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    In this interview you’ll learn the principles Ray Dalio prescribes for making better decisions, fewer mistakes, and creating meaningful relationships.

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  2. Craig Mod, Writer | Cool Tools

    Cool Tools Show 091: Craig Mod

    We have hired an editor to edit the Cool Tools podcast. It costs us $300 a month. So far, Cool Tools listeners have pledged $277 a month to the podcast. Please consider supporting us on Patreon. We have nice rewards for people who contribute! – MF

    Our guest this week is Craig Mod. Craig is a writer and designer. He’s worked extensively with Silicon Valley and Japanese start ups. He spends about two months each year walking the old pilgrimage paths and ancient highways in the mountains of Japan.

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    Show notes:

    Suica card

    “It’s a really old thing, the suica. It started as a electronic ticket system for the subways. … The Japanese subway system works where you pay an entry fee and then depending on how far you go, when you leave on the other side, you have to pay again, you have to tap out. You have to make sure you have enough money on there to get out the other side … The card that I mentioned as my Cool Tool is an auto fill one that’s connected to your bank account. … I have it set, if it drops below $40, basically, 4,000 yen, it will add another 100 bucks automatically. Basically, you never have to worry about if you can get out the side or if there’s enough money on it. … You can also use it in cabs and in the convenience stores. It just saves you from having to think about coins and all that stuff.

    Moulton Bicycle

    “It’s a funky British bicycle, designed by Sir Alex Moulton and part of his claim to fame was working on the suspension systems for Mini Coopers back in the original Mini Cooper days. He wanted to find this kind of more efficient bicycle form and he built the Alex Moulton bicycle. … Alex realized, ‘If I use a tiny wheel, but really high pressure, I get all of the benefit of the bigger real bikes, but I get more maneuverability in cities and faster acceleration ….’ I bought the cheapest Moulton I could get, which was about $1,500 and that was a single speed.”

    The Japanese language itself and WaniKani

    “Japan is like a lot of countries that have a language that isn’t spoken by a lot of people outside of the country, it can be kind of impenetrable and then Japan has this other layer of weirdness in a increasingly global society where Japan has decided not to get good at English. … if you go into the countryside, people in Japan really don’t speak English at all. … You can go onto a mountain in Japan and you can walk through these rice paddies and rice fields in the middle of nowhere and you can connect with the people and you can have these conversations and you can learn about lives in ways that would otherwise be impossible to learn about. It’s just fun and addictive and it’s this self inspiring loop. … Today, I think there was a lot of tools that didn’t exist when I was studying way back in the day … There’s a tool called WaniKani. I’ve had a lot of fun playing with it. It’s better [than Anki] because the mnemonics and the cards are already prepared for you. They put a lot of thought into the system of giving radicals a consistency so that this mnemonics stories makes sense as you go through.”

    Magnetic chalk board

    “I just love blackboards. I like quiet technology. …

    I got a really big one and actually it’s funny when you go into this universe of trying to find blackboards, basically it breaks into two stratospheres. There’s one where it’s for hipster restaurants and cafes … and the other is for esoteric, country schools. … This blackboard is two meters long, it’s like three meters high, it sits against a wall in my living room/studio, and it doesn’t call attention to itself like a whiteboard would. It kind of sits back there. There’s just something really satisfying about having a blackboard. You can use magnets on it, and I find the combination of note cards with the magnets with little notes written on them allow me to move them around real easily, so I don’t have to erase things and then redraw it or whatever. I’m able to move stuff, shuffle stuff around easily. Then what I do is I use the full touch chalk to kind of add metadata around all of the note cards and group things. I find that works really well.”


    “Again, I like technology doesn’t draw attention to itself in the sense that you don’t have to interact with it much, you can just kind of use it. I think when you have your AirPods in, you look like a fool and you kind of draw attention to yourself that way … but [I like] the user experience of it and the object itself and the charging case that it comes with and then the way the AirPods stick into the charging case using magnets, and the fact that the case itself is a battery.”


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  4. Swift on the Server with Chris Bailey | Software Engineering Daily Play in new window | Download

    Swift is a language that is most commonly used to write apps for Apple client devices, such as iPhones. Since being released in 2014, Swift has become one of the most popular languages due to its high performance and developer ergonomics. In 2015, Swift was open sourced, creating the opportunity for Swift to be used outside of the Apple ecosystem.

    If you write an iPhone app today, your frontend is in Swift and your backend is probably in NodeJS, Java, or Ruby. Engineers are working to port Swift to the server so that the Swift developer experience is isomorphic: the same language on the backend and the frontend.

    Chris Bailey is an engineer at IBM working on Kitura, a Swift web framework. In this episode, we discuss the history of Swift, why it is so appealing to developers, and why Swift could become a server side language with as much popularity as Java.

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    "It’s not about being eight hours in an office. It’s about increasing the quality of the hours that you spend." - David "DHH" Heinemeier Hansson David "DHH" Heinemeier Hansson (@dhh) is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder and CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), and the best-selling co-autho…

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  6. The Run Loop Episode 7: Marco Arment and Gus Mueller at WWDC

    Collin is joined by Marco Arment and Gus Mueller during WWDC to talk about conferences past and present.

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  7. Telling Stories - Lumi Blog

    We talk to Adam Lisagor about how he became the face and voice of some of the most innovative tech brands.

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  8. David Heinemeier Hansson: An Interview With A Real-World SuperLearner - Becoming SuperHuman

    We interview David Heinemeier Hansson: creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder of Basecamp, author of 3 books and accomplished Le Mans Driver.

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  9. Dropbox - The Relentless Picnic - BONUS Ep. The Cat Jerker Sketch.mp3

    Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!

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  10. Episode 09: Francis Starlite from Francis and the Lights

    Francis Starlite is behind Francis and the Lights, who in 2016 alone released the album Farewell, Starlite! and worked collaboratively with Bon Iver, Kanye West, The Weeknd, and Frank Ocean. He performed extensively with Chance the Rapper and last week released a video for a remix of his song ‘May I Have This Dance’ featuring Chance.

    Francis and I have been friends since elementary school and have been writing songs together for the last 15 years. We talked about why Francis spent the majority of his life avoiding marijuana, what made him give it a try during a rut in his 30s, and the time he unexpectedly ended up  in a studio with Kanye West and Jay-Z.

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