LiDaR is the gift that keeps giving, in the dense forests of South America: www.vice.com/en/articl…
It’s good to make things _for fun_https://austinhenley.com/blog/programmingasplay.html
Interesting quote from Justin Murphy:
We should try to disconnect from all of these culture-substitutes, which have been spoonfed to us by corporations in naked bids for cognitive control. And in the space that is opened up thereby, we should find ourselves re-wilding how we think, speak, write, and interact in small, private groups. We have to seek the good, the beautiful, and the true, at all costs, but from a place of cultivated ignorance rather than heavy over-knowing.
One should never seek to be weird or “creative.” That’s always lame. One should seek to be utterly normal, but without knowing what is normal to others.
A not-so-long-ago article on SBF by Sequoia: web.archive.org/web/20221…
“After my interview with SBF, I was convinced: I was talking to a future trillionaire. Whatever mojo he worked on the partners at Sequoia—who fell for him after one Zoom—had worked on me, too…. I don’t know how I know, I just do. SBF is a winner.”
“He’s an ethical maximalist in an industry that’s overwhelmingly populated with ethical minimalists. … I know who I’d rather trust my money with: SBF, hands-down. And if he does end up saving the world as a side effect of being my banker, all the better.”
Pretty … unbelievable in hindsight.
Looking at Gemini and other “web bloat” fixes: youtu.be/I2Q35uFCq…
On over-hyped claims and throwing around the word “wormhole”
Vaguely disturbing: www.palladiummag.com/2022/11/0…
Interesting historical tidbit: early Lisp had several “similar” languages that died out: http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/sri/Raphael_A_Brief_Survey_of_Languages_for_Symbolic_and_Algebraic_Manipulation_Sep66.pdf
“The forty year programmer”