Chaap Tilak by Abida Parveen & Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, pure qawwali bliss.
Obfuscated Apples, on defeating the obfuscation introduced by Apple in its CSAM scanning system. Interesting and important analysis. Some further clarifications and followup work here.
At best, we’re on Earth for around 4,000 weeks – so why do we lose so much time to online distraction?. Interesting take: “The solution to this mystery, dramatic though it might sound, is that whenever we succumb to distraction, we’re attempting to flee a painful encounter with our finitude – with the human predicament of having limited time and, more especially in the case of distraction, limited control over that time.”
A Leader’s Framework for Decision Making: HBR article from 2007 by David Snowden and Mary Boone where they introduce Cynefin Framework, a way to frame and work with complexity.
Aswath Damodaran – Laws of Valuation. Brilliant 30 minute lecture. Well articulated and very relevant.
What is it about society that disappoints you so much?
Oh, I don’t know
Is it that we collectively thought Steve Jobs was a great man
Even when we knew he made billions off the backs of children?
Or maybe it’s that it feels like all our heroes are counterfeit
The world itself is just one big hoax
Or is it that we voted for this?
Not with our rigged elections,
But with our things, our property, our money
We all know why we do this
Not because ‘Hunger Games’ books make us happy
But because we want to be sedated
Because it’s painful not to pretend, because we’re cowards
— HOAX, Angerfist