I want to take a moment to point out just how awesome the Internet is. The number of amazing people making cool stuff on the Internet makes me giddy. I aspire to be counted among them.
Here are a few things I’ve come across recently:
Aquarium Drunkard, which describes itself as “an eclectic, independent audio blog featuring daily music, reviews, features, MP3s, sessions, interviews and more.” It’s already introduced me to several new artists. See: Junior Parker’s 1971 cover of Tomorrow Never Knows, and Henri Texier’s Les “là-bas” from his 1977 album Varech. Astounding. I found Aquarium Drunkard through the DMBTabs message board. Thanks, Mikey.
AlfredTweet, which I found via Federico Viticci, is a nifty little script that allows you to interact with Twitter via Alfred. You can tweet, follow/unfollow, and read tweets and DMs with only a few keystrokes. Also, if you’re not using Alfred, you should get on that.
You should watch this insane video of 30 giant Japanese hornets slaughtering 30,000 European honeybees. It was brought to my attention by Jason Kottke, whose job is to essentially find and share incredible things on the Internet. Amazing!
I love this quote by Neven Mrgan: “Wake up unable to stop thinking about the awesome thing you’re working on.” It’s profound. That’s the life I want to live.
With the new year, I’ve resolved to make QLE primarily a place for my own long-form, serious-esque writing. Still, I want you to know about fantastic things like those above. So, I collect all the cool things I find at andrewmarvin.tumblr.com. It’s updated daily, so be sure to subscribe. Useful and awesome stuff abounds.