Just signed up to support Quillette and Sam Harris’ Waking Up on a regular basis. Both are publishing important, intellectually demanding work, on par with or exceeding traditional news publications. Most recently, I enjoyed “The Hysterical Campus” in Quillette and Sam Harris’ interview with Yuval Noah Harari. And, if you want more of the backstory […]
RFC #17: Experiments and the Economics of Open Source. I joined Nadia and Mikeal to discuss my work on WP-CLI, the economics, origins, staying productive as a maintainer, fund raising, and the state of WP-CLI "today" (aka last May when this was recorded). Update: I forgot I said this: "[The GPL] is used often as […]
A few recent podcasts that caught my interest: When Your Side Project Blows Up with Dawson Whitfield of Logojoy. Logojoy is an online logo creator that uses machine learning to create the perfect logo for you. "Meh, this isn't AI," you might say. Doesn't matter — it has the same disruptive impact. Can you imagine […]
Roots Radio Ep 13 – React w/ Daniel Bachhuber. Had a great time chatting with Chris Carr and Austin Pray about the RESTful WP-CLI project and what I’ve been doing with React.
The caste system in India. Everything you didn’t know. Excellent lecture from Arundhati Roy.
The Dispatch – Daniel Bachhuber. I made it on a podcast! Although I’m too embarrassed to hear myself speak — someone will have to tell me how I did.
Terry Hunt, Carl Lipo: “The Statues Walked – What Really Happened on Easter Island.” Rethink everything you thought you knew about Easter Island. Jared Diamond had it wrong.
Ian Bogost on Newsgames. What most forms of traditional media aren’t good at are showing how things work, and that’s exactly what video games are great for. Must listen.
Stormy Peters – Is Your Data Free? Exactly.
On Kommons, Andrew Spittle asked what I’m reading now that I’m no longer on Twitter or Facebook. For now, I mostly consume content with Reeder (on the iPhone and desktop, and synced with Google Reader), Instapaper, or as podcasts. My Economist print subscription lapsed about a month ago but I’m thinking about picking it up again. […]