What we've been reading
What Every Programmer Absolutely, Positively Needs To Know About Encodings And Character Sets To Work With Text
An article expanding on Joel Spolsky's famous essay on the same topic on why programmers more often than not botch their text processing code because of the unwillingness to appreciate the difference between a encoding and a charset.
Layers, ports & adapters
Excellent series from Mathias Noback on layers, ports and adapters.
Future of Fake News
A terrifying look into how fake news could get a whole lot more realistic due to some recent technological advances