Ibrahim Sowunmi


Pages worth visiting at least once

Updated last August 2021


An interactive guide to flexbox

Learn flexbox with this fun and engaging interactive guide.

Master flexbox in CSS with this hands-on tutorial.

#Web Development


Writing technical documentation

A comprehensive guide to writing effective technical documentation.

Improve your technical writing skills with this resource.

#Technical Writing


1000 true fans

To be a successful creator you don’t need millions. You don’t need millions of dollars or millions of customers, millions of clients or millions of fans. To make a living as a craftsperson, photographer, musician, designer, author, animator, app maker, entrepreneur, or inventor you need only thousands of true fans.



Do not end the week with nothing

Brilliant write up from the excellent Patio11. Increase your human, social and reputational capital.Position yourself for visibility, value and ownership.



Explaining explaining: a quick guide on explanatory writing

Three steps to pedagogical writing. 1) Explaining what they’ll explain and how they’ll explain it. 2) Explaining it 3) Summarising what they’ve just explained.



Genetic Diseases to Guide Digital Hacks of the Human Genome

“A hacker convention. One talker has a unique modality that he thinks may be a battleground for the future.”

Scaryish video on genes, chilling to watch post covid.



Gray space in the middle

Cool NFT use case example



How to Market Yourself - without Being a Celebrity

Best personal branding piece I've ever read... I don't really read personal branding pieces but still

#Personal Website


Huberman Lab Podcast

“The Huberman Lab Podcast, hosted by Dr. Andrew Huberman, discusses neuroscience—how our brain and its connections with the organs of our body control our perceptions, our behaviors, and our health. The podcast also discusses tools for measuring and changing how our nervous system works.”

My favourite podcast and nothing is a close second.



Lyn Alden - Investment Strategy

“Content aimed at new investors, experienced investors and everything inbetween. Most topical articles are aimed at more experienced investors”

Posts on topics from QE, to inflation to Bitcoin from my macroeconomic queen.



Make me think!

Short read on the interactions between UX and complexity



Male Dating & Sex Struggles: A Problem In Plain Sight

Really good video essay that explains the cultural issues surrounding the explosion in incels.

#Internet History


Not Just Bikes

“Stories of great urban planning and urban experiences from Amsterdam and the Netherlands. It's not just bikes.”

If there's any channel that's affected my perception on a city's liveability. It's this one.




“Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.”

My markdown based note taking resource. Syncs with my iCloud so it's on my phone and just helps with general organisation.



Orcs were real

“Every human culture has believed in the existence of other beings, monstrous humanoids, sapient but inhuman. They have gone by different names- boogeymen, bugbear, cyclopes, giant, jotun, ogre, oni, troll, yeti, and more. But they are always feared, lurkers in the shadows, threats to the clan, tribe, or hearth. Dungeons & Dragons didn’t create these monsters, and (despite ongoing controversies) they don’t represent anything modern. Humanity’s legendary heroes have been fighting these monsters since time immemorial.”



Paul Graham: How to make wealth

“If you wanted to get rich, how would you do it? I think your best bet would be to start or join a startup. That's been a reliable way to get rich for hundreds of years. The word "startup" dates from the 1960s, but what happens in one is very similar to the venture-backed trading voyages of the Middle Ages.”

End up somewhere with measurement and leverage



Progress and Poverty - A review

“In 1879, a man asked "How come all this new economic development and industrialized technology hasn't eliminated poverty and oppression?" That man was Henry George, his answer came in the form of a book called Progress & Poverty, and this is a review of that book”

This was hard to read through but also excellent



QOVES Studio

“Taking a look into the age old question of what makes a face beautiful through anthropology and cognitive psychology.”

A bit of the why behind attraction, intersting stuff.



Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is

A gamified description of privilege. Lots of cool discourse in the comment sections around the desctiption. Really well written imo.



The B1M

“The definitive video channel for construction”



The promise and paradox of decentralization

Tackling centralisation is a tricky beast.




“TLDR News aims to make news and politics easier to understand. No one person can be an expert in everything so we create videos to make the world around you simpler. Our videos are designed to make complex topics understandable and to help you engage more with news and politics.”

Politics & news that feels less shilly



Two Minute Papers

“Two Minute Papers is a YouTube series that showcase and attempt to explain interesting research works, a couple minutes or more at a time”

What a time to be alive!




“Typora is a simple and configurable document editor that provides excellent Markdown support. This application is ideal for students and professionals who need to write essays and reports."

A minimalist markdown editor. For minimal minimalists, who minimise.



What do executives do, anyway?

I had a conversation with my manager discussing how the jobs of the people above his role seem ephemeral, lo and behold what google gives me next



Where does talent come from? How easy is it to discover talent?

Rich, talented and well-educated people give birth to rich, talented and well-educated people.



Working at a startup vs big corporate

Everyone always talks about how much more money there is in startups, someone did a breakdown




Why you should write blogs

#Personal Website



“Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship.”

I read this daily.