Planet Chris

Posts from people I like written today, yesterday, and the day before.

Today — Mon, 27 Feb 2017

Obsessed with the best.

Tobias van Schneider — 

The Netflix series, Black Mirror, looks at futuristic worlds that are not so distant from our lives today. In the first episode of the latest season, the show introduces a society that operates around personal ratings. People rate each other after every exchange – getting coffee, talking in the elevator, walking by each other on the street. Your rating affects your social status and depending on your status, you can buy better houses, rent better cars and even have better friends. Whe...

Yesterday — Sun, 26 Feb 2017

The American Formula

Fred Wilson — 

It’s that time of year when investors (including me) spend the morning reading Warren Buffett’s annul shareholder letter. There are always nuggets of wisdom and insight in these letters and I enjoy them very much. In this year’s letter, Warren spells out the formula that America has used to build the greatest economy in the world. Sadly one of those four pillars is at risk – “a tide of talented and ambitious immigrants.” We can’t allow that to happe...

Lessons from id Software co-founder John Romero

Jason Lotito — 

From John Romero’s GDC ’16 talk. No prototypes. Just make the game. Polish as you go. Don’t depend on polish happening later. Always maintain constantly shippable code. It’s incredibly important that your game can always be run by your team. Bulletproof your engine by providing defaults upon load failure. Keep your code absolutely simple. Keep looking at your functions and figure out how you simplify further. Great tools help make great games. Spend as much time on to...

The Day Before — Sat, 25 Feb 2017

Audio Of The Week: Andy and Flyover

Fred Wilson — 

Here’s a podcast my partner Andy did with Flyover Labs recently: ...