- A woman spends 500 days alone in a cave. — via The Browser. Fascinating impacts on her psyche and her body. As an example, her peripheral vision decays since she’s always looking straight ahead with her lamp.
- An observation from a podcast with Christopher Nolan that has stuck with me:
“The thing that I’ve learned, that every writer needs to learn, the thing that I know absolutely, is that feeling you have that you can write something, when you know, “Okay, I’ve got it now,” you have to write exactly then and get it on the page, because that feeling will disappear like a fart in the wind. It’ll be gone. You’ll come back to the desk, and you’ll be like, “What was it?” You can write notes. That’s not going to help. You just have to sit down and write it…. It’s a really important thing for everybody to know, because the feeling is so convincing that you’ll always be able to write it. It’s like being drunk, then sobering up, or vice versa. You’re a different person the next day, and you don’t have it anymore, and then you’ve got to think your way back into it.”
- Send Samples to your Customers. Absolute fire from Tony. The equivalent of write code and talk to customers for chemical companies
- Sea to Sale: I’m participating in a webinar with Greenwave on Kelp and the cosmetics market. Sign up here.
- Imagine this from the perspective of the chimpanzees! From Nicholson Baker in the Intelligencer (also via The Browser):
“There was a whole colony of experimental chimps at Holloman. Monkeys went up in balloons and in V-2 rockets. Many of them died. Chimpanzees were strapped into a rocket sled and abruptly decelerated; they were spun, tumbled, ejected from their seats, subjected to wind blasts, and slingshotted in the “bopper.” They died, they were autopsied, or they lived but suffered injuries and were “sacrificed” and autopsied.”