What I'm reading: October-ish EditionEvan Travers
I used to insta-share everything I liked on Instapaper immediately on Twitter/Slack... I'm going to try a different path and accumulate links into posts like this. Just thinking about trying something different. I'm not going to turn into Daring Fireball, I promise.
Here's a sampling of what I've been reading...
Deep Work by Cal Newport
Still working through this on audible. I'll likely post a summary/review when I'm done.
900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad by Harrison E. Salisbury
I've been meaning to finish this for years. It's a fascinating study of flawed leadership principles and brave souls making the best of the worst situation I've ever read.
You and Me Forever by Francis and Lisa Chan
Almost done with this one. Highly recommended.
The Experience Economy
The phrase “The Experience Economy”, like the worst sort of corporate speak, sounds less like a viable business plan than it does a discarded slogan for Las…
The Source History of Cat
I once had a debate with members of my extended family about whether a computer science degree is a degree worth pursuing. I was in college at the time and trying…
The American Grandmaster Who Could Become World Champion
If you ask the people who know Fabiano Caruana what Fabiano Caruana is like, they will tell you that Fabiano Caruana is, you know, just a normal guy. He likes movies. He likes music. He likes to eat. He works out. He goes on dates. Just a normal guy. Just a normal guy who is ranked second in the world in chess...
What’s in My Bag, 2018 Edition
Deep Work Update
Last week I made the decision to schedule every minute of my day, and wanted to share a quick update. In short, this is working out very well for me so far.
Writing a Screencast Video Editor in Haskell
For the last six months I’ve been working on a screencast video editor called Komposition, and it’s now released and open source. This is an experience report, based on a talk from Lambda World Cádiz 2018, that’ll give an overview of Komposition’s design, implementation, testing, and planned future work.
The Psychology of Design
There are a number of debates about which additional skills designers should learn. Should designers code, write, or understand business? These skills are incredibly valuable but perhaps not essential. However, I would argue that every designer should learn the fundamentals of psychology...
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