Feels good to be back to work after the holiday. I spent the weekend eating great food with Sydney’s folks at her house and finally finished the Hamilton biography I’ve been starting and stopping for ten years. I have to say the first half of his life was definitely more entertaining the second, although for someone who died at age 49, Alexander Hamilton lived an incredible life. If you never saw the musical or read about his life, I highly recommend it.
This week is all about getting decorations ready for Christmas and hopefully putting together a surprise for Sydney (don’t tell her). Other than that, I’ll be going to see the Disaster Artist later on this week. If you haven’t seen the previews, the Disaster Artist is about Tommy Wiseau and the making of The Room, one of the most notoriously bad movies of all time.
I haven’t really kept up too much with the news over the weekend, so I’ll leave off this section for today. Anyway, here are the links:
- FCC releases final proposal for its repeal of Net Neutrality rules.
- Why hunter-gatherers fought to avoid agriculture.
- Right-wing investigator tries and fails to catch Washington Post reporting “fake news” using fake story.
- The dangers of cities handing over the keys to Amazon.
- Escape, an open-source release management tool written in Go.
- Why writing libraries is good for your skills as a software developer.