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ProLinks #27

IT

Not Everyone Should Code – It’s become popular to encourage anyone and everyone to code. But there simply won’t be unlimited demand for the skill, nor will everyone actually enjoy it.
Is Refactoring That Code Really A Good Idea? –  It’s tempting to jump into refactoring code that’s hard for you to understand.
Dependency Injection Demystified – When I finally took the time to figure out what people were talking about, I laughed. “That’s all it is?” 
Don’t Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice – If there was one course I could add to every engineering education, it wouldn’t involve compilers or gates or time complexity. 
dumber phone – Less is exponentially more – Rob Pike

Society

Jordan Peele’s simulated Obama PSA is a double-edged warning against fake news – This deepfaked warning against deepfakes almost makes its point too well.

Science

Drunk People Are Better at Creative Problem Solving – The conclusion: drunk people are better at creative problem solving.

Economics

Why your house is a terrible investment – Hey I’ve got an idea. We’re always talking about good investments. What if we came up with the worst possible investment we can construct? What might that look like?

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