Ham Typed

Tristan Isham
Focused writing on meta-topics and how high level thinking trickles down.
Created 29 Jan 2020
  • Book Club: Just Watch Me
    27 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Since April, my G.F. and I have been reading a new book every month. Our goal is to read 12 new books a year. So far, neither of us have missed a month, and if we each read at least one new book a mon...
  • Why it sucks: Snapchat for Android
    26 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Android Police This past week I bit the bullet and made the leap I’d been subconsciously preparing myself for ever since I built my own PC: I switched to Android. In a storm of a weekend, I bought a S...
  • Weekly Links 1
    07 May 2021 • 1 min read
    Rank and File — Real Life Taking notes effectively has always evaded me. If I'm uninterested in a subject, there's little chance any notes will be taken, and if I am interested in a subject I usually ...
  • The only path forward for free speech on the internet
    22 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Catching up on some delayed reading, I learned through a post by Hamish McKenzie, the Co-Founder of Substack, that Twitter and Facebook are both trying to get into the newsletter game. What a shitty s...
  • There is no perfect email setup
    27 Sep 2020 • 5 min read • 2 0
    You could say I was excited when I saw the news this summer that Basecamp, a remote work management company, was launching its own email service to compete against Google’s Gmail, Microsoft’s Outlook,...
  • What you need to know about the Harper's letter
    10 Jul 2020 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Hey there! This has been such an exciting week! When I started writing this week’s newsletter, I thought I’d talk about my weekend, or the growing chasm on the political aisle fueled by fundamentalist...
  • It is what it is
    26 Jun 2020 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Subscribe now There’s no winning with 👁👄👁. Pronounced "It is what it is”, the Tech-Twitter viral marketing campaign--regardless of whether or not it produces an app--highlights the gullibility of “...
  • Can tech companies avoid a section 230 repeal?
    19 Jun 2020 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Photo by Christina Warner on Unsplash Subscribe now Dear Readers (especially those considering a Scooby-Doo revenge scheme), It’s been a helluva week for news. Coronavirus is surging back with 119,000...
  • NBC lied. Google’s actions play dangerously in the Trump-Biden era.
    18 Jun 2020 • 1 min read
    On Tuesday, NBC NEWS writer Adele-Momoko Fraser published a story claiming that Google had banned right-wing websites ZeroHedge and The Federalist from its advertising platform for articles criticizin...
  • Do you think Tech Platforms should use their influence to moderate public discourse?
    16 Jun 2020 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Google recently announced it would be banning conservative media sites The Federalist and ZeroHedge from its Ad Platform. Both sites will no longer be able to generate revenue from any advertisements ...
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