News & Analysis | No. 263

I spend my time reading 3-6 books a month on security, technology, and society—and thinking about what might be coming next. Every Monday I send out a list of the best content I’ve found in the last week to around 40,000 people. It’ll save you tons of time. Happy New…

On Unionizing Against Tech Companies

Over the last few years I’ve seen two very different complaints against tech companies. Google is the most recent example. Workers Being Treated Poorly: I’m 100% in support of unionizing for this reason. Treating contractors like garbage, racism, sexism, other types of discrimination, poor working conditions, etc. These are all…

News & Analysis | No. 262

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Maximizing Appreciation of Life

Lots of things have combined to help me capture and articulate what I believe is my ultimate life purpose: I enjoy finding patterns in how people pursue meaning, constructing models for how said meaning works, and then creating, discussing, and sharing possible frameworks for improving it.My About Page I think…

An Audio Quality Primer

Basics Sound is the vibration of something within air that causes waves, or pulses, of that air that can be measured by the number of waves per second. This is measured in Hertz, which is one wave per second. The human theoretical limits for hearing are 20 hertz (20 waves…

News & Analysis | No. 261

I spend my time reading 3-6 books a month on security, technology, and society—and thinking about what might be coming next. Every Monday I send out a list of the best content I’ve found in the last week to around 40,000 people. It’ll save you tons of time. SECURITY NEWS…

News & Analysis | No. 260

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Whose Life Are You Living?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to live the ideal life. This was prompted years ago by David Brooks who talked about résumé virtues vs. eulogy virtues in The Road to Character: It occurred to me that there were two sets of virtues, the résumé virtues…

Summary: Atlas Shrugged

8/10 My One-Sentence Summary Only people who manage their lives according to reality and reason, and who strive to be productive on their own—with no help from others—are worthy of love (or assistance when they’re in a bad spot). Spoilers below. Capture Reality is the backstop to everything Reason is…
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