Websites and resources that I’ve found that I want to share. I’ll try to organize this better as it grows. But there’s a severe lack of discoverability/sharing of smaller sites.

Imagine an open version of Twitter or Facebook News Feed, with no psy-op ads, owned by no oligopoly, manipulated by no algorithm, and all under your full control.

 

What is RSS

If you consider yourself a learner, you can genuinely enjoy discovering you are wrong because that means you are less wrong than you were before.

 

- Learning and Being Wrong by Jim Nielson

A typewriter is an excellent tool because, even though it’s slow in a relative sense, every aspect of the machine itself operates as quickly as the user can move. It is focused. There are no delays when making a new line or slamming a key into the paper. Yes, you have to put a new sheet of paper into the machine at the end of a page, but that action becomes part of the flow of using the machine, and the accumulation of paper a visual indication of work completed. It is not wasted work. There are no fundamental mechanical delays in using the machine. The best software inches ever closer to the physical directness of something like a typewriter.

 

- Fast Software, the Best Software by Craig Mod

How can we push digital creative tools to their full potential as co-creators, thus harnessing the full power of creative thought and computational actualization to enable human innovation?

 

Creative Coding by Molly Mielke

This sounded like a prank. You’re telling me that a problem I’ve witnessed for decades could be solved with a 1960s algorithm, and I don’t even have to be particularly careful? But I tried it out. I started crudely drawing over the peaks, one by one. Things were weird at the beginning, but then I saw something astonishing

 

Shift Happens Newsletter by Marcin Wichary

Some things can’t scale. Some things are not “designed” to be scaled. They’re probably not even meant to be scaled. Scarcity is a quality of certain things and it’s what makes them special.

 

Scaling up Kindness by Manu Moreale

I develop nascent ideas in part by typing in keywords, spelunking my own memex for things I’ve previously spotted, connections I’ve made, turns of phrase… most of which I had forgotten, but there they are. And old ideas come back and get recombined and become fresh again. That database of notes is my greatest asset.

 

Memexes, mountain lakes, and the serendipity of old ideas by Matt Webb

I have a bit of a reputation of being a very techno-savvy person. People have had the assumption that I have some kind of superpowerful handcrafted task management system that rivals all other systems and fully integrates with everything on my desktop. I don’t.

 

Using Paper for Everyday Tasks by Christine Dodrill

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Crafting Interpreters

Programming Language Resources