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.

Screenshot of the Metacrafters site

What am I working on? - Monday Links - 2022-06-20

Today’s links lean into the work I’m doing in the day job, a startup focused on Web3 education.

June 20, 2022 · 4 min · Sujal Shah
Screenshot of Apple's Passkey page

Hey, look, I called it - Monday Links - 2022-06-13

Some follow up on last week’s password topic, other updates from WWDC, and some interesting movement from a smart home device manufacturer releasing firmware after public pressure.

June 13, 2022 · 3 min · Sujal Shah
closeup shot of a ledger nano X hardware wallet

Web3 wallets, FIDO U2F, and the death of passwords - Monday Links - 2022-06-06

Hardware tokens, recovery phrases, and a coming change in authentication - let’s talk about some of the good things coming out of the Web3 ecosystem.

June 6, 2022 · 3 min · Sujal Shah
Image of a laptop on a pier by the water

I hope you're taking time off - Monday Links - 2022-05-30

A very light list for this Memorial Day weekend in the US. I hope all of you in the US are getting a little extra time to recharge with the family and friends.

May 30, 2022 · 2 min · Sujal Shah
screenshot from a16z's state of crypto report

The plumbing that needs to get built - Monday Links - 2022-05-23

Web3 skepticism is in vogue right now. Some is healthy, but some misses just how early we are in whatever this wave of technology will be. Web3’s biggest advocates don’t help, conflating implmentation and aspirations into one conversations. I tried to unpack that a bit with this week’s reads.

May 23, 2022 · 3 min · Sujal Shah content by Sujal Shah / Useful Clever is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0