• A good reminder from Seth Godin:

    Then I realize that it’s not a bike race, it’s a bike ride. There is no winning, just the riding.

  • There’s a new social media platform in town: Substack has introduced Notes which remind me of the original Twitter:

    I’ve been able to use Notes very briefly, and it does indeed feel a lot like Twitter. One nice thing is that you can see a writer’s publication under their name and even subscribe right from the Note, which definitely reduces the friction to actually sign up for someone’s newsletter.

    Ps. There is an edit button.


  • Ten thoughts on cycling from Austin Kleon on the occasion of his one year cycling anniversary. Including these two gems:

    Better to ride up a hill than to ride into the wind. You’ll overtake the hill eventually, but you can’t overtake the wind. 

    Riding a bicycle is a beautiful paradox — it requires you to become one with the machine while also making you feel more human.

    Kleon also shares a great quote from Mark Twain: “Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live.” It might even increase your quality of life.

  • Christopher Patterson and Lance Barrie on the ideal city:

    The idea of the 15-minute city, according to its originator Carlos Moreno, is that people are no more than a 15-minute walk or bike ride away from all the services they need to live, learn and thrive.

    For mental health and happiness. I think Geneva more or less meets this criteria. Reykjavík less so, but the potential is definitely there and this kind of approach could be a driving force when developing the city for the future.


  • Jack Appleby on the Twitter algorithm:

    If your brand wants to be seen by the most eyeballs possible, you should optimize for likability (as in giving people a reason to like) and shareability over generating replies. Even away from the algorithm, focusing on a primary metric is vital for social media success, like how the Washington Post hit 6 million followers by driving all content towards shares.


  • In the dark of December, the sparkle of Christmas lights is much appreciated.


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