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  1. FTX and madoff, simlarities and differences - 2022 December 03

    The FTX crypto exchange collapse has some interesting things in common with the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme but some very notable differences as well.


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  2. pdfsizeopt - 2022 December 03

    pdfsizeopt is a tool that can reduce the filesize of pdf files.


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  3. The QR code restaurant experience - 2022 November 28

    I've been struck by how much I think the QR code based ordering systems in restaurants are not a good thing lately.


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  4. The fall of FTX - 2022 November 13

    The FTX crypto exchange has collapsed in spectacular fashion.


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  5. Demand destruction anecdotes - 2022 November 09

    Lately I've run across a few amazing examples of demand destruction that I couldn't help but write about.


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  6. The 2006 debasement of NZ coinage - 2022 November 07

    In 2006 NZ demonetized the 5c piece and entirely debased its 10, 20 and 50 cent coins.


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  7. I quit Twitter - 2022 September 19

    Twitter is incredibly toxic and filled with fake accounts so I decided to do what I think is the only sane option and delete my account.


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  8. Expensive lettuce and cheap sushi - 2022 September 10

    Australia had a lettuce shortage, perhaps the strongest manifestation so far of how food supplies are changing and how slack capacity has been removed from systems. We may be seeing the start of a new era with lower availability of variety in foods as compared to before.


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  9. Violence in 2022 - 2022 September 10

    I've noticed that as things have opened up significantly there has also been a large amount of violence that I have personally encountered recently.


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