(Note: I just started adding hashtags to categorize links. I'm planning to switch formats for this page soon so that you can filter by tag.)
- How to adopt Christopher Alexander’s ideas in the software industry by Stefan Lesser. I love Christopher Alexander’s work, so this was a fun read. #cs
- Amazing and pretty website about rituals http://rite.house/ #pretty
- Dialup is a kind of interesting service, where you can set up recurring phone meetings with people and it’ll auto-dial you in at X time.
- My Python Environment Workflow with Conda by Tim Hopper. This got me to check out
direnvand it is AWESOME. #cs
- Ran across this old piece from Matt Stoller. Pretty interesting take. The broader question here is one I’ve been interested in for a while. (Something like: “How much power should economists have w.r.t setting policy?”) Also included a related piece and a book I read a while back that has a similar thesis. #politics
- Stoller on the OIRA (Content warning: violence discussed abstractly, from the perspective of federal policy. The title and first paragraph are a bit much.) .
- OIRA 2.0: How Regulatory Review Can Help Respond to Existential Threats
- “The Economists Hour” by Binyamin Applebaum is a great read. It’s highly critical of the role economists have played in US gov’t over the last 50 years. Here’s a WaPo review of the book.