Hacker Newsletter #439

Hacker Newsletter

Hacker Newsletter #439


Issue #439 // February 08, 2019 // View in your browser

Hello! My friend, Paul Jarvis, has authored a great book that I highly recommend to anyone no matter where you're at: Company of One. Speaking of books, what have you read recently that you enjoyed? kale


Datadog: a real-time monitoring tool that unifies metrics, logs, and distributed request traces in one tightly integrated platform
//datadog sponsored

Reflecting on My Failure to Build a Billion-Dollar Company
//medium comments

No Thank You, Mr. Pecker
//medium comments

Dotfile madness
//0x46 comments

If Software Is Funded from a Public Source, Its Code Should Be Open Source
//linuxjournal comments

MIT Hacker Tools: a lecture series on programmer tools
//github comments

Compounding Knowledge
//fs comments

Interactive 3D ASCII scenes
//github comments

Tech Is Splitting the U.S. Work Force in Two
//nytimes comments

Model Metropolis
//logicmag comments

The Way of Chinese Language
//github comments

#Ask HN

What books changed the way you think about almost everything?

Developers aged 50, how have you gotten around age discrimination?

#Show HN

Browse State-of-the-Art Machine Learning Papers with Code //paperswithcode comments

MyBrandNewLogo – A 3-step Logo Generator //mybrandnewlogo comments

Making a DIY text laser projector //habr comments

ASCII Art with Overstrike //github comments

Leave Me Alone – A privacy focused email unsubscription service //leavemealone comments


Interactive SICP //xuanji comments

A Python Interpreter Written in Rust //github comments

Comprehensive Python Cheatsheet //github comments

Lessons learned scaling a PostgreSQL database to 1.2bn records/month //medium comments

Google Play Store Now Open for Progressive Web Apps //medium comments

Scripting in Common Lisp //ebzzry comments

GuiLite – Tiny UI framework, runs on MCU without OS or Qt/MFC/UWP/XCode //github comments


The Art of PNG Glitch //github comments

Dear web developers: set the font color, too //luu comments

Inter – open source and legible typeface //github comments

Ford's designers are learning to create 3D cars in VR //cnet comments

Can't Unsee: Select the design that is most correct //cantunsee comments


Tarrare //wikipedia comments

List of stories set in a future now past //wikipedia comments

4X //wikipedia comments

Learn Computer Graphics from Scratch //scratchapixel comments

Bastion Fort //wikipedia comments

The 500-year-long science experiment //theatlantic comments


HTTP/3 explained //haxx comments

Statistics Done Wrong //statisticsdonewrong comments

Scott Alexander Reviews Thiel's Zero to One //slatestarcodex comments


A Design Flaw Behind MacBook Pro’s “Stage Light” Effect //youtube comments

Seattle Surveillance Technologies Up for Public Review //seattle comments

Visiting the Anderton Boat Lift on My Narrowboat //youtube comments

Colliding Blocks Act Like a Beam of Light //youtube comments


Ask HN: Who is hiring? //ycombinator

Office Space turns 20: How the film changed the way we work //bbc comments

What we've learned about hiring engineering managers //circleci comments

How I negotiated a software-engineering job offer in Silicon Valley //usejournal comments

Ask HN: Who wants to be hired? //ycombinator

Ask HN: Freelancer? Seeking Freelancer? //ycombinator


What Impossible Meant to Feynman //nautil comments

A Coder Who Became a Crime Boss //wired comments

#Startup News

Reddit is raising a huge round near a $3B valuation //techcrunch comments

Mattermost Raises $20M Series A Funding //mattermost comments


Linjat, a small puzzle game //snellman comments

Life Off the Grid, Part 2: Playing Ultima Underworld //filfre comments

Rare snow rollers spotted in field near Marlborough, UK //bbc comments

My Implementation of "Quick, Draw", a Game Developed by Google //github comments

Wake Word: An Algorithmic Nightmare [Game] //theverge comments