Noah Landow

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A collection of items of personal interest from a photographer, entrepreneur, martial artist, and lover of yellow.

October 16, 2014 at 1:46pm

$2 Bills

According to the Federal Reserve themselves, one should be able to get $2 bills from local banks but both the local branch and Citibank customer service confirmed that Citibank is unable to order them. The very helpful and thorough phone agent (who impressively put rather a lot work into checking options) suggested contacting other banks, such as Chase, and some online searching implied that as recently as a year or two ago Bank of America used to be a viable source. (This three year old thread on FatWallet implies it was relatively simple to just ask for these at the teller as recently as 2011.)

It’s also worth note that one can buy uncut sheets from the Federal Reserve for a rather premium of $22.50 for a sheet four or $102 for a sheet of 32. Though that’s clearly not attractive for bills that will be spent.

October 9, 2014 at 8:26pm

Reblogged from macktez
macktez:

Yellow Isometric Cube. At #DeamCon on a slide, in the WordPress Secrets session being given by Dallas Kashuba.  (at The Paper Box)

Actually, for the eagle-eyed, I’m at #DreamCon by @DreamHost. Not DeamCon. Or DemCon.

macktez:

Yellow Isometric Cube. At #DeamCon on a slide, in the WordPress Secrets session being given by Dallas Kashuba. (at The Paper Box)

Actually, for the eagle-eyed, I’m at #DreamCon by @DreamHost. Not DeamCon. Or DemCon.

September 30, 2014 at 9:40pm

When combined with a visual alert in your immediate peripheral vision, it is—really, actually, biologically—impossible to resist. Our visual and emotional systems are faster and more powerful than our intellect; we are given to automatic responses when either system receives stimulus, much less both.

— Clay Shirkey’s article on Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away is chock full of great passages reinforcing the Macktez policy never to check email on an automated schedule — Just check manually when you’re done with one task, and before you start on the next one.

3:27pm

Lucida Font Frequently Asked Questions →

At Macktez we use Lucida for our basic print materials, such as invoices, hardware records, and print checklists. (Though we use TheSans for more elegant and nuanced print projects, such as our paper products.)

September 23, 2014 at 12:44pm

Reblogged from macktez

The super short videos for our notebook features have started to appear on the Macktez Tumblr: “A lot of planning and thought goes into each iteration of the Macktez Yellow Notebooks to make them as practical and versatile as possible.”

September 11, 2014 at 8:46pm

Haunting image of the Rosetta comet lander in deep space. The glow and texture of the solar panel is beautiful. (via BBC)

Haunting image of the Rosetta comet lander in deep space. The glow and texture of the solar panel is beautiful. (via BBC)

10:34am

Apple Watch

This horology-centered review on Hodinkee beautifully captures the perspective that the device is first and foremost a piece of jewelry.