Read a thread by Venkatesh RaoVenkatesh Rao (Twitter)
My lifestyle could reasonably be called stochastic semi-retirement, trading money for time in a very unpredictable way to make room for doing things for which there is absolutely no economic demand. That, or it’s a very poorly tuned freemium hustle.
A short, but useful essay (in the guise of a Tweetstorm) about “solving for life”.

While this is focused on how one could/should help others, it can easily be applied to one’s own life. This is a fantastic reframing for how we should treat others not only with compassion, but with some additional pragmatism.

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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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  1. In some sense, I can also see the outlines of why the IndieWeb in general and idea of building blocks and itches in particular is so useful and powerful. While people saying “just move to platform x” (because it works for them) is lovely from their perspective, it doesn’t necessarily satisfy the needs and wants of the person for whom they’re giving the advice. While it can be helpful to give them some ideas, they’ll need to do their own research and make the space for themselves to figure out what their desires, needs, and the constraints in their life will allow. Being able to put some small and simple pieces together in a way that will work for them is much better than a some monolith that will be much less penetrable.

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