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the best way to generate creativity is to avoid rigid, predictable, measured processes — new ideas require freedom to experiment https://www.resextensa.co/p/inefficiency-breeds-creativity
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How Buildings Learn isn't just a book about architecture — it's full of far-reaching ideas about the nature of complex systems and how to create lasting, adaptive things My detailed breakdown: https://www.resextensa.co/p/book-notes-stewart-brand-how-buildings-learn
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The elusiveness of digital paper · 2019 https://stephango.com/the-elusiveness-of-digital-paper
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Needed to trim some cabinet doors on the table saw, had to build a crosscut sled to do it Every project is an undiscovered chain of other dependency projects
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some mornings are slow getting ready for school
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I'm always impressed by my friends and family that are diligent about thoughtful maintenance on their cars, tools, houses, workshops Their spaces are so functional and pleasant to be in Clearly the best way to live, but for some reason hard to execute (for me)
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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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also love @packy's breakdown https://www.notboring.co/p/pace-yourself
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more on pace layering from Stewart https://jods.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/issue3-brand/release/2
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fashionable, stylish solutions sit in the ephemeral fashion layer vernacular solutions in the robust, resilient, surviving culture layer
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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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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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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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