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2024 media diet

movies dumb money (2023) - watched this on the plane. if you remember this time, it was bonkers and kind of beautiful at the same time. (4/5) the gentlemen (2019) - watched this in the plane, guy ritchie definitely has a style. fun, solid cast, a couple of novel twists. (3.5/5) please don’t destroy: the treasure of foggy mountain (2023) - watched this on peacock. i fell asleep through a chunk of it....

January 1, 2024 · steve ulrich

2024 books

goal 30 books this year. let’s get crackin' books liberty’s daughter (naomi kritzer) notes green earth (kim stanley robinson) notes The Future of the Responsible Company: What We’ve Learned from Patagonia’s First 50 Years (Yvon Chouinard, Vincent Stanley) notes the death and life of the great lakes (dan egan) notes a hacker’s mind (bruce schneier) notes shop class as soulcraft (matthew b. crawford) notes the lost cause (cory doctorow) notes...

January 1, 2024 · sulrich

reading: number go up -- zeke faux

number go up (zeke faux) there’s not a lot to say about this book. i blasted through it on a trip to iceland. if you had any interest in the crypto grift scene that was ablaze you’ll recall most of the drama from this time. faux provides some amusing anecdotes from his experiences reporting on this multi-year shitshow and rolling grift party. if anything, this is an amusing, if at times irritating, look at the desire to make tons of money in america and the desperation that drives some really irrational behaviors....

June 1, 2024 · steve ulrich

reading: under a white sky: the nature of the future -- elizabeth kolbert

under a white sky: the nature of thefuture (elizabeth kolbert) this was not a happy read. kolbert runs through an interesting collection of examples where humankind has altered the ecosystem so significantly that heroic efforts are required to preserve a species or to forestall what appears to be eminant disaster. examples explored here include coral reefs, the pupfish in the desert and a reasonably detailed discussion around geo-engineering in the interests of addressing climate change....

May 26, 2024 · steve ulrich