Liam's Log
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Daily Log #10

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Articles

Outgrowing Advertising: Multimodal Business Models as a Product Strategy – great insights into Chinese social media monetization strategies and product design

The KodakCoin ICO failed, and now everyone wants their money – amusing (but also sad for those involed) story of an ICO gone wrong.

Misc.

Hiked a very difficult trail by my house. I am setting a goal to be able to jog the whole thing by my next birthday (Nov, 2019). I am not sure if it’s possible in that time frame, but it’s worth a shot. It was a multi-hour hike and I was only able to run for like 10 minutes of it, in aggregate. Normally, I can run longer than that but it was very steep, I was carrying a heavy backpack, and I knew I had to conserve energy for walking the rest of the way.

Reflections

Productivity: 7/10

It doesn’t seem like it, based on this log, but this was actually a very productive day. Also, I have developed tinnitis and possibly mild hearing loss (I haven’t had this formally tested). I plan on seeing a doc, but in the meantime, I am not going to be listening to many podcasts or YouTube videos with headphones. This might end up being a good thing for other forms of productivity.

Daily Log #9

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Audio/Video

Richard Dawkins & Bret Weinstein – Evolution

Daily Log #8

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Audio/Video

The Art of the Non-Fiction Book Proposal: An Evening with Literary Agent Andrew Stuart – I am looking into how to write a non-fiction book (see: writing)

The FAILURE of Fallout 76. Forget past: DOOMED to Repeat. Bethesda Austin, Emil Pagliarulo, More – excellent analysis of Fallout 76

The Creation Engine Did Nothing Wrong | It’s Bethesda! | Morrowind to Fallout 76 – another good analysis by Zaric Zhakaron

Writing

Started kicking around a book idea. I wrote part of an outline for it. Writing it would be a very daunting task and would require a lot of further study. We will see where this goes.

Quickly wrote a draft of a blog post on blockchain and tech infrastructure.

Misc.

As I am posting this, I am in a Q&A for Thaddeus Russell‘s Unregistered Underground. I should make a short appearance on the next episode.

Reflections

Productivity: 5/10

I am beginning to use productivity apps to help me complete a daily routine. One of my daily todos is journaling on this blog. So far, it has helped me with other tasks. Apps: Habitica and Streaks.

Daily Log #6

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Books

Read Chapters 2 and most of Chapter 3 of Mastering Emacs.

Audio/Video

Listened to part of  Sam Harris & Jordan Peterson – Vancouver – 1, so far, very good.

Reflections

Productivity: 6.5/10

There were some personal factors in my life that acted as a psychological blocker for me to continue logging my progress recently. I hope/believe I have overcome them. Rest assured, I have been productive even though I have not logged all of my activity during the past few weeks. I am also highly considering adding new types of things to this log such as dietary and social updates. Stay tuned!

Daily Log #3

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Books

Finished Chapter 7 of Mastering Bitcoin.

Audio/Video

Judge Napolitano on Kavanaugh, and the Court’s Worst Decisions – Tom Woods Show. Great Episode — probably not evergreen, though! It’s interesting to get a glimpse inside the life and mind of Judge Nap.

Episode 008 – On the Trigger- Cody Wilson – YOUR WELCOME (I listened to the Audio via the podcast feed)

Misc.

Made steak following the instructions in the article from yesterday’s log. It turned out pretty well, but I need to get a cooling rack and practice the execution a bit.

Reflections

Productivity: 6/10
It may seem like I did less today than usual, but Chapter 7 is the 2nd-3rd longest chapter in the book. I also, based on yesterday’s reflection, posted this earlier in the day. I want to make a semi-automated process for posting these templates and then filling them out later. I have to put some thought into this…
Also please note that the timestamps are messed up on the previous logs because I had everything set to UTC+0. Going forward things should be accurate.

Daily Log #2

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Books

Read part of Chapter 7 of Mastering Bitcoin. Also went back and read a section from Chapter 6 I accidentally skipped over while switching from paperback to kindle.

Audio/Video

Getting Your Money Out Of The Banking Sector Through Whole Life Insurance – Cashflow Connections

Coda Protocol: Using ZK-SNARKS For A Constant-Size Blockchain – the epicenter interview was better

Novogratz Talks Cryptocurrencies and Regulation – not something I would normally watch, but it autoplayed on YouTube and kept my attention. Interesting to hear his perspective on things.

Articles

The Food Lab: The Reverse Sear Is the Best Way to Cook a Steak, Period – and yes, I bought some steak today as well.

Reflections

Productivity: 5/10

Today’s log was slightly rushed, I need to allocate a set amount of time for this before bed.

Daily Log #1

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Books

Finished reading Chapter 6 of Mastering Bitcoin

Almost finished Chapter 3 of Rules for Radicals on Audible — unfortunately, my kindle keeps glitching and it I lose my progress in the book. I will have to find my spot once I wish to resume listening.

Audio/Video

Speculating vs InvestingCashflow Connections Podcast (my friend is the host so I enjoy checking in on this from time to time — but it’s also a great podcast on its own merits)

Socialists and Other IngratesTom Woods Show. Big fan of the show, but this didn’t contain much original content. It was a speech from MisesU, which I wish I attended this year (especially after seeing how many of my friends were attending).

CodaEpicenter. Very interesting cryptocurrency project about which I’ve heard great things. Interested to see where this will go and if it will work.

MetamodernismZero Squared. I only half listened to this. I am interested in this topic but wasn’t in the mood to pay deep attention. I may revisit at a later time.

Misc.

Read bits of this reddit thread and document discussing grouping on BCH and Tokeda.

Reflections

Productivity: 6/10

This isn’t a comprehensive list of everything I worked on or studied, but it is certainly the highlights. I probably won’t ever list everything. I thought I would add this disclaimer since this is my first post on this log.