Links for October 23, 2018

UTC is Enough for Everyone, Right?

Programming time, dates, timezones, recurring events, leap seconds… everything is pretty terrible. The common refrain in the industry is Just use UTC! Just use UTC! And that’s correct… sort of. But if you’re stuck building software that deals with time, there’s so much more to consider. It’s time… to talk about time. (Also it’s time for a lot of time-related puns. Please prepare yourself accordingly.)


itty.bitty takes html (or other data), compresses it into a URL fragment, and provides a link that can be shared. When it is opened, it inflates that data on the receiver’s side.

Self Solving Rubik’s Cube