A beautiful list, including "[T]he innocent had everything to fear, mostly from the guilty but in the longer term even more from those who say things like 'The innocent have nothing to fear'.”
Help when you can, lift when you can, work as you can, but never be afraid to ask ‘will I get paid for this?’
Everyone’s got hidden depths. Some people have beautiful hidden mountain glades filled with adorable doe-eyed bunnies. Some people have black oubliettes filled with nightmares and worse. Endeavor to be the sort of person that has both sorts of depths as neighbors. Plumb them with caution.
Find a place to call home, and know it so well you can tell what street you’re on by the feel of cobblestones through your boots.
You can always come home again, but that doesn’t mean you’re moving backwards.
There is never a bad time for a pun.
There’s also never really a good time for a pun.
You might as well just stay braced for a pun at all times, and ride them when they come with as much grace as you can manage.
The fact that you can replace ‘pun’ with ‘disaster’ in the last three rules says a lot about the human race.
Many people can survive absolutely anything as long as they know where their next meal is coming from. Others can not survive much, no matter how many meals they know about, and there’s no shame in that, nor admitting that, nor leaning on others to get there.
Things I Learned From Sir Terry Pratchett And His Marvelous Worlds (A Necessary List) [Knit Me a Pony]
(via Diane Duane)
(Image: Sir Terry Pratchett, Silverlutra, CC-BY-SA)
Studio North was commissioned to refit an old elevator shaft in a converted warehouse loft in Calgary; they built a tall, narrow library with climbable shelves whose hand- and foot-holds retract into the shelving.
Libretaxi is an open source project that lets anyone become a rideshare driver in less than a minute; it has more than 20,000 users worldwide, and is maintained by Roman Pushkin, who started the project in December 2016 and is now planning to quit his job and work on it full time.
Mister Alphabet is an action-figure designed to cleverly bend and contort into every letter of the Latin alphabet; the website is long on trademark warnings and arty Instagram photos, but short on details, like, “Is this an object of commerce?” and “If so, where does one buy it?” (via Kottke)
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has done outstanding work packing a fully capable desktop computer into a package the size of a deck cards—especially one that only costs $35. But if you already have a working laptop, why should you care? Oh, how much you have to learn. Besides operating well as a compact digital media hub, […]
Custom coffee vessels are the perfect piece of office flair, but it’s just a matter of time before your VOTE FOR PEDRO mug will start to lose its relevant wit. Why not have a new one every day, with whatever silly nonsense you want sticking off the sides? You can save big on your novelty […]
The Lightning port has thus far resisted the cruel fate that befell the headphone jack, and despite rumors that it may be disappearing come iPhone 8, for the present and foreseeable future, Lightning cables are a hot commodity for iPhone users. As such, we must make do in this strange time in which long, glorified […]