Intro / Preface / Extra Words
Led Zeppelin II
Avery seems to love drums these days, so naturally I went straight to this album. I played this during dinner earlier this week and she was thrilled–and repetitively slammed her cup on the table to show her enthusiasm.
$155 tasting menu created by 19-year-old chef
Business Insider content trends toward clickbait garbage but this is really interesting. Skip the article, watch the video. I love that this kid had been cooking for his mom and her friends since he was ten years old. - Calvin
City Street Orientations around the World
How well do street maps line up with North, South, East, and West? Here's a cool visualization of some of the major cities around the world.
And 'Merica only.
Hanging bridges of Arunachal Pradesh
Is this a NOPE for you or a Let's Do It!? -Brian
You Fancy, Huh
Waboba Pro Water Bouncing Ball
I DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW THIS WORKS. - Calvin
Sports (Disc Golf)
Bud Light Victory Fridges will unlock free beer when Browns win
Not a very meaty article compared to the type of content we typically share here, but I just wanted y'all to know that this was a thing since football is just a few days away. - Calvin
Why Justice Thomas Loves Wal-Mart
I mean who doesn't like every day low low prices? -Brian
I love technology (and science)
Racing Series Helps Show the Way to a Battery-Powered Future
My company is the title sponsor for Formula-E which is the new electric variant of Formula 1 racing. With racing taking place in NYC in July (which has probably already happened by the time you read this if I'm honest with myself here) there's a nice overview of the technological implications of high performance all-electric racing. -Brian
The High Price of Stale Grievances
There's a weird situation where someone gets fired for not looking enough like a minority even though they are a minority. Is that racism or just clever marketing? -Brian
How Does Netflix Make Money?
Link stolen from my company's Slack and used in another newsletter I help publish. Description also stolen from said newsletter. Everyone say hi to JD! - Calvin
I run an agency and several SaaS businesses, so I know there’s a big difference in how different types of companies make money. In the agency world, it’s deal-driven and you hope for recurring revenue in the form of a retainer. In the SaaS model, it’s based on recurring revenue and you might or might not offer professional services and customizations. But this link is about Netflix, which is a video streaming company…or are they a media company? Whatever. Their recurring revenue model confuses me, because they will eventually run out of new people who can sign up for their services and will see their revenue flatten. They can’t grow forever, right? And their expenses will continue to climb because they have to keep creating new content. So, how does that work? Is it a bad model? Is it brilliant? Is it just an experiment? That’s what this video aims to answer. Super interesting. -JD
Podcast: Is there a campus free speech crisis?
Jonathan Haidt is worth reading, or in this case listening to pretty much always. Here's a nice, meaty, well-rounded debate he participated in. -Brian