Enjoyment Roundup 001
So I’ve already been doing this for a bit on Twitter, but I figured a longer form version with additional context could be fun. I don’t really have a regular cadence for this in mind — basically whenever I’ve experienced enough different things across various media that pique my interest.
Twenty Bits I Learned About Making Websites by Dan Cederholm
I’ve been a Dan Fan™ for a long while, and have really enjoyed his previous releases in this series. There’s lots of fun little nuggets, but as he says “This is not a book about code.” More of a trip down memory lane to the early days of web standards with some timeless lessons.
Pollen by Tennis
Sure the album doesn’t come out ‘til February 10, but I still keep listening to the same 2 released tracks over and over. I keep 2020’s Swimmer on regular rotation as-is, so I can’t wait for new Tennis tunes to fill my ear holes.
I didn’t grow up with Ron Howard’s 1988 original flick Willow, but I caught it as an adult a few years ago and found it quite charming (doesn’t hurt that Warwick Davis is always a win). I was worried this series would play the usual “soft reboot, same cast 30+ years later, *wink wink nudge nudge* nostalgia card” that’s plagued so many IPs lately; but my wife and I have really enjoyed it! Has its own tone and frequently made us laugh out loud.
Tofu65 with Anthracite Silent Tactiles
The trusty ol’ Tofu was my first real mechanical keyboard, and it’s still the most portable one I own. Because of that, it’s also the one I take with me to The Factory on coworking days. I’m not a heavy typer, but I’m always keeping my ears on a swivel for making too much noise in public spaces. Lo and behold my delight when Mode, some of my favorite keyboard folks, released a silent tactile switch for quiet clackin’. They’re surprisingly good stock, and I haven’t heard any complaints from my desk neighbors.