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Ralph Ammer
Aristotle — How to live a good life 2400 years ago Aristotle found out how to be happy. His Nicomachean Ethics is an operating manual...
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2400 years ago Aristotle found out how to be happy. His Nicomachean Ethics is an operating manual for a good life: What is good? First of all, what makes a thing a good thing? A good thing fulfils its unique function. A good knife is a knife that is good at cutting. A good eye is...
This Space
"A mighty, contagious absence" The number of obituaries, tributes, backhanded compliments and overt smears in the corporate news...
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The number of obituaries, tributes, backhanded compliments and overt smears in the corporate news media following the death of John Pilger reveal the state of journalism in our time. [1] Can you name one living Anglophone journalist whose loss would prompt such widespread notice?...
Go - Bitfield...
Master of my domain Let’s talk business—independent business, that is. What’s the cost of being the boss? Some more...
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Let’s talk business—independent business, that is. What’s the cost of being the boss? Some more hard-learned lessons from my own horrible career.
ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Herman's...
Why Pictures For a brief period circa 2016 I wrote and published a weekly webcomic. I wanted to run a successful...
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For a brief period circa 2016 I wrote and published a weekly webcomic. I wanted to run a successful webcomic along the lines of Poorly Drawn Lines, Oglaf, or The Oatmeal. I love reading these and am always thrilled when one pops up on my RSS feed. Prior to this experiment I...
Artificial Ignorance
Tutorial: How to narrate video with Sora, GPT-Vision, and ElevenLabs The future of entertainment is going to be a wild ride.
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Trying to Understand...
The Power Of Absent Things. It explains a lot about Ukraine.
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Spoon & Tamago
A Glimpse Inside the Whimsical Wooden Miniature Homes of Yukihiro Akama Artist Yukihiro Akama is set to unveil his largest exhibition to date, ‘Basho no Kankaku – A Sense...
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Artist Yukihiro Akama is set to unveil his largest exhibition to date, ‘Basho no Kankaku – A Sense of Place,’ at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). Related posts: Whimsical Wooden Automata by Kazuaki Harada A Wooden Cabin Constructed Locally in the Mountains of Japan Using a 3D...
TheCollector
Coach Rusty’s Art Goes Interactive With Top Tier Authentics undefined
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Arduino Blog
The Hardware-Oriented Microprocessor Simulator illustrates the inner workings of microcontrollers Do you really understand what is happening within the mysterious black packaging of a...
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Do you really understand what is happening within the mysterious black packaging of a microcontroller or microprocessor? Most people don’t — we just learn how to use them. That’s because they’re wildly complex circuits combining many different subsystems that are all abstracted...
Working Theorys
Word Association Fame The new attention playbooks will be full of old plays.
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Computer Things
Know (of) the right tool for the job Last week's Picat essay did pretty well online! One of the common responses was "This looks really...
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Last week's Picat essay did pretty well online! One of the common responses was "This looks really interesting but I don't know where I'd use it." For Picat there was a gap of five years between me hearing about it and actually learning it. The same is true for most of the weird...
Society's Backend
Updates to Society's Backend New benefits for paid subscribers, support Society's Backend for just $1/mo, a referral program, and...
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New benefits for paid subscribers, support Society's Backend for just $1/mo, a referral program, and more
IEEE Spectrum
What If the Worst AI Fear Is AI Fear Itself? It’s been just about a year now—a nonprofit called the Future of Life Institute posted an open...
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It’s been just about a year now—a nonprofit called the Future of Life Institute posted an open letter reflecting people’s darkest fears about artificial intelligence. “Contemporary AI systems are now becoming human-competitive at general tasks,” it said. It called for a pause in...
AI Snake Oil
On the Societal Impact of Open Foundation Models Adding precision to the debate on openness in AI
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Both Are True
what do i do with my life? kill the trolls
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NeuroLogica Blog
Frozen Embryos Are Not People Amid much controversy, the Alabama State Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are children. They...
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Amid much controversy, the Alabama State Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are children. They did not support their decision with compelling logic, with cited precedence (their decision is literally unprecedented), with practical considerations, or with sound ethical...
Archinect - Features
Creativity Won’t Protect Architects from Automation — But Labor Unions Might The proliferation of generative AI tools such as Midjourney and ChatGPT has undermined long-held...
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The proliferation of generative AI tools such as Midjourney and ChatGPT has undermined long-held assumptions that artificial intelligence would not threaten creative disciplines. In an effort to balance the opportunities and limits of artificial intelligence in the architecture...
Bartosz Ciechanowski
Airfoil The dream of soaring in the sky like a bird has captivated the human mind for ages. Although many...
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The dream of soaring in the sky like a bird has captivated the human mind for ages. Although many failed, some eventually succeeded in achieving that goal. These days we take air transportation for granted, but the physics of flight can still be puzzling. In this article we’ll...
History Today Feed
Measuring the Shape of the Earth Measuring the Shape of the Earth JamesHoare Tue, 02/27/2024 - 10:20
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The Works in...
Britain’s interwar apartment boom A decade of Art Deco densification
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Inverted Passion
Why time seems to pass faster as we age 1/ I’ve been mega-obsessed with this feeling. A year as a 36-year-old seems so much shorter as...
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1/ I’ve been mega-obsessed with this feeling. A year as a 36-year-old seems so much shorter as compared to when I was a kid or even as a teen. It seems cosmically unfair – we have fewer years to live, and each year flies by faster. 2/ But, why is that happening? My tentative...
Londonist
57 Magnificent Things To Do In London This Month: March 2024 Art fairs, Comic Con, the Boat Races, and other March events.
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Daniel Bourke
Introducing Nutrify | A Pokédex for Food Like Shazam. But for food. A simple app to make learning about food fun.
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diamond geezer
Why did they say that? This post is about announcements I’ve heard on TfL services recently. The announcements split into...
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This post is about announcements I’ve heard on TfL services recently. The announcements split into two groups. a) Why did they say that? b) Why did they say that now? Why did they say that? "Customers using the escalators are advised to carry pets at all times" [Whitechapel...
Jim Nielsen’s Blog
The Subversive Hyperlink The web has a superpower: permission-less link sharing. I send you a link and as long as you have an...
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The web has a superpower: permission-less link sharing. I send you a link and as long as you have an agent, i.e. a browser (or a mere HTTP client), you can access the content at that link. This ability to create and disseminate links is almost radical against the backdrop of...
Classical Wisdom
Why Don’t We WANT To Be Wrong? How can we develop our Many-sidedness?
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Business Brainstorms
Business Brainstorms 💡- My favorite ideas of the week #1 💡 The more competitive a market the more buying decisions boil down to vibes. For example, I...
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#1 💡 The more competitive a market the more buying decisions boil down to vibes. For example, I recently started looking for an AI meeting note taking software we can use in our sales and clients calls. Fireflies, Fathom, MeetGeek, tl;dv… there are just so many of them and they...
Old Structures...
Before and After Electricity A while back, I put up a photo of the Bowery as seen in 1894, with the Third Avenue elevated tracks...
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A while back, I put up a photo of the Bowery as seen in 1894, with the Third Avenue elevated tracks above. Here’s the picture: Here’s a 1909 postcard of a similar view: The third, express track wasn’t added to the el until 1917 and the Bowery is a wide street, so the tracks have...
CONTEMPORIST
How Photorealistic Rendering Made A Difference For This Small Home Office Design This article has been brought to you by RenderDave. Hey everyone, RenderDave here to show you how...
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This article has been brought to you by RenderDave. Hey everyone, RenderDave here to show you how photorealistic rendering made a difference for this small home office design. When architects and interior designers work on a project in programs like Sketchup, Revit, or AutoCAD,...
Anecdotal Evidence
'He Knows to Get a Dollar' The word tummler I learned from A.J. Liebling. It’s the title of a story he collected in his first...
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The word tummler I learned from A.J. Liebling. It’s the title of a story he collected in his first book, Back Where I Came From (1938). “Tummler” was published in the February 26, 1938 issue of The New Yorker and begins:  “To the boys of the I.&Y., Hymie Katz is a hero. He is a...
Tony Dinh's...
$500K milestone – my reflections after 1 year of building Typing Mind Also in this issue: one-off purchase vs. subscription, selling Xnapper, and other updates from me in...
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ntietz.com blog
"Help, I see a problem and no one is prioritizing it!" A mentee recently mentioned a really frustrating problem that her manager seems to be ignoring. The...
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A mentee recently mentioned a really frustrating problem that her manager seems to be ignoring. The specific problem doesn't matter, so don't focus on the technical details here. Hey Nicole! At $DAYJOB, we have some big problems and it's frustrating, I keep pointing them out and...
the singularity is...
The World’s Computer This was the tagline of Ethereum, and it’s really smart. Sadly, I feel they have lost their way with...
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This was the tagline of Ethereum, and it’s really smart. Sadly, I feel they have lost their way with Proof of Stake, and wish they would go back to focusing on building a reasonable world computer. In 2024, it’s still painfully annoying to stand up a database. This is the only...
Internal Tech Emails
Steve Jobs on iPhone design This may be our answer - we could put the number pad around our clickwheel.
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David Heinemeier...
VSCode + WSL makes Windows awesome for web development I’m kinda shocked. Windows actually got good for web developers. Between VSCode, WSL, and Intel’s...
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I’m kinda shocked. Windows actually got good for web developers. Between VSCode, WSL, and Intel’s latest desktop chips, I’ve been living with a PC for over a week that runs my programming tests faster than an M3 Max, ships with an excellent window manager out-the-box, and...
Citation Needed
Become a Wikipedian in 30 minutes What will we do if Wikipedia falls to the type of AI-generated garbage that seems to be...
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What will we do if Wikipedia falls to the type of AI-generated garbage that seems to be proliferating on the web? The number one thing you can do is learn to edit, and I will walk you through how to get started in only 30 minutes.
African History...
The Mali empire: A complete history (ca. 1250-1650) At its height in the 14th century, the Mali empire was one of Africa's largest states, extending...
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At its height in the 14th century, the Mali empire was one of Africa's largest states, extending over an estimated 1.2 million square kilometers in West Africa. Encompassing at least five modern African states, the empire produced some of the continent's most renowned historical...
nanoscale views
2024 version: Advice on choosing a graduate school It's been four years since I posted the previous version of this, so it feels like the time is right...
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It's been four years since I posted the previous version of this, so it feels like the time is right for an update. This is written on the assumption that you have already decided, after careful consideration, that you want to get an advanced degree (in physics, though much of...
Flashbak
Rudolf Koppitz Nudes And Other Studies Photographs That Capture The Fluidity Of Nature Austrian photographer Rudolf Koppitz (4 January 1884 – 8 July 1936) was a Photo-Secessionist in...
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Austrian photographer Rudolf Koppitz (4 January 1884 – 8 July 1936) was a Photo-Secessionist in Vienna, Austria, best known for his 1925 work Bewegungsstudie (“Motion Study”) and his use of the nude in natural settings. Working with Claudia Issachenko’s dance group – the troupe...
A Smart Bear
How startups beat incumbents A startup can beat a large, successful incumbent, if it does things the incumbent can not or will...
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A startup can beat a large, successful incumbent, if it does things the incumbent can not or will not do. Here are those things.
The Honest Broker
13 Observations on Ritual And other responses to my 'dopamine culture' article
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journal – Winnie Lim
from creativity to activity I started making websites and dabbling in photoshop when I first got my computer at 15. I never felt...
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I started making websites and dabbling in photoshop when I first got my computer at 15. I never felt particularly creative as a child and I hated art classes so when that...
Nothing Human
Materialist Conceptions of God yet another attempt at bridging religion and rationality
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Blog - Joan...
Left in the wilderness: the price of ideological zealotry for American liberals. The political landscape in 2024 is defined by the ideological unity of the right and the fracturing...
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The political landscape in 2024 is defined by the ideological unity of the right and the fracturing of the left into feuding factions. The liberal left, which encompassed a relatively cohesive movement as recently as the early 2000s and the wall of opposition to the war in Iraq,...
Irrational...
More (self-)publishing thoughts. I recently got an email asking about self-publishing books, and wanted to summarize my thinking...
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I recently got an email asking about self-publishing books, and wanted to summarize my thinking there. Recapping my relevant experience, I’ve written three books: An Elegant Puzzle was published in 2019 as a manuscript by Stripe Press (e.g. I wrote it and then it was released as...
Maps Mania
The Street Names of Budapest
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Noahpinion
This is not a good way to fight racism in America Building a multiracial society is hard work. Don't be tempted by shortcuts.
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The Ruffian
Rattle Bag On a plot hole in Macbeth and much else besides
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SatPost by Trung...
Second Winds Why are so many famous YouTubers quitting? A legendary essay by Václav Havel — a Czech playwright...
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Why are so many famous YouTubers quitting? A legendary essay by Václav Havel — a Czech playwright and former President — helps to explain this trend.
The Convivial...
Secularization Comes for the Religion of Technology: Or, how to make sense of techno-optimist... The Convivial Society: Vol. 5, No. 3
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A Collection of...
Fireside Friday, February 23, 2024 (On the Military Failures of Fascism) Fireside this week! We’ll pick up looking at some of the successes of Hellenistic armies next week....
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Fireside this week! We’ll pick up looking at some of the successes of Hellenistic armies next week. For this week’s musing, I wanted to take the opportunity to expand a bit on a topic that I raised on Twitter which draw a fair bit of commentary: that fascists and fascist...
Atoms vs Bits
My Personal Electoral College Total Would the states you've visited be enough to win the electoral college? Find out....
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The Rational Walk
Will Berkshire Hathaway Pay a Dividend? Investors have been debating the dividend question for decades. So far, shareholders have been well...
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Investors have been debating the dividend question for decades. So far, shareholders have been well served by Warren Buffett's reluctance to send out dividend checks.
XO Capital - Field...
Our First Community Call This week Danny jumped on a live Twitter Spaces with me. We talked about: When to "quit" XO...
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This week Danny jumped on a live Twitter Spaces with me. We talked about: When to "quit" XO community, courses, Motivations for picking a startup idea Decision making differences between short holds and longer holds.
Engineer’s Codex
Meta's new LLM-based test generator is a sneak peek to the future of development Meta's TestGen-LLM is a sneak peek to the future of developer productivity: specialized,...
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Laetitia@Work
Why midlife women walk out of corporate jobs Laetitia@Work #67
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Data Boutique
Tracking How Bad The Situation At Farfetch Really Is A case study for web data
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Moneyness
The first round of U.S. secondary sanctions on Russia is working Turkish banks halted transactions with Russian banks last month and are only slowly reintroducing...
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Turkish banks halted transactions with Russian banks last month and are only slowly reintroducing payments for a narrow range of products that are on a so-called "green list," reports Ragip Soylu. This broad debanking of Russia by Turkey is part of the fallout from President...
Saturday Morning...
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Hatero Click here to go see the bonus panel! Hovertext: It's the baaaaasexuals you have to look out...
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Quanta Magazine
A New Agenda for Low-Dimensional Topology This past October, dozens of mathematicians gathered in Pasadena to create the third version of...
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This past October, dozens of mathematicians gathered in Pasadena to create the third version of “Kirby’s list” — a compendium of the most important unsolved problems in the field. The post A New Agenda for Low-Dimensional Topology first appeared on Quanta Magazine
The History of the...
Filling gaps with a polyfill In the early 2000s, Web 2.0 prompted new web standards, HTML5 and CSS3. Developers used 'shims' and...
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In the early 2000s, Web 2.0 prompted new web standards, HTML5 and CSS3. Developers used 'shims' and 'polyfills' for browser compatibility, fostering innovation. The post Filling gaps with a polyfill appeared first on The History of the Web.
The Modern House
Explore Simon Allford’s ‘family home in the sky’ in our new film series
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Contemporist...
The Exposed Wood Ceiling Of This Home Shows Off Its Structure Eva Hinds Arquitectura has shared photos of a modern home they have completed in La Libertad, El...
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Eva Hinds Arquitectura has shared photos of a modern home they have completed in La Libertad, El Salvador, that has exposed structural elements.
Common Edge
Great American Cities That Teach Architecture Learning about urban planning and design outside the studio.
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Rest of World -...
What comes after big data? A new push to carve data collection out of the humanitarian tech stack.
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Seth's Blog
Queued It’s sort of the opposite of “cued.” In addition to being delightful to spell, the idea of work...
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It’s sort of the opposite of “cued.” In addition to being delightful to spell, the idea of work that’s queued up is energizing. The chapter ahead of schedule, the process in place for the next quarter, the continued commitment to learning… It is locked, loaded and ready to go....
Rozado’s Visual...
Artificial Intelligence and Portraits of 17th Century Physicists The case for customizable AI systems as an alternative to one-size-fits-all AI systems
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Electronics etc…
HP 8656A Signal Generator Schematics Agilent has made the 8656A Signal Generator Operating & Service Manual available as a PDF, but the...
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Agilent has made the 8656A Signal Generator Operating & Service Manual available as a PDF, but the schematics of chapter 8 are all spread over 3 or 4 pages, which makes them hard to follow. I spent a good evening extracting the schematics pages, cutting-and-pasting them together...
Unpacked
Tech's Pledge To Fight AI Election Interference & Twillio’s woes with Segment | EP 6 Last week, 20 tech companies across Big Tech, social networks and AI providers signed a voluntary...
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Last week, 20 tech companies across Big Tech, social networks and AI providers signed a voluntary pledge to fight election interference from AI-generated content going through 2024. We dive into the timing of the announcement (2024 is a big election year across the globe), some...
./techtipsy
My very first career day This post is a short overview of my experience at a career day in Valga, Estonia, hosted with the...
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This post is a short overview of my experience at a career day in Valga, Estonia, hosted with the help of GreenDice. I’ve never spoken at a career day before nor attended one as a student, which is why I instantly agreed to going to one when GreenDice reached out to me. Why? I...
Mark Manson
33 Powerful Books That May Change Your Life I've read over 1,000 nonfiction books in my life, and these 33 are the most powerful of them all. I...
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I've read over 1,000 nonfiction books in my life, and these 33 are the most powerful of them all. I can honestly say they changed my life, who's to say they won't change yours too? Don't just take my word for it though. Read on for my summary of all 33 books and see for yourself...
Handprinted - Blog
Meet The Maker: Duncan Tattersall I’m an artist and maker from southern Scotland, designing and hand printing bespoke textiles for...
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I’m an artist and maker from southern Scotland, designing and hand printing bespoke textiles for interiors. My work focuses on the relationship between pattern & place; all of my designs are inspired by a particular location and aim to interpret the story of their surroundings....
Maggie Appleton
Gathering Structures
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Ink & Switch
03 · Dynamic history Version control with dynamic history combines the best of auto-saving tools with manually-created...
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Version control with dynamic history combines the best of auto-saving tools with manually-created milestones.
Adventures In...
5 Minutes to Make a Map! We’ve all been there. A request comes in and you don’t have a lot of time. Like 5 or 10 minutes....
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We’ve all been there. A request comes in and you don’t have a lot of time. Like 5 or 10 minutes. What! Ok, ok, be cool, this is going to be ok. Just breathe…and think. Think. Yes, we’ve got this. We’ve got the tools and the resources to crank out a serviceable map in the amount …
The Great Discontent...
Mira Nakashima In 1970, Mira Nakashima joined the family business run by her father, renowned furniture designer...
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In 1970, Mira Nakashima joined the family business run by her father, renowned furniture designer and craftsman George Nakashima. Since his death in 1990, Mira has helmed Nakashima Woodworkers, now a 21-building complex and National Historic Landmark nestled among the trees in...
The Roots of...
Event, Feb 29: “Towards a New Philosophy of Progress” in Boston and on Zoom On Thursday, February 29, I’ll be giving my talk “Towards a New Philosophy of Progress” to the New...
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On Thursday, February 29, I’ll be giving my talk “Towards a New Philosophy of Progress” to the New England Legal Foundation, for their Economic Liberty Speaker Series. The talk will be held over breakfast at NELF’s offices in Boston, and will also be livestreamed over Zoom. See...
Out-of-Pocket Blog
Some Common Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Angels | Out-Of-Pocket With some real decks and emails!
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AFAR Media - Travel...
3 Great California Travel Itineraries to Inspire Anyone
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High Signal
Sailing the world while building startups James and his partner Danielle have an enviable working set-up - they live and work on a sailing...
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Elad Blog
Things I Don't Know About AI The more I learn about AI markets, the less I think I know. I list questions and some thoughts.
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Cheese and Biscuits
The Garden Museum Café, Lambeth Beautiful 15th century Lambeth Palace is a strange London landmark - widely recognisable, with a...
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Beautiful 15th century Lambeth Palace is a strange London landmark - widely recognisable, with a stately position Thames-side and passed by a number of busy bus routes, it is nevertheless very rarely visited, most of the main structures off-limits as the Archbishop of...
xkcd.com
Light Leap Years
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99% Invisible
You Are What You Watch [EPISODE] What we see on screen has this way of influencing our perception of the world, which makes sense...
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What we see on screen has this way of influencing our perception of the world, which makes sense because the average American spends 2 hours and 51 minutes watching movies and TV each day. That’s a whopping 19 percent of our waking hours. Walt Hickey is a data journalist and...
Mazdak
Understanding Employment Insurance (EI) Employment Insurance (EI) is a social insurance program in Canada that provides temporary financial...
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Employment Insurance (EI) is a social insurance program in Canada that provides temporary financial support to eligible individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. While this is the most commonly understood purpose of EI, the program offers various benefits...
Vadim Kravcenko
Falsehoods Junior Developers believe about becoming Senior These are mostly my thoughts about what I was expecting as a junior and how I perceived senior...
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These are mostly my thoughts about what I was expecting as a junior and how I perceived senior developers. To […] The post Falsehoods Junior Developers believe about becoming Senior appeared first on Vadim Kravcenko.
devonzuegel.com
Part 3: The first walkable city in America in a century A new city has been proposed in California, and I’ve never been more captivated by a vision for the...
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A new city has been proposed in California, and I’ve never been more captivated by a vision for the future of my home state in my lifetime. This post is part of a series I’m writing about this bold proposal. As an urbanism nerd, the aspect of California Forever’s plan that I was...
devonzuegel.com
Part 2: Cluster development preserves California’s landscape A new city has been proposed in California, and I’ve never been more captivated by a vision for the...
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A new city has been proposed in California, and I’ve never been more captivated by a vision for the future of my home state in my lifetime. This post is part of a series I’m writing about this bold proposal. One of the most essential parts of California Forever’s proposal to...
devonzuegel.com
Part 1: The story so far of California Forever A new city has been proposed in California, and I’ve never been more captivated by a vision for the...
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A new city has been proposed in California, and I’ve never been more captivated by a vision for the future of my home state in my lifetime. This post is part of a series I’m writing about this bold proposal. California Forever was founded by Jan Sramek in 2017 as a way to create...
devonzuegel.com
The new city in California A new city has been proposed in California, and the plan is going to a vote in Solano County’s...
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A new city has been proposed in California, and the plan is going to a vote in Solano County’s November election. The proposed location is in Solano County, about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento, and the group behind the proposal is named California Forever. As a...
latest projects -...
LED Matrix Earrings [Hardware] Itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow dot-matrix LED
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Oxide Computer...
Moore's Scofflaws Years ago, Jeff Bezos famously quipped that "your margin is my opportunity." This was of course...
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Years ago, Jeff Bezos famously quipped that "your margin is my opportunity." This was of course aimed not at Amazon’s customers, but rather its competitors, and it was deadly serious: customers of AWS in those bygone years will fondly remember that every re:Invent brought with it...
Castles in the Sky
The Third Year Online Creator Playbook How I'm going to have my most productive and creative year yet
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Dan Slimmon
Interviewing engineers for diagnostic skills In SaaS, when we’re hiring engineers, we usually imagine that their time will mostly be spent...
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In SaaS, when we’re hiring engineers, we usually imagine that their time will mostly be spent building things. So we never forget to interview for skills at building stuff. Sometimes we ask candidates to write code on the fly. Other times we ask them to whiteboard out a sensible...
Blog - Practical...
How To Install a Pipeline Under a Railroad [Note that this article is a transcript of the video embedded above.] This is the Union Pacific...
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[Note that this article is a transcript of the video embedded above.] This is the Union Pacific Railroad’s Austin Subdivision in central Texas. It’s a busy corridor that moves both freight and passengers north and south between Austin and San Antonio… But it’s mostly freight....
One Useful Thing
Strategies for an Accelerating Future Four questions to ask your organization.
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New here? Hi, I’m Michael. I’m a software developer and the founder of TinyPilot, an independent computer hardware company. I started the company in 2020, and it now earns $80-100k/month in revenue and employs six other people. Every month, I publish a retrospective like this one...
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Recording: Live Session on Performance Optimization Using 1BRC as a Case Study Hi, Thank you signing up for this live session and if you attended it live, then thank you for that...
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Hi, Thank you signing up for this live session and if you attended it live, then thank you for that as well. This post provides you the recording of the session. I hope you find it useful. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me.
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I sometimes get asked what my process is for researching and writing Substack posts. I always enjoy reading other people’s discussions of their writing process, so I thought it would be worthwhile to explain mine. First, some background. In school I was a competent but...
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My husband taught me how to pronounce the name of the city where I’d be presenting a talk late last July: Aveiro, Portugal. Having studied Spanish, I pronounced the name as Ah-VEH-roh, with a v partway to a hard b. … Continue reading →
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Marketers believe onboarding emails are a powerful tool for driving engagement. Everyone else thinks they're annoying and ineffective. The truth, as…
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The Gender Gap in Political Beliefs Is Small In previous articles (here, here, and here) I’ve looked at evidence of a gender gap in political...
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In previous articles (here, here, and here) I’ve looked at evidence of a gender gap in political alignment (liberal or conservative), party affiliation (Democrat or Republican), and policy preferences. Using data from the GSS, I found that women are more likely to say they are...
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Importing Common Lisp Files in Medley with TextModules <![CDATA[Medley is a residential environment for Interlisp and Common Lisp development. With some...
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<![CDATA[Medley is a residential environment for Interlisp and Common Lisp development. With some effort it's possible to use Medley as a traditional file based Common Lisp environment. But in specific cases a better approach is to bring in Medley's residential environment...
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The Jolly Jump-ups Journey Through Space (1952) Sorry for the delays in posting, I have been on a short vacation. So today is one of my favorite...
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Sorry for the delays in posting, I have been on a short vacation. So today is one of my favorite (and obscure) fictional pop-up books about space. A really beautifully illustrated 1952 book with some amazing text to accompany it, The Jolly Jump-ups Journey Through Space! Clyne,...
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In the context of valuing companies, and sharing those valuations, I do get suggestions from readers on companies that I should value next. While I don't have the time or the bandwidth to value all of the suggested companies, a reader from Iceland, a couple of weeks ago, made a...
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Hello! I always wish that command line tools came with data about how popular their various options are, like: “basically nobody uses this one” “80% of people use this, probably take a look” “this one has 6 possible values but people only really use these 2 in practice” So I...
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For this post, I am going to wander into the world of crime in the late eighteenth century, and the grisly fate that befell many who committed the heinous crime of highway robbery. (Full disclosure: I’m not an historian of crime, gibbets or highwaymen…perhaps the case I’m about...
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approach.studio is a really nice website. There’s a sensibility shared by many small, interdisciplinary design studios — especially those who have aesthetic standards as high as their technical capabilities. They’re the sort of group that can make even the simplest working...
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Since it is Valentine’s Day, I’ll riffle through Ovid’s Amores (16 BCE), as translated by Peter Green in The Erotic Poems (1982) and Christopher Marlowe as Ovid’s Elegies (1599).  A statement of purpose: I, Ovid, poet of my wantonness, Born at Peligny, to write more address. So...
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As printmakers, we know that having good tools can be a game changer when it comes to your printmaking practice. There are lots of lino and wood cutting tools to choose from so read on for a breakdown of the different options available. All our linocut tools can be found here. We...
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In the world of software development, I believe the 7th circle of hell is called “NPM”. It’s a place where you can find Javascript libraries that make great promises only to disappoint you once you actually import them. I know this because I even wrote one. When you find a gem...
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For years, the M1 has only supported OpenGL 4.1. That changes today – with our release of full OpenGL® 4.6 and OpenGL® ES 3.2! Install Fedora for the latest M1/M2-series drivers. Already installed? Just dnf –refresh upgrade. Unlike the vendor’s non-conformant 4.1 drivers, our...
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“I want to see mountains again, Gandalf, mountains. And then find somewhere where I can rest.” In this 4-part series we’ll walk through the reckoning of a Lord of the Rings style fantasy map, right in ArcGIS Pro. We map-makers get to breathe honest to goodness geographic life...
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We believe that simple, powerful, universal version control tools could help all kinds of creators produce better work.
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I used to have two YouTube accounts, and I wanted to consolidate them into one. I had two accounts as a way to keep two separate watch histories. I was watching videos about gender and trans stuff before I came out, and I didn’t want them appearing in my main account – say, when...
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The Political Gender Gap is Not Growing In a previous article, I used data from the General Social Survey (GSS) to see if there is a growing...
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In a previous article, I used data from the General Social Survey (GSS) to see if there is a growing gender gap among young people in political alignment, party affiliation, or political attitudes. So far, the answer is no. Ryan Burge has done a similar analysis with data from...
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Hello Alex, Congrats on graduating. So the question you’re asking is very vague, but I’d like to help you out […] The post How do you know when to use which programming language? appeared first on Vadim Kravcenko.
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I found it eye-opening in terms of understanding how municipal governments work in practice and how perverse incentives lead to poor community outcomes. It had a huge impact on the way that I think about where to live and what policies I support in local government. This book...
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One of several highlights for me in January was visiting Salisbury cathedral, which I did on an impulse while travelling back from the Coastal Folly. My main frame of reference to the cathedral being those notorious Russian nerve agent assassins citing it as their reason for...
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I’ve been using just for a lot of my projects. It helps a bunch with the context-switching: I can open most project directories and run just dev, and it’ll boot up the server that I need. For example, the blog’s justfile has: dev: bundle exec jekyll serve --watch --live...
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Do some people just not have the talent for Software Engineering? Dear Friend, Your openness in sharing your experiences and concerns resonates deeply with me. I...
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Dear Friend, Your openness in sharing your experiences and concerns resonates deeply with me. I understand how you feel. I […] The post Do some people just not have the talent for Software Engineering? appeared first on Vadim Kravcenko.
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<![CDATA[ChromeOS Stable 121 rolled out to my ASUS Chromebox 3 and brought with it a one-click option to upgrade Crostini. Crostini, the Debian based Linux container of chromeOS, was running Bullseye prior to that. ChromeOS 121 popped up a notification with a button offering to...
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I was planning to finish my last two data updates for 2024, but decided to take a break and look at the seven stocks (Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Meta, Microsoft, Nvidia and Tesla) which carried the market in 2023. While I will use the "Magnificent Seven" moniker attached by these...
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I love my Remarkable 2. I’ve been using it pretty heavily for almost a year now. It’s my every day companion device. Here’s some notes and ideas.
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Today's interview is with Iron Brands (he's Dutch, that is his actual name), who joined a privacy analytics startups as a co-founder after it had already launched. We talked about how he met the original founder of Simple Analytics, how they negotiated the new ownership...
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[Note that this article is a transcript of the video embedded above.] Formula 1 is, by many accounts, the pinnacle of car racing. F1 cars are among the fastest in the world, particularly around the tight corners of the various paved tracks across the globe. Drivers can experience...
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