(( Sound(e)scapes ))
This is my favorite link of the week: Every Noise at Once (not literally.)
It is "an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 5,370 genre-shaped distinctions by Spotify as of 2021-04-19."
Which is to say, it's easy to get lost in here (in a good way!). Want to hear a sample of Belarusian Punk? Symphonic Melodic Death Metal? Dark Cabaret? (Did you know those were actual genres? No, you did not.) We got ya covered.
The sound of dialup - here's a visualization of that unforgettable sound that every 80s/90s nerd heard hundreds (thousands?) of times (...a day?) Sample audio included!
Mac Chimes of Death - "We’re all familiar with the Mac’s startup chime. While it has changed over the years, it has greeted users with its friendly tone for decades. What you may not know is that for years, the Mac also came with death sounds that would play when the machine was unable to properly boot. And they are glorious..."
Take a listen to Lofi.cafe - an in-browser radio site that streams a great mix of work-to-this-music lofi beats. (It's what I'm listening to as I write this newsletter.)
Coinbase went public this week and though it peaked a bit higher, it's still worth $64 billion. Not bad!
And you know what? You could have been a co-founder. Someone dug up Founder & CEO Brian Armstrong's anonymous job posting from 2012 seeking for a co-founder. It's worth the read. (Also, the comments - lol.)
!! Truth is stranger than truth !!
// Life, The Universe, and Everything //
Guess what? You've probably been tying your shoes incorrectly. You've been living a lie! Here's why most people tie a "granny knot" instead of a proper balanced knot, and how you can re-learn how to do it right. And if you really want to level-up, try the Ian knot:
Artist Thiago Tallmann made this image for a corporate client (called Foundry), but I think it's spectacular. Highlights below.
I hate to be a purveyor of the viral advertising machine, but Google really did make a good and moving ad here:
Also quite moving (har har) is this nightmare fuel video taken on the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship during a storm w/ 120mph winds: