๐ŸGoat Simulator, ๐Ÿ Apple Archive, and more

Itโ€™s Memon Mondays!

This newsletter is my experiment to share all the cool things I find during the week and share them with my like-minded friends. Letโ€™s get started.

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COOL LINKS

Do you notice how our brain stores information better when paired with visual location? Nototo is a note-taking app but on a map. I am definitely going to give this one a try.

The Unofficial Apple Archive โ€” documenting Appleโ€™s history, little known facts and unsung heroes.

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Reverse Engineering Course โ€” Course to teach how to reverse engineer x64 Windows. Covering basics of binaries, reverse a DLL and implement it into our own program, reverse some malware, then look at some realistic situations.

This brave soul is porting X11 desktop system to iOS (jailbroken). Effectively bringing Linux to iOS!

Clean Code JavaScript โ€” A guide to producing readable, reusable, and refactorable software in JavaScript.

You probably already know this: I made a little iOS app to run OCR on all photos on the phone and make them searchable. It also got featured on HN.

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GAME OF THE WEEK

Have you played Goat Simulator? You (a goat), are free to explore the game's open world and jump, run, bash things, and lick objects. The map is packed with tons of jokes and bugs that should be seen rather than talked about. FYI, itโ€™s free this January on Playstation Plus!

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Thatโ€™s it folks! Were the links any useful? You can share your feedback in the comments. Also inbox me if you found something cool to share!

โœŒ๏ธ~Asad

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๐Ÿฅ Half Bakery, โฌ†๏ธ Deploying projects for cheap and more

Itโ€™s Memon Mondays 2020!

Hope you all are having a great new year. Letโ€™s get started!

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COOL LINKS

HalfBakery โ€” A website from web 1.0 era. A database of all kinds of (fictitious) inventions.

Best Illusion of the Year Contest - 2019 Finalists

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@faizanu94 sent me this cool tool he built to view JSON Hierarchy.

I updated my personal homepage to use Jekyll and GitHub Pages. I open-sourced it here, feel free to clone it, remix it and make your own homepage from it. Itโ€™s pretty basic and minimal.

Deploy your side-projects at scale for basically nothing - Google Cloud Run

This article by Dan Abramov โ€” Itโ€™s about how obsessing with โ€œclean codeโ€ and removing duplication is a phase many of us go through. When we first learn abstraction, it is tempting to get high on that ability, and pull abstractions out of thin air whenever we see repetitive code.

But this โ€œrefactoringโ€ is not always the right way to go. Read more.

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SONG OF THE WEEK:

E.P. Waqt [ Patari | Youtube ]

The album came out SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO !!! ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

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TIP OF THE WEEK: window.element trick

Usually; in JavaScript, to get an element by ID you would do:

document.getElementById('example')

But there is a shorter way:

This behavior is called โ€œNamed access on the Window objectโ€. It was originally added by Internet Explorer and eventually was implemented by all other browsers simply for compatibility with sites that are dependent on this behavior.

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โœŒ๏ธ~Asad

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โœ‚๏ธ scissors, ๐ŸŒ bananas, FizzBuzz Enterprise Edition and more

Hey friends, itโ€™s Memon Mondays again!

โ€˜20s are here! I hope you have had an amazing year (decade!), and that this one brings you happiness. Anyway, internet time.

This weekโ€™s newsletter is a collaboration with Naaman Saif. Hit me up if you have something to share and want to collaborate.

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COOL LINKS

This thread on how many bananas fit in a cargo ship. It is quite a-peeling.

Which emoji scissors โœ‚๏ธ close

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Have you noticed how our computers are getting fast but our software is getting slower?

Itโ€™s fine if a program runs at 1% or even 0.01% of the possible performance. Everybody just seems to be ok with it. People are often even proud about how inefficient it is, as in โ€œwhy should we worry, computers are fast enoughโ€. This article talks more about this and is very on point!

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Check out FizzBuzz Enterprise Edition, a no-nonsense implementation of FizzBuzz made by serious businessmen for serious business purposes. Cringy AF!

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A list of programming tutorials in which learners build an application from scratch.

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STARTUPS ETC

Fast โ€” list of big ideas that were accomplished very quickly.

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TIP OF THE WEEK: some() Method

Problem: You have an array containing the types of animals your hotel allows. How can you determine if your pet friend; a snake, can come along on your trip?

Cool right?

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GAME OF THE WEEK

Have you played Division 2? Itโ€™s a multiplayer shared-world shooter. You do story missions with other players online. We started it last night, fit game hai!

Image result for division 2

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MEMES

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Thatโ€™s it folks! Were the links any useful? You can share your feedback in the comments. Also inbox me if you got something cool to share please!

โœŒ๏ธ~Asad and Naaman ๐Ÿ‘Š

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Magic with Candy, console.log and more

Hey friends, itโ€™s Memon Mondays!

Memon Mondays is my new experiment. A weekly email for my friends with things I found or learned that week about programming, memes, tech, Pakistan, and games.

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COOL LINKS

Magic tricks with Candy

Generative.fm โ€“ Endlessly unique ambient music

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STARTUPS ETC

Do you know the story about this one Swede man who lied to Nintendo and in the process not only helped Nintendo survive but built the business empire: Bergsala. Which is the only non-Nintendo owned Nintendo distributor in the world. Full story (or in video form).

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Mastering JS console.log like a Pro

Legra: Draw using LEGOยฎ like brick shapes on an HTML <canvas> element.

The history and legacy of jQuery

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GAME OF THE WEEK

An old game, but have you played BroForce!? Itโ€™s a side-scrolling game like Contra but with ridiculous/funny violence. Itโ€™s most fun when played with a friend in multiplayer (has couch co-op mode). If you love couch multiplayers and loved Contra as a child, PLAY BROFORCE!

Review: Broforce

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And thatโ€™s all for this week. Were the links any useful? You can share your feedback in the comments. Also inbox me if you got something cool to share please!

โœŒ๏ธ~Asad

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Fart Attack, State of JS '19 and more

Hey friends, itโ€™s Memon Mondays! A bit late this time as I am traveling. I will keep this one short. Did you really think I will break the streak?!

Memon Mondays is my new experiment. A weekly email for my friends with things I found or learned that week about programming, memes, tech, Pakistan, and games. Itโ€™s very silly, but I will continue doing it!

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COOL LINKS

How a 'NULL' License Plate Landed One Hacker in Ticket Hell

Fart Attack โ€” Prank your friends (soon to be ex-friends) when they leave their computer unlocked by making every link and button fart on click and hover.

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STARTUPS ETC

Have you heard of the Bloomberg Terminal? Basically, itโ€™s still the place a lot of traders, analysts, and executives prefer to do their work. And because so many of the movers and shakers are already there, if you want to be the next big thing in finance, you want to be there, too. Youโ€™re not going to win the Super Bowl if you arenโ€™t even playing in the right stadium. Itโ€™s a billion-dollar software which has complete monopoly of that particular industry.

Itโ€™s a case study on how good software + specialized domain is a killer combination which most of us developers just avoid as it seems boring work.

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Check out State of JS 2019. Itโ€™s the annual JavaScript survey to know whatโ€™s the new cool and whatโ€™s dying.

Speaking of JS Frameworks, have you tried Svelte? Itโ€™s the hot new minimal framework for building user interfaces. Whereas traditional frameworks like React and Vue do the bulk of their work in the browser, Svelte shifts that work into a compile step that happens when you build your app.

If you want to try Svelte, there are many ways to do it. You can also use Zero (my framework :D, will speak more about this later) to quickly get started with Svelte.

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