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DPL Reading List – July 12, 2019


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Each Friday, we share a curated list of articles we found during the past week. Here’s the list of the new and interesting ones we found this week. If there’s an article we’d didn’t include and you think we should read, let us know in the comments below.

I’m a Former Elite Athlete and I Call BS on Tech’s Obsession With Working Long Hours – A champion gymnast-turned-startup founder shares how dangerous ‘hustle culture’ can be. Instead of working 80-100 hours per week, he argues for getting things done in an intelligent, useful, and sustainable way.

When Passion Leads to Burnout – An important read for all of us. There are real risks to our health and mental well-being when we don’t effectively manage our stress when doing purpose-driven work.

Making a tiny .NET Core 3.0 entirely self-contained single executable – Scott Hanselman shows us how to “tree trim” our apps to make them smaller using .NET Core 3.0 preview 6.

Do You Really Need Dark Mode? – Sure, Dark Mode looks great and can help prolong the battery life of our devices, but studies have shown that it does little to help with eye strain. In fact, some studies have shown that it actually leads to more reading errors.

Jony Ive and the Myth that Only Certain People Can Design – We can all make things! Let find our inspiration and do it. When we put certain people (and their work) on pedestals, we risk “elitism by design” and telling the world that only certain people can create beautiful works.

Machine Learning Has Been Used to Automatically Translate Long-Lost Languages – Significant work must happen before machine learning can begin tackling a problem like deciphering long-lost languages. But since machine learning can work without fatigue, we may unlock unknown amounts of mysteries with it.

Preservationists Are Saving Video Game History, One Upload at a Time – A fascinating look at efforts to preserve video game art for future generations. Faced with challenges like digitizing artwork and treading into gray areas of copyrights, these archivists are working to save as much as they can before it’s lost to time.

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