My shared links for April 5th through April 6th:
Why I still program – “I believe that the rejection of programming as a lower activity can be explained by the Theory of the leisure class. In effect, we do not seek utility but prestige. There is no prestige in tool-making, cooking or farming. To maximize your prestige, you must rise up to the leisure class: you work must not be immediately useful.”
From counting citations to measuring usage (help needed!) – Building a Better Citation Index
workhacks.com: Top 3 Gmail Management Apps for Mac – Mailplane Blog – includes a list of gmail plugins that look useful
from melopy import Melopy m = Melopy(‘mysong’) m.add_quarter_note(‘A4’) m.add_quarter_note(‘C#5’) m.add_quarter_note(‘E5’) m.render() [==================================================] 100% Done “”“
Rust Language Tutorial: Expression Syntax – Starts out good, but the “leave out a semicolon to return a value” leaves a bad taste. Why overload semicolons like that? Why not just use ‘ret’?
The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time – Tony Schwartz – Harvard Business Review – A few good points on avoiding multitasking burnout. Nothing too new, but maybe if people keep repeating it in places like HBR, then it’ll start to become conventional business wisdom?