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Not studying the history of religion

Two older films

The Haidt of controversy

Fleeting bubbles

The BBC, Jews, ChatGPT and Hanlon’s Razor

The man behind the curtain

A new generation reinvents Catholic guilt

The arc of r/conspiracy

On blogging and saying less

Gell-Mann Amnesia and ChatGPT

Politicization and consequences


What it means to be nice

Energy and leadership

Addiction and manipulation

Who benefits from left-wing policies?

Output > Overhead

Fundamental epistemic limits to the universe

The unfanboying

Something else

Internet culture and frustration


Elder Race

Joe Rogan, TMT, and the inevitable

Tatooine and the Empire

Short cycles and politics

4,000+ pages later

The dark pattern tax

The art of conversation

A fresh MacBook

The shallowness of modern freedom

Cigarettes and cocaine


Stoic self help

Alternatives to the War on Drugs

More solar panels in Amsterdam

Marketing to the woke

Quantity leads to quality

Campfire: a UX dumpster fire

Accounting for culture

ChatGPT and moats

Time and social media

Corruption a la New York

Buddha heads and respect

Solar panels beyond the virtue signaling

We don’t always need answers

Challenging what we know of the universe

The ethics of financialization

Boeing and Airbus

An ancient city in the Amazon

The job of leadership

Design Groupthink

The NYT, the Economist, and Taylor Swift

Knowledge work burnout

The counterproductively of climate doom and gloom

Never again: a reality check

Criticism of the Israeli government

Perfectionism, risk aversion, and compromises

Talking about work vs. working

The mob vs. the rule of law

Of monks and social media

Blogging instead of a resolution

Happy New Year!

Lessons learned in 2023

More about sounding like a human

Soul and authenticity

Willy Wonka and normality

Consumerism, airlines & junk

Distance and smart phones


The promise of local LLMs

The double weapon of social media

The social engineering of the lockdowns

Compassion and expectations

Low energy and agency

The youth energy crisis

The opportunity cost of ChatGPT

The problem with quotes

A yes needs a no

Embodied knowledge & teaching

Microsoft proves That UX doesn’t matter

The second order effects of competing with AI

Moving to a new weblog

Just talking normal

Tolerance & tribes

Low-level programming

The indigo blob and epic fantasy

The indigo blob

Moral panics