Discussion starter…what is the correct/your way of assembling lasagna? (Yes I just cooked lasagna)

Protect your attention

I made this sketch in my commonplace book about a week and a half ago and since then this idea has come up a few times for me (including the latest Episode of Hello Internet . That’s usually a sign to take notice of an idea, when it keeps coming up. It’s also part of the value of a commonplace book, you can notice the themes and ideas that come up again and again and see patterns and connections emerging over time.

Attention is one of our most valuable resources and yet nowadays it feels like it’s given away for so little. Even giving away your Email address for some freebie is an invitation to take some of your attention.

I’ve made a few changes recently to try and protect my attention more but I know that I both don’t stick to all of those changes and they don’t go far enough.

  • Focusing on longer and deeper content
  • planning silence
  • limiting disctration time

They’ve all helped but the issue persists. Today I disabled some more notifications, removed another couple of podcasts from my app and finally set some limits in the new screen time settings in iOS 12. I hope they’ll help, but I know the attitude is the most important step.

Thai Rolls

I’d never heard of Thai rolls before but it’s a type of ice cream that basically gets made in front of your eyes. We went for kinder bueno with coconut pieces. Pretty tasty.

Since my daughter was born there has been a massive increase in my use of Live Photos… coincidence? I think not.

Looks like you can browse the old discover articles in iOS 12 now.The question is have they restored this feature or is it a beta bug?

A few times I’ve asked a question and people have said “hey, where did you find that” most of the time it’s from the help page archive well worth a check for little things you may have missed.

Last night I found myself playing with halide (as it was very low light). The darkroom integration is pretty interesting so now I’m checking out this sweet setup post in using halide and darkroom.

Steal Like The Decemberists

Song Exploder - the Decemberists : once in my life

As I was just playing it and playing it over and over again, it reminded me of one of these Yo La Tengo songs called “Barnaby hardly working” which is one of my favourite songs of all time. So we were playing it live and I felt moved one night to sing the last two lines of “Barnaby hardly working”, “lays down by the river, face down by the river”.

Colin Meloy

I loved this episode because it’s such a great example of “stealing like an artist”. Referencing the influences that lead to the song but how this diverse group of influences lead to a completely different song that doesn’t sound like the influences at all.