I adored Hasan Minhaj’s Homecoming King. That makes this story especially disappointing. Sure, make up stories. But when you include real people, identifiably, and keep “emotional truthing” the lies you told about them?! Come on.

Quite an interesting project: Postmarks single-user bookmarking website.

Japanese nail houses: lonelyrobottheme.substack.com/p/japanes…

Interesting in light of the saying “the nail that sticks out gets hammered down”: https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/the_nail_that_sticks_out_gets_hammered_down

Looking forward to Manu’s People and Blogs

I’m trying the Arc browser again. I think I’m finally starting to get it now. (And I have some invites, natch.)

Did you know there is an MST3K text adventure game released in 1996? Though I don’t think it was “official,” it was based on a badly-done text adventure game written by a 12 year old. MST3K: Detective can be played at archive.org. More deets here.

Art: Pickle.

[T]he pickle remained stuck to the ceiling, using only ketchup remnants and nondescript burger juices as adhesive, for an entire month. Amazing.

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None of the trailers for The Rings of Power have given me any hope…until this one. Maybe?

This response to “Quiet Quitting” is delicious.

Bosses want to be religious leaders rather than actual leaders. Managers want to be productivity cops, ever-vigilant of anyone failing to contribute to the company while avoiding every reflective surface.

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Heh. Ran into old school Book-A-Minute and Movie-A-Minute. Reminds me of a project I tried way back in the early 2000s. I called it Flicksticks, and it used the only drawing I could pull off: stick figures. Freaky Friday:

Did I ever share Rediscovering the Small Web here? If not, why not? Probably one of the micro.blog denizens had shared it with me prior. Anyway, it’s great! 🔗

I’ve spent a lot of time in my life learning about saving, finance, and investing. That doesn’t mean I taught my kids any of this. I’ve felt bad about it until I found this article by JL Collins. Now I have a plan for discussion when they go off to college and careers. 🔗

A Brief History of Nobody Wants to Work Anymore ahahahaha 🔗

Oliver Burkeman’s latest newsletter includes this bit. I’m happy to read someone agreeing with my estimation of the actual amount of expertise out there in the world. This is my personal way to handle feeling like an imposter:

Imposter syndrome? Worse than you think – because you think the issue is that you don’t yet have the qualifications to hold your own among your colleagues, when in fact the truth is that everyone is winging it, all the time, and that if you’re ever going to make your unique contribution to the world, you’re going to have to do it in a state of unreadiness.

Related to that prior post, take a look at this video/audio toybox, Xorberax Visualizer. How fun is that? 🔗

Sometimes these folks get to be a little much, but it is true that Poolsuite FM is an inspiration for what we’re doing with Good Enough. I think each week or two I’ll try to share other inspirations. These may be things found in the past or things just discovered that same day.

Victor Wooten is amazing and this is amazing. I should have taken about five pages of notes on this interview.

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🔗 These remixes by The Reflex are amazing.

🔗 Some lovely light reading while sitting in bed with COVID: About Those Kill-Switched Ukranian Tractors by Cory Doctrow.

Shawn shared this with me today. It’s amazing.

🔗 In a recent newsletter I wrote about how I gave up on the book Ducks, Newburyport, so I really feel Read Like an Artist. That post also includes this great quote:

I don’t believe in guilty pleasures…if you like something, like it.

Dave Grohl

🔗 Earth Reviews

🔗 A Hidden Art Form You’ll Flip For

🔗 The Former Netflix DVD Library Is a Lost Treasure We’ll Never See Again

This does make me sad. I’ve subscribed as recently as last year, and the disc subscription (for reproduction quality reasons) is something I enjoy when I have a period of free time.

🔗 Practically Paperless with Obsidian

For those that followed along with my Obsidian questions last month, you might find the above series interesting. Tons of information!