Victor Kropp

March 2024 Reading List

Let’s not waste time and get straight to it!

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List of 2024 Leap Day Bugs

I published the previous edition of this digest exactly on February 29 and didn’t even notice that. I haven’t seen any of these bugs, but many of them have been verified by others.

Falsehoods programmers believe about time zones

Even if you were lucky enough to avoid any leap day bugs, date & time handling on your computer still hides many surprises.

UsWare vs. ThemWare

I totally agree that much of the best software is the best because the programmers are the users, too.

Steve Jobs Said the Best Employees Focus on Content, Not Process. Research Shows He Was Right

This article nicely complements the previous one: to make a great product, one needs to be driven by the idea, not the process.

A short history of the O’Reilly animals

I’m pretty sure you have one of these books on your bookshelf. And here is the full list of animals ever appeared on O’Reilly covers.

Why do we use apostrophes to show possession?

The history of apostrophe.

Apple Fitness+ Studios Behind the Scenes: From Start to Finish

Behind the Scenes type of posts/videos always fascinate me. Here’s the one by Ray Maker, a renowned sports tech reviewer, visiting the Apple Fitness+ studios. Especially interesting to me, as I’m trialing the service these days.

App of the Month


I’ve reduced standard menubar widget to display time only (unfortunately, it is no longer possible to hide it completely) and use Itsycal to glance over my agenda and to quickly connect to lots of calls I have daily.

GitHub Highlight of the Month

Github davedelong/time

Swift package to manipulate dates and time has seen its first release on February 29. Perfect timing!

Once upon a time on Wikipedia

To complete this post dedicated to dates and calendars.

π Day

Pi Day is observed on March 14 (the 3rd month) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant figures of mathematical constant π.

PS And don’t forget that Daylight Saving Time starts in Europe this Sunday. The EU wanted to end it back in 2019, but never finished the reform. Alas.


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