How I Paid My Bitcoin Taxes

Kashmir Hill:

My record-keeping made my accountant’s job much easier, but there were multiple entries as we calculated my gains and losses on each day of spending. Like the day I spent .59 BTC or $56 on mini-cupcakes: Bitcoin was worth $96 that day; I’d bought it at $125, so I took a $17 capital loss. As I bombarded him with numbers (Bitcoin’s value when I bought it, the date I spent it, how much I spent, and the underlying value at the time), he muttered, “The government’s going to kill Bitcoin by taxing it to death.”

Why Do We Eat, and Why Do We Gain Weight?

An interesting lunchtime read in The New Yorker.

Our bodies don’t have just a single internal clock that tells us when to sleep and when to wake. Each organ—including the organs related to eating—has a circadian clock of its own, and that clock is sensitive to when, precisely, we eat. If two groups consume the same number of calories but one group eats them during the first part of the day and the other during the second, the latter group is up to two times more likely to be obese. In one study, two groups of people were assigned to eat the same number of calories each day during a twelve-week period. One group received more of them during breakfast, and the other had more during dinner. The breakfast group lost significantly more weight.

Monument Valley (new iOS game)

Shawn Blanc (sorry Shawn, just copied your whole blog post here):

Wow. Just wow. Monument Valley is a brand new iOS art-driven puzzler game, and it’s truly spectacular. It’s worth the $4 just to see and experience the artwork.

Federico Viticci has written an excellent review of the game. If you enjoyed The Room and The Room 2, which are a couple of my favorite iOS games, then you’ll certainly enjoy Monument Valley as well.

I look forward to spending a few hours messing with this game over the weekend. Looks fantastic.

Richard Sherman: DeSean Jackson and I can't change where we're from

I'm on the record as skeptical about whether Washington signing DeSean Jackson is a great idea, but I've been arguing since the day the Eagles cut him that the insane "gang ties" smear job he received was completely unfair. Good to see Richard Sherman, who knows something about being judged based on where/how you grew up, stand up for Jackson here.

Now let's just hope for success on the field and an atypical-for-this-franchise lack of drama off the field.