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Links Worth Sharing #5

February 23, 2018

Aloha,

Here are some links I think are worth sharing.

In this week edition: A lot of music (from afro-latin electronic to hip-hop to unplugged guitar), tips to control your phone, some scientific insights about work, our addiction to convenience, and some impressive pie work.

  1. 🎧 The afro-latin project Penya released their first EP “Super Liminal“. It’s good! It’s always a pleasure to listen to Run The Jewels.
  2. 🎧 Do you want a downtempo hip-hop vibe? Listen to Milo – Who Told You To Think ??!!?!?!?!. Do you want to House club vibe? Dance to Peggy Gou – Six o Six.
  3. 🔑 Take control of your phone. I started using my phone in greyscale mode and removed the clutter on the first screen. I hope it helps.
  4. 🔑 Why “Deep Work” is Becoming a Competitive Advantage for Companies. Being a remote worker for many years and still having issues focusing, I fully support this article. We need better ways to work.
  5. ℹ️ “These findings suggest that stressful jobs have clear negative consequences for employee health when paired with low freedom in decision making, while stressful jobs can actually be beneficial to employee health if also paired with freedom in decision making.”
  6. 🔑 ”If the first convenience revolution promised to make life and work easier for you, the second promised to make it easier to *be you.*The new technologies were catalysts of selfhood. They conferred efficiency on self-expression.”. Tim Wu delivers a spot-on analysis on the role of Convenience in our modern society.
  7. 👩‍🎨🍴 Lauren Ko’s pies are original and beautiful.
  8. 🎧 I love OC Note’s work. He’s always surprising. His new album is innoncent and refreshing. Much needed. OC Notes – New Generation: Embracing the New Age

Thanks for reading!

Marc

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Links Worth Sharing #4

February 16, 2018

Aloha,

In this week edition: Urban Music, VR Graffiti, How Honor affects our brain, Facebook inexorable decline, an origami simulator, and decentralization.

  1. 🎧 NAS Performs “The World Is Yours” with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.
  2. ℹ️ Honor as a cultural mindset affects cognition . Activating honor improve performances in hierarchical thinking, but not in tasks requiring nominal thinking. Honor is mentally spatially located upwards and to the right.
  3. 🎧 If, like me, you are into warm and soulful house music, you will dig the vibes of Seven Davis Jr. Boiler Room set. Sweet disco love songs mix by Dj Spinna.
  4. 👩‍🎨👨🏻‍💻 Some impressive GIFs of VR graffiti using this very cool-looking video game available on Steam.
  5. ℹ️ German court rules Facebook use of personal data illegal and Facebook might have lost around 2.8 million U.S. users under 25 last year..
  6. 👩‍🎨 A very cool Origami Simulator.
  7. 🔑 The decentralized future is coming and it will change our lives in more ways than the web did.

Thanks for reading!

Marc

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Links Worth Sharing #3

February 9, 2018

Aloha,

In this week edition: Decentralization, Ambiant, Streaming and the responsible music fan dilemma, society as imagined by tech bros, facing alcoholism, futuristic jewelry, and animal maths. Enjoy!

  1. ℹ️ The decentralization movement is well explained in this Guardian article: The punk rock internet – how DIY rebels are working to replace the tech giants.
  2. 🎧 Some dark electronic vibe by Sophia Loizou . I recommend you list to her excellent ambiant album from 2016.
  3. ℹ️ How to be a responsible music fan? Damon Krukowski explains the problem with the current revenue model for independent music creators.
  4. ℹ️ Is this the society we really want? A critic on the cashierless AmazonGo stores.
  5. ℹ️ My name is David Flink, I’m a leader in tech, and I’m an alcoholic.
  6. 👩‍🎨 Nora Fok’s inspiring futuristic jewelry.
  7. 🚀 Humans have launched their heaviest rocket ever, deployed a car into orbit, and recovered two of three boosters. The car sound system will play David Bowie on loop.
  8. ℹ️ Many animals can count, and some better than you.

Thanks for reading!

Marc

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Links Worth Sharing #2

February 1, 2018

Aloha,

Here are some links I think are worth sharing.

  1. ℹ️ A fascinating introduction to Decentralized Identity. Could we record in an anonymous way all of human history with such a system?
  2. ℹ️🇫🇷 De l’importance de la souveraineté technologique: Le siège de l’Union Africaine espionné par la Chine pendant 5 ans.
  3. 🎧 This week was all about Chassol’s magnificent ultrascores , Wooden Shjips’ psychedelic rock, and Canshaker Pi’s indie rock.
  4. ℹ️ A portable DNA sequencer for less than 1000$. How many years until we can all get one and get our DNA analyzed at home?
  5. 🔑 If you are a freelancer, deciding what to charge a client is always difficult. HackerNews comments are worth the read.
  6. 👩‍💻 Patchwork, a decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt.
  7. 🔑 Pursuing perfection is detrimental to you and your work. Accept good enough, and show your work more often!

Thanks for reading!

Marc

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Links Worth Sharing #1

January 29, 2018

Hey,

Here are some links I thought were worth sharing. I will post next issues on Friday.

  1. ℹ️ If like me you struggle with focusing, you might be interested in Creative Boom‘s interview of Jocelyn de Kwant on mindfulness, simple living and the art of creative flow.
  2. 🎧 My friend Flore recommended me N.E.R.D.’s latest album and while I don’t love the entire album, there are some excellent tracks in it. You can also check out Flore’s Boiler Room set.
  3. 🎧 If dark hip-hop is more your thing, you might like Majin Blobfish – I Know You Need It.
  4. ℹ️ Zeynep Tufekci on how Free Speech is being weaponized. Censorship is not about suppressing the message anymore, but making sure you access other messages instead.
  5. 👨🏻‍💻Configuring nginx to serve a Symfony application under a subdirectory of another PHP application is non-trivial. Here is my solution.
  6. ℹ️ We can trick A.I. specialized in vision with psychedelic looking patches. We need more and more of that kind of work.
  7. 🇫🇷 Depuis quelques années, le pâté-croûte est devenu un art gastronomique reconnu.
  8. ℹ️ Never get high on your own supply, or why Social Media bosses don’t use social media.
  9. ℹ️ Deep learning is now used to generate fake porn with real celebrities and also, the Internet being Internet, putting Nicolas Cage where he doesn’t belong.
  10. ℹ️ A fascinating read about how the Dutch provided intel about Russia’s interference in US elections.
  11. 👩‍🎨 How generative Music works.

Thanks for reading!

Marc

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Links Worth Sharing #0

January 22, 2018

Hey,

I am starting a new regular series on this blog, where I will post links I think are worth sharing. I intend to not focus on something special, but to share what I loved reading, listening, watching (and maybe even cooking!).

Without further ado, here is the number zero edition!

  1. Million Short, a search engine where you can filter results from the top 100, 1000, 10k, 100k, or million websites. Great stuff if you’re tired to get results from the same big players.
  2. I never watched Star Trek before, but I really enjoy watching Star Trek: Discovery.
  3. Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble. Beyond greed mania, there is a new infrastructure being built right now.
  4. If you’re into authentic soulful house music, Lakuti’s latest Resident Advisor podcast might be perfect for you.
  5. At POLAAR, our producers curated an opinionated playlist with the best tracks from 2017.
  6. Paul Bocuse has died, and it was a sad day for the cooking world.
  7. Bitcoin’s Lightning Network is growing fast.
  8. Zeynep Tufekci is always relevant and her stance on the current state of security in the tech world is a must read.
  9. I find myself enjoying more and more this kind of experimental album. A brilliant work, blending world music, electronic music, and interviews.

Thanks for reading!

Marc

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