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Persona Sessions — Minnow Park
Persona Sessions — Minnow Park

“You’ll see yourself in new ways.”

“So you can say a person is not just about how they look or what they do, but what sounds through them–their soul, their energy, and the stories they inhabit as they move through the world.“

·minnowpark.com·
Persona Sessions — Minnow Park
Content debt
Content debt
“Buttondown’s most pernicious form of content debt is the more conventional kind: docs have screenshots that are out of date, blog posts reference features that have been moved or renamed, comparison pages are anchored on old pricing, et cetera. It all boils down to some variation on vestigiality: you publish a thing that doesn’t have a direct line of communication to the source of truth (whether that source of truth is “a YAML file containing pricing plan information” or “the live production-level codebase” or whatever.) A lot of my strategic work the past month, and in the month to come, is focused on widening those lines.”
·jmduke.com·
Content debt
A Coder Considers the Waning Days of the Craft
A Coder Considers the Waning Days of the Craft
“Maybe the next cohort will spend their late nights in the guts of the A.I.s their parents once regarded as black boxes. I shouldn’t worry that the era of coding is winding down. Hacking is forever. ♦”
·newyorker.com·
A Coder Considers the Waning Days of the Craft
Seeing people clearly
Seeing people clearly
“When you see people clearly, you see the transcript of their conversation with reality up until that moment of your meeting, and you glimpse the horizon that stretches out ahead of them. And then sometimes you can help them overhear themselves and overhear what the world wants from them, whether or not that includes working in the role that you had initially imagined for them.”
·henrikkarlsson.xyz·
Seeing people clearly
2023 in review
2023 in review

“The first year of the rest of my life.”

“Being married is not particularly different than being engaged; I wake up every morning and go to bed every evening next to my best friend and favorite person in the world.”

·applied-cartography.com·
2023 in review
Charlie Munger & Social Theater
Charlie Munger & Social Theater
“‘It is remarkable how much long-term advantage we have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent,’ Munger once famously remarked.”
·om.co·
Charlie Munger & Social Theater
Yet Another Year in Review — Year 03.5
Yet Another Year in Review — Year 03.5

“While the first part of my career was me playing a sport on a team and then playing that sport as more of a free agent, I’m now in a period where I’m less interested in any specific sport. Instead, I’m excited to create games I want to play and enlist people I want to play with.”

“Does this feel like something I’m uniquely capable of?”

“Justin Duke phrases this question as "what am I willing to say no to in order to say yes to this?" I love this phrasing and will definitely borrow it in the future.”

“but I need to play the game that’s on the field, not the one that is in my head.”

“With an empty calendar, what am I drawn to? How do I want to spend my time?”

“Every time I open the app, it creates a daily note that’s titled YYYY.MM.DD.HH so that I never have to think about “where to take notes” or “what to call this.” I just open Obsidian and start writing.”

·behzod.com·
Yet Another Year in Review — Year 03.5
What I’ve learned so far from making a perfume company
What I’ve learned so far from making a perfume company

“It’s not clear why I didn’t think of this myself. Personal networking has been a huge force in my life, so I guess I thought of networking as a personal act, but there’s no reason you wouldn’t be able to hire someone else to network for you. And still, this is not something I’d put together before—that if there’s someone who seems unreachable, there might just be a fixed dollar amount, a few emails, and an NDA standing in your way.”

“This makes me appreciate one of the major drawbacks of consumer regulations: they apply “must be good at following complicated rules” as a selection pressure against enterprises.”

·sashachapin.substack.com·
What I’ve learned so far from making a perfume company