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Google github.com

Cutting Google out of your life

If you’re concerned with the amount of data Google has on you, this list of alternative browsers, web apps, operating systems, and hardware may help you ween yourself from the company. Looking at this list, it’s amazing just how much value Google offers in trade for our data. A note from the author: It’s a shame that Google, with their immense resources, power, and influence, don’t see the benefits of helping people secure themselves online. Instead, they force people like us to scour the web for alternatives and convince our friends and family to do the same, while they sell off our data to the highest bidder.

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Awesome Lists wisdom.engineering

Unicode is awesome!

Prior to Unicode, international communication was grueling- everyone had defined their separate extended character set in the upperhalf of ASCII (called Code Pages) that would conflict- Just think, German speakers coordinating with Korean speakers over which 127 character Code Page to use. Thankfully the Unicode standard caught on and unified communication. What follows is an awesome list of Unicode “tidbits, packages, and resources”. And of course there’s a sub-section on everyone’s favorite: emojis

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Node.js github.com

The largest Node.js best practices list

With 35k+ stars, I might be the last one to the party on this awesome repo. It is the largest compilation, and it is growing every week - currently, more than 80 best practices, style guides, and architectural tips are presented. New issues and pull requests are created every day to keep this live book updated. We’d love to see you contributing here, whether that is fixing code mistakes, helping with translations, or suggesting brilliant new ideas.

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Justin Dorfman awesomestacks.dev

Discover awesome tech stacks for building different apps and features

Awesome Stacks is a community-curated list of tech stacks for building different applications and features. Each stack in the list has a name, description, and list of a few of the key tools and technologies. Optionally, it links to a tutorial, starter kit or boilerplate that makes it easy to get started with. Contribute ’em if you got ’em.

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Awesome Lists github.com

Level up your dotfiles by reading these awesome dotfiles

On our recent text mode episode, we mentioned learning from other people’s dotfiles. Adam found this awesome-dotfiles repo and included it in the show notes, but I thought I’d log it as well to call more attention to it. Also, did you like my idea near the end of the show to produce some videos of smart/interesting developers walking us through their dotfiles? Holla back in the comments…

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Awesome Lists github.com

Hacker News tools of the trade

There’s somewhat of a tradition on Hacker News where every few years someone starts a thread about which tools and services startups use and recommend. That tradition has been memorialized and moved to a GitHub repo for posterity and maintenance. The resulting list of SaaSes and self-hosted solutions is so large that it’s a bit overwhelming at first, but there are undoubtedly some goodies inside for those willing to dig.

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Bash github.com

A collection of pure bash alternatives to external processes

The goal of this repository is to document known and unknown methods of doing various tasks using only built-in bash features. Using the snippets from this guide can help to remove unneeded dependencies from your scripts and in most cases make them that little bit faster. I often start out with a bash script, but as soon as things get complicated I ditch it for Ruby. With this collection in hand, perhaps I can get a bit more done without throwing the baby out with the bash water.

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