Ian's Shout Hole:

My sweet and sour word nuggets, shout into the internet void

This mix is my "get to work" track for coding. It's a really solid personal brain hack to get into work mode. I'm putting this here to circumvent my YouTube blocker (another way I stay focused during work hours)

OL#31

"Public spaces should be public! Except for, you know... the undesirables." — Something someone probably said

This is a bit on the extreme side, but happens all over the world in different forms. Poverty should be public, otherwise we won't do anything about it.

PAY & SIT: the private bench (HD) from Fabian Brunsing on Vimeo.

OL#30

Selflessness is certainly a virtue. However, selfishness is a necessity for sustainable selflessness, otherwise the capacity for selflessness cannot be replenished.

#late #afternoon #contemplation

OL#29

My latest jams on repeat (posting because Spotify has no support for bookmarking podcast episodes).

OL#28

I used to walk to and from work every day on a sketchy road with no sidewalk. I used to play a game called "bro/not a bro" where if people drove dangerously close to me, they were "not a bro", and those who gave me generous space were "bros". BMW were literally 100% "not a bro" ... Toyotas were 100% "bros." I called them Broyotas.

#memories

OL#27

Tonight, I express gratitude for this dead pen. In the past 7 months, it has been my companion in a tremendous amount of personal and professional growth.

OL#26

Hobbies + Games + Toys = ❤️
Diet + Exercise + Sleep = ❤️❤️
Friends + Family + Lover = ❤️❤️❤️
Remembering + Semicolons = ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

#software #development #humor

OL#25

Me when my partner is having mental health problems:

*big 'ol worry-wart*

Me when I'm having mental health problems:

OL#24

Today I realized I am a coding gremlin. Except instead of being fed, it's opening a code editor after midnight when all hell breaks loose.

#coding #gremlin #self #awareness

OL#23

There is something so satisfying, and so invigorating about an empty to-do list.

#all #nighter #contemplation

OL#22

It’s possible that the ‘I’ll learn it later’ shortcut you took a few years ago is now a significant time tax on your day, every day.

—Seth Godin

#favorite #quotes

OL#21

Today, I met a fellow schizophrenic who also sees Curious Markings. This post is for posterity sake.

#curiosmarkings #schizophrenia #posterity

OL#20

I am all about this mix right now!

#time #to #jam

OL#19

"An inbox is a to do list that other people get to add things to. You have to be very careful who you let come into your inbox."

—James Schramko

#favorite #quotes

OL#18

Milestone! Today, I sold my very first copy of a book I wrote. Thank you Redditor, /u/lettensp, for supporting Curious Markings.

#grateful

OL#17

There's something so satisfying, yet so terrifying about a shrinking to-do list.

#late #night #contemplation

OL#16

Tonight I discovered some mellow beats to relax to.

#lofi #chill #jazz

OL#15

Today I found a video that encapsulates my lifestyle.

#lifestyle #unintentional #misery

OL#14

Chrome extension idea – it blocks you from posting on social media unless you answer 'yes' to the following questions:

  • Is it true?
  • Is it kind?
  • Is it necessary?

#late #night #contemplation

OL#13

"Late Night Zombie" – A loose self-portrait.

#late #night #zombie

OL#12

This local bakery collects the rolling pins of other bakers they've defeated in pastry-to-pastry combat.

#bakery #pastry #combat

OL#11

Tasteful noods.

#maruchan #ramen #yum

OL#10

Tasteful nudes.

#tasteful #nudes #byyourstruly

OL#9

My therapist says I'm too relaxed, so he recommended this therapy.

#stress #therapy #relax

OL#8

Playing with ampersands.

#ampersand #shark #ampershark

OL#7

Trying my hand at circuitry design.

#circuitry #design #puns

OL#6

Sultry crema.

#java #americano #decaf

OL#5

There be angels in the mirror realm...

#angels #mirrors #alsopixies

OL#4

Embrace the darkness and it returns the embrace – in all its maddening glory.

#late #night #contemplation

OL#3

I found no judgment in their words, for I had already judged myself.

#late #night #contemplation

OL#2

Kicking SaaS, taking CNAMEs.

#software #development #humor

OL#1