Chevaliers de Sangreal

The holy grail ‘neath ancient Roslin waits

This is a semi-whenever list of interesting articles, podcasts and videos that I come across during the week. Hope you enjoy it, have something new to think about, and share it with your friends.

One thing that I have always enjoyed as part of the movie watching experience, is an incredible score. I recently came across “Making Waves”, a documentary about sound in cinema, and it reminded me of the sheer brilliance of Hans Zimmer. So here I am, a week later on a non-stop listening spree. Zimmer has scored many of the films that have change the landscape of modern film: Gladiator, Inception, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lion King, and The Dark Knight. This is only the start.

One of my favorite pieces is ‘Chevaliers de Sangreal’, from The DaVinci Code — it’s played at the end of the film when Langdon realizes the duality of the cryptex’s map, and finally discovers the current location of the Grail. It’s true a masterpiece, and is later followed up with a sequel in Angels & Demons “503”.

Since you’re locked up right now, I’d highly recommend watching “Hans Zimmer — Live in Prague”, which is sometimes on Netflix and is available on iTunes if you want to see a true master that lifts the soul at work.

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Not really sure what to say about this, other than gross, but “Here’s What a Man Found After Opening a 25-Year-Old Can of Spider-Man Pasta” — More

File under “shocked”, but now after a WSJ article, lawmakers want to investigate Amazon about using data from their sellers was used to create it’s own products — More

I had no idea about the history of Mac and Cheese, and that it was once (in 1390) considered the meal for the royal court — More

I really enjoyed this “from home” version of ‘Times Like These’ from the “Live Lounge Allstars” that aired on BBC Radio 1 — Listen/Watch

Another great watch — ‘Last Dance’ started to air on ESPN — 6.1 Million apparently watched the first 2 episodes — More

It looks like I need to read a new book, How To Be IdleMore

Basecamp Founder David Heinemeier Hansson on Why It Is The Biggest BS To Chase Being A Unicorn, His Relationship to Wealth and Status and Why Now More Than Ever It Is A Myth Entrepreneurs Have To Raise VC — More

Brett Trisutto, an amazing triathlon coach, has an amazing read this week called “Reset or Forget”. The most poignant comment was “Forget about winning positions, focus on what you have power over” — More

Security is a mindset that needs to be a part of the foundational makeup of any organization. Not an afterthought or a “no machine”; here’s a good exploration of the history of infosec — More

This single post shook my entire week; I’ve been spending a ton of time rethinking about how I collect notes, how I interconnect thoughts, and how to curate a “digital garden” (I used to call this a ‘backup brain’) — More

I’ve never been able to develop a rich habit around bullet journaling, but there are recent studies that they can help relieve depression and anxiety — More

On the sports front — Welcome to the National Valet OlympicsMore

Google continues to freak me out with regards to privacy, as it now wants to create devices to track baby’s heart rates — More

More on the COVID-19 Front:

  • 7 Predictions for a Post-Coronavirus World — More
  • This Is Why You Can’t Remember Yesterday — More
  • This is the end of the office as we know it — More

End Thoughts

Finally, since we have all the time in the world right now, I’ll share one of my favorite scores from Zimmer (which is also called “Time”), from the movie Inception:

What is the most resilient parasite?
Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea.
Resilient… highly contagious.
Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate.
An idea that is fully formed — fully understood — that sticks;
right in there somewhere.

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Jamie Larson