Mental Health Impacts Of A Big Tech Job
tl;dr: "I got to a point where I needed to leave and focus on myself." Jacob talks about the toxic work culture during his time at Apple and recounts a story where work was valued over employee's mental health. Much of this was exacerbated due to the fact that he could never switch off from work while at home.
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An Open Letter Against Apple's Privacy-Invasive Content Scanning Technology
tl;dr: "While child exploitation is a serious problem, and while efforts to combat it are almost unquestionably well-intentioned, Apple's proposal introduces a backdoor that threatens to undermine fundamental privacy protections for all users of Apple products."
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Dissecting The Apple M1 GPU, Part I
tl;dr: "A few weeks ago, I purchased a Mac Mini with an M1 GPU as a development target to study the instruction set and command stream, to understand the GPU’s architecture at a level not previously publicly understood."
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Building The NPR MacOS App, Part 1
tl;dr: 2-part series where Connor guides us on how to build a menubar macOS app that streams NPR stations.
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