Assorted links #29

1050. The Beginner’s Guide to Databases / The Technically Database Database
1051. How to Read a Chocolate Bar Label to Buy the Best Chocolate
1052. Timeline of the far future
1053. Eyecandy – Visual Technique Library
1054. Are Sunk Costs Fallacies?
1055. Category:Unidentified people
1056. Vernacular Economics: How Building Codes & Taxes Shape Regional Architecture
1057. Why Lego won / Why Oreo won
1058. Rail Suicide: A Train Driver’s Struggle to Return to the Tracks
1059. The 50 Best Films of the 21st Century So Far, Ranked
↪ I am certain that only a few of these movies will make it to a top 50 list of the “Best Films of the 21st Century” at the end of the century. However, a lot of good recommendations (especially the non-Western movies).
1060. One parameter is always enough
1061. Designing for colorblindness
1062. Forty-Five Things I Learned in the Gulag
1063. Augmenting Long-term Memory
1064. The Philosopher-Entrepreneur Reading List
1065. The sound of the dialup, pictured
1066. All 20 “Rules for History of Philosophy”
1067. Effective Spaced Repetition
1068. Mapping Diversity
1069. List of examples of Stigler’s law
↪ A list of scientific discoveries to honor people other than their respective originators.
1070. Replacing my best friends with an LLM trained on 500,000 group chat messages
1071. Status as a Service (StaaS)
1072. Nakatomi Space
↪ For the die hard fans of Die Hard. Or/and architecture.
1073. Amazon Web Services In Plain English
1074. Cool URIs don’t change
1075. Being Poor
1076. So you want to be a consultant…?
1077. How to Get Good at Chess, Fast: A simple, step-by-step guide to rapid chess improvement
1078. The slow death of purposeless walking
1079. Khan Academy: Algorithms
1080. Why the Days Seem Shorter as We Get Older
1081. Why consider the lighthouse a public good?
↪ An interesting paper arguing that there is no a priori basis to consider the lighthouse as a public good.
1082. The 100 China Books You Have to Read
1083. You’re not uncool. Making friends as an adult is just hard
1084. Why did we wait so long for the bicycle?
1085. The Weirdest Metro System in the World | Amsterdam Metro / Amsterdam Just Got Awesomer
1086. Space Elevator
1087. The Analog Antiquarian
↪ An amazing blog (or rather online book?). For a great example of high-quality content, check out the post/chapter on how to build a pyramid.
1088. How can we develop transformative tools for thought?
1089. A beginner’s guide to modern classical music
1090. Stretch 15
1091. 128 Things About the City / Two Hundred Fifty Things an Architect Should Know
1092. Lost at SQL: The SQL learning game
1093. Timeline of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
1094. You Don’t Always Have to be Rational
1095. How to Be a Better Reader
1096. How Stewart Made Tucker
↪ A great essay on political journamlism in the U.S. (the best bits are not directly related to Jon Stewart or Tucker Carlson).
1097. The Shape of Rome
1098. Index of branches of science
1099. Typography Manual
1100. My Lifetime Reading Plan
1101. News Minimalist
↪ Using ChatGPT to give significance scores to news.
1102. How to walk around London

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