Nice interview with the inventor of the AeroPress, Alan Adler, by Steven Levy. This brewing device completely changed the way I think about coffee after we had to replace our broken espresso machine, I really recommend it. Even though I reuse the filters...Read More
I was enthralled with every aspect of running, but I could at least conceive of what it meant to run five or 10 miles. Marathons and 100 milers up and down mountains actually sounded impossible, like space travel. To me, those things held the same...
Just found out about this talk by Bret Victor yesterday, it's great food for thought. Bret talks about what could have happened if certain seminal inventions had been more succesful and how they could have changed our current programming tools. All...Read More
Speaking of Rodericks, while looking for John I found this amazing resource site for the lectures of Rick Roderick with transcriptions and videos. I listened to his recordings by The Teaching Company some years ago and found they were great. You'd...Read More
And all this stuff about my own anxiety about my life just went away. 'Cause I didn't give a shit. I instantly knew that I'm gonna get old and die and I wasn't afraid anymore because it's about her now. It's about giving her a chance to be happy and have her own confidence and her own life. That's what it became about.
It also taught me to be a man, because you have to… you can't fuck around when you have kids. You can't afford to go into a depression. You can't afford to go eat yourself into a stupor and lay on the floor. You can't do it. The kid needs to be taken care of and the kid needs to be supported. I suddenly had a reason to raise… to earn money that was real.
I can't agree more with the feeling. The whole episode is great, specially the second hour.