Category: Links

  • Teenage Engineering designed a museum exhibit

    Link: arun.is/blog/art-of-noise/ This looks really nice. Though I haven’t used anything Teenage Engineering has made, it all looks to cool and fun. If I was in San Francisco, I’d definitely be planning a visit to SFMOMA to check out this exhibit in person.

  • Manifesto for a Humane Web

    link: humanewebmanifesto.com The web is becoming hostile to humans. Users are tracked and their privacy is routinely violated. Search results are populated with ads. We are constantly spammed by bots. Generative AI threatens to turn previously useful public forums into soulless marketing soup, while sacrificing the livelihoods of the creators that unwittingly power them. Power-hungry…

  • Invisible Success

    link: ericwbailey.website/published/invisible-success/ The kind of work that I am often drawn to results in what Eric Bailey here calls “invisible success”, and I agree that it is difficult to make that visible. How do you prove that the work you did prevented a bunch of problems from ever happening? It is easier to get recognized…

  • When Do We Stop Finding New Music? A Statistical Analysis

    link: www.statsignificant.com/p/when-do-we-stop-finding-new-music I found this dive into music acquisition trends to be really interesting. It’s strange how much your 13-year-old self defines your lifelong artistic tastes. At this age, we’re unable to drive, vote, drink alcohol, or pay taxes, yet we’re old enough to cultivate enduring musical preferences. … Every cohort believes that music was…

  • Ghost is federating over ActivityPub

    link: activitypub.ghost.org When I started this blog, I thought that Ghost looked really great but I chose WordPress largely because there was an official ActivityPub plugin being developed. So I find the news that Ghost is adopting ActivityPub this year to become part of the Fediverse. Email gave us private messaging technology that isn’t owned…

  • Laufey, dodie, and Jacob Collier perform ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ with NSO

    link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz1LEYxFQ5Q What a delightful moment of zen to have these people together on stage with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.

  • This Invention Made Disney MILLIONS, but Then They LOST It!

    link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQuIVsNzqDk I enjoyed this dive into an impressive movie technique used in Mary Poppins, similar to green screen but better. History, tech, science, mystique, intrigue–this video has it all.

  • Sweating Buckets, and Loving It: Minnesotans and Their Saunas

    link: www.nytimes.com/2024/02/17/us/minnesota-sauna-boom.html This article was printed on the front page of the New York Times. I found it to be really exciting, because it features my friend Darin Mays and his Urban Wing NorthUp saunas that I just got. I love this: Darin Mays had never thought much of saunas until he moved into a…

  • The fediverse, explained

    link: www.theverge.com/24063290/fediverse-explained-activitypub-social-media-open-protocol If you have heard about the fediverse but don’t really know what that means, this article is for you. At some point over the last year, you’ve probably come across the term “fediverse” a few times. Maybe you’ve read about it here at The Verge or seen some internet oldhead talking on their blog about how…

  • An American Education:Notes from UATX

    link: thenewinquiry.com/an-american-education-notes-from-uatx/ I hadn’t heard of UATX before reading this essay by Noah Rawlings. Inside the “Forbidden Courses” at the billionaire-backed University of Austin, the campus of the “anti woke” commentariat. Student names have been anonymized. This was a fascinating portal into a bizarro “academia”. And if you need to leave to use the bathroom,…

  • A Love Not Meant For Me

    link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdBoaJ5GN_4 This story is worth watching in its entirety. The Houston Chronicle has an article that gives a little more context to Aryana Rose’s incredible story. “What really spoke to me is that a lot of people told me they cried,” Rose said. “If you cry, that means it’s triggering something from your own…

  • The Day I Put $50,000 in a Shoe Box and Handed It to a Stranger

    link: https://www.thecut.com/article/amazon-scam-call-ftc-arrest-warrants.html A cautionary tale that walks you through the details of some of the scams that people are currently being targeted with, and how anyone might fall victim. I recommend reading the whole thing so you can be better prepared if you find this sort of thing happening to you. The man on the…