Magnet’s Substack

Magnet's Substack explores the intersection of technology and human behavior, covering diverse topics from online community moderation to personal electronics and software usability. It delves into the practicalities and philosophical aspects of tech, shedding light on user experience, security, and the evolving landscape of digital tools and platforms.

Technology and Society Digital Security Software and Application Usability Personal Electronics Online Communities and Moderation Design and Innovation

The hottest Substack posts of Magnet’s Substack

And their main takeaways
6 HN points 14 Jan 24
  1. Online platforms like Reddit have evolved into complex, rule-driven communities over time.
  2. The evolution of rules and audiences on platforms can significantly impact user experience.
  3. Increased presence of bots, spam, and uncivil behavior has led to the creation of intricate 'mazes' and 'castle walls' in online communities.
3 HN points 13 Jan 24
  1. Physical education focuses on training but often neglects mindset and individual preferences.
  2. Managing your running pace is crucial for long-term motivation and success.
  3. Stretching is essential in running and should be given great importance in training routines.
3 HN points 14 Oct 23
  1. Microsoft login processes can be complicated and frustrating.
  2. Having to repeatedly log in for basic functions can be annoying.
  3. Adding Microsoft Authenticator can be helpful for login issues.
2 HN points 22 Nov 23
  1. Apple Notes has evolved with UX/UI enhancements like wiki-like hyperlinks
  2. Consider adding a minimal widget to show progression over different states in note-taking software
  3. The suggestion of a simple widget could be applied to other notes taking software as well
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1 HN point 04 Aug 23
  1. Security bugs can be discovered by chance when using password generators.
  2. Password generators can act as security fuzzers to find code injection bugs.
  3. Reporting issues encountered while using password generators can contribute to digital security.