Need some good vibes tonight. For no other reason than that, here are five short videos that bring me joy.
My three favorite Letterman musical performances:
The funniest scene in movie history. (I'd argue the best ever.)
I occasionally go through days or even weeks when I need to intently focus on a hard problem. I don't know what separates those periods from my usual work, but for years I've found that setting my normally bright and photo-centric wallpaper to something neutral, calm, and non-distracting helps get me into the right frame of mind. It doesn't help me focus, but it points me in the right direction to get started towards that state.
Anyway, for years, whenever I need that "boring" wallpaper, I have two standards I reach for:
This rethinking of how Myst may have looked on Apple II ticks so many boxes from my childhood.
I should start some sort of crowd-funding to sponsor my midlife-crisis
The whole Twitter account from @deater78 is a delight.
The ocean is beautiful and scary.
(Not a Beatles song.)
The most fun you'll have with a tiny musical instrument and a long piece of paper all day.
Just a remarkable photograph.
Can anyone lend me $5 so I can rent a sword for the evening?
via Colin Cornaby
A wonderful, short thread about filmmaker Richard Donner and Superman: The Movie, who died yesterday at 91.
While they will be (and are) an important part of the larger getting shit done ecosystem, doing work on mobile devices is not the One True Future.
Cars and trucks. You gotta have both. It's just a shame the former makes so much more money than the latter that it's stealing all the oxygen from the room.