Recommended reading

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Well looky here, it’s this week’s best blog posts, at least as far as I (and my feed reader) are concerned.

The Internet’s original promise of everyone having an equal voice is dead, says Dave Pell, writing for Medium. The big companies have taken over and dominate. Read The Internet is Rigged

Derek Sivers shares an enormously useful heuristic for making big life decisions: HSU. Read Happy, Smart, and Useful

This week, Fujifilm discontinued FP-100C, the last peel-apart Polaroid film (packfilm). They claimed dwindling demand — but Bellamy Hunt, perhaps better known as Japan Camera Hunter, calls baloney. Read Film News: Fujifilm discontinues peel-apart instant film


5 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. ebsbakes Avatar

    Good timing, Jim – I’ve been doing a job search for over a year and recently turned one down. This article summarized how I felt – the smart and useful boxes were checked, but there was no way it checked the happy box. Glad you shared!

  2. hmunro Avatar

    Another great round-up, Jim — especially the “smart, happy, useful” post. I’d never thought of it that way but he’s absolutely right.

    I’ve been away for a while, so I missed the switch to your new avatar. Love the sans-shades look. ;)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Well, welcome back!

      So about the new avatar. I follow Penelope Trunk’s blogs. Do you know who she is? I’ve linked to her blogs on Saturday before. She’s actually sort of a blogging celebrity. I’ve been a commenter there so long that sometimes we have conversations in email. She was very excited to learn I was getting married and asked to see a photo of Margaret. So I sent her one of both of us — and she said, “Ok, you’ve got to ditch the sunglasses avatar. What you look like without the shades is much more in line with how you come across in your writing.”

      Well then! I updated my avatar across the entire Internet.

      1. hmunro Avatar

        Yes, of course, I’m familiar with Penelope Trunk — probably because you introduced me to her at some point. How cool that you actually *know* her, though, at least through email. And although I did very much like your previous photo (there was a certain coolness to it that I think also reflects a part of your personality) I agree that the new one is more in line with the honesty and openness of your more recent writing. And although I’ve said it before, CONGRATULATIONS again on your upcoming wedding! Couldn’t be happier for you.

  3. Bob Dungan Avatar
    Bob Dungan

    Thanks. I really liked the Happy, Smart, Useful blog.

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