2015-06-22 2 min read



I took the weekend off.

I also spent an inordinate amount of time reading the Paul Ford "What is Code?" piece, which I'm still not done with but endorse anyway.




  • A good Planet Money story on how a dispute with German poultry farmers ended up with the US placing a tariff on pickup trucks that stands to today.


  • Horace Dediu on the business models that Apple/Google/Uber use to make their maps businesses work.

Stuff that doesn't fit into my dumb/arbitrary categories.

  • Jeb Bush's website's source code contained (for at least a little while) a synopsis of Die Hard.


I need a machine shop in NYC for some prototyping work.
Who's got the hookup? And why has it been so hard to find?
They'll get to work on cool stuff like this:

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