July 2019 Links
Rosemary Orchard and Scotty Jackson, two of my favourite people, have a new podcast, Nested Folders.
We’ll discuss all manner of productivity topics, mostly centres around philosophies, techniques, and approaches, so that listeners can benefit from our experiences, regardless of apps or systems they might use.
Also, a huge thanks and shout out to Josh Hughes for the amazing cover art. Love this!
Josh also designed the cover for Build Your OmniFocus Workflow, my and Rose’s book. (Oh, and some fantastic OmniFocus icons, too!)
The EFF are working to protect people’s rights online. They also produce and support Certbot. It automates the process of installing Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates on a web server.
A donation of any amount is welcome, I have no doubt. From US $20, you can get a gift in exchange for a donation. For the next two weeks you can get a set of four pins depicting the EFF logo and four symbols representing advised actions and habits:
- Locks: use two-factor authentication
- Keys: use an encrypted messaging app
- Die: use a password manager
Even if you don’t plan to donate or have no interest in the pins they’re still all good ideas.
Richard Berry, an academic in the field of radio and podcasting asks and answers:
When is a podcast not a podcast? When it’s a paycast.
No argument from me.
Lee John Phillips is cataloguing and illustrating every item in his late grandfather’s tool shed. The objects are mostly incredibly mundane – screws, washers, pliers – but his delicate drawings make them incredibly interesting. You can see some of them on his site, but also in various interviews and profiles around the web.
His site says that he anticipates the project will take five years to complete. Six years after starting it, he has amended that projection suggesting it is his ‘life’s work’ sketching the estimated 100,000 items.
What an wonderful way to honour someone’s memory.
See Also: A short video interview with Mr Phillips produced by BBC Wales.
This is an interactive map of the world’s lighthouses showing their flashing pattern and colours. I don’t know why, but I find it difficult to pull myself away from it.
Of note on the map is Europe, which plainly loves lighthouses, lighting up its coastlines like a Christmas tree. Norway’s coasts, though, are remarkable – not just for the fjords. Its Antarctic and Atlantic coasts are thick with lighthouses of every colour. Beautiful.
(Via The Morning News.)