Bestof 2018

FB Jan happy new year I want to go to the moon (hilarious) trippy glitch + indian art visualizations SG really good SG music 

sexual objectification

I would say that this IS objectification, but the context we live in dictates that men are affected differently by objectifica

Sleep Early

I had a post called “next“, and in that post I concluded that I should write how-to guides to myself. At the top o


Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology 3 kinds of happiness pleasure home warddrobe commute workspace dates food

CandyBar – Digital Loyalty Punchcards For Small Businesses

I generally don’t talk about work, but this is pretty cool. CandyBar – digital loyalty punchcard So this is something


startup bullshit Just shipped some stuff for work, so I thought I'd take a second to explore some thoughts that have been


I love this comic by Kevin Simler of Melting Asphalt:


locust-style social effect I’m on a train. It’s 218pm, I’m on the east-west line on the way to Buona Vista. There’s a


Things that bother me: People Idiots in internet comments Racist kids on Twitter who are effectively impregnable because of st

Blogging all over again

I happened to drop by a “classic” blog of a friend of a friend, and I was just floored. It has an archive that goe


Originally posted on Hacker News: Here’s my random, unsolicited opinion: I doubt porn is the cause. Porn might be a como

Real Life Is Dystopian

Lately I’ve been collecting factoids that I’ve found dystopian about the world we already inhabit. A mirror that


Just a collection of my favorite tumblr memes: –


Web browsing Google search tips from Reddit Gaming Mouse I use a gaming mouse (Logitech G602). First of all, it’s a good


I once extensively dissected all the 7 deadly sins as a mental exercise (I was bored as a conscript, and I wanted to solve the

Retake the narrative

Wrote a response to someone asking, “Why should Muslims have to answer for what some madmen do halfway across the world?

Transcending arguments

Roughly between ages 13 and 23 I was thoroughly convinced that best thing an intelligent person could do is to get obsessively

The problem with jetpacks

TL;DR: In the broadest sense, we already have powerful engines; to go faster we need better shock absorbers and handling. ____

info diet

TL;DR: “Every new piece of news is seriously important” => fundamentally unserious about the nature of importan


In 1994, Charles Munger gave a talk titled “A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom As It Relates To Investment Manageme

Early Employee

source +1 to this. I’m a relatively early employee at my team, and while my founders don’t really mind whether I&#


Language news Good typography The message has to suit the medium: Recurring theme of brooding over cities how people make refe


Stone tools, computer mice, bricks and smartphones are all designed to fit the human hand. people looking ridiculous SeeingSpa


My wife likes that Redmart takes pictures of their products, front and back, and allows you to zoom in. So you can see the ing

Keyboard shortcuts

For Mac. Cmd + ctrl + space – Emoji keyboard Ctrl + click – Right-click Cmd + Shift + 4 – Screenshot area (+ Ctrl – sa


The Recreational Public Outrage Machine What Adults Would Tell You About Adulthood (If They Weren’t So Goddamn Tired) Coping


2016-09-02 I spend a significant proportion of my time everyday just roaming the Internet. I used to feel guilty about this an

Drogon vs Balerion size comparison


I sometimes find myself saying, “If I could clone myself, that’s what I would do.” Or, “in an alternat


“I deal with jealousy the same way I deal with narcissism- by reminding myself that everybody is infinitely complex, and


HN – Twitch could be a $20B company within Amazon dexwiz 11 hours ago [-] Amazon bought two things with Twitch: 1) A social


Local man gets released from prison, quickly proceeds to attempt to throw himself into path of bus to extort money from driver

Just Kidding

Lol so we should just stop appreciating comedy in general… (cos every joke/skit is inherently poking fun at some facet o

work learnings

The following is a list of things that I personally learned. Work in progress. One on ones. It’s very important to have


Preamble Originally on HN:  It’s always interesting to look at old predic

Internet Fads

Once upon a time I thought it would be fun to compile Internet fads. I’m not sure why. I still have my notes from them,

‘Feels Good’ vs ‘Is Good’

Some decisions are easy, and some decisions are hard. What’s the difference? It seems that we’re predisposed to li

Life Basics

Haven’t written in a while. I feel a little tired and bored of the 1000wordvomits project, like it’s not going any


I’ve developed an idea in my mind about how to use my blog moving forward. I want it to be an extension of my mind, that

Advice for a JC1 Kid

“SO, do you have any advice for a JC1 kid? :p Like a “dear 18 year old me” kinda thing haha” Sure, you

Write For Me

I love writing. I write for a living. I write for passion. I’m always looking for other writers, both socially and profe

Recommended Reading Seth Godin’s Bootstrapper’s Bible Rory Sutherland’s TED Talks David Ogilvy’s Confessions Of

1000 index

self-observations 0408 — tendency to talk in explanations – I get neurotic when I try to explain everything, includin

word vomit notes

Practice Stoicism (0010) Keep your identity small (0094) Avoid heartbreak warfare (0006), petty arguments (0076) Be random fro

Lessons from reflections

lessons From Reflections I have to learn to forgive myself and rediscover why I do things. Exercising for endorphins is better


I have loved letters and words for as long as I can remember. I love their shapes the way a painter might enjoy the smell of p


Sex: Clever use of pictures to communicate. Bloomberg – Has internet culture ruined love

Rewiring habits

Habits- Cue, Response, Reward Broke FB/Twitter/IG habits by dramatically reducing cues Reddit…?? Quora…?? (unfollo

Installing Purpose

“Follow your actions, not your purpose” my life’s purpose is to get stronger to help other people people lik

Install superior beliefs

Purpose / Beliefs / Desires belief board I believe that I am as smart as will smith, steven spielberg, all the people who̵

UX  The futuristic touch-enabled t

blogging learnings

blog editing thoughts #vomits #write title your blogposts properly because if you don’t you’ll regret it when you have 800


Do forms exist? Are they eternal and changeless? Nah. Who am I? An illusion How do I know the world isn’t virtual? You

How to build and maintain communities

I used to run a community focused on intelligent conversation, and I made the naive mistake of NOT enforcing rules and censors


Clear the gunk off your windshield so you can focus on the present moment, what’s in front of you right now. Jon Kabat Z

curse of development

People of a certain level of “development” suffer from being surrounded by “less developed” people who

Thinking tactics

work backwards question assumptions flip it upside down, inside own reduce/exaggerate to absurdity ask others random step / ch

Final Version

v1 FINAL VERSION Introduction FV is based on my earlier time management systems, particularly the extensive range of AutoFocus


Tempo blog. Maybe read ebook first? high tempo vs low tempo haircut rhythm ritual time- meet you at sunset/sunrise/etc bloggin


Watched Jimmy Wales: The birth of Wikipedia Robert Neuwirth: The hidden world of shadow cities Kevin Kelly: How technology evo

Blogs To Analyze

  Frank Chimero writer / designer. I like how Katja Grace expresses her novel opinions. DJ Alchemi: There’s just s


today my anthro professor said something kindof really beautiful: “you all have a little bit of ‘I want to save the world

My best work with ReferralCandy

I’m the blog editor over at ReferralCandy. Here’s my favorite writing that I’ve done over there. Some of it

The Tao of YungSnuggie

I loved YungSnuggie so much that I pulled out his best answers, formatted them a little (tried to make it easier to read witho

Taking your GCE ‘A’ Levels as a Private Candidate

Update: Every year I get people coming to this post either right before the A Levels, or right after they get their results. I

7 GTD lessons from cigarette smokers

Smokers do something that’s quite remarkable that nobody really talks about: they smoke a lot of cigarettes. A heavy smo

How I Ran A 21km Half-Marathon Without Training

I remember the day we decided to do it. It was in December last year. My brother had just gotten married and the family was si