Vacation reads

It used to be that all the programmers were ladies. Arguably, they were higher skilled programmers since they didn’t have little luxuries like text editors, REPLs, and online communities to problem solve with! Things were different back then, and they could be better again - The Secret History of Women in Coding - The New York Times

I finally looked into The Pudding and came upon many a delightful visual essay: Rappers, sorted by the size of their vocabulary and The Structure of Stand-Up Comedy on the cycles in Ali Wong’s famous set.

A list of non-hacks, mostly about sleep, that might help you feel better. 7 Biohacks That Actually Work - The Atlantic

A bit dismal: Dictators have reemerged as the greatest threat to the liberal democratic world - The Washington Post. Improvements to liberalism that could counter said rise of dictators and nationalism: The Economist at 175 - Liberalism.

The degree to which the tradecraft of national intelligence agencies are applied in the private sector continually appalls me. But apparently its part of the game for at least one activist investor. Paul Singer, Doomsday Investor | The New Yorker I think probably we’re doing capitalism wrong at this point?

On James Cameron. A man creatively possessed, but a crude man at a best.Man of Extremes | The New Yorker

Javier Grillo-Marxuach (LOST and a bunch of other stuff) on running a television show, but absolutely applicable to any creative leadership discipline.

On Barry, the loveliness, and apparently the sadness that is Bill Hader. Bill Hader Kills | The New Yorker

Adam Keys @therealadam