what i've been reading (40)
Webrings, luxury brands, wildlife photography
Discover and share small websites: webrings and shared bookmarks. In a rss-dominated world, I want to see all the rss feeds that my friends are following and follow the great sites from those. Also, I’ve previously linked hacker news blogrolls and collections of links. If you want my list of rss feeds, shoot me a message, I’m happy to share.
The economics of luxury brands is foreign. Keep supply low, keep costs up, don’t do what customers ask for, prevent your product getting in the hands of people, burn inventory.
An interview with Andy Weber, who worked to remove weapons-grade uranium from Kazakhstan after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Relationship building, alcohol, and cash.
A CEO’s letter to the company after being fired:
I've decided that I'd like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding – I was fired today. If you're wondering why ... you haven't been paying attention.
Turkish strcasecmp. Sounds like a ctf chal waiting to be made.
file” and “
FILE” are not the same word case insensitively in Turkish because ‘i’ is not the lowercase version of ‘I’.
Prompt injection in Google Bard can exfiltrate data from Drive.
Apple will add RCS support to iMessage. No more over-compressed images, and we’ll be able to add people to group chats.
That TikTok guy who draws people on subways has an art show. Here’s a critique of it. Then there was a hubbub about the critique, and now we have this analysis of how the experience of art has changed. Are art critics out of style? Have they always been out of style? Here’s some art from a different artist that feels more <ask an art critic for the right word>.
Wildlife photography at its best. Foxes smoking stick-cigars, birds pointing east, and seals flopping.
Argentina’s new president may dollarize.
I’m not going to try to include the swath of OpenAI reporting here; it’s still very in flux. Just look up “OpenAI” on your favorite news source.