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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.

Have generative conversations and then make something - Monday Links - 2022-05-16

Hitting close to home, a long read on going on sabbatical, and a read on the healthy skepticism required when looking at the blockchain. Lots of fun odd-and-ends (and no Twitter acquisition links this week - let’s avoid that topic together!)

May 16, 2022 · 3 min · Sujal Shah

Permissionless Composability - Monday Links - 2022-05-09

Two great reads on the Metaverse that can outline a path to making the vision come true.

May 9, 2022 · 3 min · Sujal Shah

It's already broken, don't you see? - Monday Links - 2022-05-02

Twitter is a broken product already, which is reason to hope (a little) about the coming changes. Also, an interesting Mac Studio review and a promising e-ink display for hobby projects.

May 2, 2022 · 4 min · Sujal Shah

Netflix/CNN+ news, Startup Tools, & Fancy Terminals - Monday Links - 2022-04-25

The Lede What a crazy week on the streaming front. But let’s be honest… deep down inside, we’ve all known there are too many streaming services already, haven’t we? So, this felt inevitable. The point of streaming was to have a superior UX at a lower cost than traditional cable. That was it. Arguably, neither goal has been achieved. The news this past week just laid that bare for everyone to see....

April 25, 2022 · 5 min · Sujal Shah

Monday Links - 2022-04-18

The Lede I was originally going to skip the lede today because, well, I’ve been busy and then traveling for Easter, so I’ve been offline a lot. However, one thing kept popping up in my conversations this week, even with family: What do I think about Elon’s offer to buy Twitter? It’s worth getting out of the way that with Elon, I admire the accomplishments, but not the persona. His antics on Twitter are boring and childish, honestly....

April 18, 2022 · 6 min · Sujal Shah content by Sujal Shah / Useful Clever is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0