John Dyer applied the Bechdel test to the Bible. One of his conclusions:
It’s almost as if in world of patriarchy and misogyny, the presence of women function as markers that say, “Pay attention, this is important!” for each major movement of the biblical story.
Learning is positive and participatory. Taking lessons, less so. Which one makes you excited?
The photos are unfiltered, but the white balance is off. The Atlantic’s Ian Bogost on why photos of the sky during the California wildfires look less intimidating than the reality on the ground.
Also, while the photos may be washed out, the climate crisis is real.
Options rather than roadmaps writes Ryan Singer. Because roadmaps carry a risk of uncertainty, expectations and guilt. You declare where you are going and that creates pressure. Options remain open, they can be explored further and may or may not be taken further.
Singer is writing about software development, but I’m sure this could be applied elsewhere.
Ultimately, of course, strategy is about choice: Where are you going to play and where do you want to succeed?
Surely you’re joking Mr. Feynman is one of my favorite books from this year. Listening to the audiobook has been pure joy. There is a love of science, mathematics and physics that shines through every chapter. At the same time Feynman seems to have been a delightfully quirky character who was genuinely interested in people and the world around him.