Hey from Dublin,
Thanks for joining me on our continued journey of curiosity, and especially to 15 new subscribers this week, welcome!
A lot of love for Mark Mansons life purpose questions in Stuff last week, as well as many people viewing how colours got their name.
This week, I've mostly been practicing the art of 'not giving a f*ck about things I cannot control', and giving thanks for the good things in life. It's been an interesting time for sure!
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Thanks for being here, see you next Monday...
The Stuff Ten
Links to make us smarter and more super...
- Monday Motivation: Let this week be the one you 'skill up', taking stock of your current skills and working on the top 5 skills you need to get hired in 2023. Finding great places to learn new skills is pretty easy, LinkedIn Learning is my favourite.
- Your new superpower: Everything is trying to get your attention; you need to learn what to ignore. I've mentioned before that I have reduced my news intake, to reduce anxiety and increase focus. Once you understand the things to ignore, you can tap into the power of 'anti-goals' to achieve more.
- Essential Reading: How to create your own personal DEI mission statement. Here's why that is so important.
- Take care: Handle stress. Like a lion, not a gazelle.
- TWIL: Lego (which I love) once made an adult version called Modulex, for architectural models. This video explains it all.
- You cannot win them all: However, you can learn to be a better loser.
- The 'doomsday' seed fault: I have been fascinated with the Svalbard Seed Vault for some years, and it is on my bucket list to visit. Now there is an awesome virtual tour that I managed to spend an hour scrolling around, it is fascinating. I wonder if it will last as long as the Crypt of Civilization.
- AI-ght: Beatbot feels (and sounds) like a hellish vision. Describe the song you want to create, and Beatbot will use AI to create music and lyrics on the spot. Songwriters have nothing to fear. SymptomChecker will use AI and GPT to diagnoseyour medical issues (Doctors do it better). This tool will help you restore blurry photos using AI.
- Rotating Sandwiches: That's it. (I really want a sandwich now)
- Finally: Remember Lunar Lander? Now it's gone all modern and clever.
🎧 Aural Stuff
What's on the Stuff speakers this week?
🎧 Your aural treat this week is the new album from Swedish singer-songwriter Karin Dreijer, who performs under the name 'Fever Ray' and was previously a member of 'The Knife'.
Radical Romantics is the latest release, an eerie synth-pop collection that picks up from releases by The Knife. This is music beamed directly from the future, experimental and avant-garde and wouldn't sound out of place in a Bladerunner night scene.
I love this album. Highly Recommended.