How was the internet today?

Some blogs post a weekly “link pack” but I don’t think that my dinking around on the internet is particularly worth spamming you guys about regularly. I’ll just continuously and without any schedule put links here that I find interesting or helpful for anyone who wants to see what I’ve stumbled upon.

I recognize the possibility that the only person who even knows about this page’s existence is my mom. (Hi mom!)

 

September 2015

I like the author’s observation of the form of physical things impacting the way she thought about them.>>

 

August 2015

This has been somewhat relevant…>>

Going to Burning Man means being prepared for intense interactions with a lot of different people in different places.>>

Breeches, my good man?>>

 

July 2015

The best kind of nebulous protest/effusive celebration.>>

I’ve been enjoying these design method cards, and specifically this brainstorm guideline.>>

We could, like, not be so harsh on women’s vocal patterns?>>

 

June 2015

Bonobos continue to be fascinating.>>

People (ladies are people too?) get to do what they want with their bodies and lives. I feel good about that.>>

Plantation tour guide shares insights into plantation tour-goers.>>

Watson! Make me some noms!>>

 

May 2015

Frances Perkins was a badass lady I never learned about in school.>>

I’ve been really enjoying following this blog by a mom of a transgender 6 year old.>>

 

April 2015

An interesting take on an interesting job.>>

Lingquisticz.>>

Kids these days.>>

 

March 2015

David Kelley of IDEO and the Stanford d.school on creative confidence at TED.>>

Yes please continue to accurately describe my procrastination habits.>>

I’m a fan of microadventures.>>

An interesting perspective on mental health medication.>>

Emotional hygiene! Emotional hygiene!>>

 

February 2015

Michael Pollan talks about the potential medical benefits of psychedelics.>>

Photographs of flowers in exploding mirrors.>>

Stanford d.school’s “use our methods” page with lots of great practical steps.>>

Random art prompt generator with awesome elaborate prompts.>>

Um, I definitely didn’t just power-watch all of Downton Abbey…>>

 

January 2015

I was really into the podcast Serial. (I have some crazy theories that don’t need to be on the internet.) >>

I am also really into this Serial mashup. >>

NPR has a clever youtube channel called Skunk Bear, powered by Adam Cole, which produces some top quality short science videos. >>

I like what Ira has to say about storytelling and his advice to newbies. >>

Abundance without attachment. >>

 

December 2014

NYT is all about failure and the closure of the failure loop. >>

Also trends in facial hair as they relate to capitalism. >>

I know that I am super behind on this one, but I just finished watching Sherlock and loved it. Extremely captivating show, but apparently we have to wait until 2016 for the next season!?! >>

Great story about the “most successful woman in professional gaming.” >>

I’m really into these short youtube videos by “Kurzgesagt” that break down and illustrate science and current events. I like the ones on the immune system and on neutron stars the best so far. >>

This is a TEDx talk about motivation and the speaker’s main point that “you have to realize that you’re NEVER going to ‘feel like it’ so stop basing your actions around what you ‘feel like’ doing'” made sense. >>

A product sound designer talks about engineering sounds for the movements of common products. >>

An explanation of terms on egg cartons, thank you NPR. >>

Chimps being sneaky and gleeful about it. >>

 

November 2014

This is a great video series about how common foods are grown. Right now there are 5 minute-ish videos up about cranberries, cauliflower, garlic, and mushrooms. I have grown some of these things myself and still found it really interesting.  >>

Watch this bonobo in Georgia can use a lighter to make a campfire, which is just amazing to even think about.  >>

I’ve written frequently on my blog about the Missoula floods which created a lot of the geologic formations in central and eastern Washington. Wikipedia has been a good place to start reading about them in more depth.  >>