Links of Note — 8 January 2022

I have begun a concerted effort to retain links that I have found worthy of sending to friends and family, since I must send 4 or 5 things a day out to people. Most of those I would classify as “bloggable”, and I find gold in other people’s link lists, so I should repay the universe. On to this week’s…

“This is the most difficult science experiment humans have ever attempted.” This is a film about the James Webb Telescope

I haven’t read Jason Kottke’s site much over the past few years, but it’s still my favorite blog of all time.

Jason Kottke: 52 Things I Learned in 2021

A Note of Reassurance from Your School District Regarding Our Updated Omicron Policies - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

I don’t foresee moving from 1Password back to Apple’s Keychain, but it’s nice to know it’s possible.

An open-source engineer wrote a series of posts supporting a presentation he gives on working remotely. His specific focus is declaring that (to him) the only proper way to work remotely is asynchronously. That is… maybe a meeting once a week, and almost no text chats, either. I would love to know if he’s ever worked with designers, or if only with well-defined problems, as his method of not ever collaborating in real time seems to me to be far better suited to the latter. Either way, a really compelling look into how he works:

No. We Won’t Have a Video Call for That

I was curious as to why humans started heating up animal parts before eating them. I found this book excerpt on DuckDuckGo:

Why and How Exactly Did Humans Start Cooking

I’ve been enjoying and benefiting from David Spark’s work in the Apple community for at least a decade. Now he does that full-time:

Why I’m No Longer Practicing Law - MacSparky

If you use Gmail on your Mac, you should have a look at this product built by a former member of Apple’s Mail team:

Mimestream | A native macOS email client for Gmail

I learned Dave Berry is still writing: Dave Barry’s 2021 Year in Review

Disclaimer: I’m pretty sure I lifted the term “Links of Note” from another blog. Apologies and appreciation.