Nobody Wants to Work Anymore

Paul Fairie:

A Brief History of Nobody Wants to Work Anymore 🧵

Build for Tomorrow is one of my favourite turns out” podcasts. The whole show is stuff like this. The best of the whole lot is When Exactly Were The Good Old Days”? It goes down a similar rabbit hole as this Twitter thread.

I love stuff like this. But I wonder if this sort of thing has ever actually changed anyone’s minds, or if it’s just catnip for people who already agree.

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Anime North in Photos

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That’s it. I’m going on patrol

Is it me or do you guys also feel like something is off about life in general post covid?:

I remember back in 2019 life felt much much better. I was happier and more relaxed. financial wise I am doing better now but I have this weird feeling I can’t seem to shake off….it’s like something is off about life.

Am I the only one?

What You’re Feeling Isn’t A Vibe Shift. It’s Permanent Change.:

I was born during the longest period of global stability. Now, it appears all of that is fleeting. Two-thirds of the way through his claustrophobic 2021 comedy special Inside, Bo Burnham briefly strips away all the humor and launches into That Funny Feeling.

Get Ready for the Forever Plague:

don’t expect normal” to return to your hospital, your airport, your nation, your community or your life anytime soon.

There’s a sketch in the new season of Kids in the Hall. It’s the last sketch in episode 4: The Patrol. It’s the idiocracy of 2022.

July 14, 2022 links

I’m Newly-Obsessed With The Japanese-Style Method For Making Iced Coffee At Home

Ross Yoder for Buzzfeed:

The method itself produces a cup of coffee that’s robust in flavor yet still as velvety-smooth as a cold brew. In fact, the flavor notes are known to be even more pronounced than in cold brew, which can occasionally taste a bit muted. Translation: It’s a seriously delicious way to prepare iced coffee — so delicious, in fact, that a friend of mine even claims it’s the reason she started drinking coffee” while spending time in Japan. And y’all, after trying it for myself in my own home, I’ve been hooked ever since.

I’m kicking myself for only just finding out about this.

July 13, 2022 links

The Multifarious Multiplexity of Taika Waititi

Jennifer Kahn for Wired:

That risk is outweighed, for Waititi, by the desire to experiment, both in the moment and, later, during editing. Clement, who has been Waititi’s close friend and collaborator since college, remembers him being similarly restless as a performer. When the two did live comedy shows together in their twenties, Clement recalled, Waititi would initially follow the planned beats but would soon get bored and start to improvise. He’s good at so many things,” Clement said. But he’s not good at sitting still. He’s really not good at that.”

Taika’s been on a great run. I really hope nothing messes it up.

July 13, 2022 links

How Susan Kare Designed User-Friendly Icons for the First Macintosh

David Kindy for Smithsonian:

Kare’s breakthrough designs for the Macintosh, which included the smiling computer at startup, trash can for recycling and a computer disk for saving files, are now commonplace in the digital era. They are so recognizable that they are legendary.

The spraypaint icon was it for me. That was the icon that invited me to actually do something with this contraption.

July 8, 2022 links typography

There’s finally a good Star Trek show

Strange New Worlds is good. It’s the first Star Trek show I’d recommend to any normal person who either does or doesn’t care about Trek. It’s the first Star Trek show to not waste their first season figuring out” their characters. Most of it just clicks. Everyone is easy to root for, and nothing is taken too seriously.

My favourite recaps of each episode were written by Andrew Bloom at The Spool. He says everything better than I could:

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June 2022 in photos

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You Chose Poorly S03E03 - A Few Inches Always Matters

Mikey and Sawyer discuss the middle device between a phone and a computer, which is almost always an iPad. They review Mikey’s iPad Mini and figure out exactly the one thing the iPad does best. Topics include: why the iPad didn’t eat the computer, why it might eat the phone, and why the Surface Duo is so attractive as a concept, but not as it currently exists.


July 5, 2022 podcasts youchosepoorly

Tracking Everything I Wore For 1 Year

Andre Nadar:

For some reason it really bothered me not knowing how many times I have used a specific shirt. I wanted to know how often I wore something, the cost per wear, when I last wore it. It was just one of those small things that stuck in my head for a few years. Plus I wanted to be able to use the data to inform what type of clothes I wore most and understand when spending more on clothes might make sense.

Neat nerdy project. NFC buttons are clever.

This gives me an idea for something to make in Notion.

July 5, 2022 links notion