📺 Episode 8 of Essential Life
Take a tour through the bedroom we turned into a music, video & podcasting studio + sewing station for handmade goods! Plus some thoughts on practicing gratitude as an essentialist in the new year.
Justin Peters takes stock photos and combines them into fantastical and mind-bending scenes. I’ve seen lots of this sort of thing, but these are particularly well done. The one with the umbrella and the road is a straight-up optical illusion and broke my brain for awhile.
When AR (Augmented Reality) apps and games started to become a big thing last year, I tried some of them out. Certainly made for some impressive demos, but nothing really stood out to me. This type of AR experience on the other hand is simpy breathtaking. I think the combination of real-world settings with fantasy environments is a powerful combo, and a game that really gets this right might be the next big hit.
The notes on these pages show Handel hastily adapting an aria in his most famous oratorio. He conducted performances from this score, including the first (in Dublin, 13 April 1742). It was copied from Handel’s original manuscript by his amanuensis, John Christopher Smith the Elder, but these two pages are wholly in the hand of the composer. Handel often altered the score to suit each performance, adding names of singers and new versions of some sections.
Ray Kroc taught me this: to keep going no matter what happens is a valuable contributor to success.
Desktops are back in action and these are the best iMacs that Apple has ever made.
Writers are notorious for being finicky about their tools and workflow. This writer is no different. Here are my top picks for the iPad-wielding scribe.
Apple has once again redefined the state of the art in the world of tablet computers. But is anyone paying attention in this smartphone-dominated culture? I am here to make the case that the iPad deserves another chance to shine.
Don’t let fear dictate your decisions. Take a flying leap of faith. Laugh at yourself. Chase the lion!
Do you struggle through meetings that seem to last forever? Do you wish you knew just what you were supposed to do after the meeting is over? Are there ways you can make meetings work for you, and not the other way around? Yes! There is hope, and here is what you can do.
Why did it take me so many years to come to that conclusion?
When you begin to create something completely new, everything is possible.
Are you dabbling in too many pursuits or are you focusing on your primary strengths?
Do you have a visible, environmental record of your accomplishments?
I publish something new, you get a nice email. Easy peasy!
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