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Coleman McCormick

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The morning commute, gettin' after it
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The Grand Canyon isn't as old as you might think
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The moon is a perfect candidate for our first ecumenopolis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecumenopolis
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Interesting Q&A on the Long Now Foundation's 10,000 year clock project https://longnow.org/clock-faq/
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vernacular design relies on time-tested solutions love this quote from Henry Glassie in Stewart Brand's How Buildings Learn "a search for pattern in folk material yields regions, where a search for pattern in popular material yields periods"
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A brief explainer on David Deutsch’s two variants of The Enlightenment https://www.resextensa.co/p/the-two-enlightenments
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Built a contraption for running the foam machine overhead, works like a charm
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Scenes, pattern languages, and nested systems "In both these cases — fiction and architecture — a systems of patterns develops over time based on empirical evidence of what works." https://www.resextensa.co/p/scenes-pattern-languages-and-nested
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“Better to get your dopamine from improving your ideas than from having them validated.” –Nat Friedman https://collabfund.com/blog/smart-words-from-smart-people/
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10 cabinet doors ready for paint, 6 drawer boxes ready for assembly
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Going back through my notes on How Buildings Learn This book is about so much more than architecture — it's about how things are built/maintained/sustained, aesthetics and function, scale variance, economics, innovation All wrapped in a "how architecture works" cover
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Ants are adapted to explore the unknown — nature's way to minimize risk and maximize reward. In the same way, we humans also have this attraction to novelty. We're genetically tuned to explore, experiment, try, and fail, even when we're comfortable https://www.resextensa.co/p/the-exploration-instinct
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just finished a rewatch of The Wire S1 over 2 days so incredibly rewatchable — every single scene a methodical ratchet click
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the way we teach economics is too restricted to the financial domain, when it really should be about the idea of "scarce resources with alternative uses" the general principle of trade-offs, and that sometimes one good thing comes at the expense of another https://www.resextensa.co/p/comfort-with-contradiction
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Monthly Links: March 2024 • The instinct to make lists + taxonomies • Virtue of action • Creating healthy soil • and more https://www.resextensa.co/p/monthly-links-march-2024
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good design is hard to notice poor design is evident
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to replicate, memes require memory and behavior they must be repeatedly remembered and enacted to survive
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Conjecture and refutation — the criticism of ideas — is how we learn. It's where knowledge comes from. My latest essay draws a weird analogy between standup comedy and feedback loops as a means for improvement. https://www.resextensa.co/p/take-action-invite-criticism
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Evolution Has No Goal Because we're pattern-seeking animals, we tend to think evolution is a purposeful hunt for complexity — but it's an undirected process of guesswork, failure, & accidental success Distilling thoughts provoked by David Deutsch's Beginning of Infinity
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watch out if your company starts doing the inverse!
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