Tab dump July 2012

Clearing out some open browser tabs that I want to share:

Robert Krulwich posted a very awesome commencement address that talks about how to figure out what sort of career might suit you:

For the next year or two, whatever you do, you should be sorting your experiences into two piles: One for all the times you get a little bit high — and I'm speaking here about emotional highs — loving what you're doing. (Not loving what you're toking — that's a different thing.) So, one pile for all the experiences that thrilled you a little. And the other pile for all the things that didn't quite work. So a year or so from now, you'll have a more and more defined notion of where your pleasures are ... and aren't.

Those piles will keep getting more and more specific, and there's a lesson in that. After a while, when someone invites you to do a job, you will have a tangible feeling, "Yeah, that's the kind of thing I like." Or, and this is far more important, "No, that's the kind of thing I don't like," and you'll know when to beg off and walk the other way. This is a do-it-yourself way to get a little luckier and to avoid making stupid mistakes.

Here’s a law school paper that breaks down the legal ramifications of every line of the second verse of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems”. Now I kind of want to go to law school. (Via @dangerguerrero)

Everyone has of course seen the “Mr. Wizard is a dick” video, right?

The Awl has an interview with the creators. Their favorite scene is the same as mine.

I’m really digging the colors and textures here.

A remix of Aeroplane Over the Sea and hip-hop? Sold. (I can’t remember where I first saw this, but likely via @kottke)

My wife has been reading a collection of essays by John Jeremiah Sullivan for her book club, and I happened to have this tremendous profile of Axl Rose open at the same time. So, so good.

Am I doing it wrong?

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