7 Things This Week [#143]

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

1️⃣ Good tip on sharing a specific quote from a webpage via iMessage. [🔗 Tim Hardwick // macrumors.com]

2️⃣ This use of a cross-section helps show how we perceive 4D objects in a 3D world, but it still messes with my mind and I don’t quite get it. [🔗 Rowan Fortier // youtube.com]

3️⃣ This is a solar-powered website, which means it sometimes goes down. It was at 7% battery level when I found it. [🔗 Kris De Decker // solar.lowtechmagazine.com]

4️⃣ Here’s a Stumbleupon-like website that shoots you off to another random neat site on the web. [🔗 theforest.link]

5️⃣ The coolest way I’ve ever seen to water crops. 🤯 [🔗 @imjustculture // instagram.com]

6️⃣ Who doesn’t like a fun fidget toy website? I’m sure they’ve created something quite special and useful with these pliable live models, but since I don’t know how I’d use it, I just like to play with the sliders. [🔗 robenrobin.nl]

7️⃣ Everyone loves a novelty roadside attraction on road trips. Here’s a super weird one in each state. A HeyDingus meetup at The World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things in Kansas, anyone? [🔗 thrillist.com]

52 Albums Project

Dark Horse by Nickelback (2008) — #18/52

I can’t say that I’m really a Nickelback fan, but Dark Horse holds a special place in my heart. For a full summer as a young teen working at Scout Camp, my cabin mates and I set this album, on full volume, as our morning alarm. We shot out of bed every day, bleary-eyed, but hearts racing knowing we had to turn the volume down before any of the naughty” lyrics would reach any campers’ ears. That is not to say that we turned it down low, no, it still blared, but it was at least contained to our cabin walls.

The high-octane vibes of this record bring me right back to those bright summer mornings. I had the time of my life working camp staff with some of the most dedicated and hard-working people I’ve ever met. It was my first taste of independence, figuring out who I was and wanted to be — it was where I broke out of the mold of the life I thought was set before me. This non-conformist” (at least to me at the time) album reminds me of that period of my life when I discovered I could chart my own path.

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

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