Sites, Groups, and Projects That I Follow
This is an annotated list of sites I frequent or programs that I enjoying using and would like to promote.
I use Gentoo Linux as my primary operating system. Gentoo Linux is a source based, rolling release GNU/Linux distribution. It is highly customizable, and has a superb package manager and initialization system.
Since early 2017, the D Window Manager has been my primary window manager. It is primarily a tiling window manager, but it also has a floating window mode. I remapped the keybindings, added some functions for moving between desktops using the arrow keys and mouse, and limited dmenu to only GUI programs.
GNU Emacs is my editor of choice. I use it for all my coding and almost all of my authoring needs. Emacs is highly extensible and adaptable with its own domain specific Lisp programming language.
Sacha Chua blogs and conducts interviews about Emacs. You can view the interviews on her YouTube channel.
Chis Wellons writes extensively on Emacs and programming in Emacs Lisp and C.
Xah Lee writes on a wide range of topics, including Emacs, keyboarding ergonomics, and a variety of programming languages.
Prof. Lawlow is a former professor of mine. His lecture notes are published online and cover high performance C, C++, and assembly programming as well as computer graphics.
Jen Simmons is a web developer who, on her YouTube channel, produces videos on newer CSS features.
Online Tutorials is a YouTube channel showing how to achieve a lot of impressive effects in CSS.
CSS Tricks is a blog on CSS that I often turn to. My site's general layout is inspired by the CSS Tricks site.
I try to follow ancestral diet principles. Mark Sission's, Mark's Daily Apple, introduced me to these dietary and healthy living principles. Since I started following these principles in 2011, I have lost six inches off my waistline and kept it off.
Dr. Shanahan is a physician with training in genetics and biochemistry. She is a frequent guest on the Primal Blueprint netcast, and I find those interviews most enlightening as she shares her knowledge of genetic and biochemistry research. I also recommend her book, Deep Nutrition. The first few chapters might strike some as bizarre because of the focus on beauty, genetics, epigenetics, and second sibling syndrome (where a pregnant mother has not fully recovered from her previous pregnancy, causing nutritional deprivation to the fetus). The broader point is that what we eat affects us and our progeny on an epigenetic level, and that beauty and health are biologically linked.
Abel James, creator of the Fat Burning Man, conducts a netcast featuring experts in the field, which I often listen to.
The Tom Woods Show is a netcast hosted by historian Dr. Tom Woods. It covers topics both current and historical from a Libertarian perspective. This netcast also lead me to the Paleo diet, after his first interview with Mark Sission.
The Mises Institute is the premier center of Libertarian and Austrian economic thought. It has thousands of articles and hundreds of quality books, many seminal works, on Libertarian philosophy and Austrian economics.
Ron Paul's 2008 presidential campaign is what lead me to Libertarianism and Austrian Economics. He does daily webcasts and interviews on his Liberty Report.
Stephan Kinsella is a patent attorney who has written and spoken extensively on intellectual property law. I agree with him that intellectual property is a legal fiction and that it violates people's claims to real, tangible property.
John Sonmez is a life, health, and programming coach, filling the intersection between programming and Soft Skills. He has daily netcasts and founded the Simple Programmer.
The Partially Examined Life is a netcast discussing philosophical readings. I was active in philosophy club/Socratic society at university, as well as taking a number of philosophy classes as would satisfy my degree's core requirements. Post university, this has served as a source of in-depth philosophical thought and discussion.