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The Last Theory is an easy-to-follow exploration of what might be the last theory of physics. In 2020, Stephen Wolfram launched the Wolfram Physics Project to find the elusive fundamental theory that explains everything. On The Last Theory podcast, I investigate the implications of Wolfram's ideas and dig into the details of how his universe works. Join me for fresh insights into Wolfram Physics every other week.
 
15-minute conversations with people who have quit their job and gone their own way. I’m Mark, and every week I talk to someone who has taken the bold step of quitting their job to start living their true life. The idea is to inspire you to live your true life, whatever that might mean to you. Subscribe now to join me for a fresh conversation every week.
 
Tangled Web is a conversation about where we are now and where we're going with the web. I believe that the web will continue to evolve exponentially for decades to come. I believe that the future web will be more free, more open and more human than ever. On the Tangled Web podcast I talk about the tech transformations that could change everything. Join me for fresh insights into the future of the web every other week. The web has only just begun.
 
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Maggie has been talking about money with her friend Mike on the Friends on FIRE podcast for over 2 years. Now, after 150+ episodes, Maggie has taken the plunge and retired early. Really early: Maggie reached financial independence before 40. Maggie and I talk about why she quit work despite quite liking her work, about the difference between minima…
 
“Why do there have to be so many?“ a friend asked me recently. All she wanted to do was save an image (simple, right?) but she faced a bewildering array of possible file formats: .png, .jpg, .gif, .tiff, .tga, and on and on. How’s anyone who’s not a file format expert meant to choose? Here’s my account of what happens when file formats breed: who b…
 
Today’s episode includes a lot of visuals, so I recommend you watch the video or read the article rather than listen to the audio. In Episode #007: The expanse: dimension, separation & explosion – watch the video or read the article – I argued that the graphs of Wolfram Physics are going to have to be three-dimensional to be a true representation o…
 
Christina’s job in the maritime industry allowed her to travel the world. She met people from a wide range of backgrounds, from the sailors on the ships to the board of directors. But it wasn’t enough. Taking a step back during lockdown, she examined her relationship with work, and discovered that her strengths and values were the complete opposite…
 
When you start work on an ambitious project, you’re forced to make many foundational decisions. It’s hard to know the consequences of each and every one of those decisions. Will this decision help the project thrive? Will that decision constrain it? The solution is to establish the fundamental principles of the project right from the start. That wa…
 
Welcome to The Quit Work Podcast. I’m Mark, and this is a quick message to let you know that I’m switching to an every-other-week schedule for The Quit Work Podcast over the summer. I have some great guests lined up, and you’ll get another full episode in your podcast player next Wednesday, and every other Wednesday after that. The reason for the s…
 
Welcome to Tangled Web. I’m Mark Jeffery, and this is a quick message to let you know that I’m switching to an every-other-week schedule for Tangled Web over the summer. I have long list of tech topics I want to talk about, and you’ll get another full episode in your podcast player next Tuesday, and every other Tuesday after that. The reason for th…
 
I’ve been running simulations of our universe, according to Stephen Wolfram’s computational theory of physics. Where’s the computer that runs these simulations? Well, it’s right here. This a low-powered laptop in my hand is literally the computer that runs these universes. It’s natural to ask a follow-up question. If Wolfram’s right and the real un…
 
Cali O’Connor works remotely from Mexico. When she’s not putting in 20 hours a week on a part-time job or working on her own business, she’s free to enjoy the culture she’s immersed in. That might mean taking a break in the middle of the day to go to the local market to pick out fresh food to cook for dinner. Or it might mean accepting an invitatio…
 
Everyone agrees that we need to do something about Facebook, Google, Apple and Twitter. Well, almost everyone. As I said in Episode #013, Everyone wants to fix Facebook (listen or watch), I’d prefer we did nothing. But that’s just me. Given that the something-must-be-done mob is likely to win, here are three ways we could fix Facebook: the worst wa…
 
Adrian Spataru worked as a data scientest job at a consulting company. He liked the work and the people he worked with, but he couldn’t see the opportunities for growth. So he quit to go all in on his own AI-driven venture, Cleanvoice. We talk about the challenges of starting a business in your twenties, and how to live a life without regrets. You …
 
In the last episode, I introduced two fundamental characteristics of space: position and distance. Today, I’m going to introduce three more characteristics of space: dimension, separation & explosion. If it’s to be a viable theory of physics, Wolfram Physics has to accurately model space as we know it, including all five of these characteristics. L…
 
Sara, an American ex-pat in the Netherlands, thought she was on a set path. She imagined she’d be working forever. When she discovered the Financial Independence / Retire Early movement, that changed. Negotiating the fine line between intentionality and frugality, she keeps her savings rate above 60% while still spending on the things that bring he…
 
There are a lot of numbers on the web. Table after table gives you column after column and row after row of numbers. If only there were a way to visualize all those values. Here’s how the Open Web Mind might make sense of all the numbers on the web. — This episode follows on from a previous post on Tangled Web: A visualization from the Open Web Min…
 
Jay Millennial is aiming to retire from his cybersecurity career with a net worth of $7m by the age of 45. And if you think that sounds ambitious, you should know that he’s already reached a net worth of $1m and he’s not even 30 yet! Jay and I talk about why he focuses on earning more rather than spending less, why other people who earn as much as …
 
The defining characteristic of our times is this: everyone wants to tell everyone else what to do. Especially when it comes to Facebook. Twitter, too. And TikTok. But mostly Facebook. Everyone want to fix Facebook. Here’s why I, for one, would rather leave Facebook alone. I release Tangled Web as a video too! Watch here. The full article is here. K…
 
What is space in Wolfram Physics? I’ve talked about the basic concepts of Wolfram Physics: nodes, edges, graphs & rules. I just threw these concepts out there. No explanation. No rhyme, no reason. Nodes, edges, graphs & rules. Take them or leave them. Naturally, this raised a few questions in some people’s minds. These questions can be summed up as…
 
Bianca Nicolosi had always had a side hustle selling of vintage and retro collectables. A moment came when her manager at the bank where she worked had her in tears. She knew that she just couldn’t do it any more. So she quit her job and turned her side hustle into a business. Now she decides when to work and when to spend time with her kids. Follo…
 
Doc Williams’ YouTube channels – Doc Williams and Maker Tech Tools – cover a wide range of just the kind of tech topics that interest me. I especially wanted to talk to him when I saw that he’d created NFTs called Atom Bomb Bunnies using no-code tools. No-code meets web3: that’s irresistible! You can connect with Doc Williams on Twitter @_docwillia…
 
James McKinven quit his marketing job to set up as a freelance podcast editor at PodPanda as well as bootstrap several other indie businesses. He puts out two podcasts of his own, Indie Bites & No More Mondays, and he has a podcasting course called 2 Hour Podcast, and he hand-crafts leather wallets at the Whitstable Craft Co. James talks openly abo…
 
Packy McCormick takes a simple approach to podcasting. On most episodes of his Not Boring podcast, about web3 and startup strategy, he simply reads his latest newsletter. This works for me as a listener. I don’t have much time to read. I do have time to listen: while I’m driving, while I’m doing the dishes, while I’m working out. Simply by reading …
 
I like being asked questions about Wolfram Physics. When I try to answer them, though, I often find myself trapped in an infinite regress. To address a question about Wolfram Physics, I might first need to address another, more fundamental question, about physics. And to address that question, I might first need to address another, more fundamental…
 
Rob Santoro’s employer went from dynamic startup to multinational corporation. So he quit his big fancy titled job to go back to working with small businesses. We talk about how he handled the loss of status and salary going from working in a big business to starting his own small business. And we talk about how he financed it, by forgoing expensiv…
 
The Open Web Mind is my most ambitious project. It’s what I work on when I’m not writing articles or recording podcasts. It’s so ambitious that it’s difficult to know where to start when talking about it. When I talk expansively to my friends about what the Open Web Mind could be, they come away confused about what it is. So I’m going to start smal…
 
Angie quit an accountancy job after 8 years to take a 3-month pastry course in Paris. Then she quit another accountancy job after another 10 years to find adventure in Thailand. She’s hoping that this time, she’s quit corporate life for good! We talk about what Sunday nights felt like before she quit work, and what they feel like now, on a beach in…
 
How much time do we lose when important emails end up in our spam folders? How many opportunities do we miss out on? We tend not to think about it, because we tend to think that there’s nothing we can do about it. We think of spam filters as if they’re forces of nature. They’re not. Spam filters are software written by the likes of Google and Micro…
 
It’s all about the animations. I’ve been coding coding coding the few weeks to develop my simulations of Wolfram Physics. So now I’m able to explore a number of simple rules and ask a number of simple questions. What different rules could be applied to our universe? What different universes would arise from these rules? Today, I explore different r…
 
In her work in the pharmaceutical industry, Brooke felt the pressure to perform. It felt like work always wanted more from her. So she took time off to travel the world solo. Exploring the world allowed her to explore herself: who she is, what she wants, what brings her joy. Back home after 18 months in Europe, the Middle East and Central America, …
 
Fraser Gorrie advocates no-code first. He’ll write code when he has to, but only when he has to. Find out how Fraser uses no-code to better serve his clients. This is a continuation my series about no-code. If you’re interested in no-code, you can also check out Episode #004 with Lola Ojabowale: What is no‑code and why does it matter? You can liste…
 
Davide Migali studied law, which fascinated him, until he found that studying law and practicing law are not the same thing. Uprooting himself from Trieste, Italy to London, England, he discovered that a change of location could lead to a change in career which could lead to a change of life. Veering away from pure law into legal tech then legal sa…
 
Try the free online tool This is one for all the Indie Hackers out there. If you’re interested in starting a side hustle, or a full-on startup, you might be finding it hard to decide which of your dozens of business ideas you should focus on. Here’s how I evaluate my own ideas. I’ve made it into a free online tool, where you’ll be able to calculate…
 
Wolfram Physics might be the most fundamental scientific breakthrough in your lifetime. And yet you’ve probably never heard of it. Here’s why. — Albert Einstein’s 1905 papers Stephen Wolfram’s project to find the fundamental theory of physics Stephen Wolfram’s 2020 announcement There are maybe half a million physicists in the world — Prefer to watc…
 
Jennifer Cao’s parents came to America from Vietnam, and worked hard to raise five children. They put a lot of emphasis on education as a path to a better life. So Jenn became a teacher, until she realised that she was giving herself up so much to her kids at work that she had too little left for her own kids at home. Now she and her husband are bu…
 
I’ve never been convinced that we really need web3. You know, web3: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, smart contracts, NFTs and all that. These blockchain technologies are all pretty nifty, but do we really need them? Isn’t the blockchain just a seriously slow, extremely expensive, disastrously distributed database? Well, something weird just happened to …
 
Hadley, owner and founder of Life Well Worked, loved her job managing a mental health clinic, until it began to take a toll on her own mental health. She quit to start her own business helping other entrepreneurs take their first steps towards building a career and a life that fits them. We talk about the tell-tale signs that something is not right…
 
I neglected my visualizations web site, things made thinkable, for too long. Here’s what I did to bring it back to life: Fixed the aspect ratio Made it reactive Embraced SVG Started a mailing list Stopped reusing code Switched to newer fonts Reduced bloat Added social meta tags Started tweeting about it Quit my jobs — Animating PNG images: Prototyp…
 
Are you ready? Today, I’m going to dive right into Wolfram Physics. If you’ve never heard of Stephen Wolfram or his team’s project to find the fundamental theory of physics, don’t worry. Think of it like this: I’m going to dive right into the fundamental structure of the universe. And, well, you might not believe that the words “simple” and “physic…
 
Cali O’Connor quit a job in engineering to travel, then later quit another job in engineering to travel again. After that second career break, she shifted to living in Mexico and working in her own business, Travel Shifters. Our conversation digs deep on what it’s like to be bored at work, how to survive a toxic workplace, how to take a career brea…
 
I’m the worst person to talk about no-code: I always want to code everything from scratch! So I asked Lola Ojabowale from Lunch Pail Labs to help me out. We talked about how the no-code revolution is helping people build everything from simple web sites to complex SaaS products, without writing a line of code. And we talked about why it matters: ho…
 
Chris works two jobs. Now that he has paid off $150,000 in student loans, he’s ready to quit one of them. His next goal? He wants to be financially independent and fully work-optional. Chris’s alter ego, Mr. Inspire to FIRE, spreads the word about Financial Indepence and Retirement Eligibility on his Inspire to FIRE blog and podcast. You can see al…
 
Today, I bought a mirror. It cost $200. Not bad for a mirror, especially one this big. How big? Well, I’m not sure exactly. Maybe 20 feet high? Maybe 200 feet high? Truth is, I can’t see the mirror I bought, because it doesn’t exist in this universe. It’s in the metaverse. And, unfortunately, I can’t get there to go take a look. — This is my first …
 
I always envy those people who, through a fantastic stroke of luck, find themselves to be exactly the right person in exactly the right place at exactly the right time to seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I always ask myself, why can’t that happen to me? Well, it just did. Let me explain. In this week’s episode, I discuss why I’m writing abou…
 
Bart Hofkin quit a tech job with all the benefits to go live on the road for 6 months. Find out what drove him to leave a fancy campus with subsidized coffee shops and Disney castles for a trip that took in 20 national parks and gave him the space to reflect on what makes work meaningful. You can connect with Bart on Twitter @abusyhippie Bart menti…
 
When we talk about the creator economy, we’re talking about people doing creative work, on their own or with a few others. Here’s the thing. If you’re not in the creator economy, I have some bad news for you: you’re out of a job. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But some day, and for the rest of your life. Pretty soon, the creator economy, alon…
 
After 15 years in corporate work, Kristin wanted to spend some time with her partner in their home countries, to decide where they’d want to live long term. It just didn’t seem possible to combine travel from London to New York and New Zealand with their full-time jobs. The solution? A mini-retirement. Now Kristin is putting the word out about the …
 
Welcome to The Last Theory, an easy-to-follow exploration of what might be the last theory of physics. In 2020, Stephen Wolfram launched the Wolfram Physics Project to find the elusive fundamental theory that explains everything. On The Last Theory, I investigate the implications of Wolfram’s ideas and dig into the details of how his universe works…
 
Welcome to Tangled Web, a conversation about where we are now and where we’re going with the web. I believe that the web will continue to evolve exponentially for decades to come. I believe that the future web will be more free, more open and more human than ever. On Tangled Web, I talk about the tech transformations that could change everything. J…
 
Welcome to The Quit Work Podcast, 15-minute conversations with people who have quit their job and gone their own way. I’m Mark, and every week I talk to someone who has taken the bold step of quitting to start living their true life. The idea is to inspire you to live your true life, whatever that might mean to you. Join me for a fresh conversation…
 
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