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Just read this, The best career advice for those who want to work or currently working in the tech industry as "Programmer" or "Software Engineer" or whatever else. readup.com/read/ka...
Please post the actual link: kalzumeus.com/2011...
tl;dr: everything is CRUD and you're a cog in the corporation machine that generates more money than your salary costs.
I was reading about RSS feed and found out Aaron Swartz. Currently watching the documentary The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz. What are your views about him?
I haven't watched that documentary, but now I want to!
I'm a fan. I hate he was made an example of. I'm also big on open knowledge and access.
He was an amazing individual. Some great books on him are The Idealist and The Boy Who Could Change the World (a collection of his writings). My heart broke and continues to break as I think about his passing. I revisit this frequently: aaronsw.com/weblog...
How do you manage your read list? Where do you bookmark things to read? I have been using readup.com and it's been amazing for deep reading an entire article and then share your views.
I dump it all into Notion using their bookmarklet. It doesn't always work great though if I forget to tag something. Going to check out readup.
I use are.na for all sorts of lists, reading being one of them. super simple to set up public or private collections and then bookmark things with the browser extension
I have a big "media to consume" note file broken down in to headings; Shows, movies, books, and articles. Then under each specific entry I include why the item made the list which is often a comment copy and pasted from reddit or hn. Other times it's things like "also wrote x which you really enjoyed". I find that context is important otherwise when I come back to the list I'm just like "why the hell did I want to read about y?" and don't bother.
I use pinboard.in. It allows me add my notes. It also provides full-text search and a cached copy forever. But the best is the search feature to see who else bookmarked that same page. It provides good content discovery.
I save it to pocket with the browser extension; every day 15min of these readings are sent to my kindle with a service I found online
Articles, as in journalism and essay, I save to Pocket. Anything technical I bookmark with Pinboard with the tag 'topdf'. I have a program I wrote that runs every morning at 4am which grabs new pins tagged 'topdf' and renders them out to a PDF file on Box.com
Thank you for sharing these useful ideas for managing reading lists! Saving this thread
I tend to write books I want to read in a shared note with my wife. She uses it for gift ideas, I use it to keep track of what I want. Then I've just got a whole shelf of unread books which I pick up when I finish another one.