I think there was another study about psychopathy in high status car drivers but for now this is good enough.
The answers were unambiguous: self-centred men who are argumentative, stubborn, disagreeable and unempathetic are much more likely to own a high-status car such as an Audi, BMW or Mercedes.
The Zendesk story of how they built a globally distributed company is quite amazing, but there are many more like this by now.
Crucially, at street scale, on-street parking is not allowed, which opens up the streetscape for people, on foot and on bike, for conversation and activities, and yes, for moving goods and people around but as a secondary ‘enabling’ activity to the life of the street itself.
“There must be agreement on a coalition between labor and capital, whose interests are aligned in seeking taxation from landowners rather than workers or productive activity.”
Fixing the housing problem will require radical new coalitions to break existing deadlocks.
An excellent overview of the issues around Slate Star Codex without having to read a single word of the blog yourself. That’s an excellent service.
Some friends of ours have started a coworking space in Berlin hat includes childcare. The space looks great and I think that flexible solutions like this could alleviate a lot of the burden on parents right now.
I was saddened by reading that Iepe, a Dutch fixture here in Berlin, had passed away suddenly and far too young.
“The best engineers can toggle back and forth between manager and IC roles. Make sure your technical foundation and fundamental skills are solid enough to pull that off.”
Raylene Yung drops a massive list of career trips for engineers and engineering managers.
Every place that turns car free like the city center of Ghent here is incredibly well received by the residents. The people who seem to be against it don’t live there, they just want to drive through.
A long piece on The Daily which reveals a lot about its inner workings and the all-consuming scale with which something like that operates.