HackerNews weekly summary [2]

Most popular stories from last week [2020-04-19 – 2020-04-26].

Ask HN: I’m a software engineer going blind, how should I prepare?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22918980


Shirt Without Stripes

https://github.com/elsamuko/Shirt-without-Stripes


Amazon scooped up data from its own sellers to launch competing products

https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-scooped-up-data-from-its-own-sellers-to-launch-competing-products-11587650015


Stripe Is Silently Recording Your Movements on Its Customers’ Websites

https://mtlynch.io/stripe-recording-its-customers/


Career advice for people with bad luck

https://chiefofstuff.substack.com/p/career-advice-for-people-with-bad


Things I wished more developers knew about databases

https://medium.com/@rakyll/things-i-wished-more-developers-knew-about-databases-2d0178464f78


Who’s behind the “reopen” domain surge?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/04/whos-behind-the-reopen-domain-surge/


If a MacBook Pro runs hot or shows high kernel CPU, try charging it on the right

https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/363933/182292


Seinfeld Adventure

https://www.seinfeldgame.com/


98.css – design system for building faithful recreations of Windows 98 UIs

https://jdan.github.io/98.css/


YouTube bans coronavirus-related content that directly contradicts WHO advice

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-52388586


When in doubt: hang up, look up, and call back

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/04/when-in-doubt-hang-up-look-up-call-back/


Valve’s Proton Has Brought 6000 Windows Games to Linux So Far

https://boilingsteam.com/proton-brought-about-6000-games-to-linux-so-far/


Why are Soviet math textbooks so hardcore in comparison to US textbooks? (2017)

https://www.quora.com/Why-are-Soviet-mathematics-physics-textbooks-so-insanely-hardcore-in-comparison-to-US-textbooks/answer/Scott-Miller-307?share=1


A Third Solution

https://paulbuchheit.blogspot.com/2020/04/a-third-solution.html


In 4 US state prisons, 3,300 inmates test positive, 96% without symptoms

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-prisons-testing-in/in-four-u-s-state-prisons-nearly-3300-inmates-test-positive-for-coronavirus-96-without-symptoms-idUSKCN2270RX


Oil plunges below $5 with traders fleeing expiring contract

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-19/oil-drops-to-18-year-low-on-global-demand-crunch-storage-woes


Agile’s early evangelists wouldn’t mind watching Agile die

https://builtin.com/software-engineering-perspectives/lean-agile-methodology-software-engineering


Disabling Snaps in Ubuntu 20.04

https://www.kevin-custer.com/blog/disabling-snaps-in-ubuntu-20-04/


Time is the only real currency we have

https://blog.theboringtech.io/2020/04/16/time_is_the_real_currency.html


Conversations with a six-year-old on functional programming (2018)

https://byorgey.wordpress.com/2018/05/06/conversations-with-a-six-year-old-on-functional-programming/


Magic Leap reportedly slashes jobs and steps away from consumer plans

https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/22/magic-leap-announces-layoffs-amid-covid-19-slowdown/


Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FocalFossa/ReleaseNotes


A possible new back end for Rust

https://jason-williams.co.uk/a-possible-new-backend-for-rust


Build a real-time Twitter clone with LiveView and Phoenix 1.5

https://www.phoenixframework.org/blog/build-a-real-time-twitter-clone-in-15-minutes-with-live-view-and-phoenix-1-5


HackerNews weekly summary [1]

Most popular stories from last week [2020-04-12 – 2020-04-19].

Show HN: A basketball hoop to maximize shots that go in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtN4tkvcBMA


The Decline of Usability

https://datagubbe.se/decusab/


Learning to See in the Dark (2018)

https://github.com/cchen156/Learning-to-See-in-the-Dark


TablePlus – Modern, Native Tool for Database Management

https://tableplus.com/


Is BGP Safe Yet?

https://isbgpsafeyet.com/


I’ve been writing TILs for 5 years

https://github.com/jbranchaud/til/blob/master/README.md


Avatarify lets users run realtime deepfakes on live video calls

https://www.inputmag.com/tech/open-source-program-will-let-you-run-deepfakes-on-live-video-calls


U.S. judge blocks Twitter’s bid to reveal government surveillance requests

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-twitter-lawsuit/u-s-judge-blocks-twitters-bid-to-reveal-government-surveillance-requests-idUSKBN2200CS


X410 – X Server for Windows 10

https://x410.dev


Scuttlebot: Peer-to-peer database, identity provider, and messaging system

http://scuttlebot.io/


Why do we need Flask, Celery, and Redis? (2019)

https://ljvmiranda921.github.io/notebook/2019/11/08/flask-redis-celery-mcdo/


A Taste of GPU Compute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqkAaplKBc4


iPhone 7 boots postmarketOS

https://blog.project-insanity.org/2020/04/16/running-postmarketos-on-iphone-7/


A Guide to Pricing Plans

https://capitalandgrowth.org/answers/Article/3169972/The-Definitive-Guide-to-Pricing-Plans


Exceptionally gifted children: long-term outcomes of acceleration (2006) [pdf]

http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ746290.pdf


We’ve Built Cities We Can’t Afford

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2020/4/8/weve-built-cities-we-cant-afford


Show HN: Gentle is a social app where you give and get kindness (TestFlight)

https://gentle.app/


Covid-19’s impact on Tor

https://blog.torproject.org/covid19-impact-tor


Toshiba, Seagate Shipping Slower SMR Drives Without Disclosure, Too

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/sneaky-marketing-toshiba-seagate-wd-smr-drives-without-disclosure