👋 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

Non-Fungible Taylor Swift – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

Clipped on Mon-12-Apr-2021 Mon-12-Apr-2021

Non-Fungible Taylor Swift Posted onMonday, April 12, 2021 In July 2014 Taylor Swift wrote an editorial in the Wall Street Journal entitled, For Taylor Swift, the Future of Music Is a Love Story: There are many (many) people who predi...

Collections: Clothing, How Did They Make It? Part IVa: Dyed in the Wool – A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry

Clipped on Mon-12-Apr-2021 Mon-12-Apr-2021

Collections: Clothing, How Did They Make It? Part IVa: Dyed in the Wool  Bret Devereaux  Collections, HDTMI  April 2, 2021 20 Minutes Third is the fourth part of our four part (I, II, II...

Colors : Historic Enterprises, We're making history

Clipped on Mon-12-Apr-2021 Mon-12-Apr-2021

Colors Every effort has been made to construct our clothing from fabric dyed in historically accurate colours. Fabrics are dyed with modern colourfast dyes which have been carefully matched to natural dye samples. Although we offer deeply saturated c...

Georgia Election Law: Outrageous Double Standard | National Review

Clipped on Mon-12-Apr-2021 Mon-12-Apr-2021

NR PLUS Elections Georgia Election-Law Backlash Exposes Outrageous Double Standard By Ilya Shapiro ...

The effect of cultural origin on COVID-19 infection rates: Applied Economics Letters: Vol 0, No 0

Clipped on Sat-10-Apr-2021 Sat-10-Apr-2021

Skip to Main Content  Log in | Register   Search in: This Journal Anywhere  Applied Economics Letters  Latest Articles ...

Opinion | Two Lessons of the Urban Crime Decline - The New York Times

Clipped on Sat-10-Apr-2021 Sat-10-Apr-2021

Skip to contentSkip to site index Subscribe now OpinionGray MatterTwo Lessons of the Urban Crime Decline By Patrick SharkeyJan. 13, 2018 Credit...Richie PopeOver the past few years, the discussion of crime and violence in the United States has focuse...

Marginal REVOLUTION - Small Steps Toward A Much Better World

Clipped on Thu-08-Apr-2021 Thu-08-Apr-2021


Get Paid $1000 to Binge-Watch James Bond Movies

Clipped on Thu-08-Apr-2021 Thu-08-Apr-2021

Get Paid $1000 to Binge-Watch James Bond Movies Last Updated February 26, 2021 in Facts & Trivia by Amar Hussain To celebrate the release of the 25th (official) James Bond film, No Time to Die, Nerd Bear will pay one super fan $1,000 to watch all...

San Francisco, trade unions at odds over modular construction - even for homeless projects

Clipped on Thu-08-Apr-2021 Thu-08-Apr-2021

It will also be completed about 40% faster than a typical affordable development, according to the developers, a joint venture between Mercy Housing, Tipping Point and the San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund. But the project — dubb...

Autovol, Stack Modular, and Labor Arbitrage - Construction Physics

Clipped on Thu-08-Apr-2021 Thu-08-Apr-2021

Autovol, Stack Modular, and Labor ArbitrageBrian PotterApr 6 1 We’ve mentioned previously how industrialized building and prefabrication struggles with transportation and logistics costs. We see this basic limitation again and again - building componen...

'Ghost of Tsushima' got me to watch streamers. I finally get the hype.

Clipped on Wed-07-Apr-2021 Wed-07-Apr-2021

Ugh, fine. I 'get' Twitch now. All it took was 'Ghost of Tsushima' and a pandemic.     It took being hype for 'Ghost of Tsushima' to get me to watch streamers on Twitch. Imag...

Automating my job by using GPT-3 to generate database-ready SQL to answer business questions

Clipped on Tue-06-Apr-2021 Tue-06-Apr-2021

Automating my job by using GPT-3 to generate database-ready SQL to answer business questionsAs an analyst, I spend a lot of my time writing SQL (or other code) to answer questions about our business. These questions can range from simple customer suppo...

A college student used GPT-3 to write fake blog posts and ended up at the top of Hacker News - The Verge

Clipped on Tue-06-Apr-2021 Tue-06-Apr-2021

Filed under: Tech Artificial Intelligence A coll...

Internet Search Tips · Gwern.net

Clipped on Mon-05-Apr-2021 Mon-05-Apr-2021

Site Me Changes News support onPATREON Internet Search Tips A description of advanced tips and tricks for effective Internet resear...

It's time to build: A New World's Fair

Clipped on Mon-05-Apr-2021 Mon-05-Apr-2021

It's time to build: A New World's FairWe must look to the past — to the World's Fairs — to build the future. New York World's Fair — Unisphere & Flag DisplayStepping into the PastIt's 1965 and a brisk August breeze brings the flags of 80 nations to at...

Studies show COVID-19 vaccines are working; infection after vaccination rare

Clipped on Sun-04-Apr-2021 Sun-04-Apr-2021

Studies show COVID-19 vaccines are working; infection after vaccination rare Erica Carbajal - Wednesday, March 24th, 2021" rel="nofollow" style="color:rgb(0, 57, 116);font-size:1em;text-decoration:none;padding-left:0px;padding-right:0px;word-br...

The vaccines are working. That's why we shouldn't panic about variants.

Clipped on Sun-04-Apr-2021 Sun-04-Apr-2021

Science NewsThe vaccines are working. That's why we shouldn't panic about variants.Experts stress that the Covid-19 vaccines are performing well — but that only heightens the need to lower stubbornly high case rates. The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccin...

Prediction markets for content curation DAOs

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

Prediction markets for content curation DAOs ethresear.ch This is a writeup of an idea that I introduced at the meetup in Bangkok here: https://youtu.be/OOJVpL9Nsx8?t=3h24m51s8 254 Suppose that you have a social media platform on which anyone c...

Dystopian Future Securities Fraud

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

Dystopian Future Securities Fraud Bloomberg · by Matt Levine · January 5, 2021 Hi! It’s been a while. This column has been on hiatus since August as I have been on parental leave. I ...

Four Refoundings

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

Four Refoundings diff.substack.com · by Byrne Hobart Welcome back to The Diff. Here are the subscribers-only posts you missed this week:Positive Spillovers from the Pandemic looks at some of the long-term positive inflections from Covid-19....

Positive Spillovers from the Pandemic

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

Positive Spillovers from the Pandemic diff.substack.com · by Byrne Hobart In this issue:Positive Spillovers from the PandemicCash LeaksDecarbonization UpdatesThe Instacart ModelGameStopTelegram as a News SourceA 50/49/1 SplitReflexive contr...

The Privacy Front in the Messaging Wars

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

The Privacy Front in the Messaging Wars diff.substack.com · by Byrne Hobart Welcome back to The Diff. Here are the subscribers-only posts you missed this week:China's Recovery and its Consequences looks at the manufacturing- and export-driv...

Hedge Funds as Liquidity Providers and the Great Degrossing

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

Hedge Funds as Liquidity Providers and the Great Degrossing diff.substack.com · by Byrne Hobart In this issue:Hedge Funds as Liquidity Providers and the Great DegrossingSubscriber Q&AReturn of the TontineAmazon and the Minimum WageGranulari...

The Michael Scott Theory of Social Class

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

The Michael Scott Theory of Social Class danco.substack.com · by Alex Danco I’m happy to finally share a thesis I’ve been chewing on for a little while. I call it The Michael Scott Theory of Social Class, which states: The higher you ascend...

Learning from the Death of the Afternoon Paper

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

Learning from the Death of the Afternoon Paper diff.substack.com · by Byrne Hobart In this issue:Learning from the Death of the Afternoon PaperNavigating BubblesMonopoly and MonocultureUS/China Relations: UnchangedHow Vaccines Get MadeThe C...

Bubbles and Easy Money: Quality, Not Quantity

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

In this issue:Bubbles and Easy MoneyGamestop LossGramscian Bitcoin2 & 20 MediaFunnel CaptureAirline Loyalty Programs as a DTC BrandPalantir, From The InsideBubbles and Easy MoneyOne theory of bubbles is that they are always and everywhere caused by an ...

Technocracy-Zilla: Origins

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

Technocracy-Zilla: Origins astralcodexten.substack.com Thanks to all of you who made deep and incisive comments on my technocracy essay. But the part of the post I was happiest with survives all your critiques. That's because it was the cartoon...

How Covid brought the future back - Works in Progress

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

How Covid brought the future back - Works in Progress worksinprogress.co · by Pedro Serôdio Crises upend plans, force people to re-evaluate their priorities, and bring into focus new goals. Financial markets giv...

Twitter Will Take Flight in the Creator Economy

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

Twitter Will Take Flight in the Creator Economy creatoreconomy.so · by Peter Yang Dear subscribers,As a creator who spends a lot of time on Twitter, I've never been more excited for the company's future in the creator economy.Let me explain...

When the world's top economic think tank was located in Redmond, Washington

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

When the world's top economic think tank was located in Redmond, Washington diff.substack.com · by Byrne Hobart In this issue:When the world's top economic think tank was located in Redmond, WashingtonClubhouse and ClubhousesPrivate Planes ...

Clubhouse’s Inevitability

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

Clubhouse’s Inevitability stratechery.com · by Ben Thompson To what extent are new companies, particularly those in new spaces, pushed versus pulled into existence? Last week I wrote about how Tesla is a Meme Company: It turned out, ...

What I Worked On

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

What I Worked On Paul Graham · by Paul Graham February 2021Before college the two main things I worked on, outside of school, were writing and programming. I didn't write essays. I wrote what beginning writers were supposed to write then, a...

Why A "Commodity Supercycle" is Unlikely

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

Why A "Commodity Supercycle" is Unlikely diff.substack.com · by Byrne Hobart In this issue:Why A "Commodity Supercycle" is UnlikelyThe Rise and Fall and Slight Rise of American GrowthFinancial EngineeringFinancial Engineering, Pt. 2The Decl...

The Indelible Stamp of a Lowly Origin

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

The Indelible Stamp of a Lowly Origin diff.substack.com · by Byrne Hobart In this issue:The Indelible Stamp of a Lowly OriginHow the Chip Shortage HappenedNew York Real Estate: More Data PointsChronic and Acute Labor ShortagesExtrapolationT...

Fwd: Money Stuff: IPOs Keep Going Up

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

Fwd: Money Stuff: IPOs Keep Going Up AffirmationThis wouldn’t actually work, I don’t think, but here’s a fun way to do an initial public offering. You write a prospectus describing your business and then you do a two-track IPO process. On one tr...

Your Thinking Rate Is Fixed

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

Your Thinking Rate Is Fixed fs.blog You can’t force yourself to think faster. If you try, you’re likely to end up making much worse decisions. Here’s how to improve the actual quality of your decisions instead of chasing hacks to speed them up...

Operation Breakthrough: America's Failed Government Program to Industrialize Home Production

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

Operation BreakthroughErection of the Shelley System, one of the Breakthrough building systemsIn the late 1960s, the US was perceived to be on the cusp of a severe housing shortage. Several national advisory groups (The National Commission on Urban Pro...

The Apple/Google Search Relationship as an Economic Template

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

The Apple/Google Search Relationship as an Economic Template diff.substack.com · by Byrne Hobart In this issue:The Apple/Google Search Relationship as an Economic TemplateNon-Fungible TokensIndie.VC"Digital Decolonisation"Tech Sees Like a S...

What's the middle ground between 'F.U!' and 'Welcome!'?

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

What's the middle ground between "F.U!" and "Welcome!"? January 16, 2007 1:38 PM Subscribe One of my wife's distant friends has attempted to invite herself to stay with us, again. She did this last March, and we used the excuse of me starting a new...

Richard Nixon Vs. Cool

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

Richard Nixon Vs. Cool astralcodexten.substack.com In the highlights post on class, I wrote:When I was in middle school, I used to wonder - there are cool kids and uncool kids, right? But suppose all the uncool kids agreed to think of themselve...

The Most Important Scarce Resource is Legitimacy

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

The Most Important Scarce Resource is Legitimacy vitalik.ca 2021 Mar 23 See all posts Special thanks to Karl Floersch, Aya Miyaguchi and Mr Silly for ideas, feedback and review. The Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchain ecosystems bo...

Asymmetric Opportunities and the Cult of Optionality

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

Asymmetric Opportunities and the Cult of Optionality applieddivinitystudies.com · March 15, 2021 Everyone loves asymmetric opportunities. If the stock goes down, you lose nothing, but it goes up, you win! Taleb has written an ent...

The Trouble with Optionality | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson

Clipped on Sat-03-Apr-2021 Sat-03-Apr-2021

The Trouble with Optionality | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson thecrimson.com The language of finance can be insidious. Words like leverage and concepts like diversification can morph from narrow financial terms into much more general ways of und...

Jump in cancer diagnoses at 65 implies patients wait for Medicare, according to Stanford study | News Center | Stanford Medicine

Clipped on Fri-02-Apr-2021 Fri-02-Apr-2021

 Email  Tweet Jump in cancer diagnoses at 65 implies patients wait for Medicare, according to Stanford study Analyzing a nati...

Men Clamming Up

Clipped on Fri-02-Apr-2021 Fri-02-Apr-2021

Article Men Clamming Up Femfo 28 Mar 2021 • 3 min read One worrying trend I’ve observed among my male investor friends is that they’re much more wary of giving candid advice...

How Much Light Does a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Need?

Clipped on Fri-02-Apr-2021 Fri-02-Apr-2021

How Much Light Does a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Need? Leave a Comment / Light, Plant Care, Pruning and Shaping / By Claire Akin There’s a lot to think about when considering how much light a fiddle leaf fig plant needs. Getting enough natural light ...

How a $25 million donation for summer schools got ensnared in San Francisco politics - Vox

Clipped on Sun-28-Mar-2021 Sun-28-Mar-2021

How a $25 million donation to help students got ensnared in politics San Francisco is once again fighting over billionaires’ philanthropic power. By Theodore [email protected]

Nadia Eghbal | Doing good and being quiet

Clipped on Sat-27-Mar-2021 Sat-27-Mar-2021

Doing good and being quiet July 17, 2018 I sent an email to the Helium Grant mailing list about why I’m keeping grantees’ identities private, and I realized it’s an important topic I want to discuss more...

Brightline plans to create high-speed passenger rail lines connecting Orlando to Miami — here's how | Blogs

Clipped on Sat-27-Mar-2021 Sat-27-Mar-2021

The Gist Brightline plans to create high-speed passenger rail lines connecting Orlando to Miami — here's how ...

11 Reasons Not to Become Famous (or “A Few Lessons Learned Since 2007”) – The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

Clipped on Sat-27-Mar-2021 Sat-27-Mar-2021

Posted on February 2, 2020 by Tim Ferriss11 Reasons Not to Become Famous (or "A Few Lessons Learned Since 2007") 290 Comments Topics: CategoriesWriting and Blogging Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailRedditPrint November of 20...