🔗 Work Is Work

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🔗 Not Just Scale

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📜 You’re not FAANG

If you process less than 10k requests per second, you’re not Google nor are you Facebook. — Henryk Plötz in Should I Use JWTs For Authentication Tokens? - Tinker, Tamper, Alter, Fry

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🔗 The Tyranny of the Marginal User

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September 15, 2023 · 1 min · 155 words

🔗 Instagram and Optimizing Favicons | Zoompf

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