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2019-04-09

I'll start the week off by linking to this post.

Now, for some positive stuff! I switched to the Go programming language for my URCA project, and it has been a huge relief. Go makes things effortless (things that would be huge, annoying problems in Common Lisp) so I can just focus on building the actual program. The language is so small that I "learned" it in an afternoon. The whole process was refreshing. I'm not building anything complex enough to really run into the limitations of the language, but I do have the general impression that I'll be mostly using Go as a drop-in replacement for script-type stuff.

I also noticed some link rot in my earlier log posts and I'm considering automating some sort of fix. This python program might be a good start. Maybe I can integrate the functionality into my static site generator. I did notice that the Internet Archive doesn't work properly for some links like The New York Times.

Reading

Why dark-skinned black girls like me aren't getting married

Trouble at the Koolaid Point

Keep Your Identity Small

How Big Tech Built the Iron Cage

Google’s constant product shutdowns are damaging its brand

GitHub Protest Over Chinese Tech Companies’ “996” Culture Goes Viral

Drinks at 11pm? How to tell if you are the victim of EMG

Digital Sexual Assault: A Disturbing Trend

Social Relationships in Electronic Forums

Brilliant.org (Wikipedia)

Why do individuals initiate cyberbullying?

Trolling on Tinder® (and other dating apps): Examining the role of the Dark Tetrad and impulsivity

When Will the Internet Defeat Link Rot?

What is stealth editing, and how can we combat it?

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