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  1. Jan 2023
    1. As she started walking away and waved goodbye, I tore the sheet from my drawing pad and asked her to keep it–the drawing of 134 Carlton Street. She knew a young lady who lived there and was excited to frame it for her as a wall-hanging for her apartment. "Your first famous piece of art, my dear," she said, as she walked away, drawing in hand, and dog in tow. Every time I pass 134 Carlton Street, I will think of Marlene, of her dog that I managed not to chastise, and of Gordon and how quickly he had to be taken from her. I will also think of the little frame with my little sketch—my first famous piece of art—hanging poetically within its focal point, a fall trinket.

      "my first famous piece of art" And the first of many pieces that will affect people deeply. I'm so happy she is writing again. Beautiful stories from the lens of a beautiful mind.

    2. “You should keep a fly swatter to chase away unwanted suitors,” she joked. "Yesterday was a hard day for me, so I'm glad to have met you,” she said as she started moving away. “Do you want to talk about it?" I called after her, hoping she would stay to chat. She told me that she was eighty-six years old; her only son, Gordon, was to be buried the day before in the grave of her husband's grandfather in a small town north of Toronto. The agency she had hired tried to dispose of the urns without a proper burial as they thought her to be an elderly cripple, unlikely to attend the ceremony. Gordon's friend who did show up had to call to tell her that nothing had been done by way of arrangements. She had a phone-call with the archbishop that same day and gave him hell. Her husband, a hundred years old at the time, teased her: "Is that how you talk to an archbishop?"

      What a beautiful story. I love how she drifts from her own life and remembering this woman who by happenstance entered her life twice, and then immediately into the woman's story. It just illustrates her care for the story of others.

  2. Nov 2022
    1. The two men shocked the crypto industry when they announced on Tuesday that Binance had agreed to rescue FTX after a surge in customer withdrawals sparked a liquidity crisis. The troubles at FTX were accelerated after Zhao said over the weekend his company planned to sell down more than $500mn worth of FTX’s own digital token, a sum that dwarfed its average daily trading total.“We did not master plan this or anything related to it,” Zhao said.

      "accelerated" - more like "caused" the troubles. Prior to Zhou (binance) threatening to tank the market, ftx had no signs of issues. Ironically, he's using the same playbook sbf was trying to do by making it more difficult for any exchange out there to compete. I seriously wonder if binance isn't also pulling some shady shit with bnb, but I guess we'll find out next time on... Crypto Is All A Ponzi Scheme Z

  3. Sep 2022
    1. I’m part of a community of entrepreneurs called MMT (run by my good friend Jayson Gaignard – it’s his birthday tomorrow!), and I posted the following:

      This community sounds indrecible!

    2. Our overworked developer had no time to be organized and do things right with legacy code (from 2013), a million little bugs, and major moves (such as finally making NERD web-accessible).

      Perfect example of why they need someone to manage the backlog and let the dev team focus!

    3. It gets worse – the current site has three separate search engines! One is for the main site content, another is only for Deep Dives (formerly NERD), and a third is for our Study Summaries. And yet you still cannot search through our Supplement Guides.

      This seems huge. I wonder if this solution came from redesigning the taxonomy, rebuilding the backend to allow both paid and free content to be searchable, or both. This also makes me think whether paid content should appear in search results but with a lock next to it? Or display a preview but with content locked? And actually, does it? I should check. Also, curious if they navigated to some common search platform such as ElasticSearch (not as important, but curious personally)

    4. This expansion was not intelligently designed – a completely ad-hoc development with no grand plan. For example, the original site was all programmed under “Supplements.” Both menstrual cups and binaural beats are still classified under “Supplements.”

      Organizational flow and taxonomy were ad-hoc and needed to be redesigned. Labeling everything as a supplement made it flat, but impossible to organize and navigate

    5. We launched NERD back in 2014, but it took us over five years to convert it from a monthly PDF to a web-based system because our backend was a mess.

      Backend didn't actually allow for paid content to be web-based?

    1. Creatine is a particularly important source of fuel for neurons. A genetic developmental disorder called creatine transporter defect (CTD) can cause a creatine deficiency and result in severe cognitive impairment. CTD can be treated with creatine supplementation.More research is needed to determine whether creatine supplementation can benefit cognition in people who are not deficient. While most people produce enough creatine naturally to prevent cognitive complications, vegans, vegetarians, and seniors might benefit from supplementation more than omnivores. Creatine levels are more likely to be suboptimal in these populations.

      Creatine as a potential source for improved memory, but mostly in creatine deficient individuals. Still probably worth taking for this and other benegits. No mention of whether you should cycle creatine?

    2. CDP-choline (citicoline) and alpha GPC can provide the brain with the choline it needs to produce more acetylcholine (choline bitartrate is much cheaper, but little of it seems to reach the brain). CDP-choline is also a source of uridine, which itself may improve cognition. In addition, CDP-choline might improve vision in people suffering from glaucoma, a disease state which can cause damage to an eye’s optic nerve.

      Alpha GPC seems like the safest way to get acetylcholine through supplementation?

    3. How to take blueberriesStudies support the following protocols:Blueberry anthocyanins: 0.5–1 g/dayBlueberry powder: 12 g/dayFreeze-dried blueberries: 24 g/dayFresh blueberries: 60–120 g/day

      120g of fresh blueberries = about 1/2 cup of blueberries. Can easily have half a cup of blueberries with breakfast each day and should have the best effect on memory and focus. Who would've thought it.

  4. Jun 2022
    1. I come from a touring background. Which is where I got started in the world of bike travel. Most bike tourers just strap their tent to the top of the rear rack with a bungee cord. But if you ditch the panniers and go full bikepacking bag setup, finding a spot for a tent can be somewhat troublesome.

      Well, there's my answer. I don't need a crazy setup. A pannier will be perfectly fine for my purposes.

  5. May 2022
    1. 'INCREDIBLY DISCIPLINED' Contrary to what many expected to be an even nastier debate than the first unofficial face-off last week, Wednesday’s rematch proved to be far more civil. While moderator Tom Clark warned of using a “sad trombone” noise when candidates didn’t follow the official debate rules, he acknowledged later in the night that all six had been “incredibly disciplined” with their time.

      Funny how politicians are listening to feedback more than ever, responding, and everyone is still pissed off, eh?

      Glad to see they realized a smear campaign wasn't the way to keep on going. I'm glad that they changed to at least covering some actual issues.

    1. If the motion passes, City staff would also be directed to look at establishing a loan program to finance work done to convert a residence into multiple units, with the loan repayable upon the sale of the unit. And in another attempt to limit costs, specifically legal and planning costs, the motion requests that staff study the feasibility of creating a “one stop shop” with legal, planning, and permit support for homeowners looking to make the conversion.

      Isn't this just providing more low interest credit to landlords homes and ignoring new construction entirely? These only apply to existing homes. Most of the support I see is for multi-generational families, but that doesn't seem to be the target here at all. It's just another way of creating more opprortunity to rent. Retrofits I've lived in and been to were done very poorly, and were not much more affordable.

    1. Poilievre, meanwhile, proved me wrong by being the chippy angry person his critics portray him as. I’ve been asked on numerous radio programs about Poilievre and this caricature the Liberals turn him into. As someone that has known him almost 20 years, I’ve said that’s not the man I know — but that was the man who showed up on stage in Ottawa.

      Funny that they didn't mention a single thing that was actually talked about during these debates, reading this I literally do not know what happened at the debates on Thursday.

      Ironic that the article does exactly what they're referring to here: Doing nothing other than describe the caricature that Liberals try to paint him as.

    1. Facebook I hate Facebook. But they have done a good job with groups. You can find useful groups on many topics. Their features allow in-depth discussions. Unfortunately, your Facebook group notifications get mixed with a gazillion other things happening on the platform. I often missed notifications from my own groups. So, additional effort is required to keep discussions alive. Otherwise, they’ll be short-lived, like any social post.

      Oh my God. Didn't read this the first time through, but my sentiments exactly.

    2. What we did for our free community On our site, we started with a very simple, old-style forum. Then we added a Telegram group, and the intensity of the interaction grew significantly. I think it was due to the chat interface: It feels more engaging even for our “older” audience – most of them are older than 35.

      I've seen this work, but I kind of hate the chat format because there's a lot of fomo. In busy groups I always fall off because I feel the need to keep up with the entire chat.

    3. Community software solution for a price If you want more advanced community tools, you have multiple solutions that come at a price. When you decide to upgrade, try Circle.so. It doesn’t have a chat feature. But it has many advantages: Minimalist and easy to use designStructured conversations (similar to Facebook groups)Ability to share any content formatsEndless categoriesAbility to add static content like coursesIntegrations with other creator tools, such as ConvertKit or Gumroad. It costs $40 a month for the basic tier. An established competitor is Mighty Networks, which is used by Gumroad and ConvertKit’s communities. As a user, I had a much smoother experience with Circle.

      This sounds like a great choice for creating a Work In Programming (or something else... "Lifestyle Engineering"?) community. I think $40 is probably worth the cost. I like that he compares it to Facebook groups (which people seem to like, but I hate facebook)

    1. The public repository posted on GitHub has opened the floodgates for major social media discussions and speculations. Seeing this as a cryptic message, some Reddit users suggest that there could be no algorithm at all, whereas others suggest that Twitter uses not one but multiple algorithms spread throughout the codebase. Musk also played with the idea of making the Twitter algorithm open source during his appearance in a TED talk. An open-source would allow Twitter users to see the code the microblogging platform uses to determine which particular tweets it pushes on one’s news feed. 

      This all just shows how ignorant Elon Musk really is when it comes to software... There is no single "algorithm" the very idea is just a talking point he and all the other libertarian trolls like to ramble about to get support from idiots who also don't understand technology.

      It's like saying that you could make a house much better if you exposed "the brick". We need to make "the brick" public. "The brick" is bad, that's why houses are falling down in eartquakes.

      The truth is obviously more complex. The only reason people believe it isn't is (maybe) the Dunning-Kreuger effect and really just because people love to pretend they know how software works because they can login to a twitter account.

      Just a dumb talking point. The real brilliance of this all is that Musk bought 9% of Twitter, then paid himself back at a profit with money he borrowed from the banks that invest all of our pensions. He already made his money scamming retail investors and blatantly breaking SEC regulations. He won't make Twitter successful, and it doesn't matter to him.

  6. Apr 2022
    1. Room darkening curtains are designed to protect against outside heat, cold, and noise whilst still allowing for some light to pass through. This weight is a good default option if you have trouble choosing and can be used in any room.

      These seem like the best second layer for other curtains. Can be used to get some legit privacy when closed. Also darkens a room substantially if you wanna use a lot of artificial light. From now on I'm only buying double curtain rods for most of my windows.

    2. Blackout curtains offer the most protection from heat, cold, noise, and light from the outdoor world. Made with a foam backing, this type of curtain blocks out nearly all light and is perfect for bedrooms.

      General rule: Blackout curtains for any room you want to sleep in. It's basically a means of turning off the sun! I'm so glad I got these for my bedroom. Would never do otherwise.

    3. Light filtering curtains create more privacy and protect from UV rays more than sheer curtains, however, still filter through plenty of light to keep a room well lit. Perfect for if you prefer to keep your curtains closed day and night.

      On the other hand, perhaps light filtering curtains would be better for privacy, since it is more opaque than seer curtains. The only worry is if it'll let in enough light (is that such a problem in a home office though?

    4. Sheer curtains are made from the lightest-weight fabric, which allows filtered light to come through and provides some privacy, whilst creating a softness to the room. Ideal when hung on a double curtain rod, along with a heavier curtain, for light during the day and privacy at night.

      Sheer curtains make for a nice privacy cover during the day and best used with a heavier curtain to block out noise, heat, and filter light.

    1. Khan says while foreign ownership has been a factor in Canada’s rising housing prices, the impact of the phenomenon is “baked into the cake” at this point, making the movement on the issue “important but symbolic.”“I think we have to distinguish between those kind of nice-to-have measures versus those that are incredibly fundamental, which is finding ways to increase density and get people into housing in a different way than we did since the post-World War II era,” he says.

      The fact that Khan obviously wants the foreign investment piece (and other protections) to be removed as "nice-to-haves" and insist on one single hypothesis about density is irritating. Why is this the only contrary voice being presented. It almost reads like an opinion piece by Khan which could have amounted to a single paragraph stating that we need to turn the entire country into as densely urban as possible - which won't even work in most towns / cities which simply don't have the infrastructure. Waterloo is already collapsing under the increases in density and it will only increase significantly. This is a short-sighted solution that insists on ignoring the other solutions that need to be addressed. It is not an effective analysis of the actual budget because the most he will do is compare each suggestion to urban density? It's just ineffective.

    2. Meanwhile, there were no concrete actions laid out in the budget to deal with so-called “renovictions” — large landlords buying up lower-income housing and evicting the existing tenants only to put the units back on the market at a higher rate.

      This is fucked up. This is affecting WAY more people than friggin home buyers. People can't afford to buy because rents are inflating to 60%+ of their income. We need more protections on rent. At the very least, they should do the same sort of investigation as with corporate landlords.

    3. The budget includes plans for a federal review to find out more about what role large corporate landlords play in the market and the impact on renters and homeowners.

      This is absolutely critical, but I wonder if anything will actually come of it.

      Large corporations and property management companies are absolutely causing a lot of issues such as increasing rent prices.

    4. As well, the budget teed up plans to explore a Home Buyers’ Bill of Rights.Included in this bill would be a plan to end “blind bidding” practices nationally, with potential measures to make a home’s sale price history more transparent and ensure a legal right to a home inspection before buying.

      I wonder if this would just create a more public auction style bidding where they simply have the bids compete. Maybe it would decrease the max amount being bid since people won't be guessing trying to bid over.

      I think I agree with this

    5. There were also measures to tamp down on the investing and speculation side of the real estate market.

      I've believe they said they would tax anyone selling their home within one year. This almost sounds like a way of maintaining the market at a higher cost for the next 12–24 months which would intentionally tax buyers who were convinced into the market this year by the (gradual) threat of rising interest rates which also happened to drive up the market.

      If anything this sounds like a way to temporarily hide a recession. It would almost definitely result in more foreclosures from people who had to hold onto a decreasing home for the next few years.

      UNLESS it's only a tax on capital gains (but somehow I doubt that. Wish any of the people discussing it would use factual examples from this - I don't have time to read the budget myself but we only get clickbait from Bergen and the liberals alike)

    6. Other items in the budget aimed at increasing immigration flows into Canada will only put more demand on Canada’s already limited housing stock, reinforcing the need for greater densification in cities and less suburban sprawl.

      This is bizarre. If a lack of housing supply is the biggest contributor to this country's growing wealth disparity then increasing immigration is absolutely not what we should be doing. If we assume we are actually doubling the housing production (which seems unrealistic - there is a labour shortage afterall) then we would need to maintain our current immigration rates in order for it to be effective. We already have a rapidly growing population - higher than anyone else in North America - I believe it was more double the rate of the USA in comparable cities.

    7. But expanding supply itself isn’t the standalone solution, Khan said – it’s “density” that Canadian cities will need.

      Why does every left-leaning proposal seem to insist on density?

      Toronto, Brampton, Scarborough and other dense cities are not the pinnacle of development. They are just the largest. Smaller cities like Waterloo, North Bay, Oshawa, Coburg, Newmarket, Barrie, and Aurora do in fact house a very large number of people and they don't need to be anywhere near as dense as Brampton or Toronto and GTA. These communities seem just as effective, with generally happier residents (in my experience). There is no reason that we cannot simply expand the countless municipalities throughout Canada (and probably build more) instead of insisting we turn the entire country into massive metropolises with ultra-dense housing.

    8. Not one house will be built or bought this year under these NDP-Liberal programs,” she said in a statement after the budget’s release.

      Is this true or just an assumption? Besides, don't most building projects take at least one year? So, in effect, this would be true of any investment in building more supply

      This seems like they've done what what the conservatives were proposing? There are no specific suggestions on where the budget itself is lacking.

  7. Mar 2022
    1. “(Developers) want to make money, and it’s easy to make money with these micro-condos,” said Ute Lehrer, a professor at York University that specializes in cities, globalization and urban planning.

      "(Developers) want to make (a small fortune for every fucking condo they build)"

  8. Feb 2022
    1. Virtual water coolers, bot-generated icebreakers—it all can feel a bit cheesy. But for new employees, even superficial interactions can go a long way. One friend of mine, who recently started working at Google, said she had genuinely connected with her remote team through exercises like icebreakers before team meetings. “Those things are lame, but they help,” she told me. “Even if we all collectively think it’s lame, we ping each other to say it’s lame, which brings us even more together.”

      Connecting over lameness of connecting virtually is very underrated.

    2. All of this can seem like a lot of effort for the social interactions that, in a physical office, are natural. It can also be time-consuming. Saying hello to a coworker while you grab coffee takes five minutes; meeting a new coworker through Donut can mean another half-hour Zoom call. Some companies that have used Donut, like Flexport, say it helps keep employees from feeling isolated or disconnected from colleagues. Jennifer Longnion, Flexport's chief impact officer, says the company also uses Cleary, and it encourages employees to meet each other through smaller groups on Slack. (She mentioned Freight Femmes, an internal group for women who work at Flexport, which organizes things like virtual cooking classes and trivia nights.)

      I personally find Donut to be nothing like grabbing coffee with a coworker. It's too formal and often just a random person with no relation whatsoever. Unfortunate, because in a smaller company that was in-person it actually worked really well for meeting people outside your immediate circle.

    1. Does economic harm justify emergency powers? According to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, which released a condemnatory statement on Tuesday, “The Emergencies Act is there to address (these kinds of) extreme threats to Canada, not to protect the economy.” Their stance is commonsensical — declaring emergencies on vague economic grounds would be a serious threat to future large-scale labour activism. Are mass strikes not a threat to national economic security as well?

      A mass strike would actually be a much more civil and less impactful means of protest. If anything, this would actually be a sensible and effective evolution so that conservatives and other critics of polcies can voice their opinion loudly and safely without a direct threat to other individual Canadians.

    2. Violent trouble-makers often infiltrate protests. In 2010, Black Bloc activists used the G20 protests as a pretext to burn cars and smash windows throughout Toronto. Last summer, protesters assaulted police officers attempting to clear homeless encampments that had become hotbeds of crime and violence. In both cases, as it should be in almost all cases, limited violence did not constitute a formal emergency.

      Neither of these included taking over a large part of the city for 3 weeks or shutting off trade routes on a mass scale though. I agree the potential implications and justification for the use of the emergency act are questionable and unjustified, but this is a false comparison.

    1. On Friday morning, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said from Ottawa that it’s time to “focus on the people paying the biggest price for the occupation in Ottawa. Parents with babies that can’t sleep, workers and small business owners losing their income, elderly people afraid to leave the house, and health-care workers who have been threatened and harassed.”Skip AdvertisementShe accused Ford of “coddling illegal occupiers and extremists — and real people are paying the price. Doug Ford has powers he’s refusing to use, and resources he’s withholding. Meanwhile, people here in Ottawa are living through a nightmare.” Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner called it “inexcusable” for Ford not to have acted sooner.“The fact that the Premier has waited two weeks to help Ontarians is inexcusable,” he said. “On Monday I called for an emergency return to Queen’s Park so we could all work together collaboratively on a solution to the occupation of Ottawa and the blockade of the border. But Ford has refused to work across party and jurisdictional lines, snubbing the trilateral meetings with the feds and Ottawa and ignoring requests for a cross-partisan approach.”Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca said “for a guy who got elected promising to make Ontario ‘Open For Business,’ Doug Ford has completely failed the people who work and own those businesses.”

      He really didn't say or do anything for the last two weeks. Just bided his time while people blamed the entire lack of response on the prime minister and mayor of Ottawa.

    1. Liberals said they removed that section because it provided a loophole for certain sites. For example, it would have meant that Spotify fell under the legislation, but YouTube, which also streams music, did not.

      Is this really true? Even if YouTube contains user-generated content, music streaming is maintained by the platform.

    1. Spotify, the world’s leading music streaming platform, has been heralded as the savior of the recording industry.

      Who the heck would say this, other than maybe tech investors?

    1. The convoy also has attracted support beyond Canada’s borders. Former president Donald Trump and Tesla founder Elon Musk, an opponent of vaccine mandates, have spoken in support of the truckers.

      The convoy was and is still MOSTLY organized by those in the USA.

  9. Jan 2022
    1. What Is Pareto Efficiency? Pareto efficiency, or Pareto optimality, is an economic state where resources cannot be reallocated to make one individual better off without making at least one individual worse off. Pareto efficiency implies that resources are allocated in the most economically efficient manner, but does not imply equality or fairness. An economy is said to be in a Pareto optimum state when no economic changes can make one individual better off without making at least one other individual worse off.

      Heard this from a [[Nas Daily]] interview. Interesting how this is a much more concrete term for a "win-win".

    1. The finding is supported by a related spike in face-lifts when elective surgeries opened last summer.

      Booming time to start a plastic surgeon affiliate marketing business targeted at frequent Zoom callers!

    1. Actually looks like a pretty interesting browser. Looks like they're taking shots at Brave for focussing so much on crypto and others trying to build paid premium browsers.

    1. gamma activity is elevated in the DMN during rest. Here, we document that the rat basal forebrain (BF) exhibits the same pattern of responses, namely pronounced gamma oscillations during quiet wakefulness in the home cage and suppression of this activity during active exploration of an unfamiliar environment.

      The forebrain shows lower action during a task-oriented state. This correlates with the Task Network, the opposite of the Default Mode Network.

    1. “Time is running out fast. Let’s not waste the few seconds we have left to make a difference, not only on behalf of our veterans but more so for the generations to come. We have to trust and let us guide not only by our doings, more so we have to trust and unite in faith regardless of what kind of beliefs anyone has.

      What the fuck does any of this have to do with veterans?

      Like, come on. At least try to make a coherent argument about how these restrictions put a burden on the average person due to increased delivery times, reduction in throughput, and an effect on infrastructure.

      Of course, they wouldn't make that argument, because it would produce a good-faith debate for which the facts are not in their favour. Instead, they're going to attempt to assert dominance over the majority of Canadians by blocking streets with their big ole trucks and screaming about the veterans and freedom of faith - both irrelevant in the simple request that you get a harmless vaccine before performing international shipping operations.

    2. Truckers using the Pacific Highway Crossing in Surrey, B.C. south of Vancouver face a wait up to five hours because of heightened security checks at all border crossings on Sept. 12, 2001. (Canadian Press/Richard Lam)

      2001? As in - after 9/11?

      They're just pulling random facts to make up an argument.

    3. The Canadian government continues to use phrases and words to the Canadian people through the media that incite hate toward people who have decided to utilize their right to say no to a vaccine.

      People hate the selfishness of people that has only furthered the growth of new variants. Not because the government said so, but because fuck your selfish choice, and fuck you for trying to make a scene and cite conspiracy stories because your community doesn't respect you for making poor decision. Shut the fuck up and stop making up problems. Our government didn't make us think you're idiots. You did that by making stupid decisions and then yelling to everyone that could hear about how brilliant and important your stupid decisions were.

    4. Following the Public Health Agency of Canada’s announcement that foreign truck drivers can only enter Canada if fully vaccinated starting Jan. 15, and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced similar requirements starting Jan. 22 for non-U.S. national truckers crossing into the United States, thousands of truckers decided to protest against the vaccine mandates, threatening to go on strike and “strategically” paralyze multiple roads.

      Good, so let's build up Canadian production and the economy and stop relying on poorly regulated US production. We can produce apples, and beef, and lamb, and pork, and oil, and electricity, and potatoes, and most other essentials here.

      We stop relying on Harper-era US production and refinement of Canadian goods and start adjusting to support our own people. This neighbour to the South - and truckers they employ - have only made things worse for Canadians throughout all of this, from our consuming their inflammatory media, to our heeding to their nationalistic border controls.

      Let's continue to employ Canadian truckers to ship within our own borders, and let the cross-USA shippers slowly fall apart behind their inability to take the most basic of actions to protect the health of our community.

    1. Overall you will...Manage a pod of engineers while maintaining a hands-on attitude. While it’s important to delegate work to your reports, it’s also important to be willing to jump in and solve a problem or handle a crisis.Conduct code reviews as a way to maintain code quality, teach, and learnHelp scope, architect, and implement large product initiatives including UI, logic, networking, and persistence componentsCollaborate with our design and hospitality teams to decide product experiments and adjustments to the browserMentor engineers on how to prototype and ship products at an rapid but sustainable paceWithin 1 month you will...Get onboarded onto the team and codebase with an onboarding buddyReceive a number of onboarding presentations on how we give each other feedback, the phases a startup goes through, our technical strategy, workplace culture, and moreGet familiar with Swift, The Composable Architecture, and our development environmentHave shipped a few bug fixes and features across our codebaseHave pair programmed with a large portion of the engineering teamGet familiar with how we prototype, validate product ideas, then productionize features before shipping themGet familiar with our pace and the cadence at which we shipWithin 3 months you will...Have worked on 5+ projects across the codebase, each with a different set of engineers and designersBe the point of contact for bugs and product iterations of a few product surface areasBe involved in product discussions about certain product surface areasBe involved in weekly engineering discussions about our architecture, how we do code review, code style, and moreBe regularly posting feedback about using the browser in our #dogfooding channelBe interview trained and interviewing candidates for roles at the Browser CompanyBe mentoring and pair programming with newer engineers to help them get spun up on the codebaseWithin 6 months you will...Be leading execution within a product area, ensuring design and engineering are in sync and shipping at a good paceBe mentoring engineers on your team and across the org on what rapid and efficient execution looks likeBe giving feedback to engineers and designers in your team on how they can improve their code quality, prototyping cadence, and time to shipBe interacting with other team leads across engineering, design, and hospitality to ensure your pod is working on the right features

      I wish every job posting would write this sort of story-based, expectation setting story like this. It makes it explicitly clear what is expected, and also happens to make the expectations very clear. You know well ahead what you can expect. Also makes the role more appealing for a specific person who would like the role.

    1. Email Marketing 20 Email Marketing Automation Concepts from Brennan Dunn's Mastering Convertkit Self-Paced Email Course and Evergreen Product Pitch using Convertkit Automations 🧠 How I think about sending a lot of email. 🌲 Shadow Newsletter for Evergreen Emails in ConvertKit Exporting Drip Tags for Import into Convertkit

      I love that he's summarized the marketing course he's taken.

      {{[[TODO]]}} I should go back and#ToWrite similar summaries for the Double Your Freelancing Academy I took in 2016.

    1. Limit your time on Twitter and set your Engagement Sacred Hours. Adding these constraints will make it easier for you to be more intentional about the way you use Twitter. For instance, Alumni Matt only allows himself to log into Twitter twice a day — usually for 30-45 minutes each time. So when he's online, he makes sure he uses most of his "allowance" time engaging with his favorite shippers.

      I love the idea of dedicating intentional time each day or week to interact with others in a meaningful way on Twitter.

    1. Distractions are what happen to people who aren't inspired, who aren't actively reading, listening, watching, and studying.

      Perhaps my Roam-abouts (aimless ADHD reading and collecting) is useful for this reason. Just need to find productive ways to direct it.

    1. The first is to tell the reader why you actually are the expert—and do so explicitly. For example, if you are writing about real estate, and you've built a real estate portfolio (however big or small), you should tell readers, "Over the course of my career, I've bought and sold X number of buildings. And I want to teach you how you can buy and sell your first piece of real estate too." Writers struggle here because they fear talking about themselves will come off as "bragging" to readers, but it doesn't. Readers want context. They want to know why they should listen to you. And if you don't give them a reason, they're going to assume you have no idea what you're talking about.

      This is a bold and direct approach, but feels important if I'm trying to write about career advice as a software developer

  10. Dec 2021
    1. Long-term marijuana use may also have health-related side effects. Studies have found the substance may reduce the volume of gray matter in your brain23 and, when smoked, increase your risk of chronic bronchitis24. Health experts also recommend people avoid using marijuana while pregnant or breastfeeding25xTrusted Source National Library of Medicine, Biotech Information The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov .

      Well this is concerning

    1. I would really like to check this out. Perhaps sometime in the summer when I have more energy and more time. Learning to even pretend to rap my help me better appreciate and understand lyrics.

    1. The next generation of farms are indoors and vertical. “Vertical farms” work like parking garages. Many don’t use soil; they use materials and sensors that mimic natural environments. Because they can operate 24/7 and recycle water, the efficiency is f*cking ridiculous: 350x the traditional farm harvest with just 1% of the water.

      It would be critical to research nutrient density. Since, as food grows larger, it has lower density of nutrients to calories. We could wind up producing 100x the amount of food, but will it have the same amount of nutrition?

    1. Because it turns out the term “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps” started out as an insult against bombastic nimrods who claim they’ve achieved something that is simply impossible. 

      tk #funny

    1. Is my Home Buyers’ Plan balance up to date? (If you have never participated in the HBP this section does not apply.) If you have previously participated in the HBP, you may be able to do so again if: your HBP balance is zero on January 1st of the year during which you plan on withdrawing funds under the HBP you meet all the other HBP conditions that apply to your situation Your HBP balance from your last participation is zero when the total of your yearly designated HBP repayments and any amounts included in your income (because no designated HBP repayment was made as required for a given year) equals the total eligible withdrawals you made from your RRSP under your participation in the HBP.

      You can reuse the Home Buyer Plan once you've refilled your RRSP? So essentially, if you could contribute $35,000 to your RRSP each year, then you could reuse that money to buy another property?

    1. I don't have a proper answer to solve the problem that I mentioned related to the unsustainable community in web-dev. Maybe someone could create a version of NPM which has a revenue model similar to Netflix.

      I wonder how you might build pricate modules for the web. The most common solution we have to this currently is the SAAS model. This model does work generally well, like Auth0 for auth, Vercel for deployment, Stripe for payments. There are many more micro-saas companies that solve for more niche problems like Onfido for ID verification.

      I think the concern here is the amount of flexibility expected by most developers on the web. In Game Development people are much more invested in their tools. An Unreal Engine developer likely has no reason to ever leave unless they change jobs significantly. Really, this is similar to React. Which is why we are seeing frameworks built entirely around this like Remix and Next. Is this such a bad system?

      It seems like a No-Code solution really could just build on top of these frameworks and take advantage of their existing patterns for uniformity.

    2. What we can learnYeah! We are using Typescript & it's towards a good direction. There are similar UI tools that are similar to what I mentioned above. Still, I think Typescript is a patch & not a proper solution. I don't think any of the browser vendors have plans for native TS support yet. Since web assembly is fully supported in these browsers, I wish we could use C++, C# to build web apps in the future.I Still believe we should use no-code tools & these strongly typed languages hand-in-hand to build apps faster & add rich functionality.

      I don't think you need C# in the browser to support this. Typescript is widespread and adoption is fast. As more libraries enable strict mode, it's very likely that we can build these sort of tools in typescript as well by inferringtypes. TypeORM does this reasonably well with database models, though it does require a bit more effort and glue code. If we can invest in more platforms like Arunoda is describing here, I think we could standardize tooling simply around TypeScript.

      In VS Code for example, I rarely need to leave the file I'm in any more. We define and use types as the primary interface we discover code paths with now.

    3. I know about webflow, is it a mainstream tool? Can we build a proper app with that? Are you using it?

      It's very limited, especially for collaboration, but it seems to be a great tool for individual developers or designers who want to build a website the looks good quickly.

      It offers some stuff for dynamic sites, but it's not incredibly complex. You can build a blog easily. You can use the "database" features to define list-detail views for simple object types. You could probably get a lot more complex over time.

      Also note: adding any custom JavaScript makes the site incredibly difficult to use. And you wind up needing custom JS often. Example: You cannot make a form post to an endpoint, you need to store it in their limited forms product (which they charge for separately).

    1. A good library is filled with mostly unread books. That’s the point. Our relationship with the unknown causes the very problem Taleb is famous for contextualizing: the black swan. Because we underestimate the value of what we don’t know and overvalue what we do know, we fundamentally misunderstand the likelihood of surprises. The antidote to this overconfidence boils down to our relationship with knowledge. The anti-scholar, as Taleb refers to it, is “someone who focuses on the unread books, and makes an attempt not to treat his knowledge as a treasure, or even a possession, or even a self-esteem enhancement device — a skeptical empiricist.” My library serves as a visual reminder of what I don’t know.

      I prefer the positive interpretation, of how much more there is to know. Quantifying anything in terms of how much we do not have is limited because we have finite knowledge out of an infinite set.

      Each book instead of referencing something we do not know is a portal into things we have yet to know.

      I think Nassim Taleb also mentioned elsewhere that having a lot of books you haven't read shows interest in a topic.

    1. Since PeerIDs are long-lived identities, it’s possible for someone to look up your PeerID in the distributed hash table (DHT) that stores public IPFS metadata and track your IP address over time.

      This is concerning. It seems like there must be some way of anonymizing (or obfuscating) this Peer ID. Either by renewing the Node on a set interval or with some sort of protocol-level indirection?

    1. However, this doesn't mean you need to remember a long string of CIDs — IPFS can find the latest version of your file using the IPNS decentralized naming system, and DNSLink can be used to map CIDs to human-readable DNS names.

      I should read into [[IPNS]] and [[DNSLink]] tp understand how [[Content IDs]] are converted to human-readable domain names, and how traditional DNSes can map to resources in the IPFS edge network.

    2. The average lifespan of a web page is 100 days before it's gone forever. The medium of our era shouldn't be this fragile. IPFS makes it simple to set up resilient networks for mirroring data, and thanks to content addressing, files stored using IPFS are automatically versioned.

      I wonder if this would enable an automatic Internet Achive? How does archive.org currently backup and store the web?

    1. ClickUp prosWork even when the wifi is down with Offline ModeManage projects without spending a penny with our Free Forever PlanTrack task durations using native time trackingWork with more than one person on a single task with multiple assigneesCreate your own workflows using task statuses Use markdown shortcuts to quickly format texts without using your mouseWork on the go with ClickUp mobile apps for both iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android

      I've gotta say, they've made a compelling argument why one might consider ClickUp here. They even managed to closely tie it to the usecases for Roam with the second-brain references and such.

    2. C. Draw successful plans and workflows with Mind MapsLove to make visual plans? Mind Maps just might be your thing. It’s like your second brain living outside your body.Use the blank mode to sketch out better thoughts, ideas, or your entire project plan in a flowchart manner. All with the ease of drag and drop functionality.

      Clickup seems to feature all these small little features that seem really useful for teams. It seems like they create whatever their users tend to need! I wonder how each piece fits into one another.

      Seems like note-taking and task management are closely linked. What about these other features?

      CON: It might be gimmicky, and long-term it seems like a maintainability nightmare. Unless there is a team focussed on this type of tool, (i.e. it is core to the product lifecycle) then it is likely to become outdated over time.

    3. And if you’ve ever played a multiplayer game 🎮, collaborating on Docs is something like that. 

      Clickup actually looks quite compelling as an alternative to Confluence / Jira ecosystem. Nice that you can collaborate on docs and generate tasks from there. Seems like a better alternative to Atlassian in general.

      More specifically-focussed than something like Notion, where you could build some of this, but you need to do it yourself.

    4. The way you view your tasks on Roam Research isn’t flexible.No timeline. No Gantt chart. No Kanban view. All you’re stuck with are pages and pages of data and, of course, the spider web (network or graph view).

      Not having a Kanban board? Untrue, but also frankly unnecessary in most cases. The point of Roam Research TODOs are to indicate action items from research and notes.

      Too many applications try to do everything. Stop it. If you need complex multi-threaded, multi-user task management then use something built for it like Jira. Or if you absolutely need it alongside notes, sure, Notion, but that doesn't entirely replace Roam if you're using it the way it's intended.

      Also, nobody doing the work needs a Gantt chart more than once per quarter during quarterly planning.

    5. A note taking tool with no mobile app is like desserts with no sugar. 

      Good for you, more creative, and not so sickeningly sweet.

    1. Television[edit] Newhart's success in stand-up led to his own short-lived NBC variety show in 1961, The Bob Newhart Show. The show lasted only a single season, but it earned Newhart a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and a Peabody Award. The Peabody Board cited him as: .mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}a person whose gentle satire and wry and irreverent wit waft a breath of fresh and bracing air through the stale and stuffy electronic corridors. A merry marauder, who looks less like St. George than a choirboy, Newhart has wounded, if not slain, many of the dragons that stalk our society. In a troubled and apprehensive world, Newhart has proved once again that laughter is the best medicine. In the mid-1960s, Newhart was one of the initial three co-hosts of the variety show The Entertainers (1964), with Carol Burnett and Caterina Valente,[15] appeared on The Dean Martin Show 24 times and on The Ed Sullivan Show eight times.[4] He appeared in a 1963 episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, "How to Get Rid of Your Wife"; and on The Judy Garland Show. Newhart guest-hosted The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 87 times, and hosted Saturday Night Live twice, in 1980 and 1995. In addition to stand-up comedy, Newhart became a dedicated character actor. This led to other series, such as Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, Captain Nice, two episodes of Insight, and It's Garry Shandling's Show. He reprised his role as Dr. Bob Hartley on Murphy Brown, appeared as himself on The Simpsons, and played a retired forensic pathologist on NCIS. Newhart guest-starred on three episodes of ER, for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award,[4] as well as on Desperate Housewives and a role on NCIS as Ducky's mentor and predecessor, who was discovered to have Alzheimer's disease. In 2013, he also appeared on Committed and in an episode of the sixth season of The Big Bang Theory, for which he was awarded a Primetime Emmy Award, and which led to subsequent appearances in its seventh, ninth, and eleventh seasons.[16]

      [[Norm Macdonald]] wrote a sketch for [[Bob Newhart]] that Bob asked Norm if he could put it into his act. Bob did one-sided conversations, so Norm had written him one. Highest point in his career.

  11. Nov 2021
    1. Table. Another way to organize data in Roam Research is in a table—though it works a bit differently than Roam's kanban boards. Here, type {{table}}, then in the next row nest each header column you want, and then add the 2nd row as another set of nested items, and so on. It keeps each row of the table in one outline set, versus the kanban board which keeps each column's items together.

      Realizing I could probably just use tables instead of kanban boards when I want to display images side-by-side.