Cutouts


Limitations of the GET method in HTTP | Dropbox Developer Blog    

added 6 months ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Software HTTP    

The problem is that, in HTTP, the property of modifying server state is coupled with the property of having a request body.
MIME Sniffing Standard    

added 6 months ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

MIME Standard    

In particular, note that the algorithms defined in this specification are intended to be easy to understand and are not intended to be performant.
Misbehaving: being clever and wicked is a form of creativity    

written by Hansika Kapoor. added 6 months ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Creativity Life    

Is there really a distinction between a negatively and a positively creative person – or are they just the same people compelled by different circumstances in life?
JBD on Errors    

written by JBD. added 6 months ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Software Go    

Use always lower case messages. errors.New("cannot open; magic mime db is already open") is enough. Error messages are what end users see, so we shouldn't include any development-related suggestions.
Dear Go -- Thank You For Teaching Me PHP Was A Waste of My Time | Integration Junction    

written by Vern Keenan. added 7 months ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Software Go AWS GCP    

Here is the curious fact that made me pay attention to Go — Amazon adopted Go as a language for their AWS Lambda serverless platform before Google could release a similar capability in GCP. That must have stung the GCP team!
Jessie Frazelle's Blog: For the Love of Pipes    

written by Jessie Frazelle. added 7 months ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Software Design    

I love software design that enables creativity, values simplicity, and doesn’t put users in a box.
The Black Swan | How to Look for Bird Poop    

written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. added 8 months ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Life Tech Discovery    

When a new technology emerges, we either grossly underestimate or severely overestimate its importance.
Message Queues, Background Processing and the End of the Monolithic App | Heroku    

written by Ken Fromm, Paddy Foran. added 8 months ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Software Design    

“Is it absolutely necessary that the user wait for this action to be completed before we can give them a response?”
Subtract    

written by Derek Sivers. added 8 months ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Minimalism    

Subtracting reminds me that what I need to change is something already here, not out there.
Find One Person Who Gives A Shit. The Rest Is Easy.    

written by J. A. Westenberg. added 8 months ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Growth Marketing    

So how do you get to one person? How do you make one person care? It’s easy. You identify a persona, you find someone who matches that persona, and you hit them up. I like to look for creatives who are doing something similar to me. Bloggers, writers, artists — whoever it is. Then I go on Twitter. I find their audience, and I find some of the people who follow their work, and I get to know them. I reach out and explain that I found them because we’re both fans of the same creative. And I want to share my work with them. I have an 80% response rate from people I reach out to in this way. Almost everyone will take the time to check out your work, as long as you aren't spamming them or being disrespectful. This isn't a situation where you can blast out an email or a tweet to a hundred people, it has to be extremely personal and tailored.
Why generosity turns to rage: A guide for advanced developers    

written by A. Jesse. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Life    

Sometimes liberation is just a Command+W away.
The Black Swan - Prologue    

written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Quote Life Ideas    

Metaphors and stories are far more potent(alas) than ideas
The Black Swan - Prologue    

written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Quote Life Society    

We humans are not just a superficial race; we are a very unfair one.
The Black Swan - Prologue    

written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Quote Life    

What you know cannot really hurt you.
The Black Swan - Prologue    

written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Quote Career    

The payoff of a human venture is, in general, inversely proportional to what it is expected to be.
The Black Swan - Prologue    

written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Quote Life    

It is easy to see that life is the cumulative effect of a handful of significant shocks.
13 Ways to Get Others Financially and Emotionally Invested in Your Goals    

written by Zig Ziglar. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Motivation Life OpenSource    

“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” 
Year 2000 problem - Wikipedia    

added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Computing History Bug    

Secondly, some programmers had misunderstood the Gregorian calendar rule that determines whether years that are exactly divisible by 100 are not leap years, and assumed the year 2000 would not be a leap year. Years divisible by 100 are not leap years, except for years that are divisible by 400. Thus the year 2000 was a leap year.
www.goodreads.com    

written by Siddhartha Mukherjee. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Medicine Heredity    

In 2009, Swedish researched published an enormous international study which found striking evidence that bipolar disease and schizophrenia shared a strong genetic link.
Moni    

written by Siddhartha Mukherjee. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Life Literature    

He was a bird that had voluntarily caged itself.
On the causes of mental illness (Pg 4)    

written by Siddhartha Mukherjee. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Life India Literature    

the apocalypse of Partition, its political trauma sublimated into their psychic trauma. Partition, they knew, had split apart not just nations, but also minds.
Prologue    

written by Siddhartha Mukherjee. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Life Literature    

Beyond overjoy, there is no over-overjoy; there is only madness and mania.
Prologue    

written by Siddhartha Mukherjee. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Life Literature    

the brittle self-assuredness of adolescence already annealing into the self-confidence of adulthood.
Melinda Gates op-ed: When money flows into the hands of women, everything changes — Quartz    

written by Melinda Gates. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Women Empowerment Gates Society    

Second, everyone starts to re-think the part women can play in their own communities. A recent study in India found that merely owning and using a bank account led women to work outside the home more. As a result, they earned more money, but they also changed men’s perception of them. By defying a social norm that confined them inside, they started to change it.
Melinda Gates op-ed: When money flows into the hands of women, everything changes — Quartz    

written by Melinda Gates. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Women Empowerment Gates Society    

First, their families benefit. One in three married women in the poorest countries have no say over major household purchases. Research shows, however, that women are much more likely than men to buy things that set their families on a pathway out of poverty, like nutritious food, health care, and education. In Niger, for example, when women had more financial autonomy, their families ate more meat and fish. One of the most astonishing statistics I’ve seen is that when a mother has control over her family’s money, her children are 20% more likely to survive.
Melinda Gates op-ed: When money flows into the hands of women, everything changes — Quartz    

written by Melinda Gates. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Women Empowerment Gates Society    

With a new focus on women’s economic empowerment, connecting women to markets, making sure they have access to financial services, and empowering them to help themselves, we aim to help tear down the barriers that keep half the world from leading a full life.
Melinda Gates op-ed: When money flows into the hands of women, everything changes — Quartz    

written by Melinda Gates. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Empowerment Gates Society    

The norms that allow these abuses are the same ones that disempower the poorest women, and only when they are dismantled across the globe will all women and girls be able to lead the lives they want.
Specialist or Generalist    

written by Sam Jarman. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Software Life    

A common fear with being a “generalist” is that you become OK at a lot of things, but great at nothing. A common solution to this is to specialise in something, and become a T-shaped developer, whereby you know one language/stack/tech really well, and a little about other things. This shows you can learn other things, but also can go deep on a certain area.
YouTube's Content Moderation Has Become an Inconsistent Mess | WIRED    

written by Louise Matsakis. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Youtube Moderation    

At times, the company seems to police videos primarily in response to public outcry, which makes its decisions inherently haphazard and potentially malleable.
www.facebook.com    

written by Michael Jordan. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Life Quote Motivation    

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.”
The Lost Art of the Unsent Angry Letter - The New York Times    

written by Maria Konnikova. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Life Tech    

WHENEVER Abraham Lincoln felt the urge to tell someone off, he would compose what he called a “hot letter.” He’d pile all of his anger into a note, “put it aside until his emotions cooled down,” Doris Kearns Goodwin once explained on NPR, “and then write: ‘Never sent. Never signed.’ ”
The Lost Art of the Unsent Angry Letter - The New York Times    

written by Maria Konnikova. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Life Tech    

Among public figures who need to think twice about their choice of words, the unsent angry letter has a venerable tradition. Its purpose is twofold. It serves as a type of emotional catharsis, a way to let it all out without the repercussions of true engagement. And it acts as a strategic catharsis, an exercise in saying what you really think,
The Lost Art of the Unsent Angry Letter - The New York Times    

written by Maria Konnikova. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Life Tech    

It’s public shaming with an escape hatch. Does knowing that we can expect a collective response to our indignation make it more satisfying?
The Lost Art of the Unsent Angry Letter - The New York Times    

written by Maria Konnikova. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Life Tech    

The ease of venting drowns out the possibility of recanting, and the speed of it all prevents a deeper consideration of what exactly we should say and why, precisely, we should say it.
The Lost Art of the Unsent Angry Letter - The New York Times    

written by Maria Konnikova. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Life Tech    

Now we need only click a reply button to rattle off our displeasures. And in the heat of the moment, we find the line between an appropriate response and one that needs a cooling-off period blurring. We toss our reflexive anger out there, but we do it publicly, without the private buffer that once would have let us separate what needed to be said from what needed only to be felt. It’s especially true when we see similarly angry commentary coming from others. Our own fury begins to feel more socially appropriate.
This might not work    

written by David Kadavy. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Misc    

Many books are 250 pages of filler around one idea.
Why I Quit Google to Work for Myself - Silly Bits    

written by Michael Lynch. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Motivation Google Life    

Leaving was difficult because I had more to learn, but there will always be employers like Google.
The Gene    

written by Siddhartha Mukherjee. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Quote History Gene    

History cannot devolve into medical biography – but nor can it stand outside it.
The Gene    

written by De Vries. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Life Quote    

Modesty is a virtue yet one gets further without it.
The Gene    

written by Ludwig Wittgenstein. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Quote Life    

How small a thought it takes to fill someone's whole life.
medium.com    

written by Aristotle. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Life Quote    

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
How to Design a Lifestyle That Eliminates Distraction and Enables Hyper-Focus    

written by Anthony Moore. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Medium Life    

Take Initiative
twitter.com    

written by Anonymous. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Motivation Life Quote    

Be patient. No matter what.
HTTP codes as Valentine’s Day comics    

written by Hani Lim. added over 1 year ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

HTTP Comic Entertainment    

Unlike the (in)famous 404, this is a case where a resource used to exist, but has been removed permanently, and is not expected to return. If you have removed a page from your website permanently, 410 should be used, rather than 404.

Cutouts is an open source application. Code licensed under the MIT license. Copyright 2018 Siddharth Kannan