Saturday 28th May, 2022 - Transitioning empires
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Another season 2 instalment…
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Minimal commentary this week, just the links, podcasts and a blog post I wrote:
I did a bunch of reading about how we got from Roman rule to modern day Britain via German tribe invasions and mass migration. And also how after that it was basically constant religious wars for hundreds of years in France.
I spent a few hours reading through these, at times totally absorbed, other times the articles go on far too long and my interest waned, and I just skipped through quite a lot.
It’s fascinating how the style of surnames changes dramatically over time, and how a transition from one empire to another actually happens in practice. It takes a really long time, people need to learn a totally different language, become bilingual, change religions, etc. It’s mind blowing.
Ok enough history, time for the podcasts and links:
Is it weird for an adult to have imaginary friends? (No Stupid Questions Podcast)
The 3rd year of the 3rd Age of JS (JS Party Podcast)
What’s in a surname? (Stuff You Should Know Podcast)
Building a Technology, Twitter Driven Development, Deciding on a Blog Topic Ep #516 (Shop Talk Show Podcast)
How labor unions shape society (TED Daily Podcast)
Classic Desert Island Disks - George Michael (Desert Island Disks Podcast)
Sarma Melngailis: Bad Vegan (Lex Fridman Podcast)
El Salvador: The Whole Story with Jack Mallers (What Bitcoin Did Podcast)
Stories of Startup Survival Mode (a16z Podcast)
Starlink for RVs (HN Thread)
yes, i was forced to be a child star. it was never my dream or my idea (Wil Weahton) - a.k.a Wesley Crusher from Star Trek Next Generation
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