Motivation

The Everyday Calendar

Simone Giertz, the robotics enthusiast who initially became known for her useless robots, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a device called the Everyday Calendar. The device allows you to touch a day on the screen to illuminate the hexagon for that day. The idea is the device aids you in keeping to habits and routines. The project has already 10x'd its goal and has 28 days to go.

IPCC Climate Change Report

We have 12 years to stop catastrophic climate change. The IPCC released their Global Warming of 1.5°C report which may well turn out to be one of the most important documents of modern times. The report describes the predicted effects of a 1.5°C increase in global temperature above the pre-industrial average versus a 2°C increase, written by 91 co-authors across 40 countries and backed by 6000 scientific references.

Cloudflare IPFS Gateway

Cloudflare have realeased thie IPFS Gateway product as part of Crypto-week. The Interplanetary File System (IPFS) is a peer to peer web hosting and deliver system aimed at reducing the dependncy on the current server based architecture of the web. Pages on IPFS are accessed using a hash of their content as an address, and those pages are stored on a peer-to-peer system around the IPFS network.

Stripe Press

Stripe has launched Stripe Press, a book collection that highlights ideas that they think are highly useful. The first round of books available deal with company growth, humans and computers, the future of society and the current geo-political crisis.

How To Pick A Career

Another fantastic Wait But Why post, this time about the process and minefield involved in sitting down with yourself and deciding what do you actually want to do in life and how to go about it. I’m only partially through reading this, I had to take a break after the yearning octopus to let it sink in!

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