Famous Speeches: A List of the Greatest Speeches of All-Time -- James Clear 🔗

Famous Speeches: A List of the Greatest Speeches of All-Time

After reading that talk, I got to thinking… what other great talks and speeches are out there that I’ve never heard?

I’ve been slowly searching for answers to that question and the result is this list of my favorite interesting and insightful talks that are not widely known.

What a brilliant list and a brilliant idea. Curating inspiring talks on a page on a blog.

Scheduled my first newsletter. It’s full of the best articles I found this week (including some to make you think and some to make you smile) . Sign up here.

Random question…When did you last send an email to a friend? I think I pretty much use email just for business and newsletter type things. I can’t remember sending a friend an email (MAYBE to send a file but even that has got easier with messaging services). Just me?

I’m trying to write about something but I still can’t look objectively. Saved to day one and maybe it will one day see the light of day. Or not.

I have a legitimate reason to use my iPad at work 😎 this is a good day.

This will take two hours - Seth's Blog 🔗

This will take two hours | Seth’s Blog

We have so many forms of “this will only take a minute” inputs.

We have Twitter, which is optimized for wasting time.

But we don’t have a convention for important inputs that might take hours of work to respond to.

This is one of the best things about a good non-fiction book. It’s not for wasting time, it’s for depth when you’re ready to go deep.

I’m trying to make more time for deep dives and not shallow paddles, but it’s tough. I can’t remember the last time I set two hours aside to read a book…

A new Course from David Sparks and it’s on Keyboard Maestro… I’ve been using it a bit on my work mac…I’m sure I could find some cool ideas in here…🤔

Is it ironic if I spend more on an app than the service the app is used for…I’m looking at you Timery.

That book should really be a blog post

Sometimes a book should be a blog series. - A blog series should be a single post. - a blog post should be a tweet. - and sometimes a tweet should be kept in your journal.

But sometimes the reverse is true.

  • That journal article should be shared.
  • That tweet should be a blog post (never a thread).
  • That blog post should be a series.
  • And that series should be a book.

It’s a skill to get it right. But if you start lower down the order, you can always move up.

Amazing…but what tools do you use?

(I’m one of the people who asks the question.)

It makes me sad that the word palindrome is not a palindrome.

A Shortcut to Post an Email with Buttondown

I wanted a system to publish an email newsletter just as easily as I could publish a blog post to my hosted micro.blog. My typical workflow for micro.blog is to either use drafts and an action I have there, or the sunlit app (for photos). So for publishing an email newsletter I wanted to use drafts as well. I’m not so well versed in making draft actions so I started with shortcuts on iOS which also lets me use different apps if I choose and can be added as a drafts action.

Download the shortcut

This is the shortcut. It’s fairly simple at the moment and requires you to change the “token” for your API token. It accepts text (markdown) but it asks you what you want the subject/tags to be when it runs (and lets you edit the body). I’m working on way to deal with that (a menu for the tags, one that a user would have to create. And the ability to identify the header in text and separate it when there is one.

If you want to improve it, please do and let me know.

Some days at work are better than others. Today was one of those “others”. Still, it’s great to be challenge and learning. Switching to working in a corporate office hasn’t been easy for me but I’m still glad I did.

YouTube Premium came to Poland…Instant subscribe.

Use things

Last week as I was getting changed from a workout at the gym, I moved my bag and heard a sudden thud. I winced as I knew exactly what had just dropped on the concrete, screen destroying floor. I saw my Apple Watch, watch face down.

I picked it up and saw no immediate signs of damage, but in better light saw a scratch and ding on one side.

I was a bit sad and wished that I had been a bit more careful with where I had put my watch but at the same time I accepted the damage. After all, if you use something it will always suffer some damage with use.

Accepting the wabi sabi of life

I try to accept this with everything I use. That even luxury items will and should see some damages as they are used. In fact, that damage is proof of the use. Without it, they aren’t properly being used.

I don’t see the point in buying a moleskine notebook and leaving it wrapped, or keep a cool T-shirt in a draw, never to see the light of day. **If I spend above the average price on something, I want to use it above the average amount **(or at least to the same degree).

This doesn’t mean I’m reckless, willing items to be destroyed but instead I accept the possibility and know that a scuff mark or broken screw shows I enjoyed using the item. Unworn items were bad purchases than never fulfilled their purpose.

I just saw a YouTube ad for Pen and Tellers magic masterclass. It’s the first masterclass that actually looks like they’ll teach you how to do stuff and not just an interview with a creative person about their process (nothing against that, just not really what they advertise masterclass as). I’m kind of interested.

Rhodia web notebook thoughts. (now I’m 50% through) 1. The paper really is nice for fountain pens. 2. It’s a little heavier than I like. 3. I should have got the dot paper one. 4. I think I prefer Leuchttrum 1917s

My wife and I have been watching Star Trek discovery (season 1). My general not to so hot take is that it’s a pretty good sci-fi…but it doesn’t feel like a Star Trek series to me (the episode on Pahvo felt the most classic Trek to me).