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What's making me happy 2017-08-27

By Nat Welch

Hello everyone! A #happy post for your Sunday.

As @markgius put it, “now there are think-pieces on it, this shit moves so fast now”: Why that “distracted boyfriend” stock photo meme is suddenly everywhere

Reddit’s r/datahoarder is one of my favorite subreddits. It was featured in a Vice article this week: A Redditor Archived Nearly 2 Million Gigabytes of Porn to Test Amazon’s ‘Unlimited’ Cloud Storage.

The sub has a lot of interesting work going on and is essentially a union of the people who work on ArchiveTeam and those who enjoy r/serverporn. If this group makes no sense to you, this quote highlights their deep belief:

life

Speaking of old things, I enjoyed @gc’s The Beginning of Uber, where he showed Uber’s original pitch deck. From there I went and read through this random list of startup pitch decks. History is fascinating.

Billionaire Porn King Reinvents Himself as Japan’s Startup Guru was interesting, and after all this startup stuff, I ended up on YC Summer 2017 Stats, because I guess reading about tech startups always brings you back to YC.

And you can’t talk about startups right now and not mention ICOs, so “IPFS, CoinList, and the Filecoin ICO with Juan Benet and Dalton Caldwell”.

Also short and historical, I enjoyed “Always Idlewild” from the NYT, and I like the name Idlewild.

Last oldish thing, I promise. I’m working on a talk for Strange Loop, and so I rewatched @mikeydickerson’s talk Velocity NY 2014 Keynote: “One Year After healthcare.gov…” which is still great and inspiring. I also found Github’s Exception Monitoring and Response article fascinating while doing talk research.

I listened to three fantastic episodes of The Eater Upsell. Thanks to @markgius for the recommendation.

Also in great listening, check out DJ Premier’s Tiny Desk Concert.

There is a slightly more disturbing video, that’s still quite funny, in Crosswalk the Musical: Hair w/ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Offline Only is neat. I tried building an offline cash register web app a few years ago, and it really looks like the tech is a lot better now for dealing with offline data storage.

Two excellent @recursecenter end of batch posts:

To close on a fun note. I finally watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It was decent, but I really enjoyed ion9’s Let’s Break Down All Five of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 End-Credits Scenes.

Have a great week!

/Nat