Howdy folks, and welcome to Issue #01! Truth be told, I’m a bit rusty writing these little newsletters. @petrey
Howdy folks, and welcome to Issue #01!
Truth be told, I’m a bit rusty writing these little newsletters. I figured I’d give the ol’ newsletter another go. Full disclosure, my preferred format for these sorts of dispatches are as follows:
And, well that’s about it! Without further ado, let’s dive in!
Are you watching Succession? For your sake, I truly hope so. This piece on Nicholas Braun is remarkable. I have found myself lately rooting for the unique kinship between Greg and “Terminal Tom.” Braun was a natural fit for his character:
“His height is just disarming, right away,” said McKay, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker. “I’m six-foot-five, so usually when I meet people that are taller than me, they’re athletes. To meet someone who was six-foot-seven and they have this kind of comedic neurosis to them was really unusual.”
On the cutthroat HBO comedy-drama, which returns Oct. 17, Braun and his hopelessly unprepared alter ego are thriving.
Real horror movie titles. Terrifying tiny tales.
The auteur behind summer art-house favorite ‘A Ghost Story’ on his abiding connection to his home city.
I’ve been putting off learning (or even reading the basic documentation if I’m being honest) anything Rust for a long while now. Maybe, just maybe it’s time that changes:
“Rust is the first of a new set of languages introduced over the past 20 or so years that can really be used for things we’ve been stuck building in C or assembly code before,” says Fastly CTO Tyler McMullen says. “It’s memory performant, and has a compelling type system that lets you express higher-level concepts in a low-level language.” Plus it interoperates well with other languages and can run on many platforms ranging from embedded systems to servers.
Learn how some of the world’s biggest companies are using the Rust programming language to build more secure software.
Oh. My. God. I love these little prototype treasures. These crude little things would have never made it into the MoMa or museums if Steve Jobs would have had his way. These sorts of processes are rarely seen, and more commonly destroyed. It’s a miracle that one ever survived:
Cabel Sasser from Panic has shared an exclusive look at an extremely early iPod prototype that I’d reckon you’ve never seen before. The rare prototype is yellow and fairly large compared to the shipping version of the original iPod, despite it being from late in the product’s development cycle. Cabel says that this iPod prototype […]
Puzzle pieces fit within frame on cardboard base. Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
Very interesting map of the NYC Subways system from 1954.
Holiday shopping over the past 80 years as chronicled in photos from The New York Times archives.
Here, we end with this incredible chronicle of photos from years past. The Times has pulled some fantastic images from their archives There’s a wide variety of photos that captures American’s insatiable appetite for holiday shopping and sales. Chaos, anxiety and tiredness barely describe the months between November and January but, it’s a start.
This was fun. Until the next dispatch, y’all take care! ✌️