Friday links

Here are some interesting links for today heading into the weekend:

  1. What is the Chinese Communist Party’s agenda over the last decade or two, through the next 50 years? Highly recommended. Start at paragraph #5.
  2. From 1990: Wile E. Coyote vs. Acme Company
  3. Jason Crawford on Organizational Metabolism and the for-profit advantage
  4. Auren Hoffman with some good advice on finding A-players during a downturn
  5. Want to see the Starlink satellites in your area? Start here.
  6. TIL you can screen share with anybody via Apple ID (MacOS obviously)
  7. On an esoteric kick, Randall Carlson on the deep history of humanity as it relates to climate change, culture, progress, and more (Joe Rogan podcast)
  8. The Navy officially released the videos of unidentified objects this week
  9. Analysis of the recent movements in the stock market
  10. Ruby adds experimental support for “end-less” method definitions
  11. This guy ran a marathon in his backyard
  12. A collection of Epigrams in Programming by Alan Perlis
  13. A history of the manufacturing lessons GM took from Toyota in 2007
  14. The Mafia is alive and well in Italy, and how organized crime offers value to citizens when the government doesn’t / can’t during the epidemic
  15. From a16z: When Distribution Trumps Product

And lastly, a cool Astronomy Picture of the Day showing the Kepler-90 solar system and how it compares to our own.

Monday morning links

Some interesting links for your Monday:

Lastly: Instacart is taking legal action against bots that automatically place orders. I am personally surprised they don’t offer this as a service – the market is speaking to them, and they’re not listening.

Friday links

File this one under “Things people will pay for during a global pandemic”: Add a farm animal to your corporate video call for under $100

On a related note, you probably need a haircut

Indoor vs. outdoor spread of covid-19 (hint: indoors is worse)

Colorado governor responds well to comparison w/ Nazism

Wolfrom’s essay on a fundamental theory of physics using computation as a basis

What are the ambitions of the Chinese Communist Party? Does intent matter?