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Programming Fonts – Test Drive http://app.programmingfonts.org/

NumPy 1.16 is the last release to support Python 2.7 https://github.com/numpy/numpy/blob/master/doc/release/1.16.0-notes.rst

When hiring senior engineers, you’re not buying, you’re selling https://hiringengineersbook.com/post/trouble-hiring/

Most “ugly” produce gets turned into soups, sauces, salsa, jam https://twitter.com/SarahTaber_bww/status/1086055092321697794

Cleaning New York’s filthy harbor with one billion oysters https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/16/tech/billion-oyster-project/index.html

H&R Block and Intuit Lobby Against Free and Simple Tax Filing (2017) https://www.propublica.org/article/filing-taxes-could-be-free-simple-hr-block-intuit-lobbying-against-it

Body-painting protects against bloodsucking insects https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190117122711.htm

Lines of bare C++: raytracing made simple https://github.com/ssloy/tinyraytracer/wiki

Google launches an AI contest for social good https://ai.google/social-good/impact-challenge

Effects of MP3 Compression on Perceived Emotional Characteristics in Music http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=18523

JavaScript iterator patterns https://loige.co/javascript-iterator-patterns

Arbitrage and Equilibrium in the Team Fortress 2 Economy (2012) http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/economics/arbitrage-and-equilibrium-in-the-team-fortress-2-economy/

Idea that some species have stopped evolving is finally going extinct http://nautil.us/issue/68/context/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-living-fossil-rp

Windows 98 Icons are Great https://alexmeub.com/old-windows-icons/

Planning scientific equipment for Antarctic conditions http://www.antarctica.gov.au/science/science-support/scientific-equipment

Japan’s Rail Workers Pointing at Things (2017) https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/pointing-and-calling-japan-trains

Intro to Docker, React, and Security https://gooddebate.org/2019/01/docker-react-and-security/

Lime scooters are causing some issues for Brisbane’s vision impaired community https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-21/lime-scooters-cause-issues-for-vision-impaired-residents/10731510

Altruistic Autonomy: Beating Congestion on Shared Roads http://ai.stanford.edu/blog/altruistic-autonomy/

Ferrock: A Stronger, Greener Alternative to Concrete? https://buildabroad.org/2016/09/27/ferrock/

Switching my parents over to Linux saved me a lot of headache and support calls https://write.as/simonfrey/how-switching-my-parents-over-to-linux-saved-me-a-lot-of-headache-and-support

RE:DOM – Tiny turboboosted JavaScript library for creating user interfaces https://redom.js.org/

3Blue1Brown: So why do colliding blocks compute pi? [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEfHFsfGXjs

How To Edit A Low-Budget Blockbuster [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYd-3mTr_2I

Show HN: ASCII TV – Stream ASCII movies in your terminal with curl https://github.com/martinraison/ascii-tv

Decidim: Free Open-Source participatory democracy for cities and organizations https://decidim.org/

Economics of Spotify is making songs shorter https://qz.com/1519823/is-spotify-making-songs-shorter/

Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition http://brontecapital.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-myth-of-capitalism-monopolies-and.html

Urs Hölzle: Reconciling High Performance with Exploratory Programming (1994) [pdf] http://i.stanford.edu/pub/cstr/reports/cs/tr/94/1520/CS-TR-94-1520.pdf

Zorp: a next generation, open source proxy firewall https://zorp-gpl-tutorial.readthedocs.io/en/latest/index.html

OnSen UI – Develop HTML5 hybrid and mobile web apps https://onsen.io/

Understandable Ray Tracing in 256 lines of bare C++ https://github.com/ssloy/tinyraytracer

Show HN: List of serverless failure stories https://github.com/cristim/serverless-failure-stories

Mastodon 2.7: Highlights from the changelog https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/01/mastodon-2.7/

Ducati CEO confirms ‘The future is electric’, says electric Ducati is coming https://electrek.co/2019/01/19/electric-ducati-motorcycle/

Ebola outbreak in Eastern Congo is moving toward a major city https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/1/18/18188199/drc-ebola-outbreak

Facebook’s ’10 Year Challenge’ Is Just a Harmless Meme–Right? https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-10-year-meme-challenge/

Streak (YC S11) Is Hiring a Senior Product Engineer in Vancouver, BC https://www.streak.com/careers/product-engineer

Buke and Gase built a huge indie rock career–and its own guitars, software https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/01/how-buke-and-gase-built-a-huge-indie-rock-career-and-its-own-guitars-software/

German Addresses are Blocked: www.gutenberg.org http://block.pglaf.org/germany.shtml

Tesla laid off my disabled veteran husband then cancelled his sign on bonus https://twitter.com/_kariedaway_/status/1086913043932446721

Show HN: Use Chrome Headless in the Cloud from the Browser https://webautomation.guru/?hn=1

MySQL client allows MySQL server to request any local file https://gwillem.gitlab.io/2019/01/20/sites-hacked-via-mysql-protocal-flaw/

Grab and Go: How Sticky Gloves Have Changed Football https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/20/sports/super-bowl-nfl-gloves.html

Meaning of snafu, clusterfuck, and shitshow: There’s a difference https://qz.com/work/1225213/the-difference-between-a-snafu-a-shitshow-and-a-clusterfuck/

Machinima, one of YouTube’s biggest and oldest channels, goes dark https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/19/18189611/machinima-youtube-fullscreen-warner-bros-multi-channel-network

Internet blackouts in Zimbabwe, the DRC, and Gabon are a sign of what’s to come https://slate.com/technology/2019/01/internet-blackouts-government-drc-zimbabwe-gabon.html

30th anniversary of the Macintosh SE/30 https://twitter.com/nickpunt/status/1086572946481500161

Your Flaws Are Probably More Attractive Than You Think They Are https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/01/beautiful-mess-vulnerability/579892/

Animations by a NASA Scientist Show the Speed of Light Is Torturously Slow https://www.sciencealert.com/simple-animations-by-a-nasa-scientist-prove-the-speed-of-light-is-torturously-slow

Silicon Valley’s “growth at any cost” is the new “unsafe at any speed” https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/researcher-as-tech-firms-grow-rapidly-privacy-violations-must-be-intentional/

Show HN: Colony Ant Simulator with Python3 https://github.com/riiswa/colony-ant-simulator

’The goal is to automate us’: welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/20/shoshana-zuboff-age-of-surveillance-capitalism-google-facebook

Purism Librem 5 Pre Order https://puri.sm/products/librem-5/

Show HN: Drymail – A minimalist but complete email framework for Python https://github.com/SkullTech/drymail

Python Code Quality: Tools and Best Practices – Real Python https://realpython.com/python-code-quality/

Rent-a-sister: Coaxing Japan’s young men out of their rooms [video] https://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-46885707/rent-a-sister-coaxing-japan-s-young-men-out-of-their-rooms

Show HN: Help solve Common Voice’s validation backlog http://voice.mozilla.org

Popular WordPress plugin WPML hacked by angry former employee https://www.zdnet.com/article/popular-wordpress-plugin-hacked-by-angry-former-employee/

Show HN: Gardening with the ESP8266 - BionicCactus https://github.com/samsonmking/BionicCactus

Enlightenment Wars: Some Reflections on ‘Enlightenment Now,’ One Year Later https://quillette.com/2019/01/14/enlightenment-wars-some-reflections-on-enlightenment-now-one-year-later/

Show HN: Tania, an open source farm management software https://github.com/Tanibox/tania-core

McAfee Central America Travel Guide http://www.whoismcafee.com/the-travel-guide/