What I Read in December


  1. Lessons from going freemium: a decision that broke our business
  2. Inside OpenAI: How does ChatGPT Ship So Quickly?
  3. The Pulse #71: The Tech Behind Stripe’s Realtime Cyber Monday Dashboard
  4. How to Build a Better Social Network
  5. How to Mourn Omegle
  6. The Pulse #74: Adobe Can’t buy Figma: the Impact of this on the Tech Industry
  7. First-principles thinking
  8. Why You Should Build in Deep Tech
  9. This Week in Governance - December 14: Distributed Robustness


  1. Control Pain and Heal Faster with your Brain
  2. Sam Altman Back at OpenAI
  3. Satya Nadella on OpenAI Debacle
  4. Elon Musk Dealbook Summit
  5. Episode 302: ZK for web2 interop with zkLogin & ZK Email
  6. The “Normsky” architecture for AI coding agents — with Beyang Liu + Steve Yegge of SourceGraph
  7. The AI-First Graphics Editor - with Suhail Doshi of Playground AI
  8. Episode 304: Exploring FRI, LogUp and using M31 for STARKs with Ulrich Haböck (Did not get a lot of this one, need to listen and decode this alteast three times)
  9. Episode 305: ZK Rewind: A Look Back at 2023


  1. Clear Thinking by Shane Parrish
  2. Man’s Search for Meaning
  3. Dilbert 2.0: The Dot-Com Bubble, 1998-2000

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