In terms of hobbies where I can also have fun with my kids, magic beats so far everything. They want to be an audience, they want to know how stuff works, they want to try stuff themself. It is great 🙂

Oh, and it is astonishing what you can already do with a couple of mediocre sleights, a double lift and a bit of card control. #cardmagic

My older son told me about a magician that comes to their school. He worked out the tricks, cause he did really bad sleights by flashing to him the coin he palmed etc. He knew how the tricks worked but didn’t tell because he didn’t want to be the annoying spectator. Well done!

A short follow up. After my kid tried it twice, I asked him to hand me over the cards. I exchanged the cards snapped the finger and the right card was on top. He was flabbergasted. That was really cute 😉

Ok…so I could fool my kids with a couple of magic tricks. Nice. We all had fun 🙂
The cutest thing was when the little one wanted to show the trick my wife, snapped his finger and the wrong card turned up. Snapped again, still the wrong card 😉

I have to say thought that I’d like to be more minimalistic andcould reduce my consumerist behavior.
And regarding software: I use tools like mutt and vim because they make me productive. Use the tools that make you more productive and don’t trash talk other peoples tools.

Regarding minimalists: I still find those fun that own like a hundred things and one of them is a smartphone and one is a kindle. And they don’t mention how many ebooks, pieces of music and apps are on those. I bet often they are not really minimalistic 😉

This “your software is more bloated than yours” feels like a similar elitism like those from “militant” minimalists: look, I own only 10 things and my life is so much better than yours because of this. Fap, fap, fap…
Minimalism is fine but this behavior just annoys me massively…