⌘ February 4, 2024

7 Things This Week [#130]

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


1️⃣ Pika is another new blogging platform that looks really nice for anyone who just wants to get straight to writing. Not too fiddly, but beautiful out of the box. Like Scribbles, I think I’ll be recommending it a lot. [🔗 pika.page]

2️⃣ Manton Reece shared his measured view on the value that a failed Apple product could bring to the company. [🔗 manton.org]

3️⃣ I tossed more than a few minutes down the rabbit hole by reliving some fun internet memes and moments in this excellent Internet Artifacts site from Neal. [🔗 neal.fun]

4️⃣ You wanna learn a little about making music with beats and loops? This is a fun place to start. [🔗 learningmusic.ableton.com]

5️⃣ I’m a sucker for a good optical illusion, so this collection of ones made with a diffusion model so that they’re multiple illusions in one really piqued my interest. [🔗 dangeng.github.io]

6️⃣ I am absolutely no good at this game where you guess where a photo was taken in a hotter/colder fashion. [🔗 pudding.cool]

7️⃣ There are definitely some brands on this list of fictional ones from books and movies and such that I thought were real. [🔗 fictionalbrandsarchive.com]


52 Albums Project

Public Record - EP by Us The Duo (2016) — #5/52

Us The Duo is a special artist to me and my wife. I love their story (husband and wife performing team) and how they’ve captured it over the years. I think Public Record - EP is the album that I discovered them by, and even though it’s not my favorite or theirs (I’m sure that one will make an appearance later in this project), it’s a very good introduction to their style. Plus, how and why it was made is pretty cool. Each song was written to tell the story of one of their fans. The I’m Me” track is hilarious, while One Last Dance” is achingly beautiful.

Follow along on the 52 Albums Project page where I’m making some playlists for you.


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