Evening Reading: 3/6/14

complicated door

OK, some of these are pretty funny.

The bad news on retirement.  On top of that, I think 300 is too low.

I’ve talked about flow before.  The related podcast is very, very interesting.  I have been aware of this concept/experience for a long time.  It’s good to see someone study it.  Here’s the podcast.

10 URLs That Every Google User Should Know.  Unfortunately, the one I want to use the most doesn’t work with Google Apps: “You are trying to access Inactive Account Manager from a Google Apps Account. Inactive Account Manager is only available for Google Accounts.

I just love WordPress.Com (where this blog is hosted).  Yesterday, Getty Images makes a lot of images free.  Today, WordPress enables easy embedding.

I can’t believe I’d never heard of sonder before.  It’s early, but I think this might be important.  I’ve been thinking about it.

sonder n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.  (via Reddit, with what may be a really good example)

I think maybe it’s important to be a good extra.