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Maybe They’re Just an Asshole
Leave the gun. Take the cannoli
Mako "Things I Like": 2021
The annual Mako “Things I Like” report for 2021.
"That way when you look at your totem, you know beyond a doubt you're not in someone else's dream." - Arthur, Inception
You Aren't Listening
"The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply." - Stephen R. Covey
“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” - Charles Bukowski
Finding Your Superpower
"Now you wanna get nuts?! Come on. Let's get nuts!" - Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton), Batman
Manage The Moments
"You mustn’t be afraid to dream up little bigger, darling." - Eames (Tom Hardy), Inception
Leaving Things Better
"You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to." – Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting
Surface v Depth
"I learned that just beneath the surface there's another world, and still different worlds as you dig deeper. I knew it as a kid, but I couldn't find the proof. It was just a kind of feeling." - David Lynch
The Good Gets Better
"We are in the habit of exaggerating, or imagining, or anticipating, sorrow." - Seneca
"All those moments will be lost in time... Like tears in rain." - Roy Batty, Blade Runner
Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
"I'm not a psychopath, Anderson. I'm a high functioning sociopath. Do your research." - Sherlock
You Got This!
"You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?" - Steven Wright
"You guys playing cards?" - Flounder, Animal House
"Time is what we want most, but what we use worst." - William Penn
"You're going to pay a price for every bloody thing you do and everything you don't do. You don't get to choose to not pay a price. You get to choose which poison you're going to take. That's it." ― Jordan B. Peterson
Admit You're Wrong
"No one ever made a difference by being like everybody else." – P.T. Barnum, from The Greatest Showman
Forget What You Know
"The Problem Is Not The Problem. The Problem Is Your Attitude About The Problem." - Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
How Do You Measure Success?
"The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care." - Peter Gibbons, Office Space
In Search Of
"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously." - Hunter Thompson
A Work In Progress
"I want to know what's wrong with the street. See, I don't think anything's wrong with the street." - Bill Foster, Falling Down
The Magic Roundabout
"I don't know. Just trying to understand why we keep making the same mistakes... over and over." - Luisa Rey, Cloud Atlas
Mako "Things I Like": 2022
The annual Mako “Things I Like” report for 2022.
The Joy of Rediscovering Joy
"The Less You Do, the More You Do" - Kunu, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Facing the Struggle
"Parkinson’s disease is the gift that keeps on taking. But it truly has been a gift." - Michael J. Fox
Too Many Empty Calories
"Once a man has seen, he can never turn his back on it. Never pretend it doesn’t exist. No matter who orders him to look the other way" - Rorschach, The Watchmen
I Came In Like A Wrecking Ball
"Some Men Just Want To Watch The World Burn" - Alfred, The Dark Knight
When The Cost Is Just Too High
"Stop trying to control everything and just let go!" - Tyler Durden, Fight Club
Up Is Down
"All that we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." - Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring
The Problem Is You're Solving The Wrong Problem
"The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?" - Jack Sparrow
A Work In Progress
"The Training Is Nothing. The Will Is Everything. The Will To Act."
All The Little Things
"Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance"
Plan for the Disruption of Your Plans
"Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit."
Maybe It's Your Attitude
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
Maybe They’re Just an Asshole
Leave the gun. Take the cannoli
Finding Your Voice
“You must strive to find your own voice, boys, and the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all.”
When The Cup Runneth Over
"You may think this is suffering, no. It is salvation. The universal scale tips toward balance because of your sacrifice. Smile."
What Was and What Will Be
"You are too concerned with what was and what will be. There is a saying: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present."
With Constraint Find Freedom
"Yeah, Well, You Know, That's Just, Like, Your Opinion, Man." - The Dude, Big Lebowski
Own Your Shit
"It's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you." -Batman Begins
Lets Boil Some Frogs
"Just because you haven’t found your talent yet doesn’t mean you do not have one." -Kermit The Frog
Not A Meal, But A Gathering
"Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one's life." - Anthony Bourdain
It's That Simple
"We really never lose our demons. We only learn to rise above them." - Ancient One, Doctor Strange
There's Just Too Much Crap
"Time is the stuff that when you spend it, you don’t get it back." - Mark, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things
The Weakness Remains
"Your strength has returned. But the weakness still remains. And that is why you will always lose." - Darth Vader, ObiWan Ep 6
We All Have Icebergs
"Iceberg, right ahead!" - Frederick Fleet
"It doesn't matter if you believe in fate if fate believes in you" - Unknown.
The Rough Edges
"All right! We did not die today. I call that an unqualified success." — Fear, Inside Out
A Change Of Perspective
"Control can sometimes be an illusion. But sometimes you need illusion to gain control" - Mr. Robot
"All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain." - Roy Batty, Blade Runner
Not Everything is Urgent
'What is urgent is seldom important and what is important is seldom urgent.' - Dwight D. Eisenhower
The Secret of Asking for Help
“Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.” ― Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
"Power, time, gravity, love. The forces that really kick ass are all invisible" - Cloud Atlas
Perceptions and Reality
"What (if) we perceive isn't the real world at all, but just our mind's best guess? That all we really have is a garbled reality, a truly fuzzy picture we will never make out?" - Elliot, Mr. Robot
The Art of Self Destruction
"Maybe self-improvement isn't the answer, maybe self-destruction is the answer." - Tyler Durden, Fight Club
"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night." - Steve Martin
Two Simple Ideas
"The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?" - Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean
Wizard needs coffee, badly.
Surprising Things About Boredom
"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.'" — A Man Without A Country, Vonnegut
Feed Your Focus
“I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just… DO things.” - Joker, The Dark Knight
Circling the Drain
“We're all puppets, Laurie. I'm just a puppet who can see the strings.” - Dr. Manhattan
"Hey! Hey! Relax. Take a deep breath. Now, let's ask somebody for directions." - Dory, Finding Nemo
I Don't Know
"You are wise because you have doubts." - Clementine, Churchill
“There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” -Bruce Lee
House of Pain
"Big things often have small beginnings." - David, Prometheus (or T.E. Lawrence in Lawerence of Arabia)
"When the night is over, like a bat out of hell, I'll be gone, gone, gone" - Meat Loaf, Bat Out of Hell
Don’t Do It
“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” – Fight Club, Tyler Durden
The Games We Play
“The game is tailored specifically to each participant. Think of it as a great vacation, except you don't go to it, it comes to you.” - The Game
Mako "Things I Like": 2021
The annual Mako “Things I Like” report for 2021.
The Big Dark
"Ah you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it." - Bane, The Dark Knight Rises
"Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance." - Kurt Vonnegut
An Intentional Life
"Have you found joy in your life? Has your life brought joy to others?" - Carter Chambers, The Bucket List
Attack The Ideas
"We are what we imagine ourselves to be." - Kurt Vonnegut
"It is not our abilities that show what we truly are… It is our choices" – Dumbledore
It's About Time
"Wait a minute, Doc. Are you telling me you built a time machine... Out of a DeLorean?" - Marty McFly, Back to the Future
Who Over What
“There’s a starman waiting in the sky; He’d like to come and meet us; But he thinks he’d blow our minds” - David Bowie, Starman
What’s your story?
"They call it a Royale with cheese." - Vincent Vega
Personal Mission Statement
“The code is more what you’d call 'guidelines' than actual rules.” – Barbossa
New Traffic Pattern Ahead
"I just felt like runnin" - Forrest Gump
Someone Better Than You
"We are who we choose to be. Now choose!" – Green Goblin, from Spider-Man
"Moths don't need to explain why they're attracted to the light." - Marty Rubin
Good Times, Bad Times
"You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to." - Robin Williams
"No, no, no, no.. I'm sorry... I am so, so sorry...." - Dr Strange Supreme, What If...? Episode 4
The Empathy Machine
The movies are like a machine that generates empathy... It helps us to identify with the people who are sharing this journey with us" - Roger Ebert
The Hardest Part
"That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run." - Forrest Gump
This Train Don't Stop There Anymore
"I used to be the main express, all steam and whistles heading west. Picking up my pain from door to door, riding on the storyline, furnace burning overtime.. But this train don't stop there anymore."
I Can See For Miles and Miles
I know you've deceived me, now here's a surprise; I know that you have 'cause there's magic in my eyes
The Circle of Life
"and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, til we find our place, on the path unwinding"
The annual "clean up my cable bag" exercise
"Time is meaningless, yet it is all that exists" - Einstein (Farscape, "Unrealized Realities")
Be a Goldfish
"You know what the happiest animal on Earth is? It’s a goldfish. You know why? Got a ten-second memory. Be a goldfish, Sam." - Ted Lasso
"You will believe a man can fly."
Time to decompress
"You can never give up the fight for pain — that is only temporary" - Wendy Ingraham
The One About Food and People
"I don't have to agree with you to like or respect you." - Anthony Bourdain
Hoist the Colours!
"If rum can't fix it; you're not using enough rum" - Jack Sparrow
Harmony and The Field
"We are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is." - Kurt Vonnegut
Your Move Chief
"You don’t have the faintest idea what you’re talking about." - Sean Maguire, Good Will Hunting
The Resilient Parasite
"Once An Idea Has Taken Hold Of The Brain, It’s Almost Impossible To Eradicate" - Cobb, Inception
Why so serious?
"What doesn't kill you makes you stranger" - The Joker from The Dark Knight
A Personal Board of Directors
Cultivate trusted circles
Some Like It Hot
"Water polo, isn't that dangerous?" - Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
"This is the water and this is the well. Drink full." - The Woodsmen in Twin Peaks, Season 3
We interrupt this program...
Pause and think
"There is a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path." -Morpheus, The Matrix
"Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." - Dead Poets Society
All That Glitters is Gold
"When all is one and one is all, that's what it is; To be a rock and not to roll, oh yeah; And she's buying a stairway to heaven"
"And I wonder when I sing along with you, If everything could ever feel this real forever, If anything could ever be this good again."
Did You Chop Down This Tree?
“A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean.” — The Lorax
The Rot of Memory
“ I have been a voice with no body. A body, but not human. And now a memory made real. Who knows what I might be next?”
“There is a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path.” — Morpheus, The Matrix
Beautiful Polished Rocks
"You can't come up with a formula to change the way you experience the world." - A Beautiful Mind
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
I, have made fire.
“Big things have small beginnings” Little things add up to big ones over time. Often “boil the ocean” projects that attempt to make huge course corrections, cultural changes, or technology shifts in an organization (or life, for that matter). But I think the biggest lesson that I’ve taken from
Black Hawk Down
Nobody asks to be a hero, it just sometimes turns out that way.
The Last of the Mohicans
Death and honor are thought to be the same, but today I have learned that sometimes they are not.
"I am your main connection to the switchboard of the soul. I'm the magic man... Santa Claus of the subconscious."
The Importance of Exercise
“Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” — Muhammad Ali
Streets of Fire
Looks like I finally ran into someone that likes to play as rough as I do.
The Mind Palace
Get out. I need to go to my mind palace.
Scott Pilgrim vs the World
If your life had a face I would punch it.
My passion is equal to the task.
Mathematics is the only true universal language
Mako “Things I Like”: 2020
The annual Mako “Things I Like” report for 2020
Don’t worry. You can’t crush a soul here, that’s what life on earth is for.
Play Chess, Not Checkers
You want my king, you got to come get my king. All these other pieces are just the means to do it.
Do not go gentle into that good night
Live like you’re already dead, man. Have a good time. Do your best. Let it all come ripping right through you. — Jeff Bridges
The Men Who Stare At Goats
Don’t eat the eggs. We put LSD in the eggs.
Up is down. Well that’s just maddeningly unhelpful. Why are these things never clear?
The Abyss (Special Edition)
She didn’t leave me. She just left me behind.
Home? This is your home. You're dead.
Time is meaningless and yet it is all that exists
I’m going to have to science the shit out of this.
It's like this whole town. Big heads, small potatoes.
A.K.A. The Audit
The Usual Suspects
And like that... he's gone.
I am extremely fragile right now
We cannot go home.
I want you to hit me as hard as you can
Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots
Our dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake we realize things were strange.
Hope is a dangerous thing my friend, it can kill a man…
The Mind Garden
Hey, well that's just like...Your opinion, man.
The No People
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.
Be water, my friend
I am not locked in here with you. You are locked in with me!
Nobody knows anybody. Not that well.
Are you not entertained?
Good Will Hunting
I had to go see about a girl
Scent of a Woman
In times of crisis, the wise build bridges while the foolish build barriers.
What’s in the box?!
Edge of Tomorrow
Come Find Me When You Wake Up!
V for Vendetta
There are no coincidences, only the illusion of coincidences
The little things... there's nothing bigger, is there?
I... fight for the users!
I say what I mean and I do what I say
The Dark Knight
You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
The Shawshank Redemption
Geology is the study of pressure and time. That’s all it takes, really. Pressure and time.
Do You Want To Take A Leap Of Faith Or Become An Old Man Filled With Regret Waiting To Die Alone?
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.
I can’t hear them, but I know that they are making a hash of it.
The Social Network
The internet isn’t written in pencil, Mark. It’s written in ink.
The Right Stuff
Dear Lord, please don't let me f*** up.
I don't know. Just trying to understand why we keep making the same mistakes... over and over.
Oh what a day! What a lovely day!
Manners. Maketh. Man.
“Do you know what that means? Then let me teach you a lesson.”
Execute Order 66
Chevaliers de Sangreal
The holy grail ‘neath ancient Roslin waits
2020 Desk At Home
Up-leveling my work-at-home space
My voice is my passport, verify me.
New York Groove
Feels so good tonight, who cares about tomorrow
The Final Cut
I can barely define the shape of this moment in time
Why not prep for when I can go out again?
Time For Me To Fly
I make you laugh; And you make me cry
’Cause every hand’s a winner
Social Distancing Edition
That’s where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory.
“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool."
Country Roads, Take Me Home
To the place I belong...
And now's the time, the time is now...
Thread Reader Automation
I often hear people complain that Twitter is total chaos. To be honest, I really enjoy using it daily as a source of technology discovery, but it didn’t really become effective and under control until I started to move people off my timeline and into curated “lists”. For example,
Mako "Things I Like": 2019
Welcome to the annual Mako "Things I Like" report for 2019
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