Reading List

This list shows the last 20 articles that I saved to my Pocket account and that I haven't read yet, it updates automatically when I archive them.

Most of the articles are about science, politics and a bit of philosophy, have fun!


How to change the course of human history

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How to change the course of human history

Art work by Banksy (title unknown). Source: Flickr For centuries, we have been telling ourselves a simple story about the origins of social inequality. For most of their history, humans lived in tiny egalitarian bands of hunter-gatherers.

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How to convince people to deal with tech debt

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How to convince people to deal with tech debt

Apply these lessons and you too will be able to understand which debt you should address first. They will help you unlock the resources you need by enabling you to convince your colleagues—especially senior management—that this is the right move.

How to Speak Up When It Matters

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How to Speak Up When It Matters

Speaking up is hard to do. You see something ethically questionable. Notice someone not being included. Run up against offensive speech. Disagree with an opinion that’s all too quickly become consensus. Want to add a different idea to the decision-making process.

How to check if DNS is encrypted?

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How to check if DNS is encrypted?

How do I know if my DNS is encrypted? I have googled but didn't find anything. Now just check if the dns protocols are encrypted.

The mRNA vaccine revolution is just beginning

The mRNA vaccine revolution is just beginning

All of this is music to Karikó’s ears. The last time I speak to her she is excited about a laboratory that is using mRNA to try and extend human telomeres – long DNA caps at the end of our chromosomes that many believe determine the rate of human ageing.

The importance of DCA strategy during a market correction

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The importance of DCA strategy during a market correction

When considering cryptocurrencies as a medium to long-term investment, many investors face the problem of choosing a suitable investment strategy. Each investor is different in their time horizon, risk profile, and capital.

Agile and Cybernetics

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Agile and Cybernetics

Software development is a complex endeavour, that’s why Agile is very relevant. Agile methods enable us to cope with this complexity. I want to give one explanation why Agile works. This post will also prove that command-and-control is not working to solve a complex problem.

Distributed Hash Tables (DHTs)

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Distributed Hash Tables (DHTs)

A distributed hash table (DHT) is a distributed system for mapping keys to values. In IPFS, the DHT is used as the fundamental component of the content routing system and acts like a cross between a catalog and a navigation system.

Towards a psychologically safe environment

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Towards a psychologically safe environment

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a structured pyramid of human needs. Notice that personal security lies within the safety needs, just above the physiological needs.

Why Your Brain Dwells on Unfinished Tasks

5 minutes
Why Your Brain Dwells on Unfinished Tasks

A few months ago, a friend recommended I watch Crash Landing on You (CLOY) — a South Korean drama that has been praised around the world. I’m not a huge fan of soaps.

What’s next for remote working?

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What’s next for remote working?

My WFH setup - complete with inspirational artwork! In the beginning, people went to the office because that was how you got work done. Meetings were face-to-face and work itself typically involved moving pieces of paper around in one way or another.

What is the Fourth Dimension?

43 minutes

AT the present time our actions are largely influenced by our theories. We have abandoned the simple and instinctive mode of life of the earlier civilizations for one regulated by the assumptions of our knowledge and supplemented by all the devices of intelligence.

Making the hard problem of consciousness easier

Making the hard problem of consciousness easier

Summary The history of science includes numerous challenging problems, including the “hard problem” (1) of consciousness: Why does an assembly of neurons—no matter how complex, such as the human brain—give rise to perceptions and feelings that are consciously experienced, such as the sweetne