I am dead now.
Lovely piece about habits, UI changes, and OS stagnation from Riccardo Mori. I'm not sure which part to quote, so just go read the whole thing instead.
"I would say that I’m healing to reality, and I will try to do the best that I can for as long as I have."
"... I have been so grateful for the life that I’ve had. My relationship was as good as it could possibly be. The pain is part of the price."
"I don’t feel like I really have done anything except I’ve lived a long time."￼
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:
- Tiger's default aqua wallpaper (scaled to fill)
- iOS 4's linen texture (tiled)
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.