"Revolutions 2" at Forest Lawn Museum Celebrates Classic Music Industry Art | By Tanja M. Laden, LA Weekly (3-3-2015)
Anonymous Rips Denver, Tattered Cover Over Homeless Policies, Threatens Doxing | By Michael Roberts, Westword
Facebook’s new WordPress plugin will make it easy for bloggers to publish Instant Article | By Napier Lopez, The Next Web
Retro Revival | By Julie Dugdale, 5280 Magazine
Greenwood House | Ryan Leidner Architecture
Kristina & Jason's Gorgeous, Graphic Australian Home | Apartment Therapy
Sub Marine: The Things We Sink | By Mark Garrison, Hakai Magazine
6 Illustrations That Show What It’s Like In An Introvert’s Head | By Liz Fosslien and Mollie West, Huffington Post
Speaking in Archemoji | By Alexandra Lange and Michelle Goldchain, Curbed
"Lautner remarked at his 80th birthday celebration, when asked what he would do to improve Los Angeles, that we would construct a huge concrete boulder, take it up to Mulholland Drive and roll it down the hill," Goldstein said.
Visions of the Future | NASA/JPL Posters
What Older Voters Care About Now | By Denise Logeland, NextAvenue
Finally! Your "Me" Home: Decorating for Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type | By Taryn Williford, Apartment Therapy
"More recent estimates put the amount of plastic floating in the world’s oceans at more than 5.25 trillion pieces, weighing more than 268,000 metric tons. That translates to as much as 100,000 pieces per square kilometer in some areas of the ocean."
To Anyone Who Thinks They're Falling Behind In Life | By Jamie Varon, Huffington Post
Roll up, roll up to the Malware Museum! Run classic DOS viruses in your web browser | By Chris Williams, The Register
Ten classic electronic calculators from the 1970s and 1980s | The Register (1-3-2014)
" I like to think of myself as 29, and that all those years are being stored somewhere for me, she says of the time since her parents' diagnosis. "Sometimes, I hope I can go back and reclaim all of that."
"Speak slower; use simple words and short sentences; make eye contact; use brief explanations; repeat instructions using the exact words each time; establish a daily routine; take them by the hand and redirect them; distract them instead of arguing; smile; give hugs and compliments and small rewards for behavior you're encouraging."
Blogging: a Powerful Outlet for Caregivers | By Brenda Avadian, US News & World Report
Home demolitions rise in Winter Park as historic preservation ordinance gets OK | By Steven Lemongello, Orlando Sentinel
Colorado brain clinic sees new hope for Alzheimer's patients | By David Olinger, The Denver Post
Can technology help defuse the dementia time bomb? | BBC iWonder (2014)
This Is What a Millennial's Dream House Looks Like in Real Life | By Maggie Winterfeldt, Popsugar
"We are all aware that broadband opportunities are not yet available to the overwhelming majority of people, and therefore expect the success of this experiment to be measured in hundreds and not thousands of downloads."
Three ways to eat healthy from the new U.S. dietary guidelines | By Carina Storrs, CNN
(love this pic…that vintage George Nelson Crisscross Saucer Lamp!)
"The hyperlink was a way to abandon centralisation – all the links, lines and hierarchies – and replace them with something more distributed, a system of nodes and networks. Since I got out of jail, though, I’ve realised how much the hyperlink has been devalued, almost made obsolete."
"But hyperlinks aren’t just the skeleton of the web: they are its eyes, a path to its soul. And a blind webpage, one without hyperlinks, can’t look or gaze at another webpage – and this has serious consequences for the dynamics of power on the web."
"The prominence of the stream today doesn’t just make vast chunks of the internet biased against quality – it also means a deep betrayal to the diversity that the world wide web had originally envisioned."
"When Facebook can know us better than our parents with only 150 likes, and better than our spouses with 300 likes, the world appears quite predictable, both for governments and for businesses. And predictability means control."
Our Favorite Art-Centric Rooms—Including Works by Picasso and Warhol | Architectural Digest
AD100 Experts Predict the Biggest Interior Design Trends for 2016 | Architectural Digest
Five Tips for Lighting Art | By Tim McKeough, Architectural Digest (1-31-2015)
Colorado's population jumped by 101,000 in 12 months | By Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post
Nursing Home Workers Share Explicit Photos of Residents on Snapchat | By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica
Got a Vulgar Vocab? New Research Says Swearing Is a Sign of a Healthy Brain | By Rafi Schwartz, GOOD Magazine
A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace | By John Perry Barlow, 1996
Student’s ‘joke gone awry’ leads to felony charges, racist slurs | By Addie Glickstein, The Colorado Independent
Accessing Healthy Food Should Be as Simple as Hailing an Uber | By Sherrell Dorsey, Next City
Sputnik in Space and Song | By Elizabeth Blair, NPR (2012)
Demetri Martin creates a 224-word palindrome poem | By Rachel Dovey, Paste Magazine (2009)
100 Must-See Documentaries Streaming on Netflix This December | By Christopher Campbell, Nonfics
Are Christmas fairy lights really ruining your Wi-Fi? | By Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian
A Storytelling Renaissance Is Happening Right Under Your Thumb | By Matt Baume, The Stranger
Cry me a river | By Suprabha Seshan, New Internationalist Magazine
Urban farmers being pushed out in hot real estate market | By Scott McFetridge, The Denver Post
"millennials are the ones most vulnerable because they have no personal connection to a time when music actually mattered. When it was the most accessible medium for getting a message to the world. Now corporations have used the medium artists once used to spread a message of social change, to send the message that they need more and more useless shit instead."
Ways of Seeing Album | afrolicious
7 Expert Tips for Buying an Investment-Worthy Antique | By Miranda Agee, Architectural Digest
South Park - The City Part of Town - “The Lofts at SoDoSoPa”
South Park Tackles Gentrification, One Stupid Neighborhood Name at a Time | By Matt Miller, Esquire
"It matters when people end up thinking they are stupid because they can’t seem to use an interface that has been made to seem perfectly clear even though it isn’t. It matters that our leading products are going backward in both usability and usefulness."
"The headline of a Forbes article says it all: 'Apple iOS 9 has 25 Great Secret Features.' Secret features? If these are such great features, why are they secret? Why are they so difficult to get to?"
How a Not-Entirely-Polite Card Game Is Changing Urban Planning | By Rachel Kaufman, Next City
Can Jack Dorsey Save Twitter? | By Om Malik, The New Yorker
To keep customers coming back, some Chinese restaurants are lacing noodles with opiates | By Gwynn Guilford, Quartz (09-25-2014)
I'll take those flannel zebra jammies, secondhand and rock that mofo.
We Buy White Albums - Write-up about Rutherford Chang's 2013 NY exhibit by Dust & Grooves
Ten most valuable albums of all time | By Charlotte Beugge, The Telegraph (July 06, 2014)
12 Easy DIY Fall Fix-Ups | This Old House
7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive, Backed By Science | By CamMi Pham, Medium
From Cory Arcangel to "Pac-Man": How Digital Art Curators Save Vintage Data and Hardware | By Steven Melendez, Fast Company
Slow Living 101: Tips for Turning Off the Chaos | By Laura Gaskill, Houzz
Beware Cowspiracy – and the spread of the vegan virus | By Alison Homewood, New Internationalist Magazine
My Top 10 Stupidest Gardening Moves | By Geoffrey Ives
Through Dizzy Array of GIFs, Blind Artist Challenges Our Sense of Order | By Eva Recinos, PSFK
Living in the Past: Homes that Embrace Vintage with Open Arms | Apartment Therapy
"Through cultural cross-pollination, his work absorbed the moment – from the fashion photography of Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton to influencing the look of music videos by David Bowie, Robert Palmer and George Michael, to creating the album cover art of Duran Duran."
Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist | By Laura Gaskill, Houzz
The Good House: Big Design Moves That Matter | By Bud Dietrich, Houzz
"Over a third of Gen X high schoolers fought for their right to party at the tail end of the Reagan administration, spending more than six hours per week at gatherings; just 10.7 percent of the most recent Obama-era high school seniors did."
The chairs of Poul Kjaerholm | Berlin Interior (2013)
14 photos of a spectacular mid-century Portland home | By Jack Archer, Airows
Victorian-lifestyle hipsters unleash “Masterpiece Theater”-level trolling on tech-tethered readers By Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon
I love the Victorian era. So I decided to live in it. By Sarah A. Chrisman, Vox
The 14 beautiful homes of The Astronaut Wives Club By Pam Kueber, RetroRenovation
Design Classic: Eames House Bird By Dora Vanette, Dwell (4-17-2014)
I Used to Be a Design Student: Advice on Design and Life from Famous Graphic Designers By Maria Popova, Brain Pickings (2-20-2013)
Gorki House | ArchDaily (5-29-2011)
Stephen Colbert Shares Why He Thinks Women Should Be in Charge of Everything By Stephen Colbert, Glamour
Rough day? Time to visit the Rage Room, where destruction is encouraged By Calum Marsh, The Guardian
How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain | By Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times
4 Smart Pieces of Advice That Work for Any Type of Home You Live In By Adrienne Breaux, Apartment Therapy
"Thanks to the generation’s size and influence, millennials are moving to new places made just for them, by them—revitalizing smaller cities or opting for hybridized urban-burb enclaves where quality of life is the driving force."
"Millennials might not be staying in the urban cores, but rather, they’re helping to remake the urban-like enclaves that allow easy access to the city when they want it. These places where millennials are choosing to live still have the qualities of downtowns—dense housing, transit connections, walkability, good food, great bars—without the high prices of downtowns."
Type God Erik Spiekermann's Biggest Challenge? "Asking For Money" | By John Brownlee, Co.Design
Delirium: A Surprising Side Effect of Hospital Stays | By Sandra G. Boodman, nextavenue
“'We need to back up in our care of older patients so that we don’t treat every little symptom with a pill,' she said. Sometimes, she said, a hand rub or a conversation or a glass of herbal tea can be as effective as an anti-anxiety drug."
Trader Joe's Ex-President Opens Store With Aging Food And Cheap Meals | By Curt Nickisch, NPR
(This comment thread! But 16 are already gone here: newspapers, calendars, dining room table, takeout menus, stereo, printer, cable box, landline, incandescents, VCR, phone books, address book, answering machine, fax, piano or tube TV. Also, watches - 10 years ago. On notice: checkbook and DVDs, stapler too, but scotch tape is an essential.)
MCM Daily - a new design magazine by DC Hillier
Nick Cave’s “Red Right Hand,” Reimagined as a Dr. Seuss Book | By Tom Hawking, Flavorwire
'Mad Men': Here are the SoCal purveyors that supplied the show's vintage props, clothes | By Robert Garrova, The Frame
Urban Homesteading in the Mile High City | By Jessica Larusso, 5280 Magazine
Front-yard produce stands the latest in Denver's local food movement | By Emilie Rusch, Denver Post
Next Creative Leaders: Ten women destined to be the creative leaders of tomorrow | By The 3% Conference & The One Club
Saying Goodbye| By @nationhahn
Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage: Know the difference before you choose | Consumer Reports
The Internet Freaks Out Over Hillary's Campaign Logo | By Mark Wilson, Co.Design
Why Is Your Millennial Crying? | By @gemmacorrell
Why The World Is Obsessed With Midcentury Modern Design | By Laura Fenton, Curbed
Best Foundation Plants for Stellar Curb Appeal | By Sal Vaglica, This Old House Magazine
"There is no such thing as the 'right time' to die. The loss of a parent hurts whether they die young or old, in good health or bad. Losing your last parent is a passage to a phase of life none of us feels ready to accept."
Why We Need to Get Rid of Senior Centers | By Kerry Hannon, nextavenue
"Good design is innovative. Good design must be useful. Good design is aesthetic design. Good design makes a product understandable. Good design is honest. Good design is unobtrusive. Good design is long-lasting. Good design is consistent in every detail. Good design is environmentally friendly. And last but not least, good design is as little design as possible."
"We need to deal with our resources differently, in terms of how we waste things. We have to move away from the throwaway habit. Things can, and must, last longer. They must be designed so that they can be reused. We need to take more care of our environment. That means not only our personal environment but also our cities and our resources. That is the future of design, to take more care of these basic elements."
A Growing Passion: Tropical Garden With Rich History Part I (aka CA's Sinjen Gardens)
"If time dilates when one moves at high speeds, does it contract when one moves barely at all? It must: The day shortened considerably. A full day’s activity might be a medical appointment, or a visit from a friend. The rest of the time was rest."
"The future, instead of the ladder toward the goals of life, flattens out into a perpetual present. Money, status, all the vanities the preacher of Ecclesiastes described, hold so little interest: a chasing after wind, indeed."
Managing Estate Sales Becomes Big Business | By Alan Feuer, The New York Times
How you can walk through the 'Mad Men' sets | By Jenn Kantor, TODAY
How to Replace a Car Battery | The Family Handyman
10 Ways to Build a Better Chicken Coop | By Ann E. Stratton, This Old House
House Tour: The Fairytale Chateau of Les Trois Garcons | Vogue Living
Ty & Lynne's Soulful Mid-Century Chicago Studio | Apartment Therapy
Isabelle's Top Floor Flat in London | Apartment Therapy
5 Surprisingly Great Home Decor DIYs Made from Outdated Tech | Apartment Therapy
How To Start Plants from Seeds | Apartment Therapy
The girl who gets gifts from birds | By Katy Sewall, BBC News
"How could any self-aware person who works in technology not start to organize their disappointment? It’s gotten to where several of my peers are floating half-hearted speculations about their next careers."
"It is simple mindfulness, that thing which needy technology makes so hard to practice. And it starts with a question: what is technology’s role in your life? And what, really, do you want from it?" THIS
11 Things That Scare Creative Artists (and what you can do about it) | By Kevin Chung, skinny artist.com
These Diagrams Are Everything You Need To Decorate Your Home | By Jessica Probus, Buzzfeed
Attention Introverts: "Introjis" Are a Series of Emojis Designed Just For You | By Jennifer Miller, Co.Create
Desktop Decor DIY: How To Make a Mini Bullet Planter By Ashley Poskin, Apartment Therapy
The Greatest Lesson I Never Learned | By Umair Haque, Medium
What It's Like Competing With VC-Fueled Media Startups | By Simon Dumenco, AdAge
Why Celebrities Are So Into the Artist Daniel Arsham | By Julia Chaplin, The New York Times
Unemployed, 55, and Faking Normal | By Lizzy White, NextAvenue
French Twitter Users Say #JeSuisCharlie Isn’t For Everyone By Naina Bajekal, Time
Micro-Apartments Make Their Way to Denver; $900 Will Get You 330 Square Feet | By Jamie Swinnerton, Westword
If You See a Table Lamp You Like, BUY it | By Annie Elliot, bossycolor.com
A designer is creating "smell maps" of cities By Barbara Speed, Citymetric
Telling My Troll Story Because Kathy Sierra Left Twitter By Adria Richards (CONTENT WARNING!)
Venture capital and the great big Silicon Valley asshole game By Sarah Lacy, PandoDaily
Another reason we should probably kill the term “brogrammer” forever By David Holmes, PandoDaily
"these #s look directionally correct, altho I think the amounts could be higher for "idea stage" / lower for "growth stage". in general, for seed-stage companies I have recommended 0.1%-.25% common vested monthly over 2 years (with no cliff or only 3-month cliff), and in a few cases have seen 0.5%-1.0% for *very* high value advisors and/or who work a hell of a lot more than 4 hrs / mo. the other thing I've seen is a combination of shares + cash for advisory roles where they exceed 4-8hrs/mo. great info & kudos for helping standardize. happy to help support this." - Dave McClure
"Couple very minor observations: 1) Under compensation: "Advisor shall not be entitled to receive cash compensation;" seems like it might make it a bit less restrictive if the language was added to limit scope to "under this agreement", since I've seen advisors enter into additional contracts for larger scale projects under additional consulting contracts." - Jay Moore
"This is an advisor agreement for a few hours of mentorship per month, not 300 hour projects. The standard is for two years to be an advisor, and the agreement can be cancelled with 5 days notice. Over two years, this may amount to between 30 and 250 hours worth of total work, depending on the engagement level." - Adeo Ressi
FAST: The Founder Advisor Standard Template (current working doc)
Woman Dies Trying to Save Her Cell Phone From Burning House By Jordan Valinsky, Betabeat
Oncoming Train Crushes Woman Trying to Rescue Her iPad By Jordan Valinsky, Betabeat
Zillow Kills Competition With $3.5 Billion Trulia Deal By Helena A.S Popkin, ReadWrite
In Silicon Valley diversity conversations, age is left out By Kristen V. Brown, SFGate
You Are Not Late By Kevin Kelly, Medium
How To Make A Living From Blogging By Dorie Clark, Forbes
How Narrow Defeats Mess With Our Heads By Jesse Singal, Science of Us
A Blind Paralympian Will Use Google Glass So Kids Can See His Point Of View By Ariel Schwartz, Co.Exist
5 Ways to Make the Most of Kindle Unlimited’s 600,000 Books By Graeme McMillan, Wired
Graphing PIR Motion Sensor Data With Electric Imp & Keen IO By Stephanie Stroud, Keen.IO's Radical Transparency
The psychology of side projects: How creative hobbies improve our performance at everything By Kevan Lee, The Next Web
What Gordy Zacks did when he was given just 4 weeks to live By Harvey Mackay, Denver Business Journal
Turn your food photos into real meals By Richard Branson, Virgin.com
Why a Once-Hated 1980s Design Movement Is Making a Comeback | By Alissa Walker, Gizmodo
"The bad news is, you gain perspective by having incredibly shitty things happen to you and the people you love. Nature has made it so that perspective is only delivered in bulk quantities. A railcar of perspective arrives and dumps itself on your lawn when all you needed was a microgram. This is a grossly inefficient aspect of the human condition, but I'm sure bright minds in Silicon Valley are working on a fix."
Here's the Lawless Hellscape Colorado Has Become Six Months After Legalizing Weed By Chris Miles, Policy.Mic
"A former biology graduate student told me that a male postdoc in her lab said that her ponytail was 'too flouncy for cancer research.'" When she pressed him on what he meant, he smiled and said she didn’t belong.
On Behalf Of Women Architects I Express Our Collective And Respectful Anger By Shaunacy Ferro, Co.Design
Kimberly Bryant Wants to Bridge the Digital Divide for Women of Color By Glynnis Macnicol, Elle Magazine
The Internet Of Things Will Need Millions Of Developers By 2020 By Matt Asay, ReadWrite
"On the surface there’s nothing wrong with getting to know a job candidate in a relaxed setting. But think about who might flunk this kind of pre-interview acculturation. Say, people who don’t drink. Or people with long commutes, or who don’t have the luxury of time to stay out late with a bunch of twenty-somethings on a whim." (+ people who aren't single...people with pets...people with hobbies...people who exercise...people who sleep.)
"Try, just for a moment, to suppose that it’s probably unnatural for an industry to be so heavily dominated by white and Asian middle-class males under 30 who keep telling each other to only hire their friends."
Denver's Tax on Web and App Development Draws Ire by Andy Vuong, The Denver Post
New York's Newest Beach Lets You Lay On The Sand While Floating On The Hudson By Adele Peters, Co.Exist
"There’s probably a lot to be written about how all these cultures arose as a backlash against both feminism and the rise of metrosexual dudes, who wore cologne, were professionally Nice to Women, and got laid a lot. Traditional alpha-male types watched this with horror, and what came next was depressingly predictable."
Boulder lost out on Google Fiber because of Colorado's anti-municipal broadband laws By Stacey Higginbotham, Gigaom
Bill Murray, Internet Jester By Ian Crouch, The New Yorker
Malibu app celebrates beach access -- right next to David Geffen's house By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
This Map Explains Why Midwesterners Find New Yorkers Weird By Science of Us, New York Magazine
Everything You Need to Know About PR to Do It Yourself By Dave Llorens and Ashley Seashore, Fast Company
The Post-Bling Ring Era: How LA Is Finally Learning to Think Small By Honora Shea, Architizer
"What are Japan’s resources?” he asks, “I’m particularly thinking about traditional aesthetics. I’ve identified four keywords related to this: sensai(delicateness), chimitsu (meticulousness), teinei (thoroughness or attention to detail) and kanketsu (simplicity).”
“I don’t believe cities are created by great urban designers,” Hara says. “Cities are made by the desires of people. What designers are able to do is provide a little awakening that might change what people want from a city. That will eventually lead to a [larger] change.”
"Educating desire is about teaching people to say 'This will do. Instead of a very elaborately made towel, you’ll say, this brown towel will do. This is the awakening Muji tries to introduce.' As designers 'we should learn to control the level of ‘This will do.’ ”
Designers should not only make beautiful or functional products, but tap a sense of culture as well. This can be achieved, Hara believes, through a deepening understanding of the value of “koto” over “mono” — experience rather than the beauty of a “fantastic object or brand” — and by allowing themselves and their work to embrace the unknown.
I'm going radio silent until Tuesday, September 2 - Patton Oswalt
Someone Just Bought the Fancy Glass House From Ferris Bueller’s Day Off By S. Jhoanna Robledo, New York Magazine
Google and Diversity, By Anthea Watson Strong
"And therein lies the problem of side projects. They will either muddle along as a fun side project and provide a necessary distraction from your main work, or they will grow and demand your attention. They want to be fed. The answer to 'what if this fails' is easy. You shut it down. The answer to 'what if this succeeds' is much harder. Especially when you’re not willing to walk away from your main job. And I wasn’t."
The Minimum Salary You Need to Buy a Home, in 27 Cities By Kristin Wong, Lifehacker
Man Spends 13 Years Transforming a Hedge into a Massive Dragon By Christopher Jobson, Colossal
As solar panels boom, it was the simple business model that the big energy players missed. By Katie Fehrenbacher, Gigaom
10 things we learned from Pew Research's Internet of Things report By Stuart Dredge, The Guardian
Eight Things Every White Person Should Know About White Privilege By Sally Kohn, The Daily Beast
The weird science of stretching time: How to stop life from passing you by. By Janet Choi, The Next Web
"It’s critical that your hiring team scrutinizes the apps, websites or products designers have built as part of their portfolio or previous work experience. Both the candidate and the work should be able to withstand it."
“In some of the best cases, candidates have included early drafts or sketches of their work so they can talk about the different things they considered doing and why they ultimately went the way they did.”
“Sometimes, designers without traditional training possess an ingenuity that you don’t usually see,” says Zhuo. “We’re really just looking for people who have that element of extreme proactivity. Even if they did go to a great school, they should have experience stretching themselves on projects both inside and outside of the classroom. Great candidates take the initiative to experiment, design and build on their own.”
"A designer must have the capacity for high-level analysis. The right candidate should “have really great observation skills and pay attention… she really thinks critically about what could be better about any given product you throw at her," Zhuo says."
"Sometimes I’ve caught a full moon moving across the sky on Spring and Mercer Streets. It seems as if the moon was meant to be framed by the stage set created by buildings on lower Broadway." - Michele Oka Doner, 68
"If I’m doing a first draft, I still like longhand. I think that we’ve been writing by hand for so many centuries that somehow our subconscious just gets transcribed better in longhand." - Francine Du Plessix Gray, 83
"SCs are the people that get a job without ever submitting a resume because they have created so much proof of their ability to get shit done and make things happen that it would almost be an insult to question them. Are they smarter than you? Not always. More than likely they frequented the longer road to dopamine than you did and continued the behavior."
"If you’re capable of using your brain to arrive to a creative thought, do it and show it to everyone else...Approach life with research like a mental set of training wheels. Learn from someone else how to do something just long enough to get you moving and then practice until you master it."
How to Make a Map Go Viral By Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic
A Eulogy for Twitter By Adrienne LaFrance and Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic
'Mad Men': Season 7 explores L.A. style | By David A. Keeps, Los Angeles Times
Turkish Journalist Jailed For Tweeting a Typo By Molly Mulshine
"Want the fun of camping with the convenience of indoor plumbing + electricity? Your room is the teeny tiny pantry just off our kitchen. Seriously tiny. Just over 5.5ft long by 2 ft. wide. Think Japanese style capsule hotel with a window and door."
"The difference is night and day for Mitchem. At the restructuring firm Eagle's Flight, 'they would make a decision today, implement it in 30 days, wait six months, and see how it goes,' he says. Now? 'We have an idea in the morning, implement by noon, and it better be working the next day or day after.' Accustomed to the breakneck speed at o.penVAPE, he says it's hard to imagine returning to a larger, slower organization."
How nerdy is Colorado? Very, it turns out By L. Wayne Hicks, Denver Business Journal
“I think we can start to build towards free and open societies, by building on some of the ideas that have come out of our community that are actually very successful,” says Kahle. “Ones that can support our families, can do things that last by building communities, by using licenses to help define how our world works within a law structure that is often not pursuing our aims or helping a broad set of people.”
"The Marilyn Monroe image found on the computer, for example, he said, "we might not want to even release it because the people who control Monroe's image are very vigilant" and might sue the museum if it did."
(See: The Marilyn Manifesto)
"These are kids who have never waited in line at the bank, never waited days for a stamped letter to arrive, never used a phone that didn’t take photos, never, or rarely, had their musical choices limited to what’s on the AM and FM band waves or to the number of tracks that can fit on a disc or cassette tape."
How Cold Calling Can Land You A Job | By Susan Adams, Forbes
"Individuals living in compact, connected metro areas (akin to the garden suburb) were found to have greater economic mobility. These folks spend less on both housing and transportation, and have greater transit options. They tend to live longer, safer, healthier lives than their peers in metro areas with sprawl. The report cites evidence that people who live in areas with sprawl suffer from more obesity, high blood pressure and fatal car crashes."
"We need £120,000 to keep going and our fundraising appeal has so far only brought a few thousand pounds. Now we've ended up with a Banksy on our doorstep. It is a dream come true. I'm absolutely buzzing."
Why some publishers are killing their comment sections By Ricardo Bilton, Digiday
Happiness and Its Discontents By Daniel M. Haybron, New York Times
"From carpenters to sculptors, makers end each workday with a physical object looking different than it did that morning. But what if you’re a knowledge worker? How do we know our level of progress when the fruits of our labors can be easily and quickly buried by our next task?"
"Even if you don’t finish a project or hit a major milestone, you’ve likely made progress on some aspect, whether it’s a super rough draft or sketching out a plan. Record that and give small steps their due."
"Done lists are like bite-size diaries, so don’t be afraid to get personal and express yourself. Emotional context and commentary will add value as you reflect and review. Maybe you can puzzle out why your afternoon was unproductive or savor the pleasure of figuring out a bug."
French Employees Encouraged to Shut Off Email After 6 p.m. By Alex Magdaleno, Mashable
This Is What Women Would Do If They Were Paid the Same As Men By Charlotte Alter, Time
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Why newsrooms are enlisting data scientists By Lucia Moses, Digiday
Have Liberal Arts Degree, Will Code By Caitlin Huston, Wall Street Journal
"In everything you do or say and every piece of news you release, you have to keep beating the drum about your vision for the future — whether it’s the future of reading, the end of software, or one platform that connects the world. 'This is what will elevate whatever you’re doing in the short term to the next level. And the more short-term points you rack up, the more believable the long-term message becomes.'”
"Whatever it is you think you want to do, run it through your brand lens. See if it highlights the words that you’ve chosen that are meaningful to you and that set you apart. If the answer is no, don’t do it. If the answer is yes, then you have to do it.”
Brand image is your lump of clay and you have to go out there and make it into something beautiful. Respond to their questions, but then tell them what’s important in every answer, because they don’t know, or even how to ask.”
In looking at work-life balance employees fell into two categories: Segmentors and Integrators. The first are able to draw a psychological line between work stress and the rest of their lives, 31% of Googlers fell into this category. For the other 69% - the Integrators - "work looms constantly in the background," though half of them want to be more like Segmentors. In their Dublin office, they started "Google Goes Dark" which asked people to leave their devices at the front desk before leaving for the night.
"If time management were the essence of the problem, a self-imposed deadline should help. But Pychyl and other researchers have come to believe that emotional failures rest at the root of procrastination. Procrastinators delay a task because they're not in the mood to do it and deceive themselves into thinking they will be later on. When that time comes and they're not, they're in the same emotional place but with less time until deadline."
“Whether that means getting a 9-to-5 job and putting on the big-girl pants,” she said, “or whether it just means going into something where people are not looking at me, and I’m not covered in rhinestones every day.”
The Power of Knowing Where to Start By Chris Yeh
Wikipedia Founder Sticks It To ‘Lunatic’ Holistic Healers By Alexandra Sifferlin, Time
Modern Tribe's Freelance Toolkit is brilliant.
How Your Landscaping Can Keep Burglars Away By Julie Kim, Forbes
Hackfit trades pizza for tofu, all-nighters for yoga By Kristen V. Brown, San Francisco Chronicle
What happens when this drug lord gets this weird request from a middle-aged professor at Columbia? What’s he going to think? Something awful, I imagine.’ ” Ms. Bell summed up: “It was very Larry David. The whole thing was very Larry David.”
"I think mitigating anxiety is important if you're going to juggle projects," Brownstein says. "The anxiety can become bigger than the work. So you have to be willing to have something not go exactly as planned. That kind of nimbleness keeps you alert and keeps you striving a little bit more."
Incredible Images Of A Namibian Ghost Town, Taken Over By The Desert By Adele Peters, Co.Exist
What You Think You Know About the Web Is Wrong By Tony Haile, Time
"Once a scientific truth emerges from a consensus of experiments and observations it is the way of the world. When different experiments give you the same result it is no longer subject to your opinion. It's true whether or not you believe in it. That's why it works." - Neil DeGrasse Tyson
"Focus. You shouldn’t be grabbing coffee with a VC in the middle of day when you could be working,” Graham said. “Instead you should be doing the most important things, like, say, optimizing software.”
"We want you, at first, to steal from us, because you can’t steal. You will take what we give you and you will put it in your own voice and that’s how you will find your voice. And that’s how you begin. And then one day someone will steal from you."
What’s the biggest barrier to being an artist? "Self-confidence always. The artist always battles his own/her own feeling of inadequacy. You have to battle the lack of confidence by giving the scene the chance to solidify."
A Map Of The Carbon Footprint Of All 31,000 ZIP Codes In The U.S. By Ben Schiller, Co.Exist
"All makers face this problem. Prices are determined by supply and demand, and there is just not as much demand for things that are fun to work on as there is for things that solve the mundane problems of individual customers."
"I think the answer to this problem, in the case of software, is a concept known to nearly all makers: the day job. This phrase began with musicians, who perform at night. More generally, it means that you have one kind of work you do for money, and another for love."
"Because painters leave a trail of work behind them, you can watch them learn by doing. If you look at the work of a painter in chronological order, you'll find that each painting builds on things that have been learned in previous ones."
"In both painting and hacking there are some tasks that are terrifyingly ambitious, and others that are comfortingly routine. It's a good idea to save some easy tasks for moments when you would otherwise stall."
"Let me get philosophical for a minute. In a human world, life is made interesting by serendipity," Yellin told me. "The more complexity you add to a machine world, you're adding serendipity that you couldn't imagine. Perry Mason is going to happen. These ghosts in the machine are always going to be a by-product of the complexity. And sometimes we call it a bug and sometimes we call it a feature."
Games By Ian Bogost
Anybody Can Learn By Hadi Partovi, Code.org
Mile High Blondies By Kristen Browning-Blas, The Cannabist
The Enchanting Mouse Architecture of Need a House? Call Ms. Mouse! By Naomi Stead, Slate
Personal Branding for Introverts By Dorie Clark, HBR
Facebook tells employees, 'build something' -- with a table saw By Zach Miners, TechHive
The Tech Intellectuals By Henry Farrell, Democracy Journal
The Brogrammer Effect: Women Are a Small (and Shrinking) Share of Computer Workers By Jordan Weissmann, The Atlantic
Disruptions: More Connected, Yet More Alone By Nick Bilton, New York Times
How award-winning work can make or break you By David Martin
Let’s Stop Focusing on Shiny Gadgets and Start Using Tech to Empower People By Margaret Stewart, Wired
Anatomy of a hack: How the SEA took down the NYT and Twitter By Stacey Higginbotham, GigaOM
To get promoted, women need champions, not mentors By Vickie Elmer, Quartz
The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship By Jessica Bruder, Inc.