My summer essentially ends on Monday when I go to work at a law firm in Austin. But I'm ending my summer with 10 days in Colorado - backpacking with some friends and vacationing with my extended family. Here are some photos of the trip so far as documented by my phone.
Ever wish you could share your Instagram photos over the web without going through Twitter? I have and I just heard about a way to do it. Check out www.instagrid.me. You can publish your Instagram feed on the web. Big time photographers may not like it because people can download your photos from your feed. But for someone like me who doesn't have much skill, it's a great way to get them to the web. Check out my feed here. And then create your own.
A friend shared a recent New Yorker article discussing the propensity of intelligent people to make mental mistakes. It seems that smart people (aka people who perform well on standardized tests) are more vulnerable to thinking errors, because they are more likely to take mental shortcuts and less likely to rely on deliberate evaluation. Alternately phrased, pride comes before the fall. Research shows that intelligent people are more likely to recognize the cognitive mistakes made by others but less likely to recognize their own mental mistakes. As a result, they slightly are more prone to common mental mistakes. Though the article doesn't offer a solution, I wonder if cultivating an attitude of humility is the answer. You can read the article at the link below.
I'd never really heard of Patrick Watson until I watched the Killian Martin skate video I posted a last week. The title track of his recently released Adventures In Your Own Backyard was featured in the video. I dove into his album and love it. Check out another other track from the album and take a second look at the skate video below.
Check out this track from Rudimental. Apparently it's blowing up in the UK. Also, the song's two music videos are both superb - one features urban horseback riding (a real phenomenon according to This American Life) and the other some sick dance moves.
Check out this cover of The Weeknd's "High For This" by Ellie Goulding. I only have one other song from Ellie Goulding in my iTunes library - a cover of Bon Iver's "The Wolves." Apparently she is good at covers.