Week 3: Writer's Block, Evernote and The Passage of Time

Jerry Seinfeld on writer's block

Jerry Seinfeld did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) chat on Reddit last week. The whole thing is interesting and he was very candid with his replies. But what I really loved is his answer when someone asked him how he deals with writers block. He said:

Writer's block is a phoney, made up, BS excuse for not doing your work.

Gotta admire the guy. Perfect response.

The Overwhelming Evernote

Tim Stiffler-Dean wrote an article on Medium called The Overwhelming Evernote in which he explains how to avoid getting overwhelmed when you first start using Evernote. He includes a few good tips on how to use the service.

I'm a big fan of Evernote, but that wasn't always the case. I tried it many years ago and it didn't stick. Back then, I threw everything at it under the idea that it was an "everything bucket" and very quickly it became an unmanageable mess, so I just gave up. It wasn't until I read Evernote Essentials that it all made sense. Tim's article is a good introduction.

London in 1927 & 2013

This is just awesome. Producer/director Simon Smith describes it thus:

During the 1920s, cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene travelled across the UK with his new colour film camera. His trip ended in London, with some of his most stunning images, and these were recently revived and restored by the BFI, and shared across social media and video websites.

Since February I have attempted to capture every one of his shots, standing in his footsteps, and using modern equivalents of his camera and lenses. This has been a personal study, that has revealed how little London has changed.