Weekly Links 2022#32

* Ted Gioia's Gnarly Frank Zappa Essay (parts 1, 2, 3) long but super worthy read, even if you're not a Zappa fan (and why not, actually?) * First Episode of Robert at Home, a new web series from Crimson King Robert Fripp. While not nearly as crazy as his pandemic Sunday…

Weekly Links 2022#31

* What the Merge Means for Ethereum, With Danny Ryan * Into the Dataverse (by Ceramic, developers of a promising data layer for the decentralized web). * Who Should Be Our “Adults”? Interesting suggestion by Robin Hanson. * Don't be Scared of Cloud Lock-in (instead, use the tools available to focus on velocity -…

Weekly Links 2022#30

* Polygon, zkSync, and Scroll each announce their own up and coming EVM-compatible Zero-Knowledge Rollup L2 for Ethereum. * Noah Smith on how to fight climate change (less posturing and virtue signaling, more development). * Timonthy Snyder is detecting signs that Putin's rule is weakening. * Aella is learning the elite class. * Ian Morris…

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…

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?…

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…