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June-July 2022: Consuming and Producing

June-July 2022

A list of books, audiobooks, podcasts, television, and more that I am consuming.
A list of achievements, articles, or plans in the shop to showcase my production.

This series also maps my consumer habits: my time on media can lead to more projects and purchases, as well as influences my thoughts.

Reading :: Listening :: Watching

Wanting :: Getting :: Making

What I am Reading this Month:

Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution, Benjamin Brattion

Put back on the Shelf temporarily:

Started: The Society of the Spectacle, Guy Debord

Started: “The Open Society and Its Enemies” Karl Popper

Article that had an impact:

Pessimism, Optimism, Definite, Indefinite: Societies according to Peter Thiel” by Zak Slayback

Our Autistic World: ASD people run the show. ” by Christina Rees on Texas when I die, substack

In Praise of the Gods: What the Rationalistic World Forgot, by Simon Sarris on The map is mostly water, substack

The downside of data-driven decision-making #medium

Introduction to Decision Intelligence #medium

Nat Eliason “Democratic Authority: Who elected these guys anyway?

What I am listening to this month:

Audio Books:

Self Help, Ben H Winters

Tribe of Mentors, Tim Ferris

Mythologies, Roland Barthes

Shadow’s Edge, Brent Weeks (don’t do it)


99% Invisible

  • 493 Divining Providence

Acid Horizon

  • What does Deleuze mean by “a life”?

Deep Work w Cal Newport

  • Ep. 198: The Second Principle of Slow Productivity

It could happen here

  • Anarchist Infrastructure, ft Andrew

Making Sense w Sam Harris

Outsider Theory

Philosophize This!

  • 166: Jose Ortega y Gassat

The Philosopher’s Zone

  • Hegel, Nature, and the Antropocene

the Daily

  • The Claws of a Bear Market
  • Most violence is not caused by mental health
  • What Depp v Heard means for #metoo

The Knowledge Project

  • 139 Laurie Santos

Zizek and So On

  • Mobius Strip


  • Gorillaz
  • Joy Division
  • Ana Calvi “Hunted” “Tommy-EP”
  • The Stars (meh)
  • Yellow Ostrich (meh)
  • Wilco “Cruel Country”
  • Tenacious D
  • Coast Contra (recommended)
  • Chet Faker
  • James Blake (meh)
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds “Ghosteen”

What I am watching this month:

  • Peaky Blinders (s6) #netflix
  • The Boys (s3) #amazon
  • The Umbrella Academy (s3) #netflix
  • Stranger Things (s5) #netflix
  • Run & Gun #movie #inflight
  • IDA Red #movie #inflight



What I want:

I think I will finally get my septic installed this month. (been like 4 months)

I am looking at water-pick style toothcare products.

Festool TS55 KEB cordless… but I don’t need it and it is very expensive.

Also… odd thing, but I have a friend who works at a STEM CELL clinic and treatments are about $6,500. I am curious about the process and the notion of health as regen. Kinda want to try it.

What I got:

Rockler DustRight Port to connect my Oneida SuperCell to the Hammer A3 Jointer/Planer

Matchfit clamps for a tenon jig.

Pioneer 24,000 BTU (2 ton) 220 V Mini-split for the shop.

One year Subscription to READWISE

What I produced:


DIY Stuff

Cut up remaining i-beam with an oxy-acetylene torch, welded into hexagon fire-pit with Mig Welder.

Odd solution to dust-collection issues on Hammer A3-31: everytime a board goes through it would bump the dust hose, which would lift the hood, causing the machine to shut off. Solution was a more flexible 4″ hose, which I could set on-top of the hood.

Made a Matchfit Tenon Jig (this is to cut boards vertically).

Other Life Events

Went to Merida, Mexico and Chitchen Itza with my wife.

Went to the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas

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