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 you think we should read, let us know in the comments below.

 

Understanding Engineers as a Designer – One designer’s view of engineers, what they’re like to work with, and why they’re fun to be around.

 

Ditch the digital notes: Handwriting is way better for memorization and speed – A study is claiming that writing with a stylus or typing on a touchscreen keyboard just isn’t the same as handwriting.

 

What Exactly Is Your Brain Doing When Reading Code? – Researchers have been looking at two different brain systems that might be good at processing code. They found that the brain does not engage the language system—it activates a system that is engaged when tackling tasks such as solving math problems or logical reasoning.

 

Microsoft is now submerging servers into liquid baths – Microsoft is starting to submerge its servers in non-conductive fluid to improve performance and energy efficiency. This process has existed in the industry for a few years now, but Microsoft claims it’s “the first cloud provider that is running two-phase immersion cooling in a production environment.”

 

I tried making a ‘to-don’t list’ instead of a to-do list. Here’s what I learned – This writer has been using a “to-don’t” list. While it may sound like the opposite of a to-do list, it’s actually a curated collection of activities that can derail your energy and motivation.

 

Chip shortage shows no signs of abating, may drag into 2022 – Car manufacturers and other companies are hoping the global chip shortage will end soon. But supply chains may not stabilize until late this year or early next year.

 

2021 Microsoft Build conference dates confirmed, May 25-27 – Microsoft’s annual Build conference will be virtual again this year.

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