Max Holzheu's Weekly Newsletter - Issue #6

Hi friends! I hope you had a wonderful week! I am alive and well after an 8.1 earthquake in Mexico City. It was all fun and games until we started hearing the cracking of the building. We’re all safe and sound though. Thanks to everyone who asked!

Quote of the Day 🔑

Difference between Nazi and Communist is when you say how horrible Nazis have been, they don’t say, “Well, real Nazism has never been tried”

Frank J. Fleming

What I'm reading 📖

Kurt Gödel’s Story – Infinity Plus One

It is my impression that, even among mathematicians, mathematical logicians are a bit weird. Kurt Gödel was no exception. Gödel is famous for proving foundational questions about mathematics. He asked questions like, “Can I prove that math is consistent?” and, “If I have a true statement, can I prove that it’s true?” and, “Can I…

Biohackers Encoded Malware in a Strand of DNA

Holy crap. Malware hidden in a strand of DNA hijacks the computer that analyzes that particular gene sequence.

US Banks move to Same Day ACH

This means you won’t have to wait several days for transfers between two banks to be processed. Good stuff.

Large Asteroid Safely Passed Earth on Sept. 1 | NASA

An asteroid 2.7 miles (4.4km) wide just passed really close to Earth. I can’t believe people aren’t losing their minds over this. How long until one actually hits us?

What I'm listening to 🎶

- A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. For some time, I thought that reading fiction didn’t teach me anything new, so I stopped reading it. Lately, I’ve discovered that you learn just as much as non-fiction books, but just in an different way. We have evolved to extract information out of stories, and this is a great one.

Cool Stuff 😎

A beautiful solution to an all-too-common problem: Reminders.

Gestimer - For those little reminders during the day

Drag & drop to quickly create reminders with this beautifully designed menu bar app for your Mac.

Hat tip to my coworker Emir for the find.