Detritus 109

> the Announcers Test

 

> Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia – wow!

 

 

> Marlon Brando was a conga expert? Who knew?

 

> A brief history of optical synthesis

 

Alan Lamb interviewed by Chris Watson for The Wire, BBC Radio 4.

 

> This sounds like an urban/rural myth: there is a formula to tell what the temperature is by counting the number of chirps of a cricket in 14 seconds!

 

 

> More by Less

 

 

> Some great tips on writing (books, but some applies generally) – I especially like this one by Cory Doctorow: “Write when the book sucks and it isn’t going anywhere. Just keep writing. It doesn’t suck. Your conscious is having a panic attack because it doesn’t believe your subconscious knows what it’s doing.” – moral of the story: delay judgement!

 

> Another tip from that last link: Self Control for OSX – a bit like Freedom but with Self Control you can selectively block distractions…. now if only it could disable my phones as well!

 

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