👋 Hello! Welcome to my clippings collection.

This site is a place where I share a (non-comprehensive) feed of what I've been reading + my annotations/highlights of those webpages.

I don't agree with all of the articles I clip to this page. In fact, I don't even guarantee that they're interesting! The purpose of this site is to "learn in public", in case anyone else finds my breadcrumbs interesting or useful.

If you've read any of the clippings, you might be wondering "why the heck is the formatting so screwy?" Well the answer is because every single post on here is something I read on the internet that I clipped with the Evernote web clipper into a notebook, CSS and all. It's not always pretty.

Enjoy!
Devon

The Errand Friend - Culture Study

Clipped on Tue-19-Jan-2021 Tue-19-Jan-2021

This is the Sunday edition of Culture Study — the newsletter from Anne Helen Petersen, which you can read about here. If you like it and want more like it in your inbox, consider subscribing. Alright: we need to go to the post office and drop off a pac...

My Engineering Values | Mike McQuaid

Clipped on Mon-18-Jan-2021 Mon-18-Jan-2021

My Engineering Values 15 December 2020 I’ve been encouraged by a mentor to think about what my core (engineering) values are (in the context of being recently promoted to be a "staff engineer" and having my eyes on being...

George Mack on Twitter: "THREAD: 15 of the most useful razors and rules I've found. Rules of thumb that simplify decisions." / Twitter

Clipped on Sun-17-Jan-2021 Sun-17-Jan-2021

(1) George Mack on Twitter: "THREAD: 15 of the most useful razors and rules I've found. Rules of thumb that simplify decisions." Thread THREAD: 15 of the most useful razors and rules I've found. Rules of thumb that simplify decisions.304 4.4K17.2KBez...

Five Lessons From Dave Chappelle – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

Clipped on Sun-17-Jan-2021 Sun-17-Jan-2021

Five Lessons From Dave Chappelle Posted onMonday, November 30, 2020 While there are not huge differences between Stratechery Weekly Articles and subscriber-only Daily Updates, I do spend more time on the Weekly Articles trying to craft...

Covid and Capitalism - World Game

Clipped on Sat-16-Jan-2021 Sat-16-Jan-2021

Covid and CapitalismBruno MaçãesJan 12 7 1 Friedrich HayekTo those who argue that the Covid-19 crisis exposes the failure not of the market but of state structures, one possible response is that the state failed because of an economic system that perma...

A More Human Approach To Databases

Clipped on Sat-16-Jan-2021 Sat-16-Jan-2021

Motivation What is a database? What is sorted information? Administering a Police Department Read/Write Trade-off Query Planning Procedure Cabinet Audit Log Beyond Filing Cabinets ConclusionMotivationEnd-user databases are all the buzz these days — Not...

These Snakes Found a New Way to Slither - The New York Times

Clipped on Sat-16-Jan-2021 Sat-16-Jan-2021

At Home › Sip: Pastry Beers Watch: ‘Lupin’ Contain: Sibling Rivalry ...

How to Stop Endless Discussions

Clipped on Sat-16-Jan-2021 Sat-16-Jan-2021

How to Stop Endless Discussions Organizational • Dec 31, 2020  ...

Coins as Tangible History. Normally, the way I experience history… | by Byrne Hobart | Medium

Clipped on Sat-16-Jan-2021 Sat-16-Jan-2021

Byrne Hobart 6.6K Followers About Resume membership Coins as Tangible History Byrne HobartJan 21, 2020·6 min readNormally, the way I experience history is behind some kind of barrier: either text or or the glass of a museum’s display case. But there’s...

What Makes a Common Carrier, and What Doesn’t | Public Knowledge : Public Knowledge

Clipped on Fri-15-Jan-2021 Fri-15-Jan-2021

Post Platform Competition What Makes a Common Carrier, and What Doesn’t By John Bergmayer January 14, 2021 P...

Compound Annual Growth Rate – CAGR Definition

Clipped on Fri-15-Jan-2021 Fri-15-Jan-2021

What Is Compound Annual Growth Rate – CAGR? Compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is the rate of return that would be required for an investment to grow from its beginning balance to its ending balance, assuming the profits were reinvested at the end o...

There's a Wire Above Manhattan That You've Probably Never Noticed | Mental Floss

Clipped on Fri-15-Jan-2021 Fri-15-Jan-2021

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Insurrection as a Service - Pirate Wires

Clipped on Tue-12-Jan-2021 Tue-12-Jan-2021

Insurrection as a Servicepirate wires #25 // tech's extraordinary act of censorship, power, implications, and maybe we should talk about the shadow stateMike Solana34 min ago 2 Ctrl + Alt + Delete the President. Last week, after a violent riot at the c...

The Killer D.A.. Chesa Boudin’s Decarceration Disaster | by David Sacks | Jan, 2021 | Medium

Clipped on Tue-12-Jan-2021 Tue-12-Jan-2021

The Killer D.A.Chesa Boudin’s Decarceration DisasterDavid Sacks6 days ago·10 min readHer name was Hanako Abe. Raised in Fukushima, Japan, she lived through the devastating 2011 tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster and emigrated to America to attend ...

Moxie Marlinspike Has a Plan to Reclaim Our Privacy  | The New Yorker

Clipped on Mon-11-Jan-2021 Mon-11-Jan-2021

Profiles October 26, 2020 IssueTaking Back Our PrivacyMoxie Marlinspike, the founder of the end-to-end encrypted messaging service Signal, is "trying to bring normality to the Internet."By Anna WienerOctober 19, 2020Moxie Marlinspike says that Signal, ...

Twitter bans Sci-Hub

Clipped on Mon-11-Jan-2021 Mon-11-Jan-2021

Issue: January 9, 2021 Twitter bans Sci-Hub By Dan Frieth Posted 8:10 pm  Publishers filed a lawsuit asking service providers to block Sci-Hub, a portal that provides free access to academic papers. If yo...

Austin Vernon on crypto (from my email) - Marginal REVOLUTION

Clipped on Mon-11-Jan-2021 Mon-11-Jan-2021

Austin Vernon on crypto (from my email) by Tyler Cowen January 7, 2021 at 1:04 am in Economics, ...

Nigeria and the Nation-State Teaching Notes by John Campbell

Clipped on Sun-10-Jan-2021 Sun-10-Jan-2021

Nigeria and the Nation-State In Nigeria and the Nation-State, John Campbell explains what makes Nigeria different from other countries in Africa, how it works, and why understanding it is v...

First Covid Vaccines’ Triumph Raises Hope for Cancer Fight - Bloomberg

Clipped on Sun-10-Jan-2021 Sun-10-Jan-2021

prognosis First Covid Vaccines’ Triumph Raises Hope for Cancer Fight By Naomi Kresge and Robert Langreth December 12, 2020, 11:00...

Please Stop Imposing American Views about Race on Us - Persuasion

Clipped on Sun-10-Jan-2021 Sun-10-Jan-2021

Please Stop Imposing American Views about Race on UsLooking at the experience of black Britons through an American lens obscures more than it reveals.Tomiwa OwoladeOct 1, 2020 96 5 Construction workers reopen Winston Churchill statue in Parliament Squa...

interfluidity » Why is finance so complex?

Clipped on Sun-10-Jan-2021 Sun-10-Jan-2021

Why is finance so complex? Lisa Pollack at FT Alphaville mulls a question: "Why are we so good at creating complexity in finance?" The answer she comes up with is the "Flynn Effect", basically the idea that there is an uptrend in human intelli...

SolarWinds, the World’s Biggest Security Failure and Open Source’s Better Answer – The New Stack

Clipped on Sun-10-Jan-2021 Sun-10-Jan-2021

Culture / Open Source / Security SolarWinds, the World’s Biggest Security Failure and Open Source’s Better Answer 18 Dec 2020 2:01pm, by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols ...

Operation Choke Point - Wikipedia

Clipped on Sat-09-Jan-2021 Sat-09-Jan-2021

Operation Choke Point Language Watch Edit Operation Choke Point was a 2013 initiative of the United States Department of Justice[1] which investigated banks in the United Stat...

Nadia Eghbal | Moral infrastructure

Clipped on Sat-09-Jan-2021 Sat-09-Jan-2021

Moral infrastructure October 29, 2018 I was a vegetarian for ten years. When I was twelve, I read something on the internet about how poorly animals were treated on factory farms, and I decided that it w...

Hammertime Day 2: Yoda Timers | Radimentary

Clipped on Sat-09-Jan-2021 Sat-09-Jan-2021

Hammertime Day 2: Yoda Timers by radimentary This is part 2 of 30 in the Hammertime Sequence. Click here for the intro. No! Try not! Do, or do not. There is no try. —Yoda There’s a copy of Barney Stinson in my head who pops up every so often ...

Hammertime Day 1: Bug Hunt | Radimentary

Clipped on Sat-09-Jan-2021 Sat-09-Jan-2021

Hammertime Day 1: Bug Hunt by radimentary Rationality is systematized winning. In Hammers and Nails, I suggested that rationalists need to be more systematic in the practice of our craft. In this post, I will use the word Hammer for a single ...

Democratic Centralism: A Fundamental Advantage of China’s Political System _ Qiushi Journal

Clipped on Sat-09-Jan-2021 Sat-09-Jan-2021

Democratic Centralism: A Fundamental Advantage of China’s Political System By: Yang GuangbinFrom:English Edition of Qiushi Journal April-June 2015 | Vol.7,No.2,Issue No.23 | Updated: 2015-May-20 13:50 text size: T | T Share: . Democratic ...

Brilliant Jerks, Crazy Hotties, and Other Artifacts of Range Restriction | by Byrne Hobart | Towards Data Science

Clipped on Sat-09-Jan-2021 Sat-09-Jan-2021

Brilliant Jerks, Crazy Hotties, and Other Artifacts of Range Restriction Byrne HobartJun 14, 2019·6 min readWhen people write about Steve Jobs, they mention that he was brilliant but caustic: he could instantly solve design problems that had bedeviled ...

What Made Lisp Different

Clipped on Sat-09-Jan-2021 Sat-09-Jan-2021

December 2001 (rev. May 2002) (This article came about in response to some questions on the LL1 mailing list. It is now incorporated in Revenge of the Nerds.)When McCarthy designed Lisp in the late 1950s, it was a radical departure from existing lang...

Media event - Wikipedia

Clipped on Fri-08-Jan-2021 Fri-08-Jan-2021

Media event From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search Groundhog Day annual ceremony A media event, also known as a pseudo-event,[1] is an event, activity, or experience conducted for the purpose of ...

The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-events in America - Wikipedia

Clipped on Fri-08-Jan-2021 Fri-08-Jan-2021

The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-events in America From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search This article includes a list of general references, but it remains largely unverified because it lacks sufficie...

Ringelmann effect - Wikipedia

Clipped on Fri-08-Jan-2021 Fri-08-Jan-2021

Ringelmann effect From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search A tug of war is often used as an illustration of the Ringelmann effect. As more people are involved in a task, their average performance d...

Small teams

Clipped on Fri-08-Jan-2021 Fri-08-Jan-2021

Small teamsPatrick Collison has a great list of people quickly accomplishing ambitious things. Inspired by that, I created a page of impressive things accomplished by small teams. Instagram had 13 employees when they were acquired by Facebook for $1 ...

What the Bubble Got Right

Clipped on Fri-08-Jan-2021 Fri-08-Jan-2021

September 2004(This essay is derived from an invited talk at ICFP 2004.)I had a front row seat for the Internet Bubble, because I worked at Yahoo during 1998 and 1999. One day, when the stock was trading around $200, I sat down and calculated what I t...

No Meetings, No Deadlines, No Full-Time Employees - Sahil Lavingia

Clipped on Thu-07-Jan-2021 Thu-07-Jan-2021

No Meetings, No Deadlines, No Full-Time Employees - Sahil Lavingia sahillavingia.com Jan 7, 2021 • 10 min readNo Meetings, No Deadlines, No Full-Time EmployeesI started Gumroad in 2011. In 2015, we reached a peak of 23 full-time employees. In 2...

The Hundred-Year Language

Clipped on Thu-07-Jan-2021 Thu-07-Jan-2021

April 2003(This essay is derived from a keynote talk at PyCon 2003.)It's hard to predict what life will be like in a hundred years. There are only a few things we can say with certainty. We know that everyone will drive flying cars, that zoning laws ...

The Future of Work: How Nigerians Will Shape the Global Economy

Clipped on Wed-06-Jan-2021 Wed-06-Jan-2021

The Future of Work: How Nigerians Will Shape the Global Economy Search NotionAdd commentThe Future of Work: How Nigerians Will Shape the Global Economy The Future of Work: How Nigerians Will Shape the Global EconomyCity of HustleDemographics Rising Co...

Funke Opeke

Clipped on Wed-06-Jan-2021 Wed-06-Jan-2021

Funke OpekeCEO, founder, Main One Photo by Courtesy of Funke OpekeAfter 20 years working in U.S. telecoms, Funke Opeke returned to her native Nigeria and commenced correcting that country's connectivity problems. The former Verizon executive joined pu...

Funke Opeke - Wikipedia

Clipped on Wed-06-Jan-2021 Wed-06-Jan-2021

Funke Opeke From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search Funke Opeke is a Nigerian electrical engineer, founder of Main Street Technologies and Chief Executive Officer of Main One Cable Company, a commu...

Blending Old and New: 6 Neo-Traditional Korean Homes - Architizer Journal

Clipped on Wed-06-Jan-2021 Wed-06-Jan-2021

Blending Old and New: 6 Neo-Traditional Korean Homes Modern Hanok architecture is inspired by blending traditional elements with modern spaces and materials. Sophia Choi Collections Collection Architects: Find the perfect materia...

How to trade money and time | Meteuphoric

Clipped on Wed-06-Jan-2021 Wed-06-Jan-2021

How to trade money and time Posted on March 25, 2014 | 10 Comments Time has a monetary value to you. That is, money and time can be traded for one another in lots of circumstances, and there are prices that you are wi...

Succinctness is Power

Clipped on Tue-05-Jan-2021 Tue-05-Jan-2021

May 2002 "The quantity of meaning compressed into a small space by algebraic signs, is another circumstance that facilitates the reasonings we are accustomed to carry on by their aid."- Charles Babbage, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture ...

100 Tips For A Better Life – ideopunk

Clipped on Tue-05-Jan-2021 Tue-05-Jan-2021

The other day I made an advice thread based on Putanumonit’s from last year! If you know a source for one of these, shout and I’ll edit it in. Possessions 1 .If you want to find out about people’s opinions on a product, google reddit. You’ll ge...

O-ring theory of economic development - Wikipedia

Clipped on Tue-05-Jan-2021 Tue-05-Jan-2021

O-ring theory of economic development From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search The O-ring theory of economic development is a model of economic development put forward by Michael Kremer in 1993,[1] w...

What You Can't Say

Clipped on Tue-05-Jan-2021 Tue-05-Jan-2021

What You Can't Say Paul Graham · by Paul Graham January 2004 Have you ever seen an old photo of yourself and been embarrassed at the way you looked? Did we actually dress like that? We did. And we had no idea how silly we looked. It's th...

DUB For the Future: I give up on CHI/UIST

Clipped on Tue-05-Jan-2021 Tue-05-Jan-2021

I give up on CHI/UIST The CHI reviews just came out and I have to say I'm pretty unhappy... not with the numbers per se... (one paper I co-authored has a 4.5 average out of 5 and I'm sure I'll get a fair number of papers accepted), but instead wit...

Social Climber - Product Lost by @hipcityreg

Clipped on Mon-04-Jan-2021 Mon-04-Jan-2021

Social Climber"Issue": 058Reggie James11 hr ago Just say it out loud, just to see how it feels. — Kanye WestOften times, I’ll use my twitter in this way. Probing something incredibly concise and binary, just to see if it leads me in an interesting dir...

WORK’s War on Slack. A quick blueprint for a successful… | by Byrne Hobart

Clipped on Mon-04-Jan-2021 Mon-04-Jan-2021

WORK’s War on Slack Byrne HobartJul 22, 2019·11 min readA quick blueprint for a successful company:1. Start with a team of talented perfectionists, ideally ones who prefer non-verbal communication.2. Work on a task that’s either impossible or so vague ...

Situated Software

Clipped on Mon-04-Jan-2021 Mon-04-Jan-2021

Written by Clay ShirkyFirst published March 30, 2004 on the "Networks, Economics, and Culture" mailing list. Subscribe to the mailing list. I teach at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), where the student population is about evenly divi...

No Kings: How Do You Make Good Decisions Efficiently in a Flat Organization?

Clipped on Mon-04-Jan-2021 Mon-04-Jan-2021

At Doist we believe that open and sincere communication improves our decision-making process. That’s why we’ve built a culture that encourages feedback at all levels of decision-making: from purely technical solutions to team and product management. We...