We’re officially into double digits with this iteration of the newsletter! Thanks for sticking around.
I’ve got some exciting news hitting in next week’s issue. Exciting for me, at least. Maybe you’ll be excited? Or excited for me? Until then, here’s one last reminder to grab your copy of my guide to the practicalities of public speaking today. From here on out, I’ll relegate mentions of Speak Easier to a blurb-y, ad-like box at the bottom of this email.
Some Interesting Things
When humor, art, and technology meet, it’s a wonderful thing.
I’m not sure if I’ve linked to it before, but this list of one line CSS layouts from Una Kravets sure is helpful.
My friend Bill owns a great print shop. He also happens to send a great newsletter, too, with some of his work, links to cool stuff, music recommendations, and more info about Faygo (it's a Michigan thing) than any other newsletter I've seen. If you like this email, you should go sign up for his.
Luis Ouriach from Figma has a good list of 10 things he’s learned during 10 years in the design business. Most can be applied to damned near anything, especially number one.
Here’s some wonderful advice on running good meetings from Sarah Drasner. She’s got a book coming out that has one of the greatest covers I’ve seen in a long time.
I like these three ideas for improving election poll graphs (hat tip Sacha Greif), especially #2. As good as these ideas are, I can’t help but think that none of this overcomes the very real problem that a lot of people are data illiterate or just completely gloss over charts during important elections. How do we get more people understanding data and caring about it? And yes, I realize that election polls are usually shit.
The Regular Communication Playlist
Here are the songs keeping me going this week. Follow along on my official Spotify playlist.
- Sorry You’re Sick by Ted Hawkins is probably in my All Time Top 10. It’s so simple, so pure, so good.
- Say what you will about Weezer, but they do have some good tunes. El Scorcho is kind of one of them? It’s so dumb, but dumb well done.
- Loving the production of Busman’s Holiday, in particular: Mother.
- Another one with really interesting sounds: Come Along Buddy by Joachim Cooder.
- And, finally, enjoy the whole feel (but especially the winds) in Only Home I’ve Ever Known from The California Honeydrops.
What have you been listening to lately? Reply to this email and let me know.
From Sarah Drasner’s article mentioned above:
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