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The Last True Hermit

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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

This GQ story about the North Pond Hermit is amazing.

One day in 1986, Christopher Knight left family and friends behind for good, and spent 30 years leaving alone in the woods of Maine, sleeping in a hidden tent. He survived by stealing supplies and books from the nearby cabins and towns, and with the exception of encountering a solitary hiker, had no interactions with other humans during that time.

He was apprehended during a theft in 2013, and this article covers all the interviews that followed. Incredible.


Wired Writes Up Slack: The Most Fascinating Profile You'll Read About a Guy and His Boring Startup
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Articles Tech Slack Flickr Profiles
Outstanding article from Wired on Steward Butterfield, the founder of Flickr and Glitch, and how his business software Slack is growing at an unbelievable rate. We’ve been running a trial of Slack at work for select teams, and it’s an amazing product.
Nine podcasts to help you escape the horror of our dying republic
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Articles Podcasts Culture Horror Gaming Writing Politics
Let’s face it. Things are bad right now. Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, it’s hard to be happy about anything at the moment, unless you’re, I don’t know, a bridge troll, I guess?
On Kindness as a Default
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Articles Kindness Philosophy Culture
I’ve been thinking about kindness a lot lately. As anything, it’s the result of the juxtaposition of several events, but without a doubt I’ve been mostly thinking about it in the context of raising my daughter.