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#12 How Curious! September 2018 - Show your work, True Crime and our Pale Blue Dot


How Curious!

September 1 · Issue #12 · View online

A short monthly newsletter packed with awesome new discoveries and personal recommendations! #Books #Podcasts #Tech #Humour #Psychology #BestOfTheWeb

Happy September and welcome to the 12th issue of ‘How Curious!’ ✌️
After a short stint back in Dublin I’m excited to have returned to London to kick-off the next phase of my project. I’ve sublet my room in Dublin and will be fully immersing myself in London life next week!
Working on side-projects and reading are amongst my favourite pass times. I’m delighted to combine the two interests and make initial progress with my latest idea. This month I aim to test my theory that there is more than one person (me) in the niche market for beautifully designed non-fiction book posters! 📚🖼️

Quotes I'm pondering
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away - Thoreau
If you don’t have time to do it right, what makes you think you’ll have time to do it over? - Seth Godin
The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena - Carl Sagan
Cool Tech - Free temporary disposable e-mail addresses
Namechk | Username, Domain & Trademark Search
Productive iOS app - Habits & daily goals tracker
In a slight deviation from my usual genres, this month’s recommendation is the Casefile True Crime Podcast. The two episodes below are easily amongst the most enthralling podcasts I have ever listened to - 10/10. Kudos to Claudia for the find!
Casefile True Crime - Case 76: Silk Road (Part 1)
Casefile True Crime - Case 93: Susan Snow and Bruce Nickell
Book Recommendation
For the past year I have documented my weekly learnings and observations in a private digital notebook. Reading “Show your work” gave me the inspiration to share these notes with others and ultimately create this newsletter! If you are considering sharing your work with others but need a little encouragement I’d highly recommend this easy read.
Pale Blue Dot - Getting perspective
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light.
It’s easy to get caught up in our perceived importance of own little lives and the minor daily challenges we face. Taking a step back to view humans’ place in the universe provides humbling perspective.
The Pale Blue Dot is a famous photograph of Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 6 billion km from Earth, as part of the solar system Family Portrait series of images.
Play the two videos linked below with sound (1 on Youtube & 1 on Twitter) and prepare to be humbled.
Pale blue dot - Carl Sagan
Alexander Verbeek 🌍

Fascinating. Just watch, even if you have seen it before.

It changes your perspective 😊
Best of Twitter
Optimism vs pessimisism!
Optimism vs pessimisism!
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- Peter Duffy
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