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  1. Show HN: Obsidian Canvas – An infinite space for your ideas

    posted on Tue Dec 20 15:04:48 UTC 2022 by ericax | view on HN

    The article discusses the features of Canvas, a software application, and how it can be extended and customized by users.

  2. An Overview Of Upcoming Ruby on Rails 7.1 Features Part 1

    posted on Tue Dec 20 15:02:43 UTC 2022 by siaw23 | view on HN

    The article discusses the various features and improvements of the Ruby on Rails framework in 2021.

  3. Show HN: Create a Paid Link to Anything

    posted on Tue Dec 20 15:23:07 UTC 2022 by neptuneis | view on HN

    The article discusses how to monetize links to your content by using a link shortener.

  4. WordPress to support SQLite back end

    posted on Tue Dec 20 16:42:10 UTC 2022 by eamann | view on HN

    More information: Migration is a term used to describe the process of moving your site from one server to another. often is a painful process and we want to avoid it if possible. The article discusses the proposal to make WordPress officially support SQLite and how the community has responded positively to the idea. The article also explains how those who are interested in testing the implementation can do so by installing the Performance Lab plugin.

  5. The Topologist’s World Map (2020)

    posted on Tue Dec 20 12:05:53 UTC 2022 by bo0tzz | view on HN

    The article is about a map that shows the USA's 48 contiguous states (plus Lake Michigan) crammed into a rectangle in a way that preserves their borders.

  6. Ribbon's (YC S17) new VPE is hiring engineers who want to simplify healthcare

    posted on Tue Dec 20 17:00:01 UTC 2022 by Yertis | view on HN

    Ribbon's new VP of Engineering, Arik Gaisler, knows what makes a successful tech team and is committed to improving the products Ribbon has to offer.

  7. MelonJS – a fresh and lightweight JavaScript game engine

    posted on Mon Dec 19 08:45:32 UTC 2022 by modinfo | view on HN

    The melonJS game engine has been rebuilt almost entirely using ES6 class, inheritance and semantic, and is bundled using Rollup to provide modern features such as transpiling and tree-shaking.

  8. NY Governor stalls right-to-repair bill; has until Dec 28 to avoid “pocket veto”

    posted on Tue Dec 20 15:26:19 UTC 2022 by danuker | view on HN

    The Digital Fair Repair Act is awaiting New York Governor Kathy Hochul's signature, but lobbying by the nation's largest technology interests seems to have kept the bill parked on her desk for months, where it could remain until it dies on Dec. 28.

  9. Amiga Forever

    posted on Tue Dec 20 09:41:44 UTC 2022 by ibobev | view on HN

    The article discusses the Amiga computer, which was launched by Commodore in 1985, and the Amiga Forever software suite.

  10. The Knights Templar started London's first bank (2017)

    posted on Tue Dec 20 08:46:01 UTC 2022 by dananjaya86 | view on HN

    The article discusses how the Templars were not the first organisation to provide a service where merchants could deposit their profits in a regional office and reclaim their cash back in the capital.

  11. Ask HN: Given AI advancements, is a Master’s degree in CS worthless?

    posted on Tue Dec 20 15:59:53 UTC 2022 by lisplist | view on HN

  12. Facial Recognition Tech Gets Woman Booted from Rockettes Show Due to Employer

    posted on Tue Dec 20 15:13:47 UTC 2022 by 04rob | view on HN

    The article discusses how facial recognition is being used to target perceived enemies by companies such as Madison Square Garden Entertainment, and how this is causing controversy.

  13. The Secret History: A murder mystery that thrills 30 years on

    posted on Mon Dec 19 22:00:32 UTC 2022 by benbreen | view on HN

    In 1992, Donna Tartt's debut novel The Secret History was published to overwhelmingly positive reviews and secured her an eight-page profile in Vanity Fair. The book has since gained a new wave of popularity thanks to "Dark Academia", a subculture on TikTok and Instagram that romanticises learning and celebrates an aesthetic that is "traditional academic with a gothic edge."

  14. The APL Programming Language Source Code (2012)

    posted on Tue Dec 20 11:31:27 UTC 2022 by pncnmnp | view on HN

    The article discusses how APL was created as a mathematical notation and then turned into a programming language, and how it became popular when IBM introduced APL\360.

  15. How to draw ugly lines fast

    posted on Mon Dec 19 10:00:25 UTC 2022 by ibobev | view on HN

    The article discusses how to write a subpixel-accurate but NOT antialiased line drawer, which is simpler than AA lines.

  16. How the McMurtry Electric Fan Car Clocked a 7.9-Second Quarter-Mile

    posted on Sat Dec 17 09:36:43 UTC 2022 by clouddrover | view on HN

    The video is an interesting and entertaining way of seeing the Speirling's wild performance, with the drivetrain's settings adjusted to produce about 600 horsepower.

  17. Extensional AI (YC W23) Is Hiring: Front End and ML

    posted on Tue Dec 20 12:00:46 UTC 2022 by mirman | view on HN

  18. Tencent WeChat is now a GitHub secret scanning partner

    posted on Tue Dec 20 08:59:00 UTC 2022 by 5amdotis | view on HN

    GitHub Actions hosted runner images are now more secure than ever, with the ability to see exactly what software is pre-installed on the image that was used by the runner during your build.

  19. Towards a More Open Secure Element Chip

    posted on Tue Dec 20 04:23:25 UTC 2022 by zdw | view on HN

    The blog post explains the author's reasoning for agreeing to advise Cramium, a startup that is planning to tape out a security chip in the 22nm node, on their open source strategy. The author hopes to accomplish integrating a RISC-V core into the chip, which would give software developers a choice between ARM and RISC-V, and help nudge the company in the right direction of creating an open-to-the-transistors physical design kit (PDK) for chips

  20. OneCoin co-founder pleads guilty to $4B fraud

    posted on Tue Dec 20 16:38:59 UTC 2022 by LinuxBender | view on HN

  21. Password generator doesn't generate new password in the same session

    posted on Tue Dec 20 09:44:07 UTC 2022 by makepanic | view on HN

    The article discusses a bug where the same password is "generated" twice when using the secure password generator on the same domain / page.

  22. “Laws” of software estimation for complex work (2021)

    posted on Tue Dec 20 03:32:58 UTC 2022 by fagnerbrack | view on HN

    The author is discussing how they were assigned a project that was impossible to complete in the given timeframe and how it caused problems for them and the company.

  23. Boring Python: Code quality

    posted on Tue Dec 20 03:41:21 UTC 2022 by masenf | view on HN

    This is the second in a series of posts on how to build, deploy, and manage Python applications in a boring way. The article discusses tools to help identify potential bugs and other problems early on, before they are merged into the codebase or deployed to production.

  24. Rare “noctilucent” clouds appear over the SF Bay Area

    posted on Sat Dec 17 08:35:23 UTC 2022 by indus | view on HN

    The article discusses the excitement around noctilucent clouds appearing over the SF Bay Area, which is unusual because they are more common in the polar regions and typically form in the Pacific Northwest.

  25. Veonid – Create a personal website for free

    posted on Tue Dec 20 10:19:34 UTC 2022 by adishasanic | view on HN

  26. The Female Gaze

    posted on Tue Dec 20 13:51:36 UTC 2022 by WallyFunk | view on HN

  27. Amsterdam's 'stay away' campaign targets troublesome visitors

    posted on Tue Dec 20 15:44:09 UTC 2022 by Tomte | view on HN

    The article is an editor's note for a weekly newsletter called Unlocking the World.

  28. “Murder map” of medieval London (2019)

    posted on Mon Dec 19 10:54:55 UTC 2022 by Tomte | view on HN

    This article discusses a new interactive "murder map" of medieval London which details 142 homicide cases.

  29. UK bank fined £49M over IT system meltdown

    posted on Tue Dec 20 10:52:05 UTC 2022 by shaman1 | view on HN

    The FCA found that TSB's systems and controls were not fit for purpose, which led to the widespread IT problems experienced by TSB's customers in April and May 2018.

  30. The Wavefunction Collapse Algorithm explained clearly

    posted on Tue Dec 20 11:54:23 UTC 2022 by signa11 | view on HN

    The Wavefunction Collapse Algorithm is used to create images, but is also capable of building towns, skateparks, and terrible poetry.