What's making me happy 2017-11-12

Hi team! Sorry for taking so long to get one of these up. I tend to remember that I didn't write one on Wednesday... and I feel weird posting these on weekdays. Not sure why, but it's true.

So here is a new #happy post! With all the sad news out there, hopefully, this will keep you distracted for a little bit.

When Your Uber Driver Brings a Time Machine was just a beautiful modern love piece about finding closure. Well written and interesting to think about how we're all connected.

How to Tie a Tie. I don't wear ties often (I've worn a tie to less than ten events in my life), and I needed to wear one last night. So this was the article that ended up reminding me how to tie one.

sindresorhus/speed-test: Test your internet connection speed and ping using speedtest.net from the CLI. Seems neat, given how annoying the regular speed test sites are. I just kind of wish the install method wasn't npm. The tool looks like it would be a great tool to be written in Go, but alas.

Neapolitan Pizza Star Anthony Mangieri Confirms His 2018 Return to New York. I'm excited. Had his pizza in SF, and it was great.

The Queen of the Skies: Our iconic Boeing 747 through the years is a neat little history site on the 747 by United Airlines.

I just started listening to Dissect, which analyzes one album per season. What I've heard so far has been great. Thanks to @pmocampo for sharing with me!

Come to RC for a one-week retreat is a neat experiment by @recursecenter. Excited to see how it turns out.

The first story of Money Stuff's Yield Curves and Market Color describes and summarizes an article from my work, Leaked Documents Expose Plan to Wage Financial War on Qatar. It's a pretty wild article, and fun read.

The @hfa Digital team is putting out some great one-year retrospectives on Medium. I recommend reading them all, but my two favorites were:

Debug Better By Throwing Information Away was interesting because of the idea of dynamic sampling of events. Not something I had thought of (stop sampling when there are events you care about).

@mel_cantrell and I got lost in a Wikipedia rabbit hole about old companies. Two companies I didn't know about which I enjoyed reading about were Kongō Gumi and Otis Elevator Company.

chia.network looks interesting. TechCrunch describes it in BitTorrent inventor announces eco-friendly bitcoin competitor Chia.

I love timezones and the history of time because of the pure humanity of it all. Two articles on the topic came out due to the time change in the US:

With Virginia, Voters Give Democrats First Big Wins of the Trump Era. A lot of my friends from the campaign worked on these races, and I'm glad to see it all paid off.

Star Wars x Rag & Bone Is the Stylish Movie Merch We've Been Waiting For. I wish this weren't such a limited release.

Who’s Sitting Next to You on the Subway? was just a nice walk through peoples lives.

Time magazine put out a list of women and men who had done nothing at age 30 but then did lots of very successful things later on, and this made me feel good.

How iFixit Became King of the iPhone Teardown. Yay @ifixit and @kwiens!

Some great music:

SRE, Security, and Presidential Campaigns - DevOpsDays Boston 2017 is an excellent recording of some of my favorite people from 2016 talking about tech on the campaign.

Glaciers is just cool art.

xkcd's Digital Resource Lifespan is an excellent reminder that storage and archival is hard and important.

Hope you have a great week!