Some advice for next time you host a dinner party: Make sure that some aromatics – garlic, ginger, thyme, etc. – have landed in a pan of hot olive oil before your guests walk in.
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This site hosts my daily writing on creating systems to sustainably scale our impact on the world.
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Reflecting on technological progress reminds us that things that look impossible today might be commonplace just decades from now.
We tend to act as if our perception of the world is an objective truth. But the reality is that we are merely piecing together predictions of our environment based on a range of stimuli.
Circus is a dance with failure. The performers who train every day to soar through the air on trapeze have fallen many times, so that when the time comes to do it for an audience, they'll hit their mark.
You could, given enough time, transmit the entirety of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 to someone half a mile away by tossing chickens and goats off a bridge.
I'll never forget the feedback I received on a paper from one of my college professors: "Beautifully written as always, John, but lacking in substance."
A tutorial for setting up Ghost Finder to allow visitors to search your Ghost blog.
Spotify lets you sort playlists by traditional song metadata like artist and track name, but what if you want to sort by genre or even danceability?
Choosy is a macOS utility that lets you set rules for which browser website links should open in.