Across the country, people are paying tribute to legendary Australian actor Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, who died today aged 86. And while Tingwell might seem like a less-than-obvious topic for a site like Lifehacker, his overall philosophy is worth bearing in mind.
Obituaries for Tingwell are consistently emphasising his willingness to take on new projects. As Rob Sitch from Working Dog, who directed Tingwell in The Castle, The Dish and countless Charlie The Wonder Dog skits, explained:
He said that one of the secrets to life was saying 'yes', because you end up meeting people, you have new experiences - you know, luck seems to follow you.
That's a concept we've endorsed at Lifehacker quite a few times, and Tingwell's a banner example of why it's a good idea. Bud, we'll miss you. (Random Tingwell tech connection: he provided voices for the locally-developed Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis game, as a result of which I got to shake his hand a few years ago.)