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!


Existential Comfort Without God

9 minutes
Existential Comfort Without God

Can natural explanations to life’s big questions be as consoling as religious ones? Last month, Harvard University named a new Chief Chaplain: Greg Epstein, an atheist.

How to study effectively

15 minutes
How to study effectively

Forget cramming, ditch the highlighter, and stop passively rereading. The psychology of learning offers better tactics The year was 1993 and, aged 16, I was about to sit my Geography GCSE exam. This was an ‘old school’ style public examination, held in the school’s gymnasium.

What Goes On in a Proton? Quark Math Still Conflicts With Experiments.

7 minutes
What Goes On in a Proton? Quark Math Still Conflicts With Experiments.

Two ways of approximating the ultra-complicated math that governs quark particles have recently come into conflict, leaving physicists unsure what their decades-old theory predicts. Objects are made of atoms, and atoms are likewise the sum of their parts — electrons, protons and neutrons.

How Lenovo built a platform for success

3 minutes
How Lenovo built a platform for success

Building an effective platform is a goal for most organizations, but can sometimes be difficult to achieve. REA Group is a long-term client of Thoughtworks and has been on a decade-long platform building journey.

Why There Are No Viable Political Alternatives to Unbridled Capitalism

9 minutes
Why There Are No Viable Political Alternatives to Unbridled Capitalism

Zizek: 'In Europe we didn't yet fully accept the fact that the 20th century is over.' Click To TweetI still believe in the saying of this old Frankfurt School fellow traveler Marxist Walter Benjamin who said that behind every rise of fascism there is a failed revolution.

Is Internet addiction real?

8 minutes
Is Internet addiction real?

Are you really addicted to your smartphone? Or is it a made-up story to scare you? This is an argument for why all different kinds of digital addiction are real, and why the Internet has the qualities needed to get us addicted with a higher probability than we like to admit.

Facebook Wanted NSO Spyware to Monitor Users, NSO CEO Claims

3 minutes
Facebook Wanted NSO Spyware to Monitor Users, NSO CEO Claims

Facebook representatives approached controversial surveillance vendor NSO Group to try and buy a tool that could help Facebook better monitor a subset of its users, according to an extraordinary court filing from NSO in an ongoing lawsuit.

BDD 101: Writing Good Gherkin

14 minutes
BDD 101: Writing Good Gherkin

So, you and your team have decided to make test automation a priority. You plan to use behavior-driven development to shift left with testing. You read the BDD 101 Series up through the previous post. You picked a good language for test automation.

A Stoic Philosopher in a Hanoi Prison

10 minutes
A Stoic Philosopher in a Hanoi Prison

Stockdale had no reason to think that the day’s mission was to be anything unique. The flight in September 1965 was part of his third combat tour of North Vietnam, serving as Wing Commander of the aircraft carrier Oriskany.