Urbanized: A Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit →
“Five years ago I began work on my first documentary, Helvetica, which looked at the worlds of typography and graphic design, and their impact on our visual environment. After Helvetica was released in 2007, I had the idea for a second film, Objectified, which focused on industrial design and product design, and our relationship with the manufactured objects that surround us. While working...
Jack White Covers the Beatles' "Mother Nature's... →
“Performing a Beatles song by yourself on acoustic guitar can be a daunting task. But performing a Beatles song by yourself on acoustic guitar at the White House with fucking Barack Obama and Paul McCartney sitting mere feet away from you is on another level entirely.” I love the brief switch to “That Would Be Something” near the end. Real tribute to McCartney, from one...
Unix: split and cat →
split is a Unix utility most commonly used to split a file into two or more smaller files. split -b 100m source_file output_file The -b flag specifies the size of the chunks, in this case 100MB. The source and output files can include directory paths. Then, to re-combine the chunks: cat chunkaa chunkab chunkac > filename or cat chunka[a-c] > filename
Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees.– Robert Irwin
Bill Murray Is Ready To See You Now →
by Dan Fierman for GQ “He is one of the greatest comic actors alive. A man who’s navigated his career with a peerless instinct for quality and self-respect. The man behind movies—from Caddyshack to Stripes, from Rushmore to Lost in Translation—that seem to have defined a dozen different moments in our cultural life. But he is also a man beholden to no one, not the studios, not the...
In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back...– Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance. 1841. (via Frank Chimero)
The Walkmen: Stranded →
Beautiful track from their forthcoming album, Lisbon.