Simplify & Digest

Ray of Light 🌞 →

Here’s your weekly dose of treats 💌
A weekly list of goodies curated by Robert.

Follow the white rabbit 🐇

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🎶 Something to listen to while reading

Subtle & fruity stuff I’ve been ingesting

  1. How to avoid shiny new toy syndrome.

  2. The Ultimate Guide to Inflation.

  3. Writing books might not be the best idea.

  4. Some1 mailed an AirTag and tracked its progress.

  5. 96% of Users Leave App Tracking Disabled in iOS 14.5

  6. Don’t push that button: Exploring the software that flies SpaceX rockets and Starships

  7. Cool stuff! A portfolio website simulating macOS's GUI!

  8. Talking about local businesses, Buy Nearby is a Chrome extension that recommends local businesses while shopping on Amazon or eBay.

  9. Mmm.page – Drag and drop personal website creator

  10. Google Docs will now use canvas-based rendering: this may impact some Chrome extensions.

  11. Game theory as an engine for large-scale data analysis.

  12. Does Amazon know what it sells?

  13. Fungi on Mars? Evidence of Growth and Behavior From Sequential Images.

  14. Google IO 2021.

  15. Netflix looking at games.

  16. Zoom will become a platform for virtual experiences.

  17. Bird song sonographs show distinct drawing patterns.


👽 My latest YouTube video

Nothing big to say. I've been allowing myself time to explore. I've been researching and need some time to process. I wrote up a quick reminder for you too. Just in case you need it. Added some nice music as well. Sit back, relax, and wade into the quiet of the stream...

🐦 Tweets for thought

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🐙 Instagram Side Project

Last month, I started a visual side project on Instagram.

I called it Tactil Visuals.

What I am doing is taking high-level concepts and attempting to simplify as much as I can. Here's an example below:

👉 You can check the account here again.

I found this type of exercise can improve my overall thinking patterns and also found this new way to look at things as a transferable skill. Yes, it is design work, but also ultra-simplification. Compression is hard. Simplification is hard. Visual storytelling is hard. At least for me, at this point.

I’m also posting ultra-random thoughts on my 💌 Instagram.

A post shared by @robsblanc

Thank you for reading 🤜🤛

If you enjoyed this, maybe I can tempt you with my YouTube channel.

My website is here.

💌 My Favorite Links: articles I've enjoyed, podcasts, tech, software, ideas, and personal philosophies. 

I do share some thoughts on 📰 Instagram & on 🐦 Twitter.

✍️ Medium at some point.
🔴 Discord server for the community.

Again, you can also reach out via InstagramTwitter, or using gravitational waves.

That said, how’re you and yours doing this week? Any major changes to your status quo, or are things fairly locked-in and predictable at the moment?

I respond to every email I get—consider sending me a message and telling me a bit about yourself and what’s been up in your world.

Have a great day ahead!

Robert