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A nice hit to enter the weekend (Dutch)…
Which is of course a straight ripoff from the Supermen Lovers’ classic ‘Starlight’.
Double the fun!
As an information addict, you want to have control over your own news. On the other hand, you want to be surprised. So it’s important to have a ‘healthy’ media diet, with predictable sources and curators who surprise you. My solution? RSS, with a lot of content collectors among my subscriptions. Below are my favorite sources. If you read all of them, you’ll find most of what I link to yourself! The list may be updated…
Daring Fireball: John Gruber has been dishing out intelligent commentary on tech as a whole and Apple in particular since the beginning of the millennium.
MacStories: iOS, Mac and shortcuts from the master.
Six Colors: Jason Snell is a journalist turned indie blogger.
Stratechery: Insightful, theoretical observations on the big players in tech and beyond.
The Verge: High-quality tech reporting.
The Wirecutter: Like the Consumentenbond, except I usually agree with their conclusions.
Tweakers: Best (only?) Dutch tech site. Great forum as well.
Colossal: Art, inspiration, beauty. Often surprising.
FiveThirtyEight » Features | FiveThirtyEight: Data, visualizations, predictions.
FlowingData: All about the visualization of data: creative communication.
Kottke.org: Always a surprising source of inspiration.
Learning By Shipping: Steven Sinofsky’s Tweetstorms end up here.
Seth’s Blog: The demi-god of marketing (Seth Godin) has been blogging daily for a loooong time.
Agile Blog: If there’s news about 1Password, I need to know.
ATP World Tour: Did you know you can get all the news about men’s professional tennis?
DuurzaamBedrijfsleven: Sustainability news in Dutch.
Without bullshit: On better non-fiction writing.
Digging the Digital: The ramblings of Frank Meeuwsen.
BrettTerpstra.com: Scripts, software, ADHD.
Anything I’m missing? Let me know!
I saw this first on Kottke.org, and I think it’s a great idea. I ‘consume’ a lot of media, so I thought I’d share some of it. If you have any recommendations, get in touch! I’m always looking for new books, sites and podcasts to devour. Oh, and since this is the first time I do this, it’s not all recent.
All the titles are hyperlinks.
I’ll list some podcasts, and sometimes highlight an episode. You know what a podcast is, right? I listen with Overcast.
If you listen to one podcast about Apple and surrounding technologies, this might be the best.
All about design. Especially listen to the episode about Usonia, about the $5.000 house built by Frank Lloyd Wright.
De/The Correspondent is an independent journalism platform in the Netherlands. They are about everything except ‘news of the day’. They also publish multiple podcasts, and this is my favorite. Favorite episode:Hoe de mens de baas op aarde werd, about evolution, and how we fucked our way into being kind to each other.
Are you into biomimicry, but never know how to explain it? This series by the BBC will give you ample examples.
I listened to all of these as audiobooks. On paper, your mileage may vary.
Nice premise, nice narration, nice story, not too exciting.
How the process works at Apple, told by a former employee who worked on the original iPhone keyboard.
You know about The Martian, right? This is the next book from it’s writer, and it takes place on… the moon! Once again, witty, technical and full of dry humor.
Claire North is one of my favorite authors. In her books, she takes a premise and uses that as the basis for her story. In this case: what would happen if reincarnation was a thing, but you always reincarnated as yourself? Fascinating thought experiment.
Humor, heart, and a sprinkling of Kevin Pollak. What more could you want?
You probably know this, right? Right?!
Go watch this! Best-looking movie of 2018.
I loved this TED Talk about the state of the world. It starts with a quiz. Let me know how you did!