This newsletter's development section editor was incredibly annoyed by the multitude of lame, handwringing thinkpieces about npm's left_pad debacle and how we must have all forgotten how to program. But this newsletter's development section editor still tips his hat to the troll who wrote is-thirteen in response. Read the source for a good smirk.
Finally, the Year of Linux on the Desktop. (This is actually really, really cool. We've linked up the best write-up we found on the subject, from someone with the expertise to tell you how it really works.)