7 Things This Week [#74]
A weekly list of interesting things I found on the internet, posted on Sundays. Sometimes themed, often not.
🎄 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! 🎄
1️⃣ I’m glad to see the USPS take the “go big” route for electric vehicles. They upped their original purchase plan by a lot! [🔗 Umar Shakir // theverge.com]
2️⃣ Drafts is my perennial pick for the best iOS app, so I’m thrilled to see it recognized by the MacStories team with their Lifetime Achievement award. If there’s something I need to write down, remember, or get out of my head, I always reach first for Drafts. It’s the never-ending notebook in my pocket. [🔗 Alex Guyot // macstories.net]
3️⃣ This short article and interactive “thingy” is super instructive for a basic understanding of why the free market inherently redistributes wealth to the lucky few. A salient quote:
But imagine what would happen if we played this game with real people: Some of the wealthy players would inevitably argue that they deserve to be rich because they’re better at guessing the result of a coin flip.
4️⃣ David Smith reveals how automatic Backtrack works. A handy tip to share with anyone with an Apple Watch Series 6 or later! [🔗 David Smith // david-smith.org]
5️⃣ I loved this old-school climbing video showing an iconic climb in Yosemite back in the 60s. It’s what I imagine Reel Rock would have been back then. I recognized Royal Robbins right away but was tickled to see it was Yvon Chouinard climbing with him. [🔗 Donut Smasher // youtube.com]
6️⃣ Greg Morris has the wheels in my head turning with his blog post about reducing his contact points with the internet essentially down to just one. [🔗 Greg Morris // gr36.com]
7️⃣ This is my Christmas playlist. There are many like it, but this one is mine. 😉🎄 [🔗 Jarrod Blundy // music.apple.com]