📃 A4 paper, fake meats and Gen Z
I spent most of the week finishing up the next version of Karma that I've teased earlier—I'm super happy with how everything looks and even had someone beta test it out and fixed up some more things!
I've also worked on a light mode (!!) which looks pretty amazing (in my unbiased opinion, obviously), and I'm hoping to release it all later this week. ☘️
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📚 To read
The data model behind Notion's flexibility "We built Notion on a framework that allows information to stand on its own, free from any constraint or container, instead putting the power in the hands of the user at a granular level. That framework is built on blocks. [...] The block model makes Notion unique, and it’s the foundation for how Notion thinks about bringing to life what pioneers thought computing, as a medium, could become."
Why Instagram is Losing Gen Z: We Asked 100 Users to Compare TikTok vs. Reels "Your app is only used by grandmothers. Your user base loves videos full of dad humor and posts for Metamucil – the exact opposite of teenage cool. So experiments that boost cringe content and annoying baby videos increase watch time; clips of high schoolers lip syncing to Dua Lipa decrease it. You’re stuck in the short-term optimization valley of A/B tests."
How sustainable are fake meats? "Marketed to meat lovers, plant-based burgers like Impossible and Beyond claim to taste like the real thing and to have far lighter environmental footprints. Here’s what the numbers have to say."
I ran the worlds largest DDoS-for-Hire empire and CloudFlare helped "As the operator of the largest DDoS-for-Hire empire in the history of the internet, I have a unique perspective on the situation CloudFlare finds themselves in."
👀 Some more cool stuff
- Why A4? – The Mathematical Beauty of Paper Size
- The Best Debugging Story I’ve Ever Heard
- A Small Stripe Fraud Story
- Want to found a start-up? Work at one first!
Keycult 1/65 with GMK Shanshui
Iron165 R2 with GMK Crimson Cadet
That's all for now, have a great week!
Stay kind 💜