Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

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[...] yes, throwing parties for money was somewhat cynical, and presumed that young people cared about progress only insofar as they could still have fun. Did people think it was enough to "be liberal"? To feel bad but do nothing? That was of a piece with America's double exceptionalism: how you judged your nation as the most godblessed or goddamned on earth, but also stood apart from it. The body politic had become so fat, so lumpen, that it needed morality incentivized.

pretty funny imo (though maybe not in the way the author was going for)

—p.5 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago

[...] yes, throwing parties for money was somewhat cynical, and presumed that young people cared about progress only insofar as they could still have fun. Did people think it was enough to "be liberal"? To feel bad but do nothing? That was of a piece with America's double exceptionalism: how you judged your nation as the most godblessed or goddamned on earth, but also stood apart from it. The body politic had become so fat, so lumpen, that it needed morality incentivized.

pretty funny imo (though maybe not in the way the author was going for)

—p.5 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago
7

[...] For that, Cory was promoted from promoter to outreach manager, and all at once she was proud of her cleverness, relieved that the company was solvent, and furiously disappointed in humanity.

after adding joints to her promotion flyers

—p.7 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago

[...] For that, Cory was promoted from promoter to outreach manager, and all at once she was proud of her cleverness, relieved that the company was solvent, and furiously disappointed in humanity.

after adding joints to her promotion flyers

—p.7 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago
16

In October, Cory was promoted again, because her boss died.

I both love and hate the deus-ex-machina way this is presented at the same time (it also--irrationally--makes me feel like I've been sniped)

—p.16 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago

In October, Cory was promoted again, because her boss died.

I both love and hate the deus-ex-machina way this is presented at the same time (it also--irrationally--makes me feel like I've been sniped)

—p.16 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago
21

[...] "[...] I spent hours driving down Highway 1, not to relax, just to depreciate the car before my wife took half."

Taren again

—p.21 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago

[...] "[...] I spent hours driving down Highway 1, not to relax, just to depreciate the car before my wife took half."

Taren again

—p.21 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago
21

[...] At the beginning, they threw $5,000-a-plate fundraising dinners that failed completely ("For some reason I expected big gives from the very echelon of society I was trying to eliminate") [...]

Taren explaining how he founded Socialize. pretty funny

—p.21 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago

[...] At the beginning, they threw $5,000-a-plate fundraising dinners that failed completely ("For some reason I expected big gives from the very echelon of society I was trying to eliminate") [...]

Taren explaining how he founded Socialize. pretty funny

—p.21 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago
26

[...] She took out the hummus and the soy milk and put the hummus back in and borrowed a nectarine from Jonnie's shelf, and then took the hummus out again, jogging it in her hands to ponder its mass, its lipids and carbs, though she already knew all the numbers to the tenth decimal.

Cory. again feeling sniped cus this is kind of what I had in mind for the intern character

—p.26 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago

[...] She took out the hummus and the soy milk and put the hummus back in and borrowed a nectarine from Jonnie's shelf, and then took the hummus out again, jogging it in her hands to ponder its mass, its lipids and carbs, though she already knew all the numbers to the tenth decimal.

Cory. again feeling sniped cus this is kind of what I had in mind for the intern character

—p.26 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago
33

[...] Her efforts to research the housing market crisis ended in page-crumpling fury--credit default swaps? Mortgage-backed securities? Collateralized debt obligations? How could people be moral when morality obliged you to know everything? It was her fault for not studying econ in college, but she'd had so much contempt for the future ibankers that it had seemed principled not to.

Cory. an example of what NOT to do

—p.33 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago

[...] Her efforts to research the housing market crisis ended in page-crumpling fury--credit default swaps? Mortgage-backed securities? Collateralized debt obligations? How could people be moral when morality obliged you to know everything? It was her fault for not studying econ in college, but she'd had so much contempt for the future ibankers that it had seemed principled not to.

Cory. an example of what NOT to do

—p.33 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago
45

"Look at the current offerings," Vanya said, diagramming her sentences with her hands. "Disability forums tend to devolve into group therapy. Sufferers bursting to swap sympathy and pain management tips. It's not fun. It's a conversation able-bodied people can't participate in, and the biggest threat to mainstream penetration. Sable will fight negativity with automated content filtering, crowd moderation, and aggressive brand management."

the character of Vanya is prob the most repelling one in the whole book, and this paragraph takes the cake

—p.45 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago

"Look at the current offerings," Vanya said, diagramming her sentences with her hands. "Disability forums tend to devolve into group therapy. Sufferers bursting to swap sympathy and pain management tips. It's not fun. It's a conversation able-bodied people can't participate in, and the biggest threat to mainstream penetration. Sable will fight negativity with automated content filtering, crowd moderation, and aggressive brand management."

the character of Vanya is prob the most repelling one in the whole book, and this paragraph takes the cake

—p.45 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago
62

Will finished his scotch, took up his keys, and drove downtown, returning three hours later with a $20,000 engagement ring. [...]

the saddest thing

(inspiration for the Max character)

—p.62 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago

Will finished his scotch, took up his keys, and drove downtown, returning three hours later with a $20,000 engagement ring. [...]

the saddest thing

(inspiration for the Max character)

—p.62 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago
65

Without explicitly telling him, she moved in the next day, and found that he was a born lavisher: of back rubs and pharmaceuticals and his freezerful of weed. By day he was some Silicon Valley wanker, clearly grasping for purchased cool. It was embarrassing to date a boy who bought clothes at the same boutiques she shoplifted from, and he had an annoying hard-on for novelty accessories [...]

the Baptist character that Linda "dates", briefly

good phrase and also inspiration for Max

—p.65 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago

Without explicitly telling him, she moved in the next day, and found that he was a born lavisher: of back rubs and pharmaceuticals and his freezerful of weed. By day he was some Silicon Valley wanker, clearly grasping for purchased cool. It was embarrassing to date a boy who bought clothes at the same boutiques she shoplifted from, and he had an annoying hard-on for novelty accessories [...]

the Baptist character that Linda "dates", briefly

good phrase and also inspiration for Max

—p.65 by Tony Tulathimutte 1 year, 3 months ago