the weekly Barrydyne 👨🏻‍💻

episode 3

📰 Newsletter:

One of my must read news sources for the week is the top posts from Hacker News from the previous week. There is usually some fluff articles at the top of the newsletter, but scroll to the bottom for the links to those top posts. The comments at Hacker News are often as insightful as the articles linked.

🍎App:

Castro is an awesome podcasting app. I found it when searching for a podcasting app that had history. It also has really good queue prioritization so you can prioritize new episodes from your favorite podcasts. I have a script that downloads youtube video audio and uploads it using their sideload feature. Premium is easily worth $9 a year.

📚Book:

After seeing the excellent but disturbing Joker movie and listening to this discussion, I was reminded of a must read book by Neil Postman called Amusing Ourselves to Death. It examines the history of media and the influence of television.

🚮Declutter Hack:

Get the newsfeed eradicator for Facebook. I’ve created a shortened friends list as an alternate to the newsfeed. It doesn’t scroll forever so Facebook gets boring quick.

💻Cryptocurrency:

The decentralized finance (DeFi) is starting to get serious momentum with roughly $450 million dollars locked up. Dai (which is the dollar pegged token) currently gets interest rates in the 5-10% range.

Looking forward to sharing more next week y’all,
Barry

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