Making useful clever things.

I build things that are “useful clever” - apps and software that solve real problems for real people. This is a home for research, experiments, and releases.

A beautiful Saturday game at Fenway (2022)

The future is what we make. Not what we hype. - Monday Links - 2022-08-15

The one truth of the tech world is watch what people actually build, not what they hype.

August 15, 2022 · 3 min · Sujal Shah
A lonely sign on a Bangalore utility pole offers Hadoop training

Thousands of fingers 10 thousand miles away - Monday Links - 2022-08-08

Would ML exist without cheap, offshore labor?

August 8, 2022 · 2 min · Sujal Shah
A view looking west at the sunset from E 40th St in NYC

Subscriptions for Everything - Monday Links - 2022-08-01

This week, we read about an awful move to subscriptions and some French history.

August 1, 2022 · 3 min · Sujal Shah
A diagram made with depicting a system diagram with a box representing Terraform clients logging into a SSO account, using a backend in a shared infrastructure account, and pushing code to a sandbox account.

Markdown got it right - Monday Links - 2022-07-25

This week, we use text to make diagrams, talk protocols, and admire one of the coolest builds I’ve ever seen.

July 25, 2022 · 3 min · Sujal Shah
A pair of booklets, one a US passport and one an Indian OCI booklet

Sufficient Decentralization - Monday Links - 2022-07-18

Ben Evans had the best line this week, in his newsletter: “web3 projects that fail the ‘purity test’ are likely to be fruitful.” That’s today’s inspiration.

July 18, 2022 · 2 min · Sujal Shah content by Sujal Shah / Useful Clever is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0