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Why People Like GraphQL

  • People like GraphQL, but I'm unconvinced it's primarily for technical reasons.
  • People choose tools because they resolve some underlying frustration, and the current implementations of GraphQL solve some of the bigger frustrations people feel working with APIs. Well, I found it frustrating that in those days, there was different information on different computers, but you had to log on to different computers to get at it.
  • There have been lots of writing about technical reasons to choose it, but I believe those are secondary to the frustrations people feel working with APIs. Look at why GitHub moved to GraphQL.
  • Each web API today feels different.
  • GraphQL lets people think about data and how it's related.
  • I hope the next step for web APIs will be to follow these steps and solve some of these frustrations.

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Your Thoughts About Immutable Data

  • This week 8 devs made 14 comments about immutable data.
  • Unsurprisingly, these comments leaned towards functional programming and mentioned clear data flow and increased code quality as benefits in exchange for added complexity.
  • A commenter quite nicely described these apps as 'data flowing through a pipe of transformations' and mentioned that badly implementing this model can make things unnecessarily complex.
  • In these cases, immutability fixed issues with unexpected mutations of long living objects.
  • My favorite example was a story of mutating events, which the event bus reused later without mentioning this in the docs.
  • A big chunk of the issues are about very basic operations - like getting / settings values or applying (async) side effect.
  • Next week I will add a disclaimer about the possibility of linking / quoting comments.

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I traveled alone and it was one of the worst decisions of my life

  • When Jamie Bradley quit her full-time job to travel the world alone, she expected a life-changing experience, similar to "Eat Pray Love." She expected, at least, to have exciting adventures in beautiful places like the ones she's seen in the pictures that crowd her Instagram feed from fellow world travelers.
  • Bradley, a 25-year-old advertising manager in New York, was confronted with this reality after she quit her job and decided to travel around the world for a year back in 2017.
  • This time, however, she planned to travel for much longer — at least a year — and decided to start in Africa on a wildlife reservation.
  • It was then that Bradley made the decision to return home for her mental health — just six weeks into her trip.
  • When she finally returned to New York and slowly acclimated herself back into work life, Bradley felt like herself again.

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Why People Like GraphQL

  • People like GraphQL, but I'm unconvinced it's primarily for technical reasons.
  • People choose tools because they resolve some underlying frustration, and the current implementations of GraphQL solve some of the bigger frustrations people feel working with APIs. Well, I found it frustrating that in those days, there was different information on different computers, but you had to log on to different computers to get at it.
  • There have been lots of writing about technical reasons to choose it, but I believe those are secondary to the frustrations people feel working with APIs. Look at why GitHub moved to GraphQL.
  • Each web API today feels different.
  • GraphQL lets people think about data and how it's related.
  • I hope the next step for web APIs will be to follow these steps and solve some of these frustrations.

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How long before big media companies become big sports-gambling companies?

  • Besides Nevada, which has always had legal sports betting, a handful of states have authorized it, with only New Jersey jumping in completely.
  • But with estimates of US sports gambling hovering around $150 billion annually, it won’t be long before many states decide they want a piece of that action.
  • So here’s the question for media companies that are hoping to profit in some way from the billions of dollars gamblers are going to bet on sports: How do we get a slice?
  • You can argue that Big Media has already been touching sports gambling in lots of different ways, from NFL pre-game shows that mention betting lines, to the March Madness brackets CBS and other companies produce, or the fantasy sports services run by ESPN, Yahoo, and others.
  • But none of those toe-touches into gambling offer the media companies a direct way to benefit from people directly wagering on sports.

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I'm a 25-year-old newlywed and share my bank account with my husband — here's why

  • Like many millennials, I have student loan debt, but my husband does not.
  • I don't believe that sharing a bank account is the key to a happy marriage or that it will prevent my husband and I from arguing about money.
  • My husband usually earns more money than me.
  • Some married couples argue that separate bank accounts prevent one spouse from running off with all of the couple's shared money.
  • I don't understand that rationalization, however, because my husband and I find that sharing our money enhances our mutual trust.
  • He respects me and the hard work I've done to earn that money — and he thinks the same of me in return.
  • Just because you share a savings account doesn't mean you can't have financial independence elsewhere.
  • Some things I use my personal card to buy are my husband's birthday gifts or little surprises.

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The best new game of 2019 is a free-to-play Battle Royale shooter that came out of nowhere

  • Instead, the new, free Battle Royale shooter was suddenly launched on February 4 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
  • In that sense, "Apex Legends" feels most like a "Titanfall" game: a tight shooter with a focus on mobility.
  • It's these little nods to traversal that make playing "Apex Legends" much more fun than most online shooters, let alone most Battle Royale games.
  • And blending those characters into a team made up of complementary players is part of the delight of "Apex Legends." Better yet: The game's developer, Respawn Entertainment, is promising additional heroes in the near future.
  • There's a "meta" to "Apex Legends" that is deeper and smarter than games like "Fortnite." It feels like there are many ways to win, with a variety of different team setups, rather than a "best" way to win.

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The Communal Mind

  • A few years ago, when it suddenly occurred to us that the internet was a place we could never leave, I began to keep a diary of what it felt like to be there in the days of its snowy white disintegration, which felt also like the disintegration of my own mind.
  • The next morning your eyes were gritty and your tongue even less pink, and the people who filtered past you at your job were less real than the vivid scroll of the board dedicated to the discussion of candida overgrowth, which didn’t even exist.
  • When she reached out to touch it, it wavered, and she came away with a substance on her fingertips that felt like drugstore lube – drugstore lube that could in no way stand up to the kind of sex she wanted to have.

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'Metro Exodus' Brings the Series' Grim Atmosphere Aboveground

  • Earlier games take place in the Moscow Metro system, which is treated as a giant fallout shelter for the city's survivors after a nuclear apocalypse—an entire civilization huddled in subway tunnels.
  • Even in new settings, though, atmosphere rules: The story is less about the politics that led to the apocalypse or the meaning we can draw from it and more about broken train parts, water tanks running empty, and a small band of survivors trying to find hope in the creaking, rusted tracks stretching out before them.
  • The earlier Metro games treated the Moscow subway society as a sort of petri dish for failed political ideas, with a Fourth Reich and a revival of the Soviet Union and more, and those ideas feel appropriate to the setting, distinct.

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I tried the buzzy new Billie razor for women — and now I actually look forward to shaving my legs

  • On TV, women lathered up their already-hairless legs with luxuriously thick shaving cream and languidly ran a razor from ankle to thigh in one sexy stroke.
  • I thought I must be the only girl in the world with hairy feet (after all, none of the razor blade commercials showed a sexy foot shave in progress).
  • At one point, I joined the Dollar Shave Club— a razor subscription service for men that eventually began marketing their affordable blades to women, too — because they offered a fresh pack of razor cartridges for just $9 a month.
  • To me, shaving with Billie is so more than just a (dreamy) physical experience; when I pull out my razor, I feel good about supporting a brand that supports me and my fellow women, in all our hairy-toed glory.

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