21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval Noah Harari on the Talks at Google podcast (and in video form) He’s marketing his new book extremely well and a New York Times interview on the subject garnered attention: It made him sad, he told me, to see people build things that destroy their own societies, but he works every day to maintain […]

Catching up on Stratechery

My Instapaper reading list was piling up. Nearly half of the articles were from Stratechery, so I decided to knock them all out at once (well, over the course of a day or two). https://stratechery.com/2017/goodbye-gatekeepers/ From Weinstein and movies to the NYTimes and YouTube In a world where the default news source is the Facebook […]

Two Weeks in Review – November 5, 2017

4:45 and its dark outside… Podcasts The Finnish (UBI) Experiment – 99 Percent Invisible The Psychology of Self-Righteousness – Jonathan Haidt – On Being An interesting psychological take on political leanings Readings Bitcoin uses a lot of energy. Why not a solar powered rig? The World’s Happiest Places – National Geographic Tech Xbox One X iPhone X […]

Week in Review – October 8, 2017

Readings Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Thich Nhat Hanh via Lion’s Roar Teach tech with cartoons by Julia Evans Why We Contradict Ourselves and Confound Each Other with Daniel Kahneman via On Being (listen) On Overuse of Technology Follow Cal Newport. He lead me to Jony Ive’s talk at the New Yorker Tech fest. Here’s the […]

Week in Review – October 1, 2017

Read The Handmaid’s Tale (no, don’t just watch the show) Write Book or blog? Unfinished and developing thoughts fit best in a blog. Plus one can use WordPress and Stripe for subscriber payments. https://stratechery.com/2017/books-and-blogs/ Because aggregators deal with digital goods, there is an abundance of supply; that means users reap value through discovery and curation, […]

Week in Review – August 27, 2017

Eclipse 2K17! NYTimes Live Stream & Recap National Geographic Photos Smarter Every Day International Space Station Transit Casey Neistat Eclipse from Five Angles Excited Guy from 2016 Eclipse Tech & Programming Scaling Instagram Infrastructure -InfoQ YouTube Smart Pointers Part 1 and 2 – Fluent CPP Books & Reading Disney’s Choice Stratechery Vertical companies like Apple achieve profits […]

Two Weeks in Review – August 20, 2017

Thoughts on Renew Psychology Here’s a test. I decided not to renew nautilus for $29 a year. I already have another 1 year on my subscription, and while I currently would like to have the magazine for another year I am balancing a few things to decide if in one year I want it for […]