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ยท 11 min read

Like most overly-online folks of my generation, I read and watch and listen to a lot of content practically every day of every week. Articles, blogs, podcasts, YouTube, news/debates/interviews/more. This was true this year, as it has been for maybe a decade now. This year though, I made a constant effort to collate anything that crossed the no-man's-land of mild interest, so I might look at a full retrospective on the select media content that got into hand-to-hand combat with existing precepts I held, or lit the path for questions I was just beginning to understand.

So yes, this is just another "Best Of" list. But it's my Best Of List, and I like it quite a bit. So here are some of my favorite blog posts, tech talks, interviews, and other reads/listens from 2023. Excepting the final section, all these links are for material released in the year 2023.

The most significant recurring topic pertains to software engineering and machine learning, but others include zero-day attacks, gender dynamics, free speech, and more. I annotated these visually as Software, ML, Cyber, Gender, Speech & Media, and Other.

ยท One min read

16 waking hours รท 10 minutes = 96

10 minutes is ~1% of your day.

- by Taylor Troesh

When the phone scrolling lasts for 10 minutes, or low-priority yak shaving tasks draw your attention for 10 minutes, that's one percent of your day spent. That's not necessarily a bad thing or a good thing, but make sure it's a thing you want to spend one percent of your day on.

You only have this many of those 10 minute moments.

๐Ÿฅฑ ๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐Ÿณ ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿ“ฑ โ˜• ๐Ÿชฅ ๐Ÿงฅ ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿšฝ ๐Ÿ’ฌ ๐Ÿ“ง ๐ŸŽง ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ“ž ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ’ป โ˜• ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ“ž ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐ŸŽง ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ’ฌ ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿ“ฑ โ˜• ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ“ž ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ’ป ๐ŸŽง ๐Ÿšฝ ๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ“ง ๐Ÿ“ž ๐Ÿ“ž ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐Ÿฅช ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ’ฌ ๐Ÿ’ฌ ๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿš— ๐Ÿ›’ ๐Ÿ›’ ๐Ÿš— ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿƒ ๐Ÿƒ ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿ‹๏ธ ๐Ÿ‹๏ธ ๐Ÿ‹๏ธ ๐Ÿ‹๏ธ ๐Ÿง˜ ๐Ÿง˜ ๐Ÿš— ๐Ÿš— ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿฒ ๐Ÿฒ ๐Ÿ“บ ๐Ÿ“บ ๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐Ÿ“บ ๐Ÿšฝ ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿชฅ ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ›Œ

Many minutes, but few moments.