Interesting BitCoin lightning wallet optimized for gamers.
Interesting BitCoin lightning wallet optimized for gamers.
The report found that in the U.S., people who use Android phones now spend an average of 24.5 hours in TikTok per month, compared to 22 hours per month in YouTube.
That’s a lot of time.
There is almost nobody on the planet who would not benefit from less time on social media.
I think Decentralized Autonomous Organizations have a lot of potential, and it’s great to see them being merged into the existing legal structures.
The idea here is fabulous. Use your phone, scan a pile of LEGO, and be presented with options of things to build. We’ve tried it and the scanning gets a lot right but also gets a lot wrong. I expect it will improve with use. The ideas are great no matter what. And if the scan got a piece wrong it is usually easy enough to substitute a different LEGO.
Capabilities like this are what make nginx such a well-regarded web server.
This type of automation is what has me so excited about Shortcuts coming to the Mac and the platform automation landscape for iOS, iPadOS and macOS.
Good website to learn on a variety of topics.
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The stock market has always had investors and traders. Very different actors that complement each other. Lately we have more betters too. Some betters consider themselves traders, but I would suggest their decision tree is very different.
Why is Musk so rich? The answer tells us something profound about our economy: he is wealthy because people are betting on him. But unlike a bet in a lottery or at a racetrack, in the vast betting economy of the stock market, people can cash out their winnings before the race has ended.
What an interesting concept. You can register to sell a project for up to $5,000. I see a few newsletters listed, some software projects, etc. I find this a pretty cool thing. A way for smaller creators to connect and find ways to land their projects.
Right away though I wondered about doing this on Ethereum. You could pretty easily create an NFT that represented your project, associated all the assets, and list that NFT for sale. The transfer is then handled on Ethereum and is completely documented. 🤔
I like what Cloudflare is doing to support Distributed Web and bridge todays web browsers into some of the components of a web3 future. Providing robust infrastructure to bridge ENS and IPFS into HTTPS is a great step. This article is also a good explainer on some of these technologies with simple diagrams that make it pretty straightforward.
Simple service that is focused on making “micro” APIs available for reasonable fees.
Micro is a new kind of cloud platform. One that focuses entirely on the developer experience. Consume public APIs as simpler programmable building blocks for faster development of products, apps and services.
I signed up right away because this could be a great resource to use with Shortcuts and automation. Shortcuts can call out to API’s very easily, but the challenge can be getting a good API. Looking forward to playing with this more.
I’ve read three of Taleb’s books. Fooled by Randomness, Black Swan, and Antifragile. All have been fabulous reads, if you can see your way through Taleb’s hubris. Taleb tweeted this draft article arguing Bitcoin is worthless. It is good to read all views, particularly on something so innovative and particularly disruptive as crypto.
Taleb seems to delete things off his site so I cached a copy of my own for reference.
Last week it was MicroStrategy raising $500M while they received interest of $1.6B. Now Andreessen Horowitz raises a $2.2B fund for investing in crypto.
Some data broker got my mobile number and has added it to my profile on their service. I have no idea which one, but the result is that I’m getting hammered with sales calls to my mobile phone. The folks that are calling have no idea it is a mobile, and they are not telemarketers so even though I’m on Do Not Call lists it doesn’t apply.
My only remedy? Send opt out requests to data brokers.
So you get the same story, the reality they believe in, developed over centuries, that is radically different from the reality most other people experience. The story recited daily at CNN, MSNBC, The New Yorker, NYT. The world changes, again and again, and the story they tell is how angry this makes them, and how everyone must snap back.
I got here reading Doc Searls “What becomes of journalism when everybody can write or cast?” which adds additional context. I think Winer hit the point more directly.
Have you ever wondered what all the pieces of a URL are? This is a good overview, and also explains some of the strange parts too.
My view all along has been that Covid-19 will not go away, for sure not in the next decade. But thanks to science and amazing medical talent we will be able to manage Covid-19.
The bad news is that Covid-19 may never go away. The good news is that it is possible to live normally with it in our midst. This means Covid-19 will very likely become endemic. But what does that mean?
It means that the virus will continue to mutate, and thereby survive in our community. One example of such an endemic disease is influenza. Every year, many people catch the flu. The overwhelming majority recover without needing to be hospitalised, and with little or no medication. But a minority, especially the elderly and those with co-morbidities, can get very ill, and some succumb.
Pivoting into this new way of managing and reacting to Covid-19 may be challenging but seems like the right path. Oh, and get vaccinated! 🦠
One of my common ways to fall asleep if I’m having a hard time is to put my left AirPod in and select a podcast to listen to. If I need a heavy hammer to get myself to sleep I go straight to On Being because Krista Tippett’s voice soothes me to sleep in seconds. Typically the AirPod falls out at some point and I find it in the morning. I have never considered that I could swallow it? 👅
This is probably the first of dozens of tools that blockchain developers will need as sophisticated solutions get built out. We have things like this for other domains already.
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