If that’s your road then take it but it’s not the road for me

Awesome lyrics by Frank Turner.

“All your friends and peers and family solemnly tell you you will have to grow up be an adult yeah be bored and unfulfilled”

“Oh when no one’s yet explained to me exactly what’s so great about slaving 50 years away on something that you hate”

“About meekly shuffling down the path of mediocrity”

“Well if that’s your road then take it but it’s not the road for me”

Well said Frank, well said!

Thanks @monmargot for introducing me to this song.

Timelapse – Upgrading to Mac OS X Lion

In keeping with my recent obsession with timelapse videos, I bring you my upgrade experience to Mac OS X Lion in 59 seconds!

The complete process took about an hour and a half. The download itself from the Mac App Store took 45 minutes on a 20Mbps ADSL connection. Lightning fast compared to if I had to drive to my nearest Apple Store and back! Granted, it’s nothing like the experience of queuing up for a new shiny OS launch at the fruit store (and getting a free apple t-shirt) but the minimalist in me is celebrating the extinction of physical media (for OS upgrades at least).

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to have words with my brain about this whole new way of scrolling in Lion. I leave you with some shots from when I queued up at the Apple Store for the launch of Mac OS Leopard (10.5) back in October 2007! How things have changed since!
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Life in Perpetual Beta

Featuring a bunch of amazing people including

  • Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Seth Godin
  • Jeffrey Zeldman
  • Biz Stone
  • Daniel Pink
  • Avner Ronen and
  • Jason Fried,

Life in Perpetual Beta is a documentary film

about the ways in which technology has/is/will change the ways in which we think about ourselves as individuals and a society. It is exploring the cultural shift that technology creates as it enables people to live more passionate, less planned lives.

Life in Perpetual Beta will inspire you to believe that with a little faith in humanity and help from the internet, anything is possible.

[Via Life in Perpetual Beta]