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“Twilight of Democracy”

·Amsterdam, NH·2 mins
Here’s what’s good about Anne Applebaum’s new book: it’s anecdotal in all the right places. This is a book that attempts to explain the authoritarian turns across Europe and in the United States and Applebaum, as you’d expect from her, provides a convincing, well-reasoned and insightful explanation as to why they are happening.

VS Code

·Amsterdam, NH·3 mins
The best, most entertaining and immortal topic in software engineering is back! Editor Wars! After reading Roben Kleene’s blog post I realized that I’ve been using VS Code all-day every-day for over a year now.

We should cherish email

·Amsterdam, NH·4 mins
Recent launch of Basecamp’s Hey service made me realize how much I love email. Their pitch is actually on point:


·Amsterdam, NH·3 mins
The other day I’ve been looking at a Raspberry Pi 4 that’s been laying around, thinking of what to do with it.

Sunk cost of my iPad Pro

·Amsterdam, NH·5 mins
In January 2019 I bought an 11-inch iPad Pro. It’s a magnificent piece of hardware that you can read many reviews of online.

A false sense of security

·Amsterdam, NH·3 mins
Marc Andreessen writes about how ill-equipped the United States is to handle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and concludes that it’s due to the fact that the America lost its ability to “build” things, be it medical equipment, infrastructure, or financial mechanisms that’d allow the federal government to support its citizens better.



·San Diego, CA·1 min
I am slowly beginning to grasp the concept of “walkability.” It’s not about whether there are wide sidewalks (although there better be).

dotGo 2019

·Amsterdam, NH·4 mins
A couple of weeks ago I went to Paris to attend dotGo (thanks, MessageBird!), one of the biggest Go conferences in Europe.