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Link from Pinboard – n-gate.com. we can’t both be right.

Cynical digests of the last week’s hacker news links and discourse. Wonderful. Link.

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Link from Pinboard – KYLI – because it is superior to JSON – Terence Eden’s Blog

Terence wasn’t happy with JSON, so he created “KYLI”. I’ll be honest, I mostly bookmarked this for the wordplay. Link.

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Link from Pinboard – The 80/20 Guide to Async/Await in Node.js | http://ift.tt/1zg7RuL

You had me at “readable stack traces” Link.

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Link from Pinboard – Learning Fluency – Medium

“The disregard of rote memorization is a failure of imagination.” Great read, and a perspective I’ve not considered. Why do I embrace the idea of spaced repetition for something like German in Duolingo, but why does it seem out of leftfield when applied to something like programming? Link.

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Link from Pinboard – Functional Composition – Chris Ford – YouTube

I found this little gem buried in OneTab. A few years ago I attempted GEB, this makes me want to pick it up again. Also, write more Clojure. I definitely want to write more Clojure. Link.

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Link from Pinboard – noffle/art-of-readme: Learn the art of writing quality READMEs.

“The ideal README is as short as it can be without being any shorter. Detailed documentation is good — make separate pages for it! — but keep your README succinct.” Node-centric, but the wisdom can be applied to pretty much any language / ecosystem. Link.

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Link from Pinboard – PX, EM or REM Media Queries? | Zell Liew

It’s 2016. All this has happened before, and all of it will happen again. Link.

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Link from Pinboard – How I Could Steal Money from Instagram, Google and Microsoft

Using premium rate phone numbers to exploit automated 2fa services for money. Absolutely fascinating. Link. federated from Pinboard
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Link from Pinboard – The Conjoined Triangles of Senior-Level Development

Assessing what qualifies as “Senior” wrt/devs is a ridiculously difficult job. This article is a great summary of how one consultancy is attacking the problem. Link. federated from Pinboard
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Jankteki 0.6 released: User Notes

A couple of weeks back, I subtly released Jankteki 0.6, which brought with it a refactor, lots of instability, and a feature that I’m hoping will be useful to people that aren’t me: The ability to add user notes against a user on jinteki.net. Have you ever added a friend on Jinteki and forgot why they’re there? Me too – now I don’t need to, I can add user notes. Here’s a demo of it in action: As I said, it has brought with it a bit of instability, and it is still in its early days in terms of quality / interaction / etc. But I need to tell people about it, in case they think the software got buggier for no reason whatsoever. I also think it’s a nice basis to build further features upon, and want to get input on it as early as possible. One of the silver linings of the breakages is that it has led to me tightening things up in the code base. Scarily enough, there are now just shy of 1500 users of this extension now, and when it breaks, it seems to annoy people. Going below 5 stars in the chrome extension store gave me some real impetus to try to stop that all happening again. There are now some tests, and build scripts, and stuff that makes it look like I have any idea what I’m doing, to aid with keeping things stable in the future. If however, something does get through these very porous nets – head on over to http://github.com/simons/jankteki to raise a bug. There’s a proper readme over there now too, so that should give you all of the information needed to get problems sorted in good time. And if you have no idea what I am talking about, but do know what Android: Netrunner and jinteki.net are, download the Jankteki extension from the Chrome webstore. It’s pretty useful.