February 2020 Favorites

Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.

Otto von Bismarck


TV Shows

  • SpongeBob 4 P
  • Vikings 6 P – The first half of the last season is finished. I hope they soon air the last half.
  • The Big Bang Theory 12 N – This show was funny until the last season.
  • SpongeBob 5 N
  • Easy 2 N
  • La Casa de Papel 3 N – I hadn’t started Season 3 for a while, because I thought it might not live up to the first two seasons. I was so wrong. I can’t wait for Season 4 in April.


Music & Podcasts


  • Why We Sleep (Amazon) – A really fantastic book. Since I started reading this book I changed my sleep habits from 6-7 hours to 7-8 hours.
  • The Daily Stoic (Amazon) – I re-read this book a third time.



Stuff & Things

  • Stencil – A nice JavaScript library to build Design Systems with Web Components.
  • The GitHub CLI
  • Matrix – An open network for secure, decentralized communication. I like the concept of decentralizing the web again.
  • Riot.im – The official chat client for Matrix.
  • levels.fyi – Compare salaries in engineering jobs.
  • Internet Archive – This website exists forever now, most people know the Wayback Machine. But I just recently discovered the Open Library that holds a nearly unlimited amount of books, videos, images, audio files, and software. Everything is free to download.
  • Neverthink: Handpicked videos – YouTube videos sorted by groups.
  • Hardly Everything – A nice minimalist project for remembering websites to visit regularly. The data is stored in the browser and can be exported.
  • Breaker Browser – Another cool project for the decentralized web: A web browser for a peer-to-peer web. It’s possible to create a website in seconds, stored on your computer, distributed by others around the network. Still an early concept but I like it!
  • Fish: a tap essay – A fantastic short tap essay about the difference between liking something on the internet and loving something on the internet.
  • Affinity 1.8 – The new version of my favorite design suite was just released.
  • Smithsonian Open Access – The Smithsonian opened their archives and released 3 million 2D and 3D digital items for everybody for free.