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  1. 05 Sep, 2023

    Never waste your midlife crisis – Austin Kleon

    You should never waste your midlife crisis. You can do great things with a midlife crisis. I love all of Austin’s great blogging and sharing, and this one stuck with me: never waste your midlife crisis. As a human being […]

  2. 05 Sep, 2023

    News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier | The Guardian

    News is bad for your health. It leads to fear and aggression, and hinders your creativity and ability to think deeply. The solution? Stop consuming it altogether News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make […]

  3. 28 Aug, 2023

    How to Be Happier Without Really Trying – Barking Up The Wrong Tree

    How to Be Happier Without Really Trying summarizes a lot of the tactics I take in my own life to be happier (errr, more tranquil). This post does a good job summarizing Epicurean philosophies Live For Pleasure: Not the frat […]

  4. 17 Aug, 2023

    Frostapalooza!

    I’m elated to announce that on August 17th, 2024 — exactly one year from now — I’m throwing a big-ass charity concert/party/happening in Pittsburgh, PA featuring an array of my talented musical collaborators, friends, and family. I’d love for you […]

  5. 09 Aug, 2023

    Hatch Conference – An event for UX & design experts in Berlin & online

    Besides talking about the current state of Design and his masterclass at Hatch, we dive into AI, holding onto things you love that don’t necessarily pay the bills, and he reveals the story on how that famous astronaut helmet came […]

  6. 19 Jul, 2023

    Sabbradical Vibe Check #1

    Why hello there! I’m over three weeks into my 3-month sabbatical. Or Sabbradical as several people have pointed out (which, holy shit why didn’t I think of that!). Imagine waking up in the morning and saying “I wonder what I’m […]

  7. 10 Jul, 2023

    Pfizer’s Design System, spatial design, and AI is coming after your (boring) job

    Kevin Coyle, currently working with Brad Frost and friends at Big Medium, is an incredible all-star professional in tech currently focusing on frontend. We met when we enlisted his help to migrate a mutual client onto a Terraform setup in […]

  8. 27 Jun, 2023

    No Handoff: close the gap between product and engineering

    I love this initiative from Shamsi Brinn: No Handoff: close the gap between product and engineering. Imagine a project where teams work together at each stage, progressively improving the end result based on qualitative and quantitative data. Project handoff is […]

  9. 27 Jun, 2023

    “Artificial Intelligence & Humanity,” an article by Dan Mall

    I love Dan’s Artificial Intelligence & Humanity as it mirrors a lot of my own thinking about how best to wield AI. If I embrace the role of AI as an accident generator, then I’d gladly give it all the […]

  10. 26 Jun, 2023

    User Inyerface – A worst-practice UI experiment

    User Inyerface – A worst-practice UI experiment is “a challenging exploration of user interactions and design patterns.” Hilariously bad UX and a lot of fun.

  11. 23 Jun, 2023

    Stop! Sabbatical time

    I’m taking a three-month sabbatical! It feels really weird to write that sentence, and it feels even weirder to add an exclamation mark at the end of it. But that’s what’s happening, even if it hasn’t sunk in yet. I’ve […]

  12. 19 Jun, 2023

    The A.I. Dilemma – March 9, 2023

    Well ain’t this just some pretty damning and sobering stuff. The examples they use to demonstrate the lack of thought or safety built into these technologies is incredibly unnerving. They demonstrate how basic, 101-level stuff to keep kids safe is […]

  13. 19 Jun, 2023

    The Dangers Of Highly Centralized AI | by Clive Thompson | Medium

    The field of large language models is becoming dangerously centralized. A huge amount of power resides in the hands of a tiny number of firms. Source: The Dangers Of Highly Centralized AI | by Clive Thompson | Medium

  14. 19 Jun, 2023

    Artificial intelligence: who owns the future? – ethical.net

    Beyond the contemporary issues lurk deeper long-term questions. What should and shouldn’t we automate? Should we create lethal autonomous weapons, or should a human always take charge of life-and-death decisions? How will we earn a living and even find meaning […]

  15. 01 Jun, 2023

    2023 Milky Way Photographer of the Year – Capture the Atlas

    I could look at this stuff all day: 2023 Milky Way Photographer of the Year – Capture the Atlas Via Kottke

  16. 30 May, 2023

    Mini Moog Factory

    Mini Moog Factory is a really fun piece of web design. The aesthetic reminds me of Habbo Hotel from way back in the day.

  17. 25 May, 2023

    Sometimes the job is an assembly line

    I really enjoyed this post from Dave about the different kinds of work folks can encounter. I also want to acknowledge that sometimes the job is an assembly line. Times exist when you need to slow down, think, explore, and use the […]

  18. 09 May, 2023

    India Street Lettering

    If you stole my phone (please don’t) and saw all of my photos, I’m constantly capturing photos of beautiful/funny/interesting/decrepit signs. It’s one of my favorite things to do when traveling. So naturally I love this site India Street Lettering.

  19. 03 May, 2023

    Bird Buddy

    A few years ago I got way into birds. I wouldn’t dare call myself a die-hard birder (yet), but it’s been a lot of fun to learn about the birds that show up in my back yard. I backed Bird […]

  20. 24 Apr, 2023

    Containing multi-site management within a single codebase – Vercel

    Containing multi-site management within a single codebase covers how one can apply atomic design principles in a React codebase.