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Looking at the list of subscribers, I think I know most of you personally. I’m also pretty sure most of you are music nerds, or at least music lovers. In my mind, if you fall into either category, you are undoubtedly a David Byrne fan. I mean, really, how could you not be? Over the weekend we watched the Coachella stream on YouTube and thankfully caught David Byrne’s incredible performance. He’s not only timeless, he’s still extremely relevant, creative and infinitely talented. If you didn’t catch him last weekend, make it a point to watch him this weekend. In the mean time GQ posted a long read on him worth your attention.
I’m taking a break from dealing with my browser tabs. It’s completely out-of-control insane. I’m making progress, but I have a lot more ot go through. Almost every time I close a tab without doing something, I command-shift-t to open the tab back up and bookmark it in Pinboard. I have over 30,000 bookmarks in Pinboard, dating back to the early aughts thanks to del.icio.us. I’m a digital
packrat hoarder, but it really does come in handy for recalling information. My rule is simple – if I think there’s a chance I might want to refer back to it later, I bookmark and tag it. Tagging is essential. It’s not something one goes back to do. If you don’t tag things going in, well, good luck to you.
I think SmugMug buying Flickr is a good thing. Feels like a great place for them to land. I haven’t posted anything to Flickr in a long long time, but my account remains.
Prince’s original studio version of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ playing over unseen rehearsal footage of Prince & The Revolution from the summer of 1984. Wow.
You thought Cambridge Analytica was scary. Bloomberg just published a long read on Palantir.
Perhaps the single, most essential app on iOS has been updated. Drop what you’re doing and get the new version of Drafts then go read the MacStories review.
Is it only a matter of time before Kottke is on Micro.blog? According to him, blogging is most certainly not dead. I concur.
Downloaded and have been playing around with Maslo a little. Interesting and kinda fun.