What I saw this week #10: November 1, 2013

It has been a busy few weeks at Plain. But even busy weeks yield interesting things online. Here are a few:

My friend Bryan Jackson, who passed away this week at only 26. Photo by Josiah Vandien.

Video: Slowmo iPhone 5s video on Instagram – Ryan Pernofski shares some great slow motion videos on Instagram using the new iPhone 5s.

Profitless Prosperity – Fred Wilson discusses why Amazon is so valued by Wall Street. If you read this and then think about Apple you’ll see why Wall Street has such a hard time valuing Apple even though they are making record-breaking profits. They are the opposite of Amazon.

How to Moonwalk – This series of GIFs make it easy.

A Game of Shark and Minnow – Excellent and beautiful piece from the The New York Times Magazine.

Stephen Fry as Master of Laketown – Is it December yet?

App: Slow Fast Slow – Record slow motion videos that are even slower than the built-in iOS app.

Animals with Misleading Names – A lot of animals have names that do not reflect what they truly are.

Andrew Kim on Microsoft Stories – Good interview. Looking forward to seeing what he’s working on.

I Put a Spell On You – Paul Kafisis put a spell on John Gruber which ended up determining the result of this year’s Major League Baseball season. Believe it.