My summary of “The short history of nearly everything” by Bill Bryson – a multivitamin of natural sciences.
We are not well adapted to the world of abundance. In the past, information was scarce and valuable.
But in marvelous lands of modernity, we have access to way too much content. Just like with food, we must learn to consume it mindfully and responsibly.
Here are my principles for reading
When kicking off the project, the natural instinct of engineers is double down on what they know and purse that brilliant idea on how to deal with X. This is a mistake.
One does not know real work until one tries to perform it with a toddler.
Why not try to travel while we’re at it?
These are my best tips for parenting workation.
Over the last year, we have spent 4+ months in our RV, with a growing toddler and a confused dog. We worked, visited amazing places, swam in cold lakes, ate way too much pizza & gelato, and had quite a good time. These are some of the places we visited.
Why human memory is so bad? What can you do about it? Why should you publish your notes as a student?
Read in 71st issue of the Deliberate Internet.
The human brain is much more adept at remembering pieces of information than remembering where those pieces came from. In particular, it can easily confuse fiction with facts and treat hearsay as proof. Here is how Source Monitoring Errors happen:
I have spent the last six months researching and playing with “Web3”. You may have heard of Web3, NFTs, DeFi (Decentralized Finance), and of course, Crypto. Here is the snapshot of my current understanding, with a glossary.
Bigscreen will accept h265 codec for video and aac for audio. Learn how to reencode your video with ffmpeg.
Some problems are handled by talking your way out of them, and some are solved by interacting with the physical world.
My entry in the “Shape Rotator vs Wordcel” debate.