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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #238

by | March 19, 2021, 2:45pm

  1. Looking Back on a Lost Year in the Arts | “The Times’s Arts & Leisure section collected comments from 75 artists about their creativity during the pandemic. The challenge was then putting them all together.”
  2. Baking Your Layercake | “Layercakes should simplify, not overcomplicate. Stop filling your tech diagrams with TMI.”
  3. Inside Mailchimp’s ‘mass exodus’ of women and people of color | “…Insider spoke with more than 30 current and former Mailchimp employees who said there has been a “mass exodus” of women and people of color from the company in recent months because of what they saw as a lack of progress in addressing inequalities. Just as problematic is how, according to these sources, bullies and toxic leaders have seemingly been able to thrive at Mailchimp for years while it has ignored those who complain, eventually driving many of them away.”
  4. Auction of STL man’s comic creations raised more money than expected | “O’Neil also is credited with coming up with the classic superhero name “Optimus Prime” while working on the “Transformers” series in the early 1980s.”
  5. Proxima Vara | “Proxima Nova goes variable! Change width, slant, and weight to get any style you can imagine.”
  6. The Brutal Truth You Need to Accept If You Want to Stop Feeling Constantly Overwhelmed | “No calendar hack or productivity app will help you if you don’t accept this hard truth first.”
  7. 4 Data Visualization Tools To Transform Your Data Storytelling | “Although Tableau is great, it is not the only option.”
  8. Beeple’s digital ‘artwork’ sold for more than any painting by Titian or Raphael. But as art, it’s a great big zero. | “The recent sale at Christie’s of — what, exactly? It’s hard to call it an artwork. Let’s just call it a marketable digital product by a graphic designer known as Beeple. But the sale is unlikely to usher in a major shake-up of the art market. It also does not represent the beginning of a whole new chapter in art, as those eager to play up the historic nature of the sale are suggesting.”
  9. Interviewing Principles | “For effective interviews, reporters prepare carefully, and they ask questions that induce the source to talk freely. Questions are directed at obtaining information on a theme that the reporter has in mind before beginning the interview. If a more important theme emerges, the reporter develops it. The reporter notes what is said, how it is said and what is not said. Sources are encouraged by the reporter’s gestures and facial expressions to keep talking.”
  10. Only 6% of doctors knew the real symbol of medicine, “Staff of Asclepius” | “A common misconception of the caduceus as the symbol of medicine, instead of the staff of Asclepius, has entwined itself into minds of many as it is used relatively more commonly, especially in the US.”

Image: screenshot from link #5, Proxima Vara.