Assorted links #30

1103. Notes on Nigeria / Notes on Benin
1104. Ten Principles for Good Design
1105. Pricing Money: A Beginner’s Guide to Money. Bonds, Futures and Swaps
1106. List of open-source alternatives to everyday SaaS products
1107. Seinfeld Law: An Outrageous, Egregious, Preposterous, take on the legal issues of Seinfeld
1108. The ergodicity problem in economics
↪ A good paper. Hattip: Luca Dellanna’s book, Ergodicity (a decent book that can easily be skippped if you are already familiar with the writings of Nassim Nicholas Taleb). Related, I also like this paper on group-to-individual generalisability, including topics such as ergodicity, the ecological fallacy, Simpson’s paradox, and how to understand the relationship between intraindividual and interindividual variables.
1109. /Film’s Top 100 Movies Of All Time
1110. The Fastest Maze-Solving Competition On Earth
1111. Everyone Loves to Hate the IPA
1112. The 100 Hardest Video-Game Levels, Ranked
1113. The history of the term “planet” is not what you probably think it is
1114. Some blogging myths
1115. Henry Marsh: ‘Preparing to die has a lot to do with having had a good life’
↪ A great interview with Henry Marsh. I liked this part: “Many treatments are expensive, and the public health system cannot afford them. More diapers are sold for the elderly than for children. 30 years ago I would have died of cancer; now I will die with cancer, but not of cancer. Cancer is, fundamentally, a disease of the elderly. The probability of having it at 70 is a thousand times higher than that of having it at 20. But dementia terrifies me more. I couldn’t bear to become a nuisance.” I feel the same way. I am not afraid of dying, but I am afraid of not living on my own terms. As Atul Gawande writes in Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End: “Our reverence for independence takes no account of the reality of what happens in life: sooner or later, independence will become impossible. Serious illness or infirmity will strike. It is as inevitable as sunset. And then a new question arises: If independence is what we live for, what do we do when it can no longer be sustained?”
1116. Read Something Wonderful
1117. Ailing Brussels: Portrait of a city where inequalities operate in a vicious circle
1118. Finish your projects
1119. macOS Internals
1120. The History of Fire Escapes
1121. The 100 greatest children’s books of all time
1122. All About Berlin
1123. Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Mathematics
1124. Bellingcat’s Online Investigation Toolkit
1125. The Deep Sea
↪ Worth checking out (again) in the wake of the OceanGate submersible implosion.
1126. No Vehicles in the Park
1127. The Asterix Annotations
↪ Book annotations for Asterix (I am more nostalgic about European comics like Asterix and Tintin than anything Marvel).
1128. What Board Games Can Teach Us About Politics and Power
1129. 150 Most Legendary Restaurants in the World & Their Iconic Dishes
1130. Games Hotline Digital Safety Guide
1131. The Gambler Who Beat Roulette
1132. Common Bugs in Writing
↪ I should follow some of the advice, e.g., ‘If you find yourself saying “In other words,” it means you didn’t say it clearly enough the first time. Go back and rewrite the first attempt.’
1133. Common Errors in Technical Writing
1134. Why Write?
1135. Git is my buddy: Effective Git as a solo developer
1136. Why European Trucks Are Different
↪ Maybe I have played too much Euro Truck Simulator 2 but I found this interesting.
1137. Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2023
↪ Great dynamic data visualisations on sustainable development.
1138. John List’s The Voltage Effect: A review
↪ A review by Jason Collins very much in line with my own reading of the book.
1139. Data-Oriented Design
1140. How to Learn Better in the Digital Age
1141. Rejected GitHub Profile Achievements
1142. From “Heavy Purchasers” of Pregnancy Tests to the Depression-Prone: We Found 650,000 Ways Advertisers Label You

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