Why I’m opposed to Codes of Conduct: I fear a race to be holier than thou, a world where everyone who does not stay perfectly aligned with a party line set by the most intolerant gets attacked and dismissed. I am troubled by the trend to protect people from being challenged by diverse ideas, and I hold (with John Stuart Mill) that a vibrant marketplace of ideas – even odious ideas – is our best guarantee of continued freedom and intellectual progress.

  • A Salute to Solo Programmers – It’s hard for me to read this without thinking that our industry has gone far, far down the wrong path. Of course, I think that most of the time anyhow. But there could have been a world in which impressively functional applications were small & nearly bug-free.
  • httpie – CLI tool for making HTTP requests designed to be simpler to use than cURL.
  • Writ – “Opinionated, classless styles for semantic HTML” – In other words, a better default stylesheet than your browser uses by itself.
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