Learning about the legendary Escherian Stairwell at RIT. [via farnam street brain food]
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clickbait and netflix
Compelling argument on Slate about Netflix heading the way of all social sites as they follow the way of all sites that are seeking to monetise attention.
Noah Kalina has been taking a photo of his face every day for over 20 years. Here is a rolling average of these photos, shown at 2 months per second. It’s a bit of a confronting demonstration of the passage of time.
working from near home
Sydney is again in lock-down (or as we’re calling it, a stay-at-home order), so this article on working from near home by Cal Newport is a little further in the future. After over a year of working mostly outside the office, if anything, it has brought me greater appreciation of the workspaces that I’ve had …
There’s a search engine dedicated to death notices and obituaries in Australia – the Ryerson Index.
Organisational cost of insufficient sleep
Working on the amount and quality of my sleep has been a personal project for at least a few years, but there’s plenty of research to suggest that organisations should also be thinking about employee sleep.
how kids learn
An article came across my desk today about how children learn at different ages, citing work by Egan (1997); from somatic (age 2) to mythic (age 5-10) to romantic (age 10-15) to philosophical (15-20) to ironic (21+). I’ve really enjoyed the kind of reflective learning that my current course of study has put me through, …
a lot of free books
A directory of 800 free eBooks of varying qualities. via Kamal Weerakoon.
If you are looking for something in your house, and you finally find it, when you’re done with it, don’t put it back where you found it. Put it back where you first looked for it. Read all sixty-eight bits of advice.
slow death of old iPad (via kottke)
An increasingly common story with technology that I’m noticing more as a Dad, and as I move into a new MacBook Pro, because after three years, my MacBook Air is too slow, and my son “needs” a laptop for school; how much technology is bought to replace perfectly adequate technology in our endless chasing of …