7 Things This Week [#74]

A weekly list of interesting things I found on the internet, posted on Sundays. Sometimes themed, often not.

๐ŸŽ„ Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! ๐ŸŽ„

1๏ธโƒฃ Iโ€™m glad to see the USPS take the โ€œgo bigโ€ route for electric vehicles. They upped their original purchase plan by a lot! [๐Ÿ”— Umar Shakir // theverge.com]

2๏ธโƒฃ Drafts is my perennial pick for the best iOS app, so Iโ€™m thrilled to see it recognized by the MacStories team with their Lifetime Achievement award. If thereโ€™s something I need to write down, remember, or get out of my head, I always reach first for Drafts. Itโ€™s the never-ending notebook in my pocket. [๐Ÿ”— Alex Guyot // macstories.net]

3๏ธโƒฃ This short article and interactive โ€œthingyโ€ 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 theyโ€™re better at guessing the result of a coin flip.

[๐Ÿ”— Wealth Distribution // pudding.cool] (Via John Siracusa)

4๏ธโƒฃ David Smith reveals how automatic Backtrack works. A handy tip to share with anyone with an Apple Watch Series 6 or later! [๐Ÿ”— David Smith // david-smith.org]

5๏ธโƒฃ I loved this old-school climbing video showing an iconic climb in Yosemite back in the 60s. Itโ€™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. [๐Ÿ”— Donut Smasher // youtube.com]

6๏ธโƒฃ 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. [๐Ÿ”— Greg Morris // gr36.com]

7๏ธโƒฃ This is my Christmas playlist. There are many like it, but this one is mine. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŽ„ [๐Ÿ”— Jarrod Blundy // music.apple.com]

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