John Scalzi’s blog turned 20 years and he has a series of posts out currently reflecting on his time blogging. He writes in 1998/2018: Whatever 20/20, Day Thirteen: Whatever:
But even when the words “blog,” “blogger” and “blogosphere” become even more dad rock than they already are, I suspect I’ll still be writing here, because, as noted above, I like it and it makes me happy. It makes me happy because writing makes me happy. It makes me happy because writing helps me understand myself and what I’m thinking. It makes me happy because at the end of the day, these are my words and I get to own them, and people get to see them.
This blog is now 10 years old (and yes, missed the anniversary, but it’s complicated) and there is a lot that I can relate to in this post, such as the above. Naturally this blog is minuscule compared to his, but that’s of course not the point. I do this, because it’s a hobby and fun and through it I have met a bunch of interesting people and learned a bunch of things.
Congrats to John Scalzi, who is one of my favourite authors, and his 20 years blogging, and let’s see if this blog is still around in 10 years. I sure hope so, but in which form is of course another question.
The Universe of Miles Davis is a beautiful, interactive visualization and examination of Miles Davis’ mentions on Wikipedia from the year 2017, which would have been his 90th birthday. This is very interesting and worth exploring.
For some reason NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts have popped up both in my feeds and at work quite a few times so that I had to check it out myself. Turns out there is a lot of great stuff in there. I totally like the setting, just like in an office corner.
There is so much material that I had no time whatsoever to listen more than a few so far, but the following performances I will have to check out a bit more:
Sonny is without doubt one of my favorite players. Here’s a great video and some info on JazzWax. Adding this to my need-to-watch-list.
Marc Myers on the imminent release of John Coltrane’s lost tapes:
So where was this tape hiding all these years? The tape sat on the shelf at Van Gelder’s studio until Coltrane died in July 1967, when Impulse executives came to retrieve them. After ABC Records relocated to Los Angeles in the early 1970s, the tape went into storage. Soon, cost-cutting led ABC to discard reels of warehoused tapes that hadn’t been released as albums. Coltrane’s March 6 recording was purged.
This is exciting news and I already placed a pre-order. Marc has as always a very informative article and background information on the recording. Can’t wait for it to be released in the next week.
Just ran into this new(-ish) markdown editor. I haven’t tried it yet myself, but it looks interesting.
That being said, I’m writing this in iA Writer with which I’m very happy for many years and there is also my Atom.io setup which I’m also happy with. I’m not facing a shortage of markdown editors at least.
I have been looking around quite a bit, but, even though still in beta, I found Readably to be the best designed Feedbin (which I’m currently trying again, don’t ask, long story) and Inoreader client for Android. So far I’m very happy with it and it’s just what I have been looking for. If you use either of these services, you should have a look at it.
UPDATE: Currently facing some rather annoying sync-issues, which is less than optimal.
In OnePlus 6 Wallpapers — Hampus Olsson
It’s this time of the year, where another great OnePlus phone is released. I’m super excited to show you all the new wallpapers for the OnePlus 6!
Now that the OnePlus 6 has been released I had to check if Hampus Olsson also released/published the wallpapers on his website like he usually did, and bingo! It’s again a great set of wallpapers. Will check which one will work the best for me.