Monday, 2017-07-31


Dollargrin / Chevrolet

Soft peony

Rose planet in bokeh space


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Tuesday, 2017-07-25

Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts by David Gerard

An engaging and funny overview of the current state of cryptocurrencies.

The meat of the book is in the discussion of whether “blockchain tech” can be used in the music industry - spoiler: probably not - but there’s plenty of funny anecdotes about whacky Bitcoin hijinks.

This is probably the history the Bitcoin community deserves.

Saturday, 2017-07-15

Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip by Peter Hessler

A very enjoyable collection of “longreads” as the kids call it these days, obviously cobbled together from New Yorker pieces. Hessler makes a long road trip to Inner Mongolia, rents a house in a village outside Beijing, and visits a new factory town in southern China. A great portrait of modern China, likely to be outdated now only 10 years after the events portrayed. Recommended.