Weekend Reading CCXXV

by uber

Transit and Peering: How your requests reach GitHub

There are vast amounts of complexity hidden behind the rotations of the spinner in your browser’s UI

https://githubengineering.com/transit-and-peering-how-your-requests-reach-github/


Why no-one can prevent Elon Musk from dwarfing the airline industry

Hyperloop or not, the data about how airlines make money is instructive.

https://hackernoon.com/why-no-one-can-prevent-elon-musk-from-dwarfing-the-airline-industry-now-9fe8a468bebc


George Saunders on How to Tell a Story

The speaker recently won the Man Booker for his debut novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.


The [ill-fated] Antarctic Snow Cruiser

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016/01/the-antarctic-snow-cruiser-updated/424851/