Brian Eno’s Favorite Books; AeroPress Inventor; Creepy/Cute kangaroos; Creepy/Cute Drones

Those are among the links I shared in the 25th edition of my email newsletter, Newley’s Notes, which just went out to subscribers. Sign up here and never miss another dispatch.

Productivity Tip: ‘Iterate Toward Perfection,’ But Forget Perfection Exists

Matt Might, whose account of having a disabled child I mentioned previously, also has an interesting post on productivity tips for academics. The advice can be applied to people working in many professions, though, not just academia. I really like this bit: Iterate toward perfection Treat perfection like a process, not an achievable state. Perfectionism […]

Moving Account of Having a Disabled Child — and What’s Important in Life

This post from University of Utah Computer Science professor Matt Might is very much worth reading. Might saw a question on Quora from a 16-year-old who said he wanted to have a successful career in computer science or medicine, but feared getting married and having a disabled child. Might wrote: First, your question is trivial […]

By Me Yesterday: Singapore Online Grocery Startup RedMart Hires Amazon Exec

The story begins: Singapore-based online grocery-delivery service RedMart has scored some valuable new talent in its quest to conquer Southeast Asia. The startup said Thursday it has hired a longtime senior executive at Amazon.com Inc. who once spent two years as a technical adviser to Chief Executive Jeff Bezos. Colin Bryar, a former Amazon vice […]

Bangkok Bombing: Police Release Sketch of Main Suspect

Following my post yesterday: Here’s the latest from my WSJ colleagues in Bangkok: Thailand’s prime minister urged the main suspect in the bombing that killed 20 people in Bangkok this week to turn himself in, while police released a sketch of the alleged bomber and described him for the first time as a foreigner. Gen. […]

Bangkok Bombings: Latest Updates and How to Follow the News

A and I returned to Singapore Monday morning after a couple of weeks of traveling. Then that evening came the sad news about the bombings in Bangkok. From our latest WSJ story: Thai police said they were homing in on a suspect seen in security-camera footage of the bomb blast that killed at least 20 […]