‘Weekly’ Media Roundup (Oct 26th – Nov 1st)
How do I consume so much stuff? Is it healthy to read this much and listen to this many podcasts? I hope you find something enjoyable in here. This week I’ve been obsessed with nutrition, so I hope I don’t overload you there.
- Steve Yegge – What Would You Do With Your Own Google?
- Why are we working on sharing cat pictures? Pick up a book on statistics and bioinformatics and help cure cancer.
- HuffingtonPost – Angrew Ng: Inside The Mind That Built Google Brain: On Life, Creativity, And Failure
- Tons of wisdom, from how much to read to why machine learning is really taking off now
- hashrocket.com – Let’s Write Some Bad Ruby
- Throw away code should be ugly. Take pride in that.
- Radar – Do One Thing
- Stop the proliferation of muddy apps! Do one thing well (looking at you Evernote).
- Product Hunt – The Rise and Fall of Everest (the App)
- Learn from these missteps and maybe avoid the same fate for your business.
- James Clear – The Diderot Effect: Why We Want Things We Don’t Need — And What to Do About It
- Stop lifestyle expansion!
- Zeromalist – Paper Documents Zero
- The whole blog is valuable, about getting to minimal. For paper: scan everything.
- Michele Finotto – Speed Reading Is BS: Here is How You Read More Books
- TL;DR: Stop reading blogs like this one and read books
- Will Page – Self Improvement is Broken
- How do you know who is giving valuable advice and who is trying to make money as a ‘Guru?’
- Real Nutrition Radio – EP12: Diabetes, Insulin resistance and what to do about it
- This is my favorite new podcast. The series takes a while to warm up – maybe 5-6 episodes before they start to tighten up – but it’s filled with evidence based nutrition.
- Real Nutrition Radio – EP 18 – James Krieger on Insulin
- It’s interesting to hear a scientist talk about Gary Taubes’ insulin resistance theory… and demolish the arguments.
- Whole Health Source – A New Human Trial Undermines the Carbohydrate-insulin Hypothesis of Obesity, Again
- You know how you read something and you believe it, and then you read something that says the opposite and you believe it? Be skeptical.
- Tec Fitness – Clean Eating Controversy
- Fit your diet around you, rather than boxing yourself into a diet that doesn’t fit
- Stephan Guyenet, Ph.D. – Paleolithic diets: Should we eat like our ancestors?
- Paleo appears to have some benefits for people with diabetes. Is it for you?
- Outside – How the World’s Most Difficult Bouldering Problems Get Made
- Who sets those routes at the rock climbing gym?
- Politico – The Senator Be Embezzling
- What did a state senator sent to federal prison learn from his experience? (Makes me want to read the book.)
- Demetri Kofinas – A Tumor Stole Every Memory I Had. This is What Happened When It All Came Back
- What’s it like to become a different person, and then start to remember again?