February 2020 Favorites
Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.
Otto von Bismarck
- The most important skill for improving your life – How to learn to concentrate.
- Should social media platforms censor hate speech?
- How Parasite (And Every Bong Joon-ho Film) Critiques Class
- The Skill You’re Slowly Losing – How to learn critical thinking and solving problems on your own.
- Jonathan Pie’s HARD BREXIT – Jonathan Pies reports on the Brexit protests and gets entangled in a big Twitter-storm.
- PIE NET ZERO – Jonathan Pie goes to the seaside to investigate climate change.
- The CIA’s 638 Attempts to Assassinate Castro
- This Productivity System Will Save Your Life – The answer is checklists. If they are good enough for doctors, pilots, or NASA engineers, they are good enough for you.
- Joe Rogan Experience #1423 - Andrew Doyle – Interview with the hilarious comedian behind the social justice Twitter handle @TitaniaMcGrath.
- Design Systems with Brad Frost - The State of the Web
- Timeline of the Next 80 Years – Two alternative future scenarios.
- 2017 Personality 09: Freud and the Dynamic Unconscious – Lecture by Jordan B Peterson about Sigmund Freud.
- Meat: Grows the Brain or Rusts the Body?
- Joe Rogan Experience #1109 - Matthew Walker – Interview with Matthew Walker, the author of the book Why We Sleep.
- A Viral Video Takes a Dark Turn – Modern-day witch hunt and the bad consequences.
- How China Built a Hospital in 10 Days
- A Guide to Digital Minimalism
- Why it Used to be Legal to Mail Babies
- Japanese Historian Describes First Contact With Europeans, Teppo-ki, 16th cent.
- How to Make a Kurzgesagt Video in 1200 Hours
- Asteroids Size Comparison – Nice video for all The Expanse fans.
- The Real Implications Of Ex Machina’s Turing Test
- The Best Way to Reset: The Bill Gates Method
- Casually Explained: Stand-up Comedy
- Free Speech vs Theocracy
- BOOKFACE | Corpus Libris
- Ryan Holiday — Turning the Tables | The Tim Ferriss Show
- 3 Ways to Write Better
- A Quirky Mindfulness Practice (That Will Change Your Life) – A mindfulness practice from Japanese train drivers can help you to focus.
- fourweeksgood – A series of 12 short travel videos by Seraina Silja and Simon Ammann who worked and lived for one month in each city. For example: Berlin, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Vienna or Melbourne.
- Alan Watts ~ The Story of the Chinese Farmer
- A Response to Matt D'Avella's Productivity System Video
- Why You Should Re-Read, Not Just Read Books | Ryan Holiday | Daily Stoic
- Bloom – Nadine, depressed and alone, has been living her life in the dark. A gift from a friendly neighbor gives Nadine something to live for. With a new life, Nadine has a chance to pay it forward.
- Dirty Machines - “The End of History” – A piece of speculative content for an intellectual property about time travel.
- Satisfaction: Mug – British director Nick Bennett 's latest film is a portrait of Wales-based studio potters James and Tilla Waters, at work in their Carmarthenshire studio.
- SpongeBob 4P
- Vikings 6 – The first half of the last season is finished. I hope they soon air the last half. P
- The Big Bang Theory 12 – This show was funny until the last season. N
- SpongeBob 5N
- Easy 2N
- La Casa de Papel 3 – 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. N
- I Lost My Body – A french movie about a severed hand searching for its owner N
- Ready Player One – A really nice 3D animation movie about a Virtual Reality. N
Music & Podcasts
- Schiller, Jan Blomqvist: In Between
- Schiller: Aurora
- Cyrus Reynolds: End of Days – Orchestral Session
- Selena Gomez, ASAP Rocky: Good For You
- Poets of the Fall: War (Alexander Theatre Sessions)
- JRE Podcast #1109 - Matthew Walker
- Delicious Ella, Season 3, Episode 7: Why We Sleep with Matthew Walker
- 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.
- How Japan Has Almost Eradicated Gun Crime
- How 'reading the air' keeps Japan running – In “high-context” countries where communication is indirect and messages are inferred – like Japan – situational awareness is king.
- Work—the Tragedy of Our Age
- Confucius Got It Right: Giving in to ‘Bias’ Is Part of Living an Ethical Life
- The Timeless Art of Journaling: How To Start Journaling, Benefits of Journaling, and More
- Interview: Venezuelan Refugees Surrounded by Their Belongings – The new project Undaily Bread, following Gregg Segals series Daily Bread tells the story of women and children from Middle America who have been forced to flee their countries.
- The dangers of just this once – Why it’s easier to follow principles 100% of the time that 98% of the time.
- Give it five minutes – Why it’s better to wait 5 minutes before pushing back an idea you don’t like.
- It Can Take As Little As Thirty Seconds, Seriously – Learn to be a good citizen and fight fake news in less than 30 seconds.
- Rethinking Creativity
- Japan’s Lost-and-Found System Is Insanely Good
- A Quirky Mindfulness Practice Inspired By Japanese Train Conductors – The story behind the mindfulness practice of “Pointing and Calling” used by the Japanese rail industry.
- Do Yourself a Favor Today… and Go For a Walk – The benefits of walking.
- The Three Points System – A way to explore your town for an hour as if it was a long-lost kingdom.
- A Quiet Place – Carving out quietness in a world full of noise.
- Better Questions – Asking better questions leads to better answers.
- This Page Left Intentionally Blank – The world pushes us to add, but the secret is to focus on subtracting.
- Protocols, Not Platforms: A Technological Approach to Free Speech – Altering the internet’s economic and digital infrastructure to promote free speech.
- mnmllistlisting – all things minimal
- My Little Commonplace Book – A nice minimalist project listing minimal resources grouped by categories.
- Sketchnotes for Thinking Things Through
- Minimalism Life – Short articles, essays, and wallpapers.
- Stunning Aerial Photos Capture Rare Sight of Icelandic Highlands When Thawed
- Welcome to Winona – A nice website about Winona (advertising by Squarespace).
- Harnessing the Charm Of Wabi-Sabi In Interior Design
Stuff & Things
- 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.