We found a lovely post that helped us reflect on life beyond the digital. Joel Dueck tells us about this item of furniture,
The secretary, a compartmentalized working-space, may be thought of as the RSS reader of the past.
from: #tds389 The RSS reader of days gone by | The Daily Stillness
The linked post, is really only a paragraph but the idea in it is wonderful.Â
Today, I wrote a post on my 1999.io blog, read my RSS reader, tweeteted, answered tweets, found some lovely stuff. I worked on a website and went back an forward many times on email.
The image of a bureau captures this delightfully. I imagine a webpage version that looks as organised as the image posted.
Image Credit: Antique PBX | Germany 2012 | Thomas Quine | Flickr Creative Commons â€” Attribution 2.0 Generic â€” CC BY 2.0
1. Go to a public place that you pass daily and take a photo, not too close and not too far
2. Download the photo to a computer and look at it for 3 minutes
3. Return to the location and take detail photos of things you noticed while looking at the original
We are recycling this one for the weekend for our friend @johnjohnston who could not do it on a week day!
from: #tds263 Seeing the familiar in a new way | The Daily Stillness
I went for a walk in the park yesterday morning and took a few shots. None of them looked promsing, but I went over this one carefully:
I’ve hi-lighted and zoomed to the bit I though worth revisiting. Turned out I did not get back to the park yesterday. Today We went a little further afield for a walk and picnic.
I spent a fair bit of time looking at trees and bark. Neither of these are particularly interesting photos but the exercise itself was.Â
If I had gone back to the park I may have tried for the kerb stones rather than the trees, but I can save that for another day.
Starting by listening to the video in one window while doing something else in another with 30 odd tabs open was probably not the best start:-)
I never did get to one tab. I did pay a wee bit more attention to how many tabs I have open and why.
Some tabs are open because I’ll come back to them.
Some tabs I have open because I want to collect a bunch of links and I have a script for that.
Sometime (quite a lot) I have more than one tab open because I am copying something, like the code for the tweetÂ above into a post.
I am logged into a service I know I’ll need later on. I am actioning the mail in one tab in another. I need to read both.
I don’t think I’ll be giving up my tabs too soon, but I found thinking about it interesting.
Command-Shift-\ is a useful safari shortcut: