Endorsement []

A post I’ll periodicly update (no promises) of links I’ve found that are interesting, funny whatever. I guess its a hall wall of fame of sorts except it has zero prestige. (well maybe some day it will). It also serves as a kindoff reminder of stuff I used to like.

1 Beauty

1.1 Wallpapers

http://www.erikjohanssonphoto.com/ I used several images as wallpapers from this guy, at the time I couldn’t pay him so I guess I repay him by giving him some realestate on my website.

2 Funny

2.1 Suicide linux

I remember a script that would execute rm -rf / if you’d type a command incorrectly, just to teach you to be precise. It was sucide linux.

I’m not running that.

3 Interesting

3.1 CGPGrey

A youtuber, although I’m linking to his website. He has some interesting videos (of which I know him), but his podcasts are quite good too.

3.2 Brady haron

Also a youtber, his website. His numberphile channel is fun.

3.3 How computers learn

A back to basics overview of machine learning: https://youtu.be/T1O3ikmTEdA?t=644

Even though I knew most stuff he talked about in the beginning, the talk later becomes more interesting since I didn’t follow machine learning that much.

3.4 Techstratery

This guy is some kindoff analist I encountered on reddit (probably the /r/investing sub). He has some really interesting takes on tech companies and I learned a lot about buisness in general from just reading his blog. I especially liked his aggregration theory, makes me wonder if I could make one of those.. (probably not). https://stratechery.com/

3.5 danluu

I found one of his articles on reddit, and he has an interesting perspective (as moslty a hardware person). I was reading the article normalization of defiance which talks about how strange, shady or broken practices are born, and what one could do about them. Then I went to the index and it turns out there is a huge treasure trove of interesting articles on that blog.

https://danluu.com/

3.6 xoreaxeaxeax

Everything in this github profile page is insane beautifull. This youtube explains the sandsifter thing in quite detail.

4 Blog posts

4.1 Programming for personal growth

A really well written article about how simple satisfication (with programming in this case) may make you more confident and happy in life: https://medium.com/the-polymath-project/programming-for-personal-growth-64052e407894

4.2 Writing well by george orwell

http://www.orwell.ru/library/essays/politics/english/e_polit

Any interest in writing demands a read of that. It describes why texts are interesting or not. It suggests for example that each sentence should anwser these questions:

  • What am I trying to say?
  • What words will express it?
  • What image or idiom will make it clearer?
  • Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?
  • Could I put it more shortly?
  • Have I said anything that is avoidably ugly?

It also explains why we see this horrible accedemic style such as: “If a new spirit is to be infused into this old country, there is one thorny and contentious reform which must be tackled, and that is the humanization and galvanization…”

5 Tools

5.1 Vps comparison sites

For if you just need a cheap computing device somewhere on the internet. I wanted one that had high CPU but didn’t care about the rest, this one found it: http://vps-list.cryto.net/index.php?action=list

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