👋 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

Learning Economics From Walt Disney World

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

By David M. Levy, reason.com October 1st, 1975 Libertarians who are no doubt accustomed to meeting their ideas in caricature have probably been told that in a libertarian world—one with private streets, private mass transit, private utilities of all d...

How Argentina became white

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

By Razib Khan | December 17, 2009 1:42 pm Apropos of my skepticism of Census projections of 2050 demographic balances, there’s a new paper out on Argentina which is relevant. Here’s Wikipedia on Argentina’s self-conception: As with other areas of ne...

The Hard Parts of Open Source, by Evan Czaplicki

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

Speaker: Evan Czaplicki Meeting: Strange Loop 2018 - September 2018 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_4EX4dPppA Slides: https://prezi.com/oowcpzsnwp-8/the-hard-parts-of-open-source/?webgl=0 [ References to videos, books, and articles mentioned i...

Productivity for Precious Snowflakes

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

January 28, 2016 By Tiago Forte We’ve been told for years now that what our parents and kindergarten teachers told us is not, in fact, true — we are not each and every one of us special unique snowflakes destined for greatness. In this essay I want t...

Geeks, MOPs, and sociopaths in subculture evolution

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

Subcultures are dead. I plan to write a full obituary soon. Subcultures were the main creative cultural force from roughly 1975 to 2000, when they stopped working. Why? One reason—among several—is that as soon as subcultures start getting really intere...

Greater Los Angeles

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

I got back from Los Angeles last night and my head is still spinning. I’d move there again in a heartbeat. There are three great cities in the United States: there’s Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York – in that order. I love Boston; I even love Denv...

Everything is Amazing, But Nothing is Ours

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

Back in 2015, I wrote a blog post called Dropbox: the First Dead Decacorn. At the time, it was the most widely shared take I’d ever written. I learned several things from writing this piece, and none of them had to do with Dropbox: I learned, for insta...

Making is Show Business now – alexdanco.com

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

Nadia Eghbal’s new book, Working In Public: the Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software, may not have been on your short list of books to read this year. It’s admittedly a nerdy topic: it’s about open source projects, roles and responsibilities;...

A Big Little Idea Called Legibility

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

July 26, 2010 By Venkatesh Rao James C. Scott’s fascinating and seminal book, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, examines how, across dozens of domains, ranging from agriculture and forestry, to u...

Fallacies - Ambiguous Collective

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

by David King To commit this fallacy is to use a collective term without any meaningful delimitation of the elements it subsumes. "We", "you", "they", "the people", "the system", "the general public", and "society as a whole" are the most wide...

Two Malthusian scares

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

Carter lectures the U.S. on energy, 1978 In 1798. the Reverend Thomas Malthus wrote his influential essay on population, arguing that population grows exponentially while the supply of food, energy, and other commodities only grows linearly. As a res...

Kinky Labor Supply and the Attention Tax

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

This essay was written by Andrew Kortina and Namrata Patel. Kinky (S1) vs classical (S0) labor supply curve.Over the past few decades, labor force participation has sharply dropped for men ages 20-34. Theories about the root cause range from indolenc...

Argentina On Two Steaks A Day (Idle Words)

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

04.13.2006 Argentina On Two Steaks A Day The classic beginner's mistake in Argentina is to neglect the first steak of the day. You will be tempted to just peck at it or even skip it altogether, rationalizing that you need to save yourself fo...

The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species - Lightspeed Magazine

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

by Ken LiuAuthor spotlight Published in Aug. 2012 (Issue 27) | 2735 words © 2012 Ken Liu There is no definitive census of all the intelligent species in the universe. Not only are there perennial arguments about what qualifies as intelligence, but eac...

[python-committers] Transfer of power

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

[python-committers] Transfer of power Guido van Rossum guido at python.org Thu Jul 12 10:57:35 EDT 2018 Previous message (by thread): [python-committers] A different way to focus discussions Next message (by t...

Creating Passionate Users: Attenuation and the suck threshold

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

Attenuation and the suck threshold How long do your users spend in the "I suck" (or "this product sucks") zone? Once they've crossed the suck threshold, how long does it take before they start to feel like they kick ass? Both of those thresholds are k...

How to Use Evernote for Your Creative Workflow

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

By Tiago Forte of Forte Labs Let’s imagine how you would use Evernote if you had a brain. I previously explained how the standard tag-based approach basically contradicts everything we know about creativity and how the human brain works. After a few ...

The Supply Chain Africa Needs

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

Chuma Asuzu · December 22, 2018 Comparing product development stories across the continentAt a conference in Nairobi two years ago, an engineer visiting from Rotterdam stunned me with how easy it was for his team to order electronic components: an orde...

The Chengzhongcun: Urban Traces of the Village

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

The Chengzhongcun Urban Traces of the Village Villager going about daily life in the alleyways of Xiasha Village, Shenzhen, 2011 © John Joseph Burns Essay by John Joseph Burns ‘To get rich is Glorious’ Much of modern China stems from the economi...

The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling by Ted Chiang — Subterranean Press

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

When my daughter Nicole was an infant, I read an essay suggesting that it might no longer be necessary to teach children how to read or write, because speech recognition and synthesis would soon render those abilities superfluous. My wife and I were ho...

DnDWiki:Munchkin | Dungeons and Dragons Wiki | Fandom

Clipped on Sun-03-Jan-2021 Sun-03-Jan-2021

Dungeons and Dragons Wiki 10,098 Pages Add new page Canon Homebr...

Pmarchive - Guide to Personal Productivity

Clipped on Sun-03-Jan-2021 Sun-03-Jan-2021

Pmarca Guide to Personal Productivity Jun 4, 2007 One of my all-time favorite guilty pleasures is indulging in productivity porn. Productivity porn (or, for those really in the know, "productivity pr0n") consists of techniques, tact...

The Startling Convexity of Expertise | by Byrne Hobart | Medium

Clipped on Sun-03-Jan-2021 Sun-03-Jan-2021

Byrne Hobart 6.2K Followers About Sign in Top highlightThe Startling Convexity of Expertise Byrne HobartJul 24, 2019·14 min readThere’s this meme that you shouldn’t work more than forty hours per week. Don’t believe it. It’s just laziness apologetics...

SaaS we happily pay for

Clipped on Sun-03-Jan-2021 Sun-03-Jan-2021

⌘SaaS we happily pay forDecember 27, 2020We try to run a lean operation at Mailbrew, but we are suckers for great tools that improve our daily workflows, so we pay for quite a few of them each month. Being small (just 3 people), the cost of switching s...

Great Hackers

Clipped on Sun-03-Jan-2021 Sun-03-Jan-2021

Want to start a startup? Get funded by Y Combinator. July 2004(This essay is derived from a talk at Oscon 2004.) A few months ago I finished a new book, and in reviews I keep noticing words like "provocative'' and "controversial.'' To say nothin...

The Age of the Essay

Clipped on Sun-03-Jan-2021 Sun-03-Jan-2021

September 2004Remember the essays you had to write in high school? Topic sentence, introductory paragraph, supporting paragraphs, conclusion. The conclusion being, say, that Ahab in Moby Dick was a Christ-like figure.Oy. So I'm going to try to give t...

Sticky Wage Theory Definition

Clipped on Sun-03-Jan-2021 Sun-03-Jan-2021

Business Business Essentials Marketing Essentials Business Leaders Corporate Finance & Accounting Small Business Company Profiles Business Business Essentials Sticky Wage Theory By Adam Hayes | Reviewed By Ju...

Upside decay – Brian Lui's blog

Clipped on Sun-03-Jan-2021 Sun-03-Jan-2021

Skip to content Brian Lui's blog What’s this? Now Books Contact Upside decay  Brian Lui ...

The Golden Handcuffs Were Inside of You The Whole Time | Applied Divinity Studies

Clipped on Sat-02-Jan-2021 Sat-02-Jan-2021

The Golden Handcuffs Were Inside of You The Whole Time I consider the phenomenon of "Golden Handcuffs", first as corporate perks, then as pay, then as Silicon Valley’s cost of living. I reject every explanation. Golden Ha...

Building an Incomplete Graph - The Diff

Clipped on Sat-02-Jan-2021 Sat-02-Jan-2021

In this issue:Building an Incomplete GraphBoy Band National ChampionsProtein FoldingGolden HandcuffsAmazon vs Wish Rolls OnBuilding an Incomplete GraphNetflix’s interface is designed for browsing, but it tolerates search. And it tolerates it in an int...

How I Lost 65 Pounds In 18 Months Without Any Fad Diets or Gimmicks | by Mark Suster | Dec, 2020 | Both Sides of the Table

Clipped on Sat-02-Jan-2021 Sat-02-Jan-2021

Sign inGet startedEntrepreneurshipUpfrontStartup LessonsVenture CapitalUpfront Ventures How I Lost 65 Pounds In 18 Months Without Any Fad Diets or Gimmicks Mark SusterFollowDec 31, 2020 · 18 min read June 2019 (left) and November 2020 (right)I’ve ...

Covid and the Anthropocene - World Game

Clipped on Sat-02-Jan-2021 Sat-02-Jan-2021

Covid and the AnthropoceneWhom to blame for the pandemicBruno MaçãesDec 6, 2020 3 By the Anthropocene we normally mean the geological epoch when human action becomes the dominant force shaping the planet. I use the maximalist definition first proposed ...

Measuring Property Rights Institutions – Glaeser

Clipped on Sat-02-Jan-2021 Sat-02-Jan-2021

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A Philosophy of Blockchain Validation

Clipped on Fri-01-Jan-2021 Fri-01-Jan-2021

A Philosophy of Blockchain Validation 2020 Aug 17 See all posts See also: A Proof of Stake Design Philosophy The Meaning of Decentralization Engineering Security through Coordination Problems One of the most powerful properties of a blockchai...

Trust Models

Clipped on Fri-01-Jan-2021 Fri-01-Jan-2021

Trust Models 2020 Aug 20 See all posts One of the most valuable properties of many blockchain applications is trustlessness: the ability of the application to continue operating in an expected way without needing to rely on a specific actor to ...

Safe Spaces As Shield, Safe Spaces As Sword | Popehat

Clipped on Fri-01-Jan-2021 Fri-01-Jan-2021

PopehatA Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure About Free Speech Resources Blogroll Free Speech Criminal Justice Law Politics & Current Events Fun Art Geekery Gaming MAKE NO LAW Podcast Safe Spaces As Shield, Safe Spaces As Sword No...

On Free Speech

Clipped on Fri-01-Jan-2021 Fri-01-Jan-2021

On Free Speech 2019 Apr 16 See all posts "A statement may be both true and dangerous. The previous sentence is such a statement." - David Friedman Freedom of speech is a topic that many internet communities have struggled with over the last two...

On Radical Markets

Clipped on Fri-01-Jan-2021 Fri-01-Jan-2021

On Radical Markets 2018 Apr 20 See all posts Recently I had the fortune to have received an advance copy of Eric Posner and Glen Weyl's new book, Radical Markets, which could be best described as an interesting new way of looking at the subject...

The Boomer Blockade: How One Generation Reshaped Work

Clipped on Fri-01-Jan-2021 Fri-01-Jan-2021

The Boomer Blockade: How One Generation Reshaped the Workforce and Left Everyone Behind The baby boom led to the largest shift in the demographics...

Age of Invention: Empire of Wool - Age of Invention, by Anton Howes

Clipped on Thu-31-Dec-2020 Thu-31-Dec-2020

Age of Invention, by Anton HowesAboutArchiveHelpMy [email protected] outAge of Invention: Empire of WoolAnton HowesNov 13 11 6 You’re reading my newsletter, Age of Invention, on the causes of the British Industrial Revolution and the hi...

What Is Voldemorting? The Ultimate SEO Dis | WIRED

Clipped on Thu-31-Dec-2020 Thu-31-Dec-2020

Skip to main contentGretchen McCulloch Ideas10.09.2018 04:39 PMWelcome to Voldemorting, the Ultimate SEO DisWhen writers swap Trump for Cheeto and 45, it's not just a put-down. Removing a keyword is the anti-SEO—transforming your subject into a slipper...

Why we have a leaderboard - Substack

Clipped on Thu-31-Dec-2020 Thu-31-Dec-2020

SubstackAboutArchiveHelpMy [email protected] outWhy we have a leaderboardAnd why it’s a good thingApr 5, 2019 25 17 Last week, we launched publisher leaderboards on substack.com to help publishers find new subscribers and subscribers fi...

Why Surge Pricing Makes Sense for Restaurants

Clipped on Thu-31-Dec-2020 Thu-31-Dec-2020

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Why Proof of Stake (Nov 2020)

Clipped on Wed-30-Dec-2020 Wed-30-Dec-2020

Why Proof of Stake (Nov 2020) 2020 Nov 06 See all posts There are three key reasons why PoS is a superior blockchain security mechanism compared to PoW. PoS offers more security for the same cost The easiest way to see this is to put proof of s...

Why immigration doesn't reduce wages - Noahpinion

Clipped on Wed-30-Dec-2020 Wed-30-Dec-2020

Why immigration doesn't reduce wagesNot that anyone is going to listen to the evidence...Noah Smith11 hr ago 14 31 In this post, I’m going to explain why immigration doesn’t lower wages for native-born people (except possibly a little bit, in a few spe...

Nadia Eghbal - The Pull Request

Clipped on Wed-30-Dec-2020 Wed-30-Dec-2020

Nadia EghbalOn working (and writing) in publicAntonio Garcia-MartinezSep 9 7 Portrait by Katia Sobolski.Nadia Eghbal is uniquely positioned to write about op...

Coordination, Good and Bad

Clipped on Wed-30-Dec-2020 Wed-30-Dec-2020

Coordination, Good and Bad 2020 Sep 11 See all posts Special thanks to Karl Floersch and Jinglan Wang for feedback and review See also: On Collusion Engineering Security Through Coordination Problems Trust Models The Meaning Of Decentralizatio...

Control as Liability

Clipped on Mon-28-Dec-2020 Mon-28-Dec-2020

Control as Liability 2019 May 09 See all posts The regulatory and legal environment around internet-based services and applications has changed considerably over the last decade. When large-scale social networking platforms first became popular...

CoinBase Vs CoinBase Pro : CoinBase

Clipped on Mon-28-Dec-2020 Mon-28-Dec-2020

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Endnotes on 2020: Crypto and Beyond

Clipped on Mon-28-Dec-2020 Mon-28-Dec-2020

Endnotes on 2020: Crypto and Beyond 2020 Dec 28 See all posts I'm writing this sitting in Singapore, the city in which I've now spent nearly half a year of uninterrupted time - an unremarkable duration for many, but for myself the longest I've ...