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2024 Week 06 - Weekly Notes
Solidifying my Weekly Review Template has been extremely useful. It reminds me what’s important and what’s not, and putting the reasoning as to why I put a task on my weekly review.
- Prisoners in the US are part of a hidden workforce linked to hundreds of popular food brands
- After China Evergrande, Real Estate Crisis ‘Has Not Touched Bottom’ - The New York Times
- Watch Me Lose My Job on TikTok - The New York Times
I found a YouTube short about this woman who lost her job, and her reaction was to be happy. Like of course it’s going to garner views, and she even admits it’s not the normal reaction people have to being fired.
- A ‘Substantial’ Atmospheric River Will Soak the West Coast This Week - The New York Times
- Last week’s rains have been quite significant. My neighbor’s shoe rack was halfway blown to bits.
- The Big Little Guide to Message Queues
- Take the Road Most Documented
- I’ve become a huge fan of Jillian Hess’ newsletter, Noted. She distills what she’s learned by reading some of history’s favorite note-takers (and contemporary)
- Opinion | The Map of My Life - The New York Times
- Who Needs the Grand Canyon? Try a Microadventure. - The New York Times
- Carl Weathers, Who Played Apollo Creed in ‘Rocky’ Movies, Dies at 76 - The New York Times
- Elmo on X: “Elmo is just checking in! How is everybody doing?” - Apparently not so good, Elmo
- How to deal with an aversion to reality: Life advice from Dear Prudence.
- For all of these little hacks, I place them in a separate note with the title of the device. Our Crosley record player stopped spinning, and all I had to do was move the needle to the right
- A rabbit hole I fell into was the history of the Fillmore in San Francisco, and the legacy of Bill Graham
- One thing I was browsing through were the old concert posters for Fillmore West. The psychedelic poster art from Wes Wilson are just phenomenal, especially if you grew up listening to Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, and The Grateful Dead.
- They are called streaming data “pipe”lines… right? - Luca Pette
- On the Importance of RFCs in Programming - Matija Sosic
- HTMX and Web Components: a Perfect Match - Igor Roztropiński
- Browser extensions are underrated: the promise of hackable software - Geoffrey Lit
- The undercover generalist - Adolfo Ochagavía
- Rebuilding FourSquare for ActivityPub using OpenStreetMap - Terance Eden
- How Ideas Connect
- Infranodus - Generate Insight with AI and Knowledge Graphs
- Scrintal - Mindmapping and notetaking
- Introduction to Web Components and How to Start Using Them
- 41 Years in UX: A Career Retrospective
- The pain points of building a copilot
- I’ve created a new hotkey for clipboard history: option + command + c. Super helpful when I need to pull it up (which is almost always)
- The smol Talk app is extremely helpful in writing out a persona that we can use for prompt engineering
- Browsers Are Weird Right Now
- Rails-like easy app development using Node, React, and Prisma: Wasp
- I Can’t Handle Prestige TV
- Custom GPTs could be to build a technology tree visually connected to an infinite canvas app (parked idea)
“Rencontrer” is a meeting with the new. Remembrance is the comfort of recognition.
— Esther Perel
Last week, I learned there are three curiosity attractors. Curiosity Attractors are the recurring fascinations that you can’t shake, whether active or latent.
Epistemic curiosity refers to your desire to learn about the world and resolve gaps in your understanding
Empathic curiosity relates to your interest in connecting with others, understanding their perspectives and experiences
Diversive curiosity is that fleeting urge you sometimes feel to explore something new just for the sake of novelty, with no clear goal in mind
Curiosity attractors also often intersect with parts of your identity. We go back to questions that fit with our personal values and worldviews
— Anne-Laure Le Cunuff
- I learned from Scott H Young that from these three models of learning, the model that appears to be best fit is based off differing prior knowledge. Even for a beginner, they do learn a lot, even if it’s still not as much as someone who came in with a lot of prior knowledge (and they get benefit too)