Because I’m so on top of things, here’s my list of my favorite songs from 2012. You can blame my co-worker for asking.
Google using punch cards.
Clever and fun, but, I’ll be honest, I’m really glad I never had to use punch cards or any early computers. They were so slow!
I really enjoy learning about computing history, and this piece on The Verge by Paul Miller takes a look at one of the instrumental applications in making the Mac platform (and desktop publishing) viable: Photoshop.
As a geek, I love detailed breakdowns. Throw some Star Wars into the mix, and I’m practically drooling. The Battle of Hoth is an iconic sequence from an iconic film of my childhood, which made this article a must-read for me.
Marco Arment - Çingleton 2012 (by Çingleton)
Marco’s talk on scaling a career is wonderful. He speaks about stumbling after first graduating from college, to becoming an expert by necessity to solve problems, to taking authority rather than waiting for it in order to advance his career. I suspect I will be referencing this video when I’m job searching.
The future is most definitely now, and it has been for years. We’re just always waiting for the next future. Personally, I want cerebrally-implanted computers so I can virtually walk through the internet like I’m taking a stroll down the street.
If you slow down Call Me Maybe to 75% its original speed, it sounds vaguely like an acoustic cover by a guy in a coffee shop.
This keyboard is very intriguing. It’s very compact and wireless, which would work well with my current method of keeping the keyboard in my lap. It’s not the ergonomic split design, but so far I haven’t seen a tenkey-less, split design, wireless keyboard. I’d pay some decent money for that.