This is the inaugural December issue of the
gwern.net mailing list; you probably signed up through a link there. If you do not want to receive further monthly emails, there is an unsubscribe link at the bottom.
The purpose of this mailing list is to be a more meaningful and summarized version of the RSS feed (which lists every patch, no matter how small) overlapping with my Changelog page, but in a push/notification medium rather than pull.
While I was at it, I thought I would include some other material like the links I share on Google+. Since this is the first time, I don’t know if people are interested in this or if I omitted anything that people expected; feel free to email me with suggestions or feedback (I believe the reply-to should be set to my address,
email@example.com, but I am not sure). Without further ado:
wget: Possibility to really reject files on recursive downloads” (serious gotcha everyone needs to know about if they are trying to spider with
wgeta site requiring cookies/login, like, for example, a black-market forum)
alt.anonymousmaildrops, rotating keys regularly, where the bust only happened because a member was busted for non-ring-related problems and the only busted members were violating the Hushmail lesson by using a third-party service.)
I reread Discovery of France because I liked it so much the first time (review).
Descending order of enjoyment:
Giants (recommended if you like Explosions in the Sky or El Ten Eleven; I particularly liked “While the Ages Steal”):