An interview with the co-founder of Raycast who I previously featured in a hands on stream highlighted to me that there’s a growing body of people interested in making native applications again. Also a new/old operating system from Bell labs that underpins many we use now, Google and Oracle finally reach a sort of conclusion, and NFTs, hohum.
Q&A with Petr Nikolaev, Raycast — console.dev
Co-founder, Raycast — a quicklauncher that lets you control your tools with a few keystrokes. Raycast makes it easy to control your tools with few keystrokes without context switching.
Everyone who is anyone in tech is familiar with UNIX, the Bell Labs operating system that revolutionized computing systems by becoming the dominant OS on mainframes, workstations and web servers, and, as the progenitor of Linux, formed the foundation for the internet and cloud infrastructure we know today.
The Supreme Court just ruled in favor of Google in its legal battle with Oracle, ending a 10-year fight over the future of software — www.businessinsider.com
The US Supreme Court has overturned Oracle’s high-profile copyright win over Google, delivering a landmark ruling for the software industry. The ruling is a sizable win for Google following a lengthy 10-year legal battle.
NFTs Weren’t Supposed to End Like This — www.theatlantic.com
The only thing we’d wanted to do was ensure that artists could make some money and have control over their work. Back in May 2014, I was paired up with the artist Kevin McCoy at Seven on Seven, an annual event in New York City designed to spark new ideas by connecting technologists and artists.
Maps and History
The oldest map of the Holy Land is actually a magnificent mosaic — www.nationalgeographic.com
Tensions between Muslims and Christians in the 1880s in what is today Jordan led to a compromise. The Christians could relocate to a town named Madaba on the condition they could only build churches on sites where churches had once stood before.
Matt Leacock celebrates his Pandemic (re)success with a new game covering a potentially even bigger future for us, and I get to grips with a rather personal piece of interactive fiction.
Pandemic’s creator is making a board game about climate change — www.wired.co.uk
When game developer Matt Leacock released his best-selling board game Pandemic, he didn’t expect that twelve years later people would be using it to help them process an actual pandemic sweeping the world.
Can’t Sleep? Here Are Some Surprising Strategies That Actually Work — www.wsj.com
The pandemic has given us a year of lousy sleep and insomnia. Scientists say the usual fixes aren’t helping. Here’s what to do instead.