January 2020 Favorites

All the things I enjoyed in January 2020.

Stefan Imhoff
green mossy cliff with river in the middle photo
Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Iceland. Photo by Serey Morm

“Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.”

Benjamin Franklin


TV Shows






  • Above – A nice short animation film.
  • artless Inc. – I found this fantastic blog of a branding agency showing their minimalistic art and design projects.


  • The Wisdom and/or Madness of Crowds – Funny 30 minutes game to understand group dynamics.
  • Neo Vim (VS Code Neovim) – A really good Neo Vim integration into Visual Studio Code.
  • Keybase – Secure groups, files, and chat for everyone! This is cool, free encrypted Git repositories, group chat, chat, file sharing.
  • Pass: The Standard Unix Password Manager – A terminal based password manager. It will not replace 1Password for now, but it’s really cool.
  • HP Z27 27-inch 4K UHD Display – I got a new 4K monitor at work and it’s nice.
  • Design System Checklist – A open-source checklist to plan, build and grow a design system.
  • Autumn – An open-source macOS window manager driven with JavaScript/TypeScript. I already played with it and it’s really powerful. It comes with an embedded IDE, developer console and built-in documentation. If I find some time, I’ll probably replace my current window manager Hammerspoon.


“Time and patience are the strongest warriors.”

Leo Tolstoy

“To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.”

Winston Churchill

“The world was not big enough for Alexander the Great, but a coffin was.”


“Space I can recover. Time, never.”

Napoleon Bonaparte

“Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.”

Jose Ortega y Gasset

“You are only entitled to the action, never to its fruits.”

Bhagavad Gita

“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.”

Marcus Aurelius

“We must all either wear out or rust out, every one of us. My choice is to wear out.”

Theodore Roosevelt