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The Zen of Go
Something that I’ve been thinking about a lot recently, when reflecting on the body of my own work, is a common subtitle, how should I write good code? Given nobody actively seeks to write bad code, this leads to the question; how do you know when you’ve written good Go code?
golang  essay  software-development 
13 hours ago by samiru
A Response to Yuval Harari's 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind' > C. R. Hallpike
Summing up the book as a whole, one has often had to point out how surprisingly little he seems to have read on quite a number of essential topics. It would be fair to say that whenever his facts are broadly correct they are not new, and whenever he tries to strike out on his own he often gets things wrong, sometimes seriously. So we should not judge Sapiens as a serious contribution to knowledge but as 'infotainment', a publishing event to titillate its readers by a wild intellectual ride across the  landscape of history, dotted with sensational displays of speculation, and ending with blood-curdling predictions about human destiny. By these criteria it is a most successful book.
19 hours ago by 1luke2
How to Write Usefully | Paul Graham
I both like and dislike Paul Graham's writing. I like that it tends to measure highly on all four axes he describes (novelty, correctness, importance, and strength). I dislike how typically self-contained it is: lacking connections to evocative people, places, or things outside a certain constrained area of interest. The ideas are broad, bold, and actionable, but I think we differ somewhat in what we care about. Which, in the end, is no criticism at all, but a slant-wise appreciation.
essay  writing  howto  advice  example 
2 days ago by dogrover
Communicating with Slip Boxes by Niklas Luhmann
An English translation of Luhmann expounding on his Zettelkasten methods.
zettelkasten  second-brain  tips  essay  notetaking 
2 days ago by internell
How to Write Usefully
If you narrow the topic sufficiently, you can probably find something you're an expert on. Write about that to start with. If you only have ten readers who care, that's fine. You're helping them, and you're writing. Later you can expand the breadth of topics you write about.
writing  essay 
2 days ago by zethraeus
如果在冬夜,两个旅人.....——阅读卡尔维诺(作者:崔子恩) - 卡尔维诺中文站


CuiZien  Calvino  essay  sf  zh 
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