Weekly Links 2022#29

* zkDocs: Zero-knowledge Information Sharing by Sam Ragsdale and Dan Boneh of A16Z. Sharing private information on blockchains. With reference implementation and demo. * Scott Young on Which Works Better: Habits or Projects? (my take: you need both - habits for the floor, projects for the ceiling). * Matt Rickard on how and…

TGI Freestyle 2022#28

1. Edward Ka-Spel - Black Widow's Kiss 2. Death in June / Current 93 - Rule Again 3. Microstoria - Endless Summer 4. Robert Fripp - Exposure 5. The Residents & Renaldo and the Loaf - Horizontal Logic 6. Blaine L. Reininger - Prajnaparamita 7. My Bloody Valentine - Map Ref 41N…

Weekly Links 2022#28

* How a fake job offer took down the world’s most popular crypto game (but is this a lesson about phishing or about insufficiently decentralized blockchains? the former is hard to prevent, the latter isn't). * Will Larson on downturn career decisions. * Did the early medieval era ever really take place?…

The Network State - Balaji S. Srinivasan

In The Network State Balaji Srinivasan describes a future where networked organizations united by a shared cause or doctrine and facilitated by the distributed technology available thanks to blockchain, become a new and improved variation on the now all but defunct nation state. The book includes a lot of historical…

TGI Freestyle 2022#27

1. The B-52's - Good Stuff 2. Ed Wynne & Gre Vanderloo - Seen the Sun 3. Gong - Forever Reocurring 4. Jonathan Fitoussi & Clemens Hourriere - Lune d'Afrique 5. Autechre - Fold4, Wrap5 6. The Young Gods - You Gave Me a Name 7. Excepter - When You Call 8.…

Weekly Links 2022#27

* Interview with Steven Wilson and Richard Barbieri on Porcupine Tree's new record Closure/Continuation - 1, 2, 3 * The Quietus interviews Toby Amies on his King Crimson documentary * Packy McCormick on Web3 Use Cases: today, and in the future * The Hitchhiker's Guide to Ethereum from Delphi Digital (comprehensive, long) * Nat…

Medical Grade Music - Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi

In the introduction to Medical Grade Music, the authors mention that they initially intended to write a sort of encyclopedia of the progressive, mind-bending music they have come to be identified with. I suspect I would have enjoyed that book better. Instead, the actual book is a double-headed autobiography with…

TGI Freestyle 2022#26

1. Leftfield (feat. Johnny Rotten) - Open Up 2. Stereolab - Seeperbold 3. Julee Cruise - Mysteries of Love 4. The B-52's - Summer of Love 5. The KLF - What Time Is Love? 6. Holger Czukay - Cool In The Pool 7. The Walker Brothers - Nite Flights 8.…