Friday links and objects of interest – 3/24/23

— My wife bought me a Soda Stream last year, and it’s been in almost-daily use since then. Little did I know, there were other handy uses for it outside of carbonated drinks. For instance, preserving your greens.

— Danielle Riendeau over at Game Developer wrote a useful post on negotiating contracts for smaller game developers, including negotiating rights, marketing, and more.

— Meanwhile, Outside magazine has a write-up on organizing your pantry. As we get ready to pack up and move our house, I’m also looking toward the future and our next home. Keeping this one bookmarked for future organization systems.

— Austin Kleon has a post on daily journaling and how to use your journals as “future assistants for yourself.” Basically, the idea is that if you’ve documented your days successfully, you can go back over them in the future to use as prompts and provocations for future ideas.

— This Tiny Desk concert with Bono and The Edge is delightful.

— Naval is pretty famous for his “isms” these days. As I transition to a new position in entrepreneurship and leadership, I’m bookmarking this pretty famous thread for future students interested in developing true wealth.

— The FCC has proposed (finally) an initiative to make it as easy to cancel a service as it is to sign up. That means organizations like The New York Times, which rely on predatory practices including having to call (and wait on hold for ages) in order to cancel will no longer be able to do that.

The Six Phases of a Post-GPT World. This seems like a pretty accurate description of what’s to come in the next year or so with AI.

6 November 2019; Sophia The Robot, Robot, Hanson Robotics, right, and David Hanson, Founder, Hanson Robotics Ltd.,
on Centre Stage during day two of Web Summit 2019 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Web Summit via Sportsfile


Excellent post. One of my favorites of 2023. Absolutely beautiful: “Everything is compromised; nothing is easy. But building anew, retreating to create, being awkward and hard to grasp, finding your allies and establishing your zone of cultural refusal, whether in a mountain community or in your urban home: what else is there?”

— I’ve been trying out this new chat app called Wavelength based on a recommendation from Gruber. It’s (I think) exactly what I’ve been looking for.