My Mom and Me

My Mom was born in 1932.
Which seems an impossibly long time ago,
A time when people existed in black and white,
A time as different as 1960 must seem to my own daughter.

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The Great Escape

Part travelogue and part profile in courage, this film tells the story of Aaron Ralph’s insane 2,700-kilometer bikepacking trip from the bottom to the top of the United Kingdom.

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A Conversation

Watch this beautifully filmed, intimate conversation between two people from radically different backgrounds, yet strikingly similar experiences, reflecting on their respective journeys.

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Morse Code

Check out this beautiful and sad original song by Reina Del Cid, performed with fellow musician and youtuber Josh Turner.

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Among Giants

This beautiful short film tells the unforgettable story about a young man who spent three years living in a tree, along with several associates, to protect a grove of ancient redwood trees.

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This short video is a fascinating study in the reaction to panic. The subject is virtuoso pianist Maria Joao Pires, who faces a performer’s worst nightmare - she prepared for the wrong piece.

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Right now - do you have hundreds or even thousands of emails in your inbox? I hate feeling like my main communication channel is a godawful mess. The good news: the road to gmail bliss is easy, just follow me…

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Subway Dancer

Check out this video of street busker Damiyr, working one of the toughest crowds in the world - New York subway commuters. He performs an original interpreation of Asaf Avidan’s “One Day”, when a dancer spontaneously joins in.

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There’s a worrying social trend in the US that is going largely unnoticed:

Nearly half of middle-class workers may be forced to live on a food budget of as little as five dollars a day when they retire.

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Pure Joy

My good friend Jose shared this video with me earlier this week, and it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before.

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Nerdy Limericks

Yesterday, my friend Ali tweeted a lovely original limerick about Node.js and invited his followers to contribute more. Challenge accepted.

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In 1969, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young performed for nearly half a million people at the legendary Woodstock Festival. A year later they released their first album, Deja Vu, which sold 14 million copies worldwide. Then, things started coming apart.

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Plank

This is effectively a one and a half minute commercial, but it’s also one of the most soothing, satisfying things you’ll see today.

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The economic devastation wrought by the pandemic is forcing a lot of people to rethink their career choices. But who has time to go back to school for a Bachelors or Masters degree? One option I just learned about seems promising…

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New Logo

The new logo you see in the upper left corner was made for me by a very talented artist named Berk Tarakcıoğlu.

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No Barriers

I’m not going to say anything about this short film. Just take 19 minutes out of your life to watch this video. I promise you will be humbled, inspired, and enriched, or I’ll give you your money back.

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Marc Cohen

Computing and data nerd. More about me.

Engineer@Google

London, UK