a more or less weekly digest of juicy stuff
- let's start a revolution, history is filled with two types of people: the ones that want to maintain a comfortable status quo and the ones that want to move humanity forward. highly recommended
- a cartoonist's advice by bill watterson. highly recommended
- dune, frank herbert called him the only artist to have visited dune. decades after their publication in omni, john schoenherr's illustrations are as melancholy and powerful as ever
- cargo cults, great analogy
- how to use a blunt instrument to sharpen your saw, what i suggest we do is mimic these salespeople. when we read a post, or a book, or look at a new language, let's assume that some or even most of it will not be new. let's assume that we'll positively detest some of it. but let's also look at it in terms of our own profit: we win if we can find just one thing in there that makes us better programmers
- sharpen the saw for developers
- the imperfect craft, for much of my career i viewed software development as a craft: a constructive endeavor with fixed standards of excellence. unfortunately it doesn't work that way with software
- most likely to suceed, how do we hire when we can't tell who's right for the job?
- the interview question you should always ask: what do you do in your spare time?
- expanding our startup idea comfort zone
- jaw-dropping visualization of every protest since 1979, background
- cover what you do best. link to the rest
- word weirding, the terms verbal satiation and semantic satiation came to be used to refer to a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener
- the magical number seven, plus or minus two, some limits on our capacity for processing information
- how to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew
- wikipedia as a printed book, well 0.01% of it anyway
- lun ekranoplan, the soviet superplane program that rattled area 51
- the funniest joke in the world sketch by monty python
- the toilet diaries, photography project by gerban grotenhuis and marc marselje
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