“This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important.” — Gary Provost

via [text] Gary Provost: “This sentence has five words.” : Frisson.


A clever way to incorporate a fire extinguisher into your decor.


You never know where inspiration is going to come from. It could be a book you read, a moment you witness, or a line you read in the instruction manual of a product.

Wait, what was that last one? Turns out there’s an entire blog dedicated to life advice from machines. Here are my seven favorite.

Unintentionally Profound Life Advice from Machines

1. Choose Yes

unintentionally profound choose yes

2. Peel and Remove

unintentionally profound peel and remove

3. Compose New Message

unintentionally profound compose new message

4. Input Value

unintentionally profound input value

5. Assume No Fault

unintentionally profound assume no fault

6. Seat Yourself

unintentionally profound seat yourself

7. Run Unattended

unintentionally profound run unattended


And soon that SD card will raise a Micro-SD Card.


Even if what you’re trying to create isn’t great, the fact that you’re creating IS great.