- What we lost (a paean, perhaps, to RSS)
2 Aug 2021
Recently Dave Winer has been posting thoughts about using tags (some of us old-timers used to call them ‘topics’) in his blog. This is more than a little bit poignant because I have a history here, and Dave started it with Radio Userland and RSS.
- The problem with Flask async views and async globals
Seth Michael Larson
Starting in v2.0 Flask has added async views which allow using async and await within a view function. This allows you to use other async APIs when building a web application with Flask. If you’re...
- On blankfaces
2 Aug 2021
"No, I never applied for that grant. I spent two hours struggling to log in to a web portal designed by the world’s top blankfaces until I finally gave up in despair."
- Optimizations are not solutions
People often try to solve problems. Often their solutions do not work. One pattern where solutions normally do not work is when they are not solutions but optimisations.
- This Can’t Go On
3 Aug 2021
The long view of economic history says we’re in the midst of a huge, unsustainable acceleration. What happens next?