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PJM - March '22

Phil Manning
Phil Manning
Howdy! 🤠
It’s June…and yeah I’m writing a glorified blog about March…cuz that’s how March/April/May went…work, work, work, and more work.
At the end of February I started a new job at Wilshire as a Software Engineer. Why freelance when most companies are offering remote jobs now 🤷‍♂️
The company is still adjusting and not as efficient as remote-first companies like Gitlab or Buffer - but it’s been a great experience working with a financial services company during a time when personal investing is crazy, the stock market seems like a gambling machine, and a new form of money (crypto) is looking to disrupt it all.
I’ve still been keeping links from the best content around the web so over the next couple weeks I’ll be sending updates on Sunday’s to stay consistent and play ketch catch up.
Here are the updates and the best content from March…

PROJECT UPDATES...
NOTHING!
I was absolutely swamped starting a new job in March so I was working some weekends as well to stay ahead.
Still have a lot of backlog but sometimes in tech things work out by simply being patient and waiting for new releases/tools.
Once I get comfortable in the job and prove myself I’ll be ready to put some time in on the side projects again :)
CURRENTLY LIVING IN...
BALI,INDONESIA
March had the Balinese New Year - known as Nyepi - during which there is a day of silence. No light, no sound, and you must stay in your home (even the international airport is closed). It’s a beautiful day of reflection and even though it’s a Hindu holiday I think everywhere in the world would benefit from it.
I also got to go to my friend’s traditional Balinese wedding - epic!
…And snuck in a quick weekend trip to the mountains too ;)
CONTENT FROM MARCH...
Ukraine/Russia
Redirect Russia
I CAN HELP HOST
China's state media buys Meta ads pushing Russia's line on war
Appeal to Ruby community from Kharkiv Rubyist
Crypto
Just Say No to CBDCs - The Upheaval
What is Money, Anyway?
Crypto is an Unproductive Bubble
Hackers steal $620M in Ethereum and dollars from Axie Infinity maker Sky Mavis' Ronin network | VentureBeat
Remote Work
Mourning Loss of a Team Member as a Remote Team
Twitter Employees Can Work From Home ‘Forever’ Or ‘Wherever You Feel Most Productive And Creative’
Paul Graham
In the most effective organizations, working from home lets people be more productive. In the least effective, it's a synonym for not working. So the shift away from the office will magnify the spread between the most and least effective organizations.
Business | Marketing
Elon, SpaceX and Ukraine - Trung Phan
Apple unveils M1 Ultra, the world’s most powerful chip for a personal computer
Meet the Censored: Cherie DeVille - TK News by Matt Taibbi
We scanned the famous bottles found on every table, including a self-tearing freshness seal.
FTC sues TurboTax owner Intuit for advertising tax software as 'free'
Paul Graham
If you want to make the world better, one of the best ways to do it is to compete with governments and large nonprofits, because they are so ineffective.
Design | Development
Meet CodeSandbox Projects - CodeSandbox
US software engineers are the best paid in the world • The Register
Free PDF, Video, Image & Other Online Tools - TinyWow
Enemies – real-time cinematic teaser | Unity
Travel
Science
But life had other plans ...
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings - Lao Tzu
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