A lecture delivered to the plebe class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in October 2009.
Frances Frei describes the three pillars of trust, including ways to build it. Excellent emphasis on being your authentic self.
Governer Bevin describes his beliefs about how culture creates preventable disasters like school shootings, not individual laws and rules.
Colin Furze bleeds enthusiasm for what he does, which is basically whatever gets his blood pumping.
Naughty Dog articulates how a game designer makes a good fit with their company and culture.
Tom Hanks inspires a journalist by just being a decent human being.
A great, subjective list of qualities that Chad looks for in people he wants to work with.
A pretty comprehensive collection of resources around running a company that works remotely.
A list of situations we find ourselves in when working with other people.
A summary of points from Jocko Willink's and Leif Babin's "Extreme Ownership".
A collection of materials for facilitating a team of leaders in a software engineering environment.
Shawn Mendes's "Lost in Japan" has such a cool, smooth feel to it, and the dancers make it pop really nicely.
Chris Brown "Back To Love" at the Justjerk Dance Academy. The first couple are genuinely enjoying themselves.
Ciara "Thinkin Bout You" at Millennium Dance Complex. The first three groups enjoy themselves and exhibit extraordinary physicality.
Bruno Mars "Uptown Funk" being danced to by an enthusiastic festival-goer.
Mac Miller in his "Donald Trump" music video has contagious youthful energy.
"Anything You Want" by Derek Sivers is his one-hour take on business and how it should be a vehicle for delivering something that would exist in your perfect world.
An interesting take on sourcing viable business ideas.
Heresy can indicate areas where valuable ideas lie.
A formula for evaluating the attractiveness of a business idea.
Today's unicorns essentially globalize distribution and then produce their own content after.
Gotchas for getting a new idea or product off the ground.
The unix philosophy. I aspire to adhering to these principles moreso in my own programming and life.
An amazing portfolio of work, neatly and simply presented.
Another super collection of simply-presented projects.
A take on saving your own analytics without any third parties on static hosting like Netlify.
A practical walkthrough of
How to browse from another trusted server's ip address.
A great, simple introduction to
A cautionary tale about loading unvetted depencencies into your projects.
Simple examples of using ssh tunnels to a trusted server to bypass local firewall restrictions.
A case for preferring duplicate code over abstractions that make code more confusing. Also a hacker news comment that talks about optimizing code according to state, coupling, complexity, and duplication.
Talks about how hilbert curves can be used to shard data geographically.
A utility that uses wireshark to listen for the existance of people's cell phones nearby!
Setting up processes as services with
Encrypting a partition on a hard drive on linux.
A layman's terms approach to good personal security on the internet.
Not sure if it's effective yet. I'm going to run some experiments based on its hypotheses.
Evidence suggests that competing with yourself is a better path to performance than competing with others.
Ray Dalio explains how economics works to the layman.
Nicky Case hosts a wide range of deep, thoughtful interactive experiences and posts. Content largely surrounds the idea of how people function and interact.
A tool for 3D drawing and animation.
Spaces in the conversation that are yet untouched offer an opportunity to pose a fresh opinion.
Jason Lengstorf talks about magic's place in everyday life, as well as how prioritizing your personal well-being is good for everything in your life in the long-term.
The author poses that if a person exhibits one particular dark behavior strongly, they're very likely to also exhibit a collection of other dark behaviors.
A writer takes on thanking everybody who contributed to him getting his morning coffee.
A video about a reclaimed wood furniture builder who sees his work as a small part in the much bigger purpose of the wood's history and the furniture's purpose and longevity.
A method for developing character-driven fiction novels.
Describing how writing online is the fastest way to accelerate your career.
A nice set of criteria for getting off the ground with a new, focused writing habit.
An article about being a creator instead of being a consumer that had me laughing throughout. I like how clearly the author's personality shone through the writing.
This story just resonates with me so well from when I was growing up.
"The Garden of Words" is a 46 minute anime movie that completely triggers my love for the rain (and for a good cry).