Links to useful stuff

I benefited from these materials, you may too.

Tools

Some lesser-known tools that you might find useful.

GIPHY
Easily capture a screencast and export an optimised GIF file.

Fork
Fast and friendly Git GUI.

NetNewsWire
RSS client for Mac.

OwlOCR
Screen-grab texual content and instantly convert it to real text.

SimpleNote
Simple, fast cross-platform note-taking tool.

Books

Books that might be worth reading in-depth (depending on your goal).

Programming

A philosophy of software design • John OUSTERHOUT
Simple, powerful ideas that give programmers wings.

Design patterns • Erich GAMMA
How to construct excellent user interface code.

Domain driven design distilled • Vaughn VERNON
How to think about business logic.

Domain modelling made functional • Scott WLASCHIN
How to construct excellent business logic code using functional programming techniques.

The pragmatic programmer • Andrew HUNT, David THOMAS
How to operate as a developer.

Design

Designing for the digital age • Kim GOODWIN
How designers work in large-scale projects.

Fundamentals of Graphic Language • Dave SIBBETT
Practice your whiteboard drawing skills, to convince and impress!

Money

Motivated money • Peter THORNHILL
Helps you to get into the investing mindset.

Early retirement extreme • Jacob LUND-FISKER
Using systems thinking to design a frugal lifestyle.

Storytelling

The hero with a thousand faces • Joseph CAMPBELL
Powerful narratives.

Fiction

Daphnis et chloé • Longus
The ultimate love story.

2001: A space odyssey • Arthur CLARKE
The ultimate sci-fi.

The life of Olaudah Equiano • Olaudah EQUIANO
The ultimate auto-biography.

Steve jobs • Walter ISAACSON
The ultimate biography.

Proverbs • (Unknown)
Bible: the good parts.

Aboriginal

Sand talk • Tyson YUNKAPORTA
Fascinating insights into Aboriginal ways of thinking about global problems.

History

Technological revolutions and financial capital • Carlota PEREZ
Some hope for the future, backed up by evidence.

Disunited nations • Peter ZEIHAN
How nation-states work (and don't work).

Australia’s second chance • George MEGALOGENIS
Australia's experience with immigration.

Why Australia prospered • Ian MCLEAN
How modern Australia works.

Forums

Great places to lurk or have a yarn. (Yeah I know it should be "fora" (plural) but whatev's.)

MrMoneyMustache
Discussions on saving, investing, frugal and simple living and lifestyle design.

EarlyRetirementExtreme
Kind of MrMoneyMustache's more extreme cousin.

VisaJourney
Friendly and helpful community centred on US immigration.

ImmigrationBoards
Friendly and helpful community around immigration generally to any country.

ContractorUK
Self-employment and contracting, focussed on UK but relevant to other countries too.

TheStudentRoom
Students of the world unite! Includes some graduate and post-graduate sections.

FreeMathHelp
Very friendly community who will help you with math problems.

MinistryOfTest
Amazing and diverse community of testers and QA professionals.

Podcasts

Some podcasts I particulary enjoy and/or learn from.

Rational Reminder
Well researched and rigorous approach to investing with some incredibly esteemed guests.

Geopolitical Futures
In-depth analysis of current world affairs from a dedicated team of researchers.

Revision Path
Beautiful snapshots into the work and lives of Black designers in America.

Future of Coding
Out-of-the-box thinking about programaming from a diverse cohort of guests.