January 2020 Favorites

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Things I Enjoyed in January 2020

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.

Benjamin Franklin

Videos

TV Shows

Movies

Music

Books

Articles

Inspiration

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

Stuff & Things

  • 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 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.

Quotes

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.

Juvenal

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

  • Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Iceland. Photography by Serey Morm