moderate Threads as they see fit.
👨🏼💻 Software Development & Design
New Viewport Units - Ahmad Shadeed
Sass Features in CSS - Chris Coyier
Should I change the default HTML font-size to 62.5%? - Grace Snow
Announcing .NET 8 Preview 6 - Justin Yoo
New C# 12 preview features - Kathleen Dollard
Entity framework features I wish I knew earlier - Tim Deschryver
Why design systems fail - Karen Vanhouten
5 Inconvenient Truths about TypeScript - Stefan Baumgartner
Introducing a Powerful New Extension Manager - Maia Kelner
MediatR Publish and Send Methods - Code Maze
Visually hidden links with 0 dimensions - Manuel Matuzović
How to create a responsive grid system with CSS Grid - Chris Ferdinandi
Too many tabs open? No problem! - Mads Kristensen
Overload Resolution in C# - Steven Giesel
🖥 Technology & the Internet
The FCC aims to stop SIM swappers with new rules - Wes Davis
The ‘X’ Stands for Bullshit - John Gruber
In-space manufacturing startup aces pharma experiment in orbit - Stephen Clark
Probing the mysteries of neutron stars with a surprising earthly analog - Katie McCormick
Microsoft wins FTC fight to buy Activision Blizzard - Tom Warren
📈 Business & Finance
Inside the perverse system of 'lazy management' that's destroying the tech industry - Hugh Langley & Grace Kay
The fight over working from home goes global - The Economist
The financial consequences of empty offices - David Brancaccio, Alex Schroeder, & Erika Soderstrom
A Good Prospect - Nick Bowlin
Electric vehicles are getting cheaper — here's why - Samantha Fields
The Slow Hemorrhage Of The American Sports Desk - Ray Ratto
Running Backs Are Hosed - Tom Ley
🎒 Everything Else
A “secure” system can be the most dangerous of all - Cory Doctorow
Why engineers should focus on writing - Dmitry Kudryavtsev