These are things that I've found around the interwebs that I like, and I want to share with your, or make a record for myself. Click the name to go to the site, or the # for a permalink back here.
Screen savers are a little silly, considering so many computer screens these days hardly need saving. Regardless, I love the videos Apple has shot of these various scenes, and I love the ease with which they're displayed on my computer. #
Several people at work gave me a nudge to consider this tool for a self-hosted, multi-computer backup solution. I haven't tried it yet, but am keeping this here for when I'm ready to give it a shot.
(Hey - I didn't say all the links on here would be super interesting.) #
I've used Louie Mantia's wallpapers for years. One has been my phone's background for more years than I can remember, and another usually graces a monitor at work. Not fussy. Not loud. Obviously thematic. Perfect. (Be sure to take a look at his "reserve"). #
Not that this simple blog qualifies in anyway for what Sara is talking about, but her message has stirred something in me. You know that course I developed that will teach you a computer language, and I made a bunch of videos for? You know that unique perspective I have on X, Y, or Z as I have plugged through it? I didn't think so - probably good to share some of that, in some way. Maybe you should, too. Hm. #
I love these "arrangements" by Emily Blincoe. They're a good mix of elements I enjoy - lots of nature, with an added bit of organization. Some of these seems like they would require quite a bit of patience to accomplish. This particular image is near the end of the arrangements, and also on her blog. #
I've had this tab open for several months. I keep going back to a concept V.E. Schwab shares here - that there are multiple doors by which someone may enter into... anything, really. That could be fandom, or expertise, or anything else. We as people that are already in whatever group it may be, we should welcome newcomers, regardless of their path (or entry door). This is well worth the read. #
To further cement my nerdom, I started playing my first tabletop RPG - Star Wars: Edge of the Empire. Having never played any RPG before, I can say this one has been fun - though it's quite depressing to see how pathetic my own imagination is, as we collaboratively try to tell the story. Regardless, the DM/GM of the game showed up one day with these papers, but couldn't remember where he got them. They're handy, if you come up with your own character, and need to keep notes. (Too bad the original author no longer seems to have a website.) #
You have no clue how much I love posts like this - especially for The Incredibles. It's great to see such insight into a film (series) with art that I enjoy so much. #
I love these types of projects, but have a not-so-secret reason as to why. My son desperately wants his own price scanner, and receipt printer - and it's not one of those passing desires of his. Honestly, I don't really know why, but I guess I don't really have to know. With that in mind, I'd love to create him his own, and yet I have no clue where to start. I have this smattering of links I hope to piece together and alter to make my own creation:
I really liked the original Spike Jonze spot "Welcome Home" for Apple's HomePod. I've enjoyed several music videos by him. The combination of the music, scenery, and dancing was a home-run in my mind. Subsequently, this behind-the-scenes view is fascinating. I've had this tab open in my browser, meaning to bookmark it, for basically the past five months, and watched it several times. #