Infinite wavey backgrounds!
Infinite wavey backgrounds!
We only have one member of our family that is not vaccinated, and it would mean a lot to us for all of us to be able to be vaccinated. Hoping this moves forward.
Checkbox art? 👀
This project seems more like a piece of performance art than anything else.
Minus is a finite social network where you get 100 posts—for life. While you can reply to a post as often as you like, every time you add to the feed, it subtracts from your lifetime total. When you reach 0 posts left, that’s it. No exceptions.
I created a profile but I’m scared to post anything and use one of my 100 posts yet. 🥸
I have been following what Willison has been creating with Datasette for a long time. Creating a desktop app should make it more accessible to a wider set of users.
I could watch this video over and over. Hits top speeds around 160 mph! 🏁
Galloway’s observations on education, from elementary to university, are very relevant. I would have quoted nearly every section of this, so instead I’ll quote none and suggest you read it all.
Interesting approach to branching for code that I have not seen before.
End-of-life care is something that we don’t like to talk about, and it’s hurting us in many ways.
It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little. For all the time they spend fending off the deaths of others, they tend to be fairly serene when faced with death themselves. They know exactly what is going to happen, they know the choices, and they generally have access to any sort of medical care they could want. But they go gently.
If this topic is even remotely interesting to you I strongly recommend reading “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande. Gawande dives deeply into this topic. It is an amazing read that encourages you to think very differently about quality of life at the end of ones life.
I love seeing Ukraine taking a leadership role on crypto and explicitly supporting it in the law. There are very few countries that have done anything here yet. Ukraine rightly wants to create a welcome environment for companies building on crypto. It would be amazing if adopting crypto assets allowed the country to strengthen it’s independence 🇺🇦
Whoa! 🤯 I had to try this, and it works just great. Even supports RSS!
Great use of several AWS capabilities to make it easy and very cheap to run your own Minecraft server.
I love this idea, just from the headlines. It would be super cool to have POAP NFT treasure hunts in various cities. You have to find several POAP tokens over the course of some number of days. It would be great if you then got additional tokens when you collected all of them, like unlocking another NFT.
It seems every podcast with Balaji Srinivasan is super long and this is no exception at 4 hours. It took me four separate sessions to listen to the entire thing. (Note: Making Sense episodes are limited to one hour unless you subscribe.) I have listened to Tim Ferris interview with Balaji and thought it was very interesting. I found this interview with Sam Harris more interesting because Harris challenged him more and engaged in real debate on several of the topics.
They discuss the evidence of American decline, the rise of India and China, centralizing and decentralizing trends in politics, the relationship between politics and technology, the failures of the FDA and TSA, how regulation preserves monopolies, the significance of Bitcoin and blockchain technology, the problem of cybersecurity, the Chinese government’s attack on Bitcoin, the threat of US regulation of cryptocurrency, blockchain scalability, creator coins, life in Singapore, virtual government, the future of decentralized journalism, independent replication in science, wealth inequality, ubiquitous investing, social status, non-zero-sum capitalism, “start-up countries”, and other topics.
The variety of topics is incredibly wide, and I think Balaji’s perspective is thought provoking. I don’t think he is right in all these regards, and some of his predictions I truly hope he is wrong, but either way I found my it invigorating and challenging through the whole discussion.
Simon Wardley brings his mapping techniques to an interesting space.
Video games are now so widespread and immersive that they must be considered a powerful channel for spreading values rivalling that of radio, television and film. These are all enablement systems for values, allowing our values to diffuse throughout our own and other collectives.
I think you can extend this thinking in some interesting ways. Isn’t there something very similar to this in a meme like Qanon? Wardley extends this to digital sovereignty which starts to touch on the idea that some far reaching crypto enthusiasts suggest vis-a-vis creating new digital states.
Several good things to keep in mind as we all have many more hybrid meetings now. I found this note for leaders interesting.
If you are the leader, the single best thing you can do is log in from a distributed place. It solves most of the problems you might face:
- It makes it clear that it’s ok that others aren’t there.
- No one gets special access to you by cornering you after the meeting.
- You will learn what it’s like to experience being on the “outside” and make the changes.
I have certainly changed my thinking on bigger team meetings where we have over 100 people on. I think of it more like a realtime podcast, with production aspects, a green screen, and I look for digital ways to engage the audience. Stuff that I can’t do in other venues.
I like his recipe to follow when you feel an urge to add a TL;DR section to something you have written.
Why does this improve things? Because it focuses on the true meaning of what you are writing — the meaning that you only realize when you embrace the TL;DR idea. By forcing that meaning directly into the title and lead, you inform the reader up front what to expect. And by shaping the narrative around that meaning, you make the piece shorter, more pointed, less distracting, and easier to follow.
Add this to the bucket of things to be a better writer.
Many core Ethereum innovations now showing up on Litecoin. I’ve long held Litecoin and find it an interesting project, but this project seems very far away from the core focus. Also, there is already Cardano and Solana in this space. I’m a bit bearish on this for Litecoin, but it’s still good to see them innovating.
Great suggestions from Jade Denson for those beginning their careers in technology. I particularly like her 2nd suggestion “Identify your personal superpower”. If you can align your energy with the things you are naturally good at you will have a tailwind that will put you further ahead.
Having just been to Vermont on vacation I’m not surprised it has the lowest amount of 5G coverage. Minnesota is in the upper quarter.