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Links & Sundry
Don't go to space like this
Published: Jul 22, 2021
Primal screaming at the new space race. [warning: profanity]
The struggle is real
Published: Jul 20, 2021
Is there a meaningful praxis for socialist-leaning tech workers?
Know how they're paying your bills
Published: Jul 16, 2021
A very Friday response to a very bad Medium marketing tweet.
Published: Jul 14, 2021
A blistering takedown of cryptocurrencies leads to an exceptionally dark thought: what if crypto is a self-perpetuating trauma machine?
Published: Jul 12, 2021
Welp, we're trying the four-day workweek. Here's how, why, and how we'll be gauging success.
How to talk to conspiracy theorists about Atlantis
Published: Jul 09, 2021
It’s tempting to think of conspiracy theorists as uneducated, unintelligent, insane, or bad-faith actors. But we’re increasingly finding that the inverse is often true.
It's all abstract
Published: Jul 08, 2021
Research abstracts have changed a lot since they first appeared two centuries ago. It might be time to re-evaluate them.
Published: Jun 25, 2021
I'm heading on vacation, and won't be posting much here most likely. But here's a parting thought about the need for breaks.
Published: Jun 23, 2021
We need to come to terms with the fact that the information age is basically a giant uncontrolled experiment.
All eyes on the primary
Published: Jun 22, 2021
I didn't have much time to write today, so here's just a quick note on the machine and the experience of voting in my first ranked-choice election.
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Highlights & Deep Dives
Wanted: Late Capitalist Tech Worker
A Prototype for Stemming the Flood of Misinformation during Breaking News Event
Warning: Some Collaboration Required
The viral publishing game is over and we all lost
A Death In The Family
Savor your newspaper. This is what it feels like when it’s gone.
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