Reading Log - September 4, 2023 (#42)

This week I finally read a great profile on Mike Masnick, the founder of TechDirt, NASA being concerned with its ability to maintain its Deep Space Network, more reasons to just build your sites, and more.

Link Blast

🖥 Software Development & Design

If you want to address tech debt, quantify it first - Ryan Donovan

Abstract Away the Performance Faults of querySelectorAll - Ryan Morr

The New CSS Math: round() - Daniel C. Wilson

If I’m already using React, why should I rewrite my app with Web Components? - Dave Rupert

Just Build It... - Stephanie Stimac

Visual Studio for Mac Retirement Announcement - Anthony Cangialosi

Data Annotations in C#: Your Complete Guide - ByteHyde

Why are websites embarrassing? - Robin Rendle

📡 Technology & the Internet

The Internet is for Extremism - Jeremiah Johnson

I Tracked an NYC Subway Rider's Movements with an MTA ‘Feature’ - Joseph Cox

Microsoft is using malware-like pop-ups in Windows 11 to get people to ditch Google - Tom Warren

iFixit tears down a McDonald’s ice cream machine, demands DMCA exemption for it - Kevin Purdy

An Internet Veteran’s Guide to Not Being Scared of Technology - Kashmir Hill

🔬 Science

Space junk is on the rise, and no one is in charge of cleaning it up - Chris Impey

NASA officials sound alarm over future of the Deep Space Network - Stephen Clark

Neutrons prove ‘Bond villain’ did not cause Arecibo telescope collapse - Oak Ridge National Laboratory

⚾️ Sports

A former MLB player who once struggled with Tourette syndrome finds peace helping others - Zack Meisel

Professional Women’s Hockey League Announces Original 6 Markets, Draft Plan - Hailey Salvian

🎧 Podcasts

ShopTalk Show #554: Jamstack Thoughts with Brian Rinaldi

Techdirt Podcast #363: Social Media & Mental Health

🎒 Everything Else

The best bosses know how to subtract work - The Economist

Devil in the grooves: The case against forensic firearms analysis - Radley Balko

🎵 A Song to Leave You With

Spanish Love Songs - Pendulum