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#128 – November 22, 2022

How Much of a Genius-Level Move Was Using Binary Space Partitioning in Doom?

A short history of the data structure that powered the classic first-person shooter.

AWS and Blockchain

This week saw the cancellation of the Australian Stock Exchange’s long-running effort to build a blockchain-based trading system. Which, oddly, has me thinking of 2016, when AWS decided not to make a strategic investment in blockchain, with my input a contributing factor. It felt like a good story while it was happening.

Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

The days of the classic Start Menu are numbered on Windows. Previously, the Start Menu was used by users to launch programs, access system tools and settings, and run searches.

Amazon Alexa is a “colossal failure,” on pace to lose $10 billion this year

Layoffs reportedly hit the Alexa team hard as the company's biggest money loser.

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