One of my favorite movies as a(n elementary school?) kid was The Hobbit (animated, not live action, too old for that timeline to match up). Always rented from the local library, another thing I have very fond memories of. Here’s the barrel scene:

School’s Out For Summer

I was thinking about school summer vacation the other day and why it exists. I assumed it was for either industrial or agrarian reasons, from way back when. If it were a recent thing my first guess would have been heat related. I don’t think any of my schools growing up could have handled a late …

Legos, but for Business

I’ve begun thinking of the different pieces of marketing strategy and the martech stack as Legos (mostly because I love Legos and it makes thinking about it (even) more fun), so when I ran across this idea from Lola Ojabowale I was quickly sold: Business legos! These are all the pieces of business …

Recapturing (or never losing) a child-like sense of wonder is key for curiosity. Children are joyful and treat each day as a miracle—in part because they are continually surprised. Each day, they hear a new word or listen to a new song or learn about a new animal. It's their first time visiting that …

Microsoft’s definition of disability feels like a helpful framing. (site, PDF) As Doug Thomas sums it up: Microsoft’s Inclusive Toolkit defines disability not as a personal health condition but as a mismatch between expected and actual human interactions.

On planning: The most reasonable plan is planning on your plan not going according to plan. A Few Beliefs · Morgan Housel @ Collaborative Fund

This is what a black hole sounds like

“What we need today more than anything else is to invest in beauty, because beauty is harmony which comes from chaos. But we invest in chaos, because chaos is much more profitable than peace... Beauty is a kind of safety vault for people.” Vangelis …

Sometimes you find yourself wondering: what is the best type of bird seed?* And sometimes you find yourself staring at a cardinal in your window mounted bird feeder, watching as its tail twitches up everytime it chirps, for a while. *according to BirdNote, it’s black-oil sunflower seeds (the …

Add a little extra care. What could it hurt?

If you’re curious about trains… Japan’s very fast train was made quieter and more efficient by looking at a little bird. And 99% Invisible has a collection of crazy train stories. Or check out Disneyland Railroad, which Micro.blog “recommended” to me as I rebuilt this …

The Verticalization of the Internet

I’m not surprised every major platform is cloning TikTok (and Snapchat) in their apps. I am kind of surprised it’s taken this long for mobile experiences to be full screen vertical by default (at least as I think about it more). I get that the “old paradigm” fit more pieces of content on the screen …

Octopodes (new pluralization I just learned) are the most recent obsession in our house. This has to be the most Ghibli octopus in the ocean, right?

Note to self, try this: How to do content: 1. Create a long-form piece (podcast, video, blog) 2. Turn that into 15 tweets, 2 threads, 5 more blog ideas, and 2 videos 3. Repeat — Blake Emal (@heyblake) January 18, 2022

realityOS: more evidence of forthcoming AR experiences from Apple or proof that this is all just a simulation and the developer(s) got lazy?

Rabbbits Weeekly 02.07.22

This week: Google’s post-cookie planning, the Performance Max future, title tag robo-rewrites, and other changes. Zuck’s no good, very bad earnings call. Shopping in the metaverse (maybe? have we defined that term yet?) and other announcements from non-Meta owned social peeps. Podcasting cashed in …

Some fun facts about the helicopter seen doing the heavy lifting above: The twin, intermeshing rotors (I don’t know what that means) mean it doesn’t need a tail rotor It’s small enough the pilot can just lean to the side to visually guide stuff into place The rotors are made of …

Welcome to web3, where the future is decentralized. Hey, wait a minute… link

Did you know that Outlook uses Word to render it’s HTML? If you’ve ever had to deal with designing an email newsletter and the responsive fallout of such a task, you may be answering yes. Or at least shaking your head with a mix of new-found clarity and complete, utter confusion. Either …

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