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Blog of Brian Crain. Regular short posts on crypto, entreneurship, productivity, meditation & more.

Urbit Questions

A few questions that I have been wondering about with regards to Urbit: Privacy. How does privacy work in Urbit? If most interactions are P2P and packets emit from my planet, wouldn't metadata be extremely revealing? Even if the packets themselves are end-to-end encrypted? How...

Writing and the Creative Process

So I've been trying to write a blog post for the last 30 minutes. I'm sure I had five ideas that would have made for fine posts. I'd start writing, but then cut myself off. Not good enough. Maybe I should write something else. It's...

Urbit

I've been aware of and fascinated by Urbit for a while. In 2017, Meher and I did an Epicenter podcast with Galen Wolfe-Pauly about Urbit. I recently listened to it again and it is great. I also bought a bunch of stars in 2018 and...

Creating Space

One of the nice things about the Christmas break was to have no meetings, no Slack. It created some space and silence that I very much needed. Over the next 30 days, starting tomorrow, I want to extend that and go deeper with it. And...

Email Processing

When it comes to interacting with emails, I am often falling into patterns that are dysfunctional. But I have also figured out patterns that feel smooth and efficient. In this post, I wanted to describe both of them. Dysfunctional Email My email inbox has a...