What I'm Reading 2020-05-19 - Building


Blogs, Books and Podcasts (technically listening, I know)


Blogs and Privacy

If I could bring one thing back to the internet it would be blogs

About TTThis

Another article by the same blog The transit system here is better than in my country

Can I add support for web mentions and other distributed web items? What about metadata/microdata

Unfortunately, I don't remember the article where I first found out about microdata

Blogging is not dead

Internet bubbles are real... I want to do things to surface that blogs aren't dead

Another article Testing PicoCMS

Overall, the blog is both an interesting perspective and a blog I'd like to keep up with

New York Times phasing out all 3rd-party advertising data

Woo! I think?

As an institution I certainly trust the New York Times more than vague 3rd party ad companies, and I'm tempted to ask them to fill out my demographics correctly. On the flip side, I still don't think I want ads targeted to me. I'm not sure targeted ads would be any more useful to me. Maybe it's a trade off, where I'd trade a little of my personal info as a reward for the company taking a nice step, although I don't get to trade back my info at any point so I'm not sure it's a trade and more of a giveaway.

Reverse Engineering a Microcontroller

Extracting ROM constants from the 8087 math coprocessor's die

Microprocessors, reverse engineering, cool microscope pics

Another article on decapping a power chip


The Intelligent Investor

  • Chapter 8 - Mr Market
  • Chapter 9 - Mutual Funds

Probably the vegetables of my reading recently

Power Tools

Power Tool Manufacturers Who Owns Them

I've heard AvE discuss this, but damn this is a short list for a long list of brands


Obscuritory - When SimCity Got Serious

Fascinating. I still enjoy SimCity and I liked learning about its history.


99 PI

Ear Hustle

  • Hold That Space
    • This got me thinking about relationships and family. It's probably not the best guide, but the stories about family and relationships and making the best with what you have on the show have reminded me to do the best that I can.
  • Sorry Means Nothing
    • I had a lot of trouble with this one and I still haven't finished it

Over the Road

Overall, I find the series interesting. I spent some time working for a trucking company so I got to know a little bit about it, but there's still so much more to learn about a group of people who I've seen but not had a chance to talk to.