Items of Interest, November 17, 2021

Dependency Hell in web dev has become so bad that there is now a new way for npm coders to make a quick buck: I will pay you cash to delete your npm module. The “I” in this is Drew DeVault, not me. Don’t come to me for module-deleting money; I’m an absolute web dev boomer and have only a vague idea what an npm module even is.

Relatedly, in some vague way: Programming is Forgetting: Toward a New Hacker Ethic, a talk by Allison Parrish given at the Open Hardware Summit in 2016. Critiques the hacker ethic on its own merits.