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Interesting people are often drawn to the same curiosities I am. Every so often, I stumble upon a goldmine in the vast expanse of the internet, revealing what I term the Living Web - not content put up by big media or hastily produced writings, but thoughtful, genuine ideas. This is my effort to shine a light on those genuine corners. I'll share links to what I've read every Friday.
Thanks to devpapa for the inspiration (and yes, I'm shamelessly borrowing the concept).
The Living Web counters the Dead Internet theory, which claims the web is more machine than man. Instead, the Living Web represents those rare spots online still brimming with genuine human expression and ideas.
- Simple, Loveable, Complete - An alternative approach for building and validating products, compared to MVPs
- Holding a Program in One's Head - The section on interruptions has become personally felt 😔. There was one time I was deep in code-space tracing a bug and I was tapped on the shoulder - immediately lost where the bug was.
The danger of a distraction depends not on how long it is, but on how much it scrambles your brain. A programmer can leave the office and go and get a sandwich without losing the code in his head. But the wrong kind of interruption can wipe your brain in 30 seconds.
- Paul Graham
- Why you should outsource your opinions - Great read by my friend Josh
- Church of Interruption - Had a bit of role play w/ Harrison after I interrupted him one too many times
- Pydantic is all you need - AI Engineering. Probably going to watch the whole youtube channel.
- Enso - A writing tool that helps you enter a state of flow. There's a free web-app version, but I bought the desktop app. It cost somewhere ~$10 - and it's definitively worth it. It's a great help in creating the first draft and getting your thoughts on a page.