Reading List 3

Juan Villela

I’ve finally settled into the new job and have some free time now to catch up on my RSS feeds and reading list. About three weeks ago, I uninstalled all the social media apps from my phone. I was simply spending too much time on them and thought a break would be nice.

I reinstalled them yesterday, but while I was “away”, I read some amazing articles able the fragility of the web and how easily one of our most important utilities could crumble.


I’ve known for some time that the world is connected via a massive network of deep-sea fiber cables. What I didn’t know was that the maintenance of this network is so poorly managed and lacking resources. This reinforces the idea in my head that the internet is anything but resilient. It’s honestly a miracle anything works at all.

And it doesn’t get any better the lower down the ladder you get. I’ve written about the lack of basic internet access in some communities here in the US. And how some people are simply taking matters into their own hands and building community managed networks.

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Reading List 2

This week, in transition jobs. And this is my last week at the company I've worked for the last 3 years. It's a bittersweet moment, but I also had a lot of free time these last few days and I got to catch up on my RSS feed!

Reading List 1

I've been hoarding a ton of bookmarks for years now and haven't found an excellent way to share some of the more interesting stuff. So, I've decided to start my own, heavily inspired by Sadiq Saif's Reading List series.