An archive of links and interesting things.

๐Ÿ“‰ Back to the Future
๐Ÿ“ฑ 10th Anniversary of the iPad: Perspective from the Windows Team
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ Remnants of an Ancient Lake
๐Ÿ› How Elite Institutions Lost Their Legitimacy
๐ŸŒŒ Universe Sandbox
๐Ÿงฎ The Map of Mathematics
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Why So Many of the World's Oldest Companies are in Japan
๐Ÿ–ฅ The Deal of the Century
๐Ÿ’ผ A Retrospective on the History of Work
โš–๏ธ Laws of Tech: Commoditize Your Complements
๐Ÿฆ  The Coronavirus Would Be Worse Without the Web
๐Ÿ›  Dependency Drift: A Metric for Software Aging
๐Ÿ’ฌ Towards a Conversational Agent that Can Chat About Anything
๐Ÿ“ฑ The iPad Awkwardly Turns 10
๐Ÿ—บ Google Maps at 15
๐Ÿ”ฎ Tech in 2020: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
๐Ÿ“‚ The Anti-Portfolio
๐ŸŒ Downlink 2.0
๐Ÿฆ nucoll
๐Ÿ“† Improvisational Productivity
๐Ÿ“– Adam Smith, Loneliness, and the Limits of Mainstream Economics
๐Ÿ›ฃ The Roads of Planned Cities
โœ๐Ÿผ The Enemies of Writing
๐Ÿ’ต Wealth Is What You Don't Spend
๐Ÿ“จ Superhuman and the Productivity Meta-Layer
๐Ÿง  Man-Computer Symbiosis
๐Ÿข Underutilized Fixed Assets
โšก๏ธ 41 Inconvenient Truths
๐Ÿฅฉ The Internet of Beefs
๐ŸŽญ The Curse of Culture
๐Ÿ“š Book Review: Secular Cycles
๐Ÿ’ป How to Lose a Monopoly
๐Ÿ“– William Gibson on Agency
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท The Shadow Commander
๐ŸŒŒ Prosperous Universe
๐Ÿ”— Roam Research
๐Ÿ’ก Novelty and Heresy
๐Ÿ’ต Announcing Spatial Networks Series A Round
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong Is Fast Becoming an Also Ran
โœ‰๏ธ Dan Wang's 2019 Letter
๐ŸŽฎ How Do Bullets Work in Video Games?
๐ŸŸ Notes on The Lessons of History
๐Ÿงฑ BrickLink
๐Ÿ“ˆ Successful Habits Through Smoothly Ratcheting Targets
๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿผ Extreme Aging
๐Ÿงฌ Blood is Thicker Than Water
How To Build a Service-Based Business
๐ŸŒช Community Impact 2019
โš–๏ธ Tradeoffs: The Currency of Decision Making
๐Ÿ’ก The Power of the Marginal
๐Ÿ“ PR FAQs for Products
โ›“ Protocols, Not Platforms
๐Ÿค• Accidental Harm
๐ŸŒณ The Greening of the Earth
๐Ÿ“Š How Atlassian Built a Billion Company with a Unique Sales Model
๐Ÿงฎ Neutrinos Lead to Unexpected Discovery in Basic Math
๐Ÿš™ Waymo celebrates first year of self-driving taxi service
๐Ÿ†“ The Three Rules of Freemium
๐Ÿ“˜ The Black Swan, Reviewed by Scott Alexander
๐Ÿ”Œ Hyrum's Law
๐ŸŒ‹ Why 536 Was the Worst Year To Be Alive
๐Ÿ‘ฝ How Chinese Sci-Fi Conquered America
๐Ÿ’ฌ Why Shared Channels Are So Cool
๐Ÿšˆ Why Don't We Know More About the Subway Cost Disease?
๐Ÿ—ž Beautiful News
๐Ÿ”Ž Continuous Discovery
โšพ Mapping the New MiLB Landscape
๐Ÿš‡ The โ€˜Namewashingโ€™ of Public Transit
โšฝ Characterizing Soccer Playersโ€™ Playing Styles
๐Ÿ˜€ Alfred Emoji Pack
๐Ÿงฌ Antifragility and Tinkering in Biology (and in Business) Flexibility Provides an Efficient Epigenetic Way to Manage Risk
๐Ÿ“ˆ How Big is Twitter Moments?
๐Ÿ•น How Figma's Multiplayer Technology Works
๐ŸŒพ Large-Scale Psychological Differences Within China Explained by Rice Versus Wheat Agriculture
๐Ÿฆ  Cells That โ€˜Tasteโ€™ Danger Set Off Immune Responses
๐Ÿค” Getting Paid to Change Your Mind
๐ŸŒŠ The Efficiency Destroying Magic of Tidying Up
๐Ÿ› What Andrew Yang Means
๐ŸŒถ Darwinian Gastronomy
๐ŸŒฒ The Pioneering Maps of Alexander von Humboldt
๐Ÿ’ฐ Connecting Some Dots on Taxes
๐Ÿ“š Weaving Books Into the Web
๐Ÿ—บ Why Hasnโ€™t Open Source Software Disrupted Esri?
๐ŸŽ™ Rory Sutherland on Alchemy
๐Ÿ–‹ Handcrafted Visualization: Precision
๐Ÿ”ฅ The Satellites Hunting for Megafires
๐Ÿ“‘ Donโ€™t Let the Backlog Drive Your Product
๐Ÿ”บ Field Data Collection with Fulcrum, Mapbox, and NetHope
๐Ÿ—„ Microsoft Access: The Database Software That Won't Die
๐ŸŒณ Venkatesh Rao on Waldenponding
โšพ๏ธ How the Nationals Fixed Stephen Strasburg and Saved Their Season
๐Ÿ—บ Mapping Remote Roads with OpenStreetMap, RapiD, and QGIS
๐Ÿ“ฑ U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok
๐Ÿ’ก How PG+E's Aging Equipment Puts California at Risk
๐ŸŒ All of the Worldโ€™s Borders by Age
๐Ÿ“œ Restoring ancient text using deep learning: a case study on Greek epigraphy
๐Ÿ›ฐ SpaceX submits paperwork for 30,000 more Starlink satellites
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ The Peopleโ€™s Republic of China Was Born in Chains
โžฐ Kevin Kwok on Social Acquisition Loops
โšพ๏ธ How Many Outs? Baseball Graphics Compared
๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Book Review: The Mind Illuminated
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง The Crucial Century
๐Ÿ”บ Introducing Fulcrum Views
๐Ÿ“ฑ Why New Technology is Such a Hard Sell
๐ŸŽฎ How Google Designed the Stadia Controller
๐Ÿ”ผ What's Your Delta?
๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ Eliud Kipchoge Breaks 2-Hour Marathon Barrier
โšพ๏ธ What the Future American Ballpark Should Look Like
๐Ÿ“ฐ Does the News Reflect What We Die From?
๐Ÿ’ต Every Great Investment Hurts
๐Ÿ–ฅ The All Things Tech History List
๐Ÿšœ Age of Invention
๐Ÿง  To Pay Attention, the Brain Uses Filters, Not a Spotlight
โ›ฐ Climbing the Wrong Hill
๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ What Do Executives Do, Anyway?
โœ๐Ÿผ Bezos: A CEO Who Can Write
๐Ÿ“… Day One Templates
๐Ÿ’ก What is a Product?
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Applause Lights
๐Ÿ“ฅ Busyness as a Proxy for Productivity
๐Ÿ–‹ Magic Ink: Information Software and the Graphical User Interface
๐Ÿ— Instant Stone
๐Ÿ’ฐ What Gets Expensive, and Why?
๐Ÿฐ A Taxonomy of Moats
โœ๐Ÿผ Ted Chiang Uses Science to Illuminate the Human Condition
๐Ÿ’ก Can Renewable Energy Power the World?
๐ŸŽจ ColorBox
๐ŸŒฑ Data as a Living Asset
โŒ›๏ธ The Full Reset
๐Ÿ’ป What is a Tech Company?
๐Ÿ”บ Tracking Fear: Measuring Safety Perceptions in Saskatoon
โš–๏ธ The Use of Knowledge in Society
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Islandia
๐Ÿ”Ž fzf โ€”ย a fuzzy finder for the command line
โŒจ๏ธ The Enigma Machine
๐Ÿšฒ A Bicycle Drivetrain Analyzer
๐ŸŒ Mapping the Mediterranean
๐Ÿ’ก David Deppner on Leadership, Confidence, and Humility
๐Ÿ›ค Missing the Light at the End of the Tunnel
๐Ÿ› Ten Ways to Defuse Political Arrogance
โŒจ๏ธ The Machine Intelligence Behind Gboard
๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Elevate for Strava
๐ŸŒฝ Does Invention Come from Deprivation or Plenty?
๐Ÿ“š Stripe Press
โœ๐Ÿผ Writing Shape Up
๐Ÿ›ฐ tracejson
๐Ÿ”ท Byrne's Euclid
๐ŸŽจ Design Tooling at Scale
๐ŸŒช Learning from Disaster
๐Ÿ“Š Why Complexity Sells
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ The Arc of Collaboration
๐Ÿ” MARTINI: Real-Time RTIN Terrain Mesh
๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ Design on a Deadline: How Notion Pulled Itself Back from the Brink of Failure
๐Ÿ“š Patrick Collison's Bookshelf
๐Ÿšข Shipping the Right Product
๐Ÿ—บ EthicalGEO
โš›๏ธŽ The Simple Idea Behind Einsteinโ€™s Greatest Discoveries
๐Ÿ“ nvULTRA
โš—๏ธ We Need a New Science of Progress
๐Ÿš™ George Hotz on the Artificial Intelligence Podcast
๐ŸŒฒ The Dark Forest Theory of the Internet
๐Ÿšฐ The Tunnel of Samos
๐Ÿ”บ Team Rubicon Leverages Fulcrum in Cyclone Idai Response
๐Ÿ“š Universal Laws of the World
๐Ÿ’ฌ Tandem
๐Ÿ‘ Computers That Can See
๐ŸŽ™ Interview with Keith Flaherty, MD
๐Ÿ›ฐ Imaging the Earth, Every Day
๐Ÿง  7 Tesla MRI of a Human Brain
๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ Anki
๐Ÿ“ฝ Cinemaps
๐Ÿšด๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ THEMOVE Podcast for the Tour
๐Ÿšฒ Why Did We Wait So Long for the Bicycle?
๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Everything You Need to Know About Rhythmic Breathing
๐Ÿž Terrestrial Warfare, Drowned Lands
๐Ÿ” Fulcrum SAML SSO with Azure and Okta
โš–๏ธ Caution on Bias Arguments
๐ŸŒ• The Atlas of Moons
๐Ÿ  Opendoor and Redfin Partner
๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Study Finds Walking Improves Creativity
๐Ÿ“ˆ Shape Up
๐ŸŽ™ Jonathan Haidt on the Righteous Mind
๐Ÿฅ… Habits vs. Goals
๐Ÿ“‚ Entrepreneurs, Then and Now
โ˜€๏ธ Visualizing the Summer Solstice
๐Ÿ“บ 5 Learnings from Zoom
๐Ÿงญ Training the Next Generation of Mappers
The Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence
Structuring Work and Teams at Basecamp
Have Clock, Will Travel
Public Health Mapping for the Pacific Islands
How to Profit in Space: A Visual Guide
The Antilibrary: Why Unread Books are the Most Important
Running in Circles
Why Customer-First Companies Ultimately Win
Opening Up the Atlassian Term Sheet
Discourses of Epictetus: Summary & Lessons
The Bing of Maps
Surfing Uncertainty
(Who will be) America's Next Big Mapping Company?
Apple is Listening
iPadOS: Initial Thoughts, Observations, and Ideas on the Future of Working on an iPad
Fermat's Library
Success and Failure
Open Source Game Clones
Five Lessons from History
Tissot's Indicatrix
National Park Typeface
Learn Git Concepts, Not Commands
Whom the Gods Would Destroy, They First Give Real-time Analytics
Georeferencing Vermontโ€™s Historic Aerial Imagery in QGIS
Fulcrum Code Editor
Assisted Tasks for OpenStreetMap
The Danger of Oversimplification
The Empty Promise of Data Moats
China, Leverage, and Values
The Distributed Workplace
Gates' Law
The Spatial Networks Shop
A Spreadsheet Way of Knowledge
The Rays are a Surrealist's Delight
The Pivot
Mapping Gridded Data with a Voronoi Diagram
Contours in OpenDroneMap
Degrees of Confidence
How Superhuman Built an Engine to Find Product/Market Fit
Stripe's Fifth Engineering Hub is Remote
Exploring Cycling Data with Python, Strava and PostgreSQL
Mental Models: A Conversation with Shane Parrish
Finding the Point of Human Leverage
Lunch with Alan Kay: How to Become Educated Enough to Invent the Future
Kirk Goldsberry and His NBA Maps
New Things In New Ways, or Same Old Things In Old Ways?
Rethinking the American High School
Clip Sharing with Overcast
Clippy: The Unauthorized Biography
Gene Wolfe Turned Science Fiction Into High Art
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! The Exclusive Inside Story Of The New Billionaire Behind Techโ€™s Hottest IPO
A Look Inside The GIS World With Anthony Quartararo, CEO Of Spatial Networks
Disney and the Future of TV
A Growing Geo Community: Takeaways from FOSS4G NA 2019
Humanitarian Exchange Language
Smartphone Technology Aids Evacuation Process in Santa Barbara County
On the Go Map
As We May Think
Best Practices for Managing Remote Teams
Matthew Walker Podcast on Sleep
Your Brain Needs 1.5 MB of Storage to Master Your Native Language
Yet Another Blender Hillshade Tutorial
10 Principles to Live an Antifragile Life
Invisible Asymptotes
T is for T Cell
Engineering Proteins in the Cloud with Python
Spatial Networks Named a Top Place to Work in Tampa Bay
Writing Docs at Amazon
Pre-Announcing as a Strategy
Hurricane Season 2017: A Coordinated Reconnaissance Effort
The Surprising Power of the Long Game
Fulcrum's New Look
The VP Product Role
Counterintuitive Competitive Advantages
Why Naval Ravikant Thinks Remote Work is the Future
Twelve Concepts in Autonomous Mobility
Apple Releasing New AirPods
Sponsoring QGIS
Status as a Service
How Airtable Became a Unicorn by Reinventing the Spreadsheet
A Latticework of Mental Models
Git History
Notion Pages
The Distrust of Intellectual Authority
Open Sourcing Windows Calculator
Metrics SaaS Companies Should Be Tracking
System Shock open source
Superpowers at Work: OKRs
The Opportunity Project
Luck, Risk, and Avoiding Losers
Meditation Streaks โ€”ย It's Not About the Number
The Geography of The Odyssey
๐Ÿ–ฅ When to Build and When to Buy
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป 7 Step Onboarding Process
๐Ÿ“ˆ re:Work OKRs from Google
HQ2: Understanding What Happened
SaaS Valuations Look Good
๐Ÿ”Œ Announcing Privacy-First DNS
๐Ÿ›ฐ Opportunity is No More
๐Ÿ› Millennial Socialism
Designing with Figma
OpenAerialMap for Fulcrum Community
Okta Businesses at Work 2019
The Most Unhittable Arm in the Minors
Florida State Parks After Hurricane Michael
16 Mini Lessons for Startup Founders
Mapbox Enterprise Boundaries
Desktop GIS โ€” The Evergreen Topic
Equal Earth Physical Map
Creating Low-Cost LiDAR
An Algorithm to Auto-Generate Textbooks from Wikipedia
Paleogeographic History of Plate Tectonics
Cargo Cult Science
Santa Barbara Evac with Fulcrum
Microsoft's US Building Footprints
195-Gigapixel Photo of Shanghai
How Basecamp Runs its Business
A Primer on Foresight
A New Approach to Understanding How Machines Think
CES 2019: A Show Report
Satellite Image Guide for Journalists and Media
MacStories Shortcuts Archive
What Did the Earth Look Like?
Buildings from OpenAerialMap with RoboSat
The State of Software Security in 2019
The Equal Earth Map
The Reunion
The Truth About Screen Time, Tech, and Young People
๐Ÿ—บ How We Get Data Collected in the Field Ready for Use
๐Ÿ”ฅ Mapping the Camp Fire with Drones
๐ŸŒ Earth is Missing a Huge Part of its Crust
Mastery Learning and Creative Tasks
Burundi Moves Capital from Bujumbura to Gitega
SRTM Tile Grabber
GEBCO Bathymetry Data
USGS National Map Downloader
USGS topoView
100 Largest Islands Map
On Airline Mapping
Project Linework
Kunstformen der Natur
It's Time for a Data Bill of Rights
Bret Victor interview on Track Changes
Git Your SQL Together
The Brilliance of Video Game Maps
Fulcrum Photo Annotations
Everything Breaks
The Little Handbook for Getting Stuff Done
The Next Feature Fallacy
Why I'm Into Meditation
Reagan Ray's Railway Logos
Rodney Brooks on Artificial Intelligence
Exploring Zanzibar with Mapillary
City of the Future: Singapore
How to Watch Basketball
Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth
The High Road
iPad Diaries: Typing on the iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard Folio
In Defense of Climate Optimism
Observations from 11 Million Place Names
Biology and Culture
Ray Dalio on Market Cycles and China Debt
US Wind Turbine Database
The Clash of Economic Ideas
What is Customer Acquisition Cost?
The Legacy of Alexander Hamilton
Microsoft Flow
Orbiting the Earth, and Other Zen Videos
Earth's Wonders Like You've Never Seen Them
Don't Think Too Hard About Your Running Form
How Self-Driving Cars Could Communicate with You
iPad Pro Event
Buffer Buying Out Investors
Apple's New Map
Fireflies and Algorithms
Forecasting at Uber
600 Free Online Courses
Building Complex Reasoning Skills Online Through Open-Ended Activities
Learning from Terminals to Design Future User Interfaces
Quantum Computers and Cryptography
Products Are Functions
Jupyter, Mathematica, and the Future of the Research Paper
Geocomputation with R
Listening to Customers at Scale
Linear Growth Companies