Thoughts. Resources for the family. etcetera.

Richard Feynman

If one person has showed me the fun of learning, it's the physicist, lock-breaker, bongo-player, and artist (among others) noted above. I first stumbled across him in a series of short youtube clips about a decade or so ago (mid 2000s) and though I didn't know it at the time, they began a series of changes in my mindset that has shifted virtually everything about me in a more positive direction. I bring it up now only because I came across a full-length cut of the original videos I watched and I want as many people as possible to see it and experience the sheer joy of thinking about the world in new ways that Feynman seems to convey.


If you watched and enjoyed the video linked above (or didn't), I highly recommend reading the book “Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!”. He has an infectious way of thinking about the world.

The future may not be free...

I recently stumbled across Austin G. Walters demonstrating some scary software that can de-anonymize people across domains. In wanting to know more about his process, I found a post that echoes similar discussions I've had with my friends on the last free generation. He puts it more directly and with a much better set of supporting evidence than we ever did, but it rings with the same truth. It's not a happy truth.


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I don't have any structured thoughts (that I want to write down yet) on having ADD, but if you think you have it, go check out the ADHD subreddit and learn more. Just knowing that you have it is a life changer.

how it feels to have adhd

Later that day... I found the 'How to ADHD' youtube channel. Excellent. How To ADHD

edited: 2018-11-15 (fixed link to actual subreddit) 2018-11-16 (added channel screenshot to link)

This started with wanting to share my podcast list so...

Current Podcast App: Pocket Casts ($4)

I liked the app from the start, so I haven't actually tried any others. Check slant.co or alternativeto.net for free options. If you have a good podcast app, you shouldn't need the links I posted below, which is one reason why I just linked to the shows' main pages where available.

Podcasts Checked out:

In no particular order:

Podcasts to check out:

I'll keep it updated when I remember, or whenever someone prompts me for information, links, or corrections.