I wrote a little tool that helps me play Wordle when I feel like cheating a little. It uses a (probably not exhaustive) list of 5 letter words, and scores the words based on the overall frequency of the letters in the word. It also lets you keep track of your guesses so far and the results you got from those guesses. With that information it will give you the best next guesses it can come up with, by giving you words that fit the criteria so far and include letters that are the most popular.
I’ve been listening to Mark Spitznagel’s The Dao of Capital, which is three parts philosophy, two parts history, and one part investing advice, so if you’re into that sort of thing and don’t mind the same concept hammered home in a dozen different examples across multiple categories, you will love this book. In the chapter about the concept of “time preference,” he uses a striking turn of phrase when talking about the reality of our future selves and distant descendants.
One of the most important subjects in the news right now is Julian Assange and what the United States government ends up doing with him. It will be very telling how his case gets handled. Does he just vanish into a prison cell forever? Or is he brought before a jury of his peers where the allegations against him are articulated in the light of day and he is allowed to defend himself?