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Town Hall #5: Outdoing Myself

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Big news first: I’m starting a tech conference for outland-ish ideas!

Outland 2023 will be on August 26 in Palm Springs, California. It’s going to be a blast! Tickets go on sale next month, so sign up for the mailing list. And I’ve still got a few open slots for speakers, so email me if you know of anybody with outland-ish ideas!

In other news, I’m allocating 500 hours to learn Spanish. I’ve already made tremendous progress in ~3 hours, thanks to Paul Noble’s audio course.

I’ve also started life-coaching strangers! I have no idea what I’m doing, but I feel like I’m making a positive impact. Let me know if you’d like to try a free 12-week life “sprint” with me!


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★★★ 99% Invisible :: A Sea of Yellow
★★★ Chemistry For Your Life :: Is “dry cleaning” actually dry?
★★★ Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History :: Twilight of the Aesir
★★★ Deep Questions with Cal Newport :: How Well Are You Living?
★★★ Deep Questions with Cal Newport :: The Lumberjack Paradox
★★★ Endless Thread :: Worm Wars
★★★ Everything Everywhere Daily :: The Destruction and Rediscovery of Pompeii
★★★ Everything Everywhere Daily :: The Passenger Pigeon
★★★ Everything Everywhere Daily :: Tokyo Rose & Axis Sally
★★★ Everything Everywhere Daily :: Why Does the Year Start on January 1?
★★★ Software Unscripted :: Bootstrapping a Compiler via WASM with Loris Cro
★★★ Software Unscripted :: Scaling Slack’s Infrastructure
★★★ The Memory Palace :: Numbers
★★★ The Memory Palace :: Safe Passage
★★☆ Chemistry For Your Life :: How do snowflakes form and look so cool?
★★☆ Conversations with Tyler :: Paul Salopex on Walking the World
★★☆ Conversations with Tyler :: Rick Rubin on Listening, Taste, and the Act of Noticing
★★☆ Cortex :: A Barometer of Twitter
★★☆ Deep Questions with Cal Newport :: Developing Discipline
★★☆ Deep Questions with Cal Newport :: Escaping Your Tyrannical Inbox
★★☆ Deep Questions with Cal Newport :: Fight Burnout with Work Cycles
★★☆ Epic Gardening Daily :: Companion Planting for Pest Management
★★☆ Epic Gardening Daily :: Companion Planting for Soil Health
★★☆ Epic Gardening Daily :: Companion Planting for Weed Management
★★☆ Epic Gardening Daily :: Companion Planting to Improve Pollination
★★☆ Epic Gardening Daily :: Southern California Gardening
★★☆ Everything Everywhere Daily :: Limnic Eruptions: The Rarest Natural Disaster
★★☆ Everything Everywhere Daily :: Sherman’s March to the Sea
★★☆ Everything Everywhere Daily :: Snake Oil
★★☆ Everything Everywhere Daily :: The City of Troy and the Trojan War
★★☆ Everything Everywhere Daily :: The Carrington Event
★★☆ Everything Everywhere Daily :: The Glorious Revolution
★★☆ Everything Everywhere Daily :: The Invention of the Airplane
★★☆ Everything Everywhere Daily :: The Morgenthau Plan
★★☆ Everything Everywhere Daily :: The Statue of Liberty
★★☆ Everything Everywhere Daily :: Zeno’s Paradoxes
★★☆ Freakonomics Radio :: Do You Know Who Owns Your Vet?
★★☆ Freakonomics Radio :: Should You Trust Private Equity to Take Care of Your Dog?
★★☆ Permaculture Podcast :: Around the World in 80 Plants
★★☆ Quanta Podcast :: High-Temperature Superconductivity Understood at Last
★★☆ Radiolab :: Games
★★☆ Software Unscripted :: Scratch-Building an Operating System with Steve Klabnik
★★☆ What’s Your Problem :: The Fake-Meat Frontier
★★☆ YAGNI :: Staging servers w/ Justin Duke

Music

★★★★★ Benjamin Alard :: Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Works for Keyboard, Vol. 4 “Alla Veneziana”
★★★★★ Dirty Projectors :: Bitte Orca
★★★★☆ Aesop Rock :: Spirit World Field Guide
★★★★☆ Blümchen :: Herzfrequenz
★★★★☆ Chick Corea :: Light As a Feather
★★★★☆ Deerhoof :: Breakup Song
★★★★☆ Esperanza Spalding :: Emily’s D+Evolution
★★★★☆ Glassjaw :: Worship and Tribute
★★★★☆ Jeff Buckley :: Grace
★★★★☆ MONO :: Rays of Darkness
★★★★☆ Perturbator :: Dangerous Days
★★★★☆ Poil :: Sus
★★★★☆ Quadrupède :: Tobogan
★★★★☆ Russian Circles :: Enter
★★★★☆ TTNG :: 13.0.0.0.0
★★★★☆ Wild Nothing :: Nocturne
★★★☆☆ Andrea Motis :: Do Outro Lado do Azul
★★★☆☆ Flybear :: Soon… - Single
★★★☆☆ Helloween :: Helloween
★★★☆☆ Kimbra :: Vows
★★★☆☆ Niechec :: [Self-Titled]
★★★☆☆ Osamu Sato :: LSD Revamped
★★★☆☆ Oso Oso :: basking in the glow
★★★☆☆ Perturbator :: I Am the Night
★★★☆☆ Popol Vuh :: Hosianna Mantra
★★★☆☆ Sewerslvt :: if you’re out there i miss you 。゚・ (>﹏<) ・゚。 - EP
★★★☆☆ St. Vincent :: MASSEDUCATION
★★★☆☆ The Cabs :: Kaiki Suru Kokyu - EP
★★★☆☆ The Cure :: Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
★★★☆☆ YURiKA :: TVアニメ「リトルウィッチアカデミア」第2クールオープニングテーマ “Mind Conductor” - EP
★★★☆☆ Yung Bae :: Bae
★★☆☆☆ Akron/Family :: S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT
★★☆☆☆ Apparatjik :: Square Peg In a Round Hole
★★☆☆☆ Archaeologist :: Winter’s Wake - EP
★★☆☆☆ Architecture in Helsinki :: Moment Bends
★★☆☆☆ Boards of Canada :: Geogaddi
★★☆☆☆ CHANCE デラソウル :: Virtual Girls Band a.k.A. Sparkle
★★☆☆☆ Cookiee Kawaii :: Club Soda, Vol. 2
★★☆☆☆ Crown the Empire :: The Fallout
★★☆☆☆ Devendra Banhart :: Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
★★☆☆☆ Dirty Projectors :: Lamp Lit Prose
★★☆☆☆ Eat Your Heart Out :: Mind Games - EP
★★☆☆☆ Giraffage :: No Reason - EP
★★☆☆☆ Hella :: There’s No 666 in Outer Space
★★☆☆☆ Horse the Band :: R. Borlax
★★☆☆☆ KEN mode :: Success
★★☆☆☆ King Mothership :: The Ritual
★★☆☆☆ Laryssa Okada :: Manifold Garden (Original Soundtrack)
★★☆☆☆ Leprous :: Aphelion
★★☆☆☆ Massive Attack :: Mezzanine
★★☆☆☆ Moon Tooth :: Phototroph
★★☆☆☆ Morphine :: Good
★★☆☆☆ Nu:Tone :: Little Spaces
★★☆☆☆ Orchards :: Lovecore
★★☆☆☆ Sewerslvt :: Tortvred Lesbians Ripped Apart - EP
★★☆☆☆ Snail’s House :: Alien Pop III - EP
★★☆☆☆ Startle the Heavens :: Find Yourself Here
★★☆☆☆ Swod :: Gehen
★★☆☆☆ TNGHT :: II
★★☆☆☆ The Chicks :: Gaslighter
★★☆☆☆ The Frozen Autumn :: Emotional Screening Device
★★☆☆☆ The Human Abstract :: Nocturne
★★☆☆☆ VersaEmerge :: Fixed At Zero
★☆☆☆☆ Jaejoo Boys :: 유년에게
★☆☆☆☆ Spiritualized :: Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
★☆☆☆☆ The Impossible Nothing :: Rock Beats Giant
★☆☆☆☆ Various Artists :: 13 Ways to Live
★☆☆☆☆ twenty one pilots :: TOPxMM - EP