Really appreciate this new interactive feature article from the NYT Magazine titled, “The Lives They Loved.” It’s profoundly moving. A simple interaction, easy to navigate and well executed.
- Maria Popova Has Some Big Ideas – NY Times
- Bryan Saunders: Portrait Of The Artist On Crystal Meth – The Guardian
- How Chris Hughes Is Relaunching Himself With ‘The New Republic’ – New York Magazine
- The Rise and Fall of an Internet Sensation – SF Weekly
- They Cracked This 250-Year-Old Code, and Found a Secret Society Inside – Wired
- The Inside Story Of Pong And The Video Game Industry’s Big Bang – Buzzfeed
Love this dude's writing voice.
For all the scanning, scouring, surfing and staring I do to the Internet each day, I rarely discover a voice that sticks with me. There are articles and essays I like for sure, but graphic designer Aaron James Draplin writes really close to how I imagine he sounds.
Here’s an excerpt from his interview on The Setup:
I buy a new Apple super tower every couple years, and I soup the sonofabitch up as much as possible with RAM and internal hard drive space. Drive one is for the programs and operating systems. Drive two is for my data. Drive three backs up drive two. Drive four is for my client archives which date back to 1998. Ive got two 30-inch Apple monitors. One for the workboard and palettes, and then one for email, iTunes, calendars and iChat. Not down with switching windows! That shit gives me a headache.
The About page of his website has the same, awesome, natural voice. Love it (as well as the father/son pic)!
Catarina Fake, founder of Flickr among other awesome ventures, has a post on LinkedIn today talking about time.
I love the idea of “creating” time. I do a lot of “carving out” of time. It’s supposed to organize my time better. The hours at work are quickly carved into chunks for different people or tasks, and when I get home I can see how my time gets “divided” between errands, meals and friends. It seems so organized, so intentional. Yet the more time I alot to completing certain tasks, the less of it I feel like I have.
Fake’s final point is to “make time less precious.” I think that’s actually the crux of how to enjoy each day. Stop looking at how to cram as much in as possible, and instead let it flow. Way easier blogged than achieved.
Love these words of advice on how to break through the perception of writer’s block: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/10/01/breakthrough-alex-cornell/