Why Not Mars (Idle Words)

    It's slow, expensive, the engineering is mostly port-a-potty chemistry, and the best-case outcome is that thirty years from now we’ll get to watch someone remotely operate a soil scoop from Mars instead of Pasadena

    What Should A Caribbean Think Tank Do?

    Promoting Dynamism and Progress in the Caribbean

    Confessions Of A Navy F-14 Fleet Pilot Turned F-5 Aggressor

    Francesco "Paco" Chierici talks fighting in Tomcats and Tigers, losing comrades, and flying 737s during the week and fighters on the weekend.

    Carolina Stories (Practice Different)

    Practice Different “What is it you do to practice that is analogous to how a pianist practices scales?” — Tyler Cowen (professor, blogger, podcaster, and co-author of Talent) Since reading Talent, I haven’t been able to get this question out of my head.

    • HuffPost Personal

    I Took Oxy And Fentanyl For Years. Here's What No One Is Telling You About The Opioid Crisis.

    "I prided myself on being tough and not complaining — even when I had to crawl on my hands and knees down the stairs to have a family dinner."

    Learning at Scale

    An Interview with Stewart Brand A few months ago Stewart Brand, a reader of this newsletter, signed up to become a Member of Scope of Work. Stewart’s work - as a writer, as an initiator, and as an advocate for humanity - is both broad reaching and specific. Best

    Applying the Principle of Least Astonishment: Improving Code Quality and User Experience

    Learn how to apply the principle of least astonishment in development through real-world examples in JavaScript. Improve the usability & maintainability of code. A must-read for software developers & engineers