June 2010

Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Those who listen to XM Radio may have heard [Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theme_Time_Radio_Hour). This three-year show explored a ton of Dylan’s favorite music and got rave reviews. Those who missed it (like me) may enjoy the Theme Time Radio Hour Archive, which hosts most of the music and links to commentary on each…more

Good design is messy

[I’ve written about this before](http://www.ryskamp.org/brain/?p=261), but two great articles recently said it even better: > Don’t try to control or make safe the fumbling, panicky, glorious adventure of discovery. Occasionally, one sees articles that describe how to rationalize this process, how to take the fuzzy front end and give it a nice haircut. This is…more

Co-rider bicycle kids seat

This is a fun-looking bicycle child seat. We saw a kid in Tiburon riding one and having a blast.

Jeff Buckley

[Jeff Buckley](http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Buckley?wasRedirected=true) died accidentally at exactly the age I am today (via [Dead At Your Age](http://dead.atyourage.com/grave/person/24497), which sounds morbid but is mostly motivating). Before that, he performed this:

Nice quotes from the Do Lectures

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one — [Michael Forbes](http://doblog.tumblr.com/post/700149267/educations-purpose-is-to-replace-an-empty-mind) It’s better to fail with your own vision rather than following another man’s vision. — [Johan Cruyff](http://doblog.tumblr.com/post/687080110/its-better-to-fail-with-your-own-vision-rather) I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted…more

Plant a tree

Deforestation is the single biggest factor in greenhouse gas emissions, nearly twice as big as either road transportation or residential buildings. Plant With Purpose is a great organization working to replant trees in damaged areas. Here’s their compelling intro video.

Lincoln’s melancholy

“To remain as I am is impossible; I must die or be better, it appears to me.” This exploration of Lincoln’s depression shows a man who, instead of trying to destroy or avoid his mental pain, integrated it and drew the strength to do great and difficult things. > In his mid-forties the dark soil…more

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Oh, Internet

Only there can you find such wonders as http://thingsintowhichonemightstickonesfingers.wordpress.com/ .

Tips from Fine Woodworking magazine

I picked up this magazine in an airport and found a couple good tips inside. * Tape previous cut pieces together to make a cut on another face. * Save X-acto blades in wine corks * Make metal rings by winding rod around a cylinder, then cutting once along the centerline and reattaching.