Quillette and Waking Up

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

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 […]

Terry Hunt, Carl Lipo: “The Statues Walked — What Really Happened on Easter Island.”

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.

What I read, December 2010

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. […]