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It’s Sunday evening, September 6th, 2020 @ 11:21 PM CST as I begin to post this 3rd edition of Random Things Digest. I hope your weekend was a great one, and that you’re looking forward to a productive week starting tomorrow.
We’re closing out the 3rd week of Random Things I listed on my home page over the past week. Remember I always post these on my home page first before putting them in the blog. So you should check out that page daily to keep up with the latest things I find that are interesting. If you missed them however during the week, here they are for you. These are links to articles, news events (usually twitter news events – but also mainstream news), sometimes products I see that you may find useful from an ad I’ve seen, and some blog posts from blogs I personally follow. None of these links are sponsored. I share this information at my own choosing. These are all now available in this archive digest.
001. Walker Art Center Staff Reorganization Results in End of Museum’s Closely Followed Digital Magazine
Part of the museum’s elimination of several positions includes the loss of the Walker Reader, a digital magazine that published critical texts by artists, curators, and writers about current politics and their impact on art and institutions. For many in the art world, the Walker Reader, which had generated a loyal and international readership, had come to be considered an important publication within a gradually shrinking digital landscape for art journalism. Get the full story from ARTnews here. 2020-09-02-WED-22:37-CST
002. The Santa Monica Mountains Are Experiencing a “Summer of Kittens”
Five mountain lion dens found in a three month period. Get the story from NPS here. 2020-09-02-WED-18:40-CST
003. YETI Films & Documentaries
Outdoor related videos that may interest you from YETI. Get them here. 2020-09-02-WED-18:27-CST
004. Mississippi Commission Votes To Replace Confederate Symbol With Magnolia On State Flag
Voters will decide in the November 3 election on the new design, which was approved by a state commission on Wednesday. In June, Mississippi lawmakers voted to remove the old state flag bearing the Confederate battle emblem. Twitter news here. 2020-09-02-WED-18:22-CST
005. From Electric Literature: 10 Books About the Importance of the Postal Service
Novels and nonfiction works that hinge on letters and mail delivery. Get the article here. 2020-09-02-WED-01:39-CST
006. From Book Riot: New Book Releases and More for September, 2020
Article by Liberty Hardy giving you some new book releases to check out and add to your TBR list for September 2020. View the article here. 2020-09-02-WED-00:32-CST
007. Cops’ Lawyers Make Bombshell Claims In George Floyd Case: Bodycam Shows Floyd Ingesting Fatal Amount Of Drugs Before Arrest; He Died Of Overdose
Allegations to shake up the case. Story here. Also, it doesn’t take a genius to know that if you can scream “I can’t breathe!”, you are in fact breathing. 2020-08-31-MON-22:38-CST
008. Crab Spider Eats Fly From Steven Gingold Photography
Photos of a wicked looking (aren’t they all) spider that caught a fly. The photos can be seen here. 2020-08-30-SUN-19:23-CST
009. Cardinals Chilling (Two Photographs) From Belinda Grover Photography
The Red Northern Cardinal is one of my most, if not my most favorite bird here in North America in The United States. Here are some great photos of two of them by Belinda Grover. See the blog post here. 2020-08-30-SUN-18:45-CST
010. Person Shoots Off-leash Dog On Colorado Trail
According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, a dog has been reportedly shot on Colorado’s Windsor Lake Trail following an altercation between two hikers. Story here. 2020-08-30-SUN-00:55-CST
011. Sharpie In A Gel Pen – Yes Please!
I may or may not be slightly excited to see that the Sharpie for permanent markers we all love, now has a gel ink pen in three colors (red, blue, & black), and three point sizes (0.5 mm, 0.7 mm & 1.0 mm). Check them out here. The page has links where you can buy them. 2020-08-30-SUN-00:45-CST
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I Was Just Thinking
On my blog there is a category called Just Thinking, and in that category is where I occasionally write about things in the news or various other things including random thoughts, or something about productivity and trying to keep up with getting things done. Below are some recent topics I wrote about that you may interest you.
- Damn! My Laptop Crashed This Morning December 13, 2020
- Way Too Much Time Shopping For A New Desktop Calculator August 26, 2020
- Remembering The Old Days Of Social Media At Talk City August 25, 2020
- My Top 4 Music Genres According To Spotify August 25, 2020
Random Things Digests
I continuously find interesting links to share with my website viewers. I share these links in the form of “Random Things”. Random Things Digests contain collections of various internet content I’ve found to share with you that you may find interesting. You will find Random Things always posted first in real time, as I discover them, on my home page. Each week I post the Random Things from my home page in a blog post to the Random Things Digests Archive so that you don’t miss all the great shares and information.
A large part of what makes DDAVIDD.com a great resource for information, are the lists I write and maintain. Check out the lists below that may interest you.
- Apps and Software I Use Most
- Favorite Google Searches
- Favorite Hashtags On Instagram
- Favorite Relaxation Videos On YouTube
- Jamendo Free Music
- Unsplash Photographers Who Make My Websites Awesome
- YouTube Channels I Recommend
Podcast Spotlights are a new thing I started doing in September 2020. I have to admit that I don’t listen to many podcasts myself personally. If I do listen to one, it’s usually the Armin Van Buuren’s ASOT (A State Of Trance) podcast. My Podcast Spotlights are a way for me to connect with more favorite Podcasts, while also highlighting some that you may enjoy. See the list below of the current Podcast Spotlights.