>_ Media Consumption (May 2018)

Summary:

Read 2 books (465 min, +258%) and 15 long-form articles (-29%).
Listened to 545 songs (+2%), 0 audiobooks (same) and 10 podcasts (590 min, +228%).
Watched 2 movies (+100%), 2 soccer matches (-60%) and 8 TV episodes (+167%).

Books:

The Elephant in the Brain (Kevin Simler,‎ Robin Hanson)
░░░░▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░ Progress: 23-65%

Akira, Vol. 1 (Katsuhiro Otomo)
░░░░░░░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 50-100%

Recommended Articles:

Why German companies fail at digital innovation (Handelsblatt)

Invisible asymptotes (Eugene Wei)

Basic Income, Not Basic Jobs (Slate Star Codex)

Recommended Podcasts:

Earning Your Stripes (The Knowledge Project)

Bryan Caplan on Learning across Disciplines (Conversations with Tyler)

The Case Against Education (a16z)

Tyler Cowen on the painful end of American complacency (The Ezra Klein Show)

Movies:
(Movies crossed off the IMDB Top 250 list: 0)

Frost / Nixon (Rating: 4/5)

AlphaGo Documentary (Rating: 4/5)

Music:

Top Artists: The XX, Kanye West, Interpol, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails

>_ Media Consumption (Apr 2018)

Summary:

Read 1 book (130 min, -66%) and 21 long-form articles (-53%).
Listened to 531 songs (-33%), 0 audiobooks (0 min, -100%) and 3 podcasts (180 min, -60%).
Watched 1 movie (-67%), 5 soccer matches (-17%) and 3 TV episodes (-25%).

Books:

The Elephant in the Brain (Kevin Simler,‎ Robin Hanson)
▓▓▓▓░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-23%

Recommended Articles:

Do Androids Dream of Colossal Women? (Vulture)

Tokyo and Hong Kong in 2018 (haywirez)

Recommended Podcasts:

Balaji Srinivasan on the Power and Promise of the Blockchain (Conversations with Tyler)

Naval on Periscope
(Not really a podcast, but highly recommend watching this.)

Movies:
(Movies crossed off the IMDB Top 250 list: 0)

Okja (Rating: 2/5)

Music:

Top Artists: Max Richter, Queens of the Stone Age, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Cage the Elephant

>_ Media Consumption (Mar 2018)

Summary:

Read 2 books (385 min, +∞) and 45 long-form articles (+18%).
Listened to 787 songs (-14%), 3 audiobooks (647 min, -31%) and 7 podcasts (453 min, +159%).
Watched 3 movies (-40%), 6 soccer matches (-14%) and 4 TV episodes (-50%).

Books:

Cryptoassets (Chris Burniske)
░░░░░▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░ Progress: 40-65%

Tools of Titans (Tim Ferriss)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░ Progress: 0-68%

Principles: Life & Work (Ray Dalio)
░░░░░░░░░░░░▓▓▓ Progress: 81-100%

The Complacent Class (Tyler Cowen)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 0-100%

Red Mars (Kim Robinsom)
▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-10%

Recommended Articles:

The Commercial Zen of Muji (New Yorker)

Japan’s Gross National Cool (Foreign Policy)

Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous. (Bloomberg)

Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook Data Abuse Shouldn’t Get Credit For Trump (The Verge)

The Graph API: Key Points in the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica Debacle (Jonathan Albright)

The Cyperpunk Sensibility (ribbonfarm)

Movies:
(Movies crossed off the IMDB Top 250 list: 1)

The Departed (Rating: 3/5)

The Outsider (Rating: 1/5)

The Post (Rating: 4/5)

Music:

Top Artists: Max Richter, Radiohead, Gas, James McAlister, Slut

>_ Media Consumption (Feb 2018)

Summary:

Read 0 books (0 min, -100%) and 38 long-form articles (+46%).
Listened to 912 songs (+12%), 2 audiobooks (940 min, -16%) and 3 podcasts (175 min, -34%).
Watched 5 movies (+/- 0%), 7 soccer matches (+250%) and 8 TV episodes (-62%).

Books:

Artemis (Andy Weir)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 0-100%

Principles: Life & Work (Ray Dalio)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░ Progress: 0-81%

Recommended Articles:

How to be good (New Yorker)

When You’re a Digital Nomad, the World Is Your Office (The New York Times)

Who Killed More: Hitler, Stalin, or Mao? (The New York Review Of Books)

One Man’s Quest to Make Google’s Gadgets Great (Wired)

Five More Years (Slate Star Codex)

Why Decentralization Matters (Chris Dixon, Medium)

Movies:
(Movies crossed off the IMDB Top 250 list: 3)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Rating: 3/5)

The Hunt (Rating: 5/5)

Inside Llewyn Davis (Rating: 2/5)

2001: A Space Odyssey (Rating: 4/5)

Saving Private Ryan (Rating: 4/5)

Music:

Top Artists: Nils Frahm, Depeche Mode, Hans Zimmer, Radiohead, Thom Yorke
Favorite Song: Philip Selway — Coming Up For Air

>_ Media Consumption (January ’18)

Summary:

Read (parts of) 2 books (130 min, -68%) and 26 long-form articles (-21%).
Listened to 814 songs (+26%), 2 audiobooks (1115 min, +104%) and 4 podcasts (268 min, +36%).
Watched 5 movies (+/- 0%), 2 soccer matches (-33%) and 21 TV episodes (+ ∞).

Books:

Akira, Vol. 1 (Katsuhiro Otomo)
░░░░░▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░ Progress: 30-50%

Utopia for Realists (Rutger Bregman)
░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 3-100%

The Three-Body Problem (Liu Cixin)
░░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 11-100%

Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson)
░░▓▓░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 8-18%

Recommended Articles:

My Family’s Slave (The Atlantic)

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not (The New York Times)

In Search of the Elusive Bitcoin Billionaire (Reason)

Tyler Cowen’s 12 rules for life (Marginal Revolution)

Amazon’s Go and the Future (Stratechery)

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble (The New York Times)

Recommended Podcasts:

Confronting Your Fears and Taking a Leap with Pieter Levels of Nomad List (Indie Hakcers)

Movies:
(Movies crossed off the IMDB Top 250 list: 4)

Star Wars: Episode VIII (Rating: 3/5)

The Pianist (Rating: 4/5)

Good Will Hunting (Rating: 4/5)

To Kill a Mockingbird (Rating: 2/5)

A Beautiful Mind (Rating: 4/5)

Recommended TV-Series:

The End of the F*cking World

The Crown (Season 2)

Music:

Top Artists: Nils Frahm, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Nine Inch Nails, Hans Zimmer
Favorite Song: Thom Yorke – Black Swan

>_ Media Consumption (December ’17)

Summary:

Read (parts of) 3 books (410 min, +925%) and 33 long-form articles (-20%).
Listened to 646 songs (-6%), 3 audiobooks (547 min, +8%) and 7 podcasts (197 min, -13%).
Watched 5 movies (+67%), 3 soccer matches (-40%) and 0 TV episodes (same).

Books:

Leonardo da Vinci (Walter Isaacson)
░░░░░░░░░▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 60-100%

Cryptoassets (Chris Burniske)
░▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 5-40%

Meditations (Marcus Aurelius)
▓▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-12%

Akira, Vol. 1 (Katsuhiro Otomo)
▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-30%

Utopia for Realists (Rutger Bregman)
▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-3%

The Three-Body Problem (Liu Cixin)
▓▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-11%

Recommended Articles:

I can tolerate anything except the outgroup (Slate Star Codex)

How to Hire Fake Friends and Family (The Atlantic)

What You Can’t Say (Paul Graham)

Disney and Fox (Stratechery)

The App That Reminds You You’re Going to Die (The Atlantic)

He Stole $100 Million From His Clients. Now He’s Living in Luxury on the Côte d’Azur. (Bloomberg)

The Danger of President Pence (New Yorker)

Why Cryonics Makes Sense (Wait But Why)

Recommended Podcasts:

Tim Urban, Wait But Why (Kevin Rose Show)

Andy Weir on the Economics of Sci-Fi and Space (Conversations With Tyler)

Movies:
(Movies from IMDB Top 250 list: 3)

American Beauty (Rating: 3/5)

The Shawshank Redemption (Rating: 5/5)

Old boy (Rating: 5/5)

Gangster Squad (Rating: 2/5)

Swiss Army Man (Rating: 4/5)

Music:

Top Artists: Portugal. The Man, Philip Glass, Radiohead, The National, Franz Ferdinand
Favorite Song: Moby – Like A Motherless Child

>_ Media Consumption (November ’17)

Summary:

Read 1 book (40 min, -66%) and 41 long-form articles (+41%).
Listened to 684 songs (-36%), 1 audiobook (505 min, -40%) and 5 podcasts (226 min, +23%).
Watched 3 movies (+200%), 5 soccer matches (-29%) and 0 TV episodes (-100%).

Books:

Leonardo da Vinci (Walter Isaacson)
░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░░ Progress: 3-60%

Cryptoassets (Chris Burniske)
▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-5%

Recommended Articles:

In The Loop (Wallpaper)

God is a bot, and Anthony Levandowski is his messenger (Backchannel)

North Korea is not crazy (Recorded Future)

The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea (New Yorker)

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More. (New York Times)

What we get wrong about technology (Tim Harford)

Book Review: Albion’s Seed (Slate Star Codex)

Tony Fadell’s Next Act (Wired)

How Stalin Became Stalinist (New Yorker)

The Making of an American Nazi (The Atlantic)

I Spent 5 Years With Some of Trump’s Biggest Fans. Here’s What They Won’t Tell You. (MotherJones)

The Nationalist’s Delusion (The Atlantic)

Movies:

Started tackling a new goal on my bucket list: Watch all movies on the IMDB Top 250 list

The Godfather (Rating: 5/5)

The Godfather II (Rating: 5/5)

The Godfather III (Rating: 2/5)

Music:

Top Artists: Beck, Portugal. The Man, Hans Zimmer, The National, Washed Out
Favorite Song: Portugal. The Man – Easy Tiger

>_ Media Consumption (October ’17)

Summary:

Read 1 book (120 min, +85%) and 29 long-form articles (-28%).
Listened to 1071 songs (+94%, highest number since July 2013), 2 audiobooks (834 min, +13%) and 3 podcasts (183 min, -60%).
Watched 1 movie (-66%), 7 soccer matches (-22%) and 2 TV episodes (-86%).

Books:

American Pastoral (Philip Roth)
░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 5-95%

Leonardo da Vinci (Walter Isaacson)
▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-3%

Venture Deals (Brad Feld)
▓▓▓░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-23%

Recommended Articles:

Defining Aggregators (Stratechery)

Algorithms Have Already Gone Rogue (Backchannel)

Universal Basic Income and the Threat of Tyranny (Quillette)
See my notes on this here.

North Korea Is Playing a Longer Game Than the U.S. (Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg)

Amazon HQ2 – The Uber Test (Hal Berenson)

‘I Forgot My Pin’: An Epic Tale of Losing $30,000 in Bitcoin (Wired)

Computing and the Fermi Paradox: A New Idea Emerges—The Aliens Are All Asleep (IEEE Spectrum)

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens (Wired)

Recommended Podcasts:

Blade Runner 2049 (Tomorrow with Joshua Topolsky)

Recommended Movies:

Blade Runner 2049

Music

Top Artists: Hans Zimmer, Washed Out, Beck, The National, James McAlister
Favorite Song: Beck – I’m So Free

>_ DUB ✈ SXF

Distance: 818km
Duration: 1:50h
CO2 Emissions: 0.1t
Airline: Ryanair
Activity: Listening to Philip Roth’s American Pastoral on Audible

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