🔀 Google Maps, Mr. Beast and XState
Happy Dussehra! This week I've been working on revamping my homepage content—it's been so, so long since I've touched it and it felt kind of outdated to me. 😅 If you're interested, you can check it out at staging.sreetamdas.com. 👀
I also finally got out of my reading slump, and that was pretty much 100% because I just decided to pick a book that looked more interesting to me: Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software.Ï
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📚 To read
How fateful? A girlfriend's technical dive into finding an answer to how fatefully their paths criss-crossed before they met: "Just how closely did we come to potentially having an eyes-meet-across-the-room moment?"
Ten Years of TypeScript A quick recap of the early days and on standing the test of time!
Avoid impossible UI states with React, Typescript and xState "To build robust UIs often means to take all possible UI states into consideration and to make sure components behave consistently and correctly throughout. One way to do this is to prevent UIs from getting into impossible states. [...] So how can we avoid impossible UI states and create React components that make sense?"
On Mr. Beast And Being Alone In A Circle For 100 Days "It’s terrifying that a man spent one hundred days in a small circle in an empty field. It’s even more terrifying that this is solely at the whims of a single former Minecraft YouTube creator who happened to find the perfect niche to build a platform and happens to have a perfect sense for what his millions of anonymous viewers want from a video."
👀 Some more cool stuff
- Podcasters Are Buying Millions of Listeners Through Mobile-Game Ads
- Glut of Fake LinkedIn Profiles Pits HR Against the Bots
- Google Broke Image Search for Creative Commons and Hardly Anyone Noticed/Cares
- Someone is pretending to be me. "Someone went to the effort to extract tons of true information from my available sources and build a fake profile of me."
That's all for now, have a great week!
Stay kind 💜