One cool tune, one cool thing, one cool quote. Every week.
Music selections are also in this convenient Spotify Playlist.
Levitating by Dua Lipa
Sierra book about the rise and fall of the game company of the same name. The coding chapter was good, but the rest of the book was biased documenting of a shit show.
Communication by Ace Marino
Neil Gaiman Masterclass
Should I Give It All Up (demo) by James Blunt
Amiga History It was a very cohesive sofware stack design because it was almost entirely created by just 3 people, who each owned their part of the stack.
Cool by Dua Lipa
Spotify 2020 summary
My Eyes by Nero
Loyal by ODESZA
Microsoft Surface ergonomic Keyboard
Playstation 5 UI design. Superb iteration and refinement of PS4 UI.
For Me by Karma Fields
SpaceTime my name for the two hours when I wake up before anyone else. The day is full of potential and it’s my space and my time.
Tim by Avicii’s final album.
Big Sur UI redesign. I really like it, so many people don’t. But the simplification and decluttering of the visuals reasonates strongly with me.
Heavy, Pt. 1 by CXLOE EP.
The Speed Cubers documentary. So much heart.
Lightshy by Owl Vision. I will never get enough of this song.
BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky documentary on Netflix. It’s a wild ride.
Paper Thin by ILLENIUM, Tom Delonge, Angels & Airwaves
Horizon Zero Dawn game. Finished it. 65 hours of gameplay. Really enjoyed the story and it’s themes, and that everyone you helped throughout the journey comes to your aid in the end.
Hawaiian Party by Cub Sport
12 Steps by CXLOE
Enola Holmes movie. Delightful and engaging fun, more please.
Lightshy by Owl Vision
Wiremock simulator for mocking HTTP APIs. Delightfully fast and easy to use.
Hackers by Metrik
Dune novel by Frank Herbet. This has been on my must-read list since I was a teenager. Worth the wait.
Overwhelmed by Royal & the Serpent
How they became huge podcast series on James Cameron.
Thumbs by Sabrina Carpenter
Inside Bills Minds tv series on Netflix. Fascinating approach to life and problems.
Blinding Lights by The Weeknd
Warrior Nuns tv series on Netflix.
Ego by Indillia
Player One book.
You’re the storm by The Cardigans
Evil Plans book by Hugh MacLeod
I want you by Savage Garden
Umbrella Academy Season 2
My Kingdom by Future Sound of London
The Designers Republic I love their work so much, despite it triggering my ADHD so much.
Don’t You Want Me by French Horn Rebellion, Deidre & the Dark
Preact is React but tiny, faster, uses less resources, and most importantly to me seems to follow my own development philosophy of using the platform features and not re-inventing because NIH (not invented here).
My Blood by Twenty One Pilots
Microsoft Productivity Vision 2019 Still solid and aspirational.
Be Kind (with Halsey) by Marshmello, Halsey
The Tech of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse by Movies with Mikey. Brilliant analysis and ride.
Lonely Together by Rita Ora, Avicii
“We don’t do realism, we do believability” ― Disney Frozen special effects team
Stupid Love by Lady Gaga
Disney Shorts on Disney+. Super fun and cool, reminded me strongly of why I wanted to make movies.
Nightcall by Kavinsky
Zune HD interface so fluid and inventive. Wonderful.
Don’t Kill My Vibe by Sigrid
Locke and Key tv series.
Alaska by Maggie Rogers
Line of Fire by Junip
Ignore Everybody book by Hugh MacLeod. Spoke directly to me.
The Adventure by Angels & Airwaves
Torn video game in VR. Not difficult, but fun to work through the puzzles and reveal story.
Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap
Modern Web Development the platform is now so standardised and so capable, the majority of what you’d need a framework for is obviated. Code is simple and fast.
Disparate Youth by Santigold
This Is My Jam music community.
The Best by AWOLNATION
GameHut YouTube channel. The coder behind the games that pushed the limits of consoles in the 90’s reveals the delightfully clever solutions they created to do that.
Devil Like Me by Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Sonic the hedgehog movie. Unexpectedly hilarious and genuinely good.
Comet (feat. BeuKes) by Hey Champ
Nier Automata game. Seamlessly moves between battles and top down and side shooting. Whilst it’s bullet hell, it’s elegantly done and the controls are spot on and you get into a groove playing it. The story is interesting and it unfolds at just the right pace.
Dangerous Days by Zola Jesus
Picard Star Trek tv series.
Gold Teeth (Instrumental Version) by Roof
iJustine being completely and unashamedly into things, not matter how geeky. Inspiring.
Day ’N’ Nite (Nightmare) by Kid Cudi
The concept of living with Fierce Grace.
Uebok (Gotta Run) by Apashe, INSTASAMKA
Casey Neistat finally explaining how he made his money - no monetising on YouTube, made videos for corporate brands and charged $80k per video. His social media was advertising and awareness of himself to enable him to do that.
Eyes - Live from Joshua Tree by RUFUS DU SOL
Drive to Survive: Season 2 Netflix series, compelling watching again.
Dig Down by Muse
The Good Place The final season was delicious madness. I cried so hard, worth it.
Angels In My Head by Sandra
Mythic Quest it’s basically Studio 60 in a game studio, with people who aren’t yet adults.
Shut em up by Manfred Mann, Public Enemy, Prodigy
Oh, the Places You’ll Go at Burning Man.
Go Deep by Janet Jackson
Asking the right questions changes the outcomes. Such as “Is this effective?” where effective means “successful in producing a desired or intended result”.
Don’t Turn Off The Lights by Enrique Iglesias
2D Game Cameras how they work and how camera traps make them better.
Unlimited Power by Jaroslav Beck, Frank Bentley (from Beat Saber)
DevQuest web series on being an indie game developer
Green Light Chromeo Remix by Lorde and Chromeo
Imagineering in a Box course on Khan Academy
You’re So Cool by Jonathan Bree
Angels & Airwaves documentary by Peter McKinnon