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Second-guessing the modern web – macwright.com

Quote from the article:
The less interactive parts don’t benefit much from React. Listing pages, static pages, blogs – these things are increasingly built in React, but the benefits they accrue are extremely narrow. A lot of the optimizations we’re deploying to speed up these things, things like bundle splitting, server-side rendering, and prerendering, are triangulating what we had before the rise of React.

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Good Commit Messages

Software engineering is an incredibly knowledge intensive process. Commit messages are a well known and powerful tool to capture and transmit knowledge. From personal experience, concise and informative commit messages makes interacting with a codebase much more straightforward.
https://lazau.com/articles/good_commit_messages.html

Daring Fireball: Online Privacy Should Be Modeled on Real-World Privacy

The entitlement of these fuckers is just off the charts. They have zero right, none, to the tracking they’ve been getting away with. We, as a society, have implicitly accepted it because we never really noticed it. You, the user, have no way of seeing it happen. Our brains are naturally attuned to detect and viscerally reject, with outrage and alarm, real-world intrusions into our privacy. Real-world marketers could never get away with tracking us like online marketers do.
https://daringfireball.net/2020/09/online_privacy_real_world_privacy