Monthly Recap (January 2017)
January was a nice start to the year for me. In terms of health, mood, and productivity, everything has been consistent. My schedule was flexible, giving me a lot of time to write, attend church, play basketball, and watch lot of Netflix—all of which kept me at peace.
Productivity wise, I wrote a few big posts:
My 2016 writeup is one of the biggest posts I’ve ever worked on, and as the first post of the year, it sets the bar high for me. I reviewed my favorite shoes, the Allbirds, which I wore every day for eight months. January 28th made two years that I’ve been going to Cross Church, so I wrote about how much those two years have meant to me. My friend Randal passed away last week, and I wrote about how he impacted my life. I’m prepping for my second season of Guest Posts, so I wrote about last season and invited everyone to join me with Season Two.
I started selling two new shirts on my site, from The Impact Collection. Randal Strong and Hero are the first two from this collection, and the other two will be released in February.
Donations to the site were steady, and each donation was used to buy #RandalStrong shirts to give away, helping Randal’s family with upcoming expenses.
I spent some time testing out the iPhone 7 Plus’s camera, and Portrait Mode is becoming something I constantly use.
Around The Web
John Mayer released Wave One of his new album, The Search For Everything. A new wave will come out each month until the album is completely out.
Evan Puschak released two new videos: The Prestige: Hiding In Plain Sight and Frank Ocean: Musical Identity, both are important watches to me.
Maxamillion711 released a new Russell Westbrook video, called No Mercy. It seems like his videos keep getting better.
MKBHD released an iPhone 7 review, titled 4 Months Later. He explained why this phone is so good, and what sets it apart from other phones.
Childish Gambino - Storytelling Through Hip-Hop
Iteration and Haptic Feedback
Trying to Conceive, by Chelsea Breaux
Frank Ocean - Godspeed (DVSN Remix)
About the iPhone 7 Design
Apple in Talks to Acquire Luxury Carmaker and Formula One Team McLaren
Hour Long Conversation Between George RR Martin and Stephen King (Video)
Rounders: A Netflix Review
I didn’t watch either of the two Saints games, and that’s ok
The iPhone 7 completely demolishes Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 in a speed test
iPhone 7: Day 1 (Photoblog)
MKBHD: iPhone 7’s performance and camera
Dear Casey (Introduction to the iPhone)
Neil Cybart on AirPods
Inside an AirPod
iPhone 7 Ad
Skiler’s leaving for the Army: a photoblog of us saying goodbye
Apple tees up the future with iPhone 7 | TechCrunch
Pace, Rhythm, and Blogging
Kottke.org’s New Site Design (and the importance of launching things unfinished)
iPhone 7 At The US Open
The Power of Creation, by Ashley Cox Samanie
iPhone 7 Plus Photos from the Titans-Vikings Game
Propaganda Smoke Screen
‘If you think Apple Watch is a flop you are a moron.’
Carol: how my grandma impacted my life
Apple is trying to turn the iPhone into a DSLR using artificial intelligence
Introducing iPhone 7
Don’t Blink: a two minute video, quickly showing everything Apple announced today
10 things not enough kids know before going to college
Galaxy Note 7 Exploding Battery Issue Gifts Samsung’s Victory To Apple’s New iPhone 7
How Writing Regularly Can Improve Your Creativity and Clarity
Dear Younger Me
Making the Climb: a guest post by Gilbert Marcel
Kanye Deconstructed: the human voice as the ultimate instrument
Phones are exploding, and nobody cares
What to expect from next week’s iPhone 7
Isaiah Rashad - Wat’s Wrong ft Zacari & Kendrick Lamar
Writing, Archives, Friends
NBA 2K17 Gameplay Blog with Gameplay Director, Mike Wang
Creative Minds: Small Group