Victor Kropp

May 2024 Reading List

In which yours truly continues to collect interesting articles all around the world wide web.

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My BDFL Guiding Principles

curl maintainer Daniel Stenberg shares his open-source project guiding principles. I truly believe these can and should be applied not only to curl, but to almost any open-source project. Except maybe being independent, which is not always feasible.

How do you accidentally run for President of Iceland?

Why the UX design is not about the looks.

Mastodon DDOSes popular open-source community news site.

Printing music with CSS Grid

I don’t understand music notation, but like how this article goes through the process step-by-step. And the end result looks very pleasant.

Thinking out loud about 2nd-gen Email

I like these ideas, and would appreciate if emails would be more widely used in modern web, except as the unique identifier for user logins.

Why iPadOS Still Doesn’t Get the Basics Right

Apple unveiled new generation iPad Pro and iPad Air earlier this month with even more performant and capable hardware. But it doesn’t make the difference, unless there are some fundamental changes in the iPadOS.

How to send progress updates

An interesting way to prepare status updates.

App of the Month

KotlinConf App

I’ve got a chance to attend KotlinConf last week and, of course, used the official app a lot. And, it is built with Compose Multiplatform, which I’m currently working on at JetBrains.

GitHub Highlight of the Month

Github tinyworldmap/tiny-world-map

Love the idea of minimizing the base layer of a world map to be easily embeddable everywhere.

Once upon a time on Wikipedia


Here is how platforms die: first, they are good to their users; then they abuse their users to make things better for their business customers; finally, they abuse those business customers to claw back all the value for themselves. Then, they die. I call this enshittification.

This is post 6 of #100DaysToOffload


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