Surveillance, Wi-Fi, Cash, Solo Founders, Moon Landing Failure, etc.

Read Nixon’s Never-Delivered Speech in the Event the Moon Landing Failedhttps://jalopnik.com/read-nixons-never-delivered-speech-in-the-event-the-moo-1836392407

Whomever was the speechwriter did a concise but wonderful job in portraying the magnitude of achievement, the depth of loss, and the meaningfulness of remembrance in the event this message had to be broadcast.

Being a Solo Founder: Pros, Cons, Tips & Trickshttps://baremetrics.com/blog/startup-solo-founder

Not an exhaustive list, but a good reminder of some moving parts to be mindful of when running a company solo.

Top AP photos of 2019 range from the epic to the intimatehttps://apimagesblog.com/blog/2019/12/4/top-ap-photos-of-2019-range-from-the-epic-to-the-intimate

AP photographers are always at the heart of the story; capturing images from some of the most enigmatic and dangerous part of the globe. Their yearly round up is well worth a look.

A Dive into the Technology of Corporate Surveillancehttps://www.eff.org/wp/behind-the-one-way-mirror

Superbly informative writeup from EFF on the many types of ingress points that are used in surveillance; with a heavy focus on tracking across devices, use of geolocation, and the combined network effect of the collated data sets. Recommended reading for anyone that’s privacy-conscious.

The Knocks - Classic feat. Powershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emOKaGi8u5U

A pretty chill, relaxing track. Has a 70’s ring and a 90’s flair to it.

In praise of cashhttps://aeon.co/essays/if-plastic-replaces-cash-much-that-is-good-will-be-lost

A good exposé on the importance of keeping cash as a viable option even though there’s a push towards going cashless. The benefits of at least having cash as an option include security, privacy, decentralization, and empowerment of the individual — well worth the read if you’re in the FinTech space.

The Magical Science of Wi-Fi on Airplaneshttps://onezero.medium.com/what-makes-it-possible-to-browse-the-internet-at-35-000-feet-1afaea83eb5

Pretty informative post about the different types of transponders, latency, and technology used for airplane Wi-Fi. I never gave much thought to how this worked but the technical details are fascinating.