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www.nytimes.com
When I was growing up in the 1980s, I watched my grandfather — my dad’s stepdad — struggle with his own prejudice. He was a blue-collar World War II veteran who loved his family above all things and was constantly afraid for them.
12 hours ago
tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com
Cy Twombly painted some of the 20th century’s great works in the hilly Italian coastal town of Gaeta. All the while, Nicola Del Roscio, who watched over him, quietly created his own Eden.
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Installing WordPress at Digital OceanPublishing with WordPress
Digital Ocean is an easy to use, economical hosting option with very fast performance. This tutorial describes how to install WordPress on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at Digital Ocean in a way that can be optimized with Varnish and W3 Total Cache for optimal performance for only $5 monthly.
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The Confidence Conundrum
How are you supposed to be confident about something when you have nothing to feel confident about?
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GIF Brewery
Well, it’s finally time for the first beta of GIF Brewery 3.0. It is available for all to use and try. Even more information can be found on the beta page, which’ll be updated regularly. Also, in the coming days, we’ll be posting some tutorials on how to use some of the new features.
2 days ago
Great ideas that changed the world, and the people they rode in on - Boing Boing
To inaugurate the publication of his brilliant new book How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World (also a PBS/BBC TV series), Steven Johnson has written about the difficult balance between reporting on the history of world-changing ideas and the inventors credited with their cr
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Design In Tech Report 2015 — Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers
Design has become a game changer in Silicon Valley. Last year, John Maeda joined KPCB as the firm’s first Design Partner, joining from his role as the President of the Rhode Island School of Design.
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The Taming of Tech Criticism - The Baffler
What does it mean to be a technology critic in today’s America? And what can technology criticism accomplish? The first question seems easy: to be a technology critic in America now is to oppose that bastion of vulgar disruption, Silicon Valley.
2 days ago
mbutterick/pollen · GitHub
A book-publishing system written in Racket. Unstable. Incomplete. Et cetera. It’s becoming more civilized. But this is the actual software I use to publish & maintain my web-based book Butterick's Practical Typography. Docs are installed with the package. You can also read the docs here.
2 days ago
www.nytimes.com
Five years ago, you had been a manager for 15 years and had never won a World Series. Now you’ve won three, you have the most wins of any active manager and you’re probably going to the Hall of Fame. How is life different? Not much. My wife still tells me to take the trash out.
2 days ago
You | notch.net
Once upon time in a land not too different from our own, there lived a race of mighty hulks. They were an intelligent and caring kind, and spent most of their time caring for their livestock.
2 days ago
OneShot, a one week design case study — iOS App Development — Medium
Yesterday, March 2nd, we released OneShot, an iOS app for highlighting and tweeting screenshots of text. I thought it would be fun to share a little bit about how the app came together and talk about a few of the design decisions.
2 days ago
The graphic designer behind Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Quartz
If you follow the paper trail in Wes Anderson’s astutely visualized The Grand Budapest Hotel, the path will lead to Annie Atkins. Atkins is the film’s lead graphic designer responsible for making all the graphic props to vivify the fictitious Alpine state called the Empire of Zubrowka.
2 days ago
Kanye West: I'm Amazing | The FADER
Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak, received cautiously upon its release in 2008, remains one of the most experimental and prescient moments in Kanye’s career.
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Butterick’s Practical Typography
A friend pointed me to a story on Medium called “Death to Type­writ­ers,” by Medium de­signer Marcin Wichary. The story is about the in­flu­ence of the type­writer on dig­i­tal type­set­ting. It ref­er­ences my “ex­cel­lent list” of type­writer habits.
2 days ago
Vast Underground City Found in Turkey May Be One of the World’s Largest — History in the Headlines
Turkey’s Cappadocia region has long been designated a World Heritage site for its dazzling rock formations and more than 200 underground cities and villages, but according to government officials, a new discovery in Nevşehir Province could be the most extraordinary ancient find to date.
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Final cut privilege - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On nearly all occasions, only established and bankable directors are given such a privilege (such as Stanley Kubrick, Ridley Scott, Joel & Ethan Coen, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Quentin Tarantino, Wolfgang Petersen, Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, David Fincher, Francis Ford Coppola, M.
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The Reinvention of Normal: A Fun Profile of Whimsical Inventor and Artist Dominic Wilcox | Colossal
In this brief profile by filmmaker Liam Saint Pierre, we dive head-first into the strange mind of artist and inventor Dominic Wilcox who’s been entertaining the world for years with his delightfully impractical ideas.
3 days ago
Writing When You Might Be Wrong — Medium
I get asked for blogging tips a lot by other investors or entrepreneurs, most of whom aren’t writing consistently and imagine they should be.
3 days ago
How I Became A Minor Celebrity In China (After My Stolen Phone Ended Up There)
I was sitting on my couch in the living room looking at my photo stream, you know, looking for something to Instagram. That’s when I noticed a bunch of pictures I hadn’t taken. Like, a lot of them. They were mostly of this man taking selfies with an orange tree.
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Improbable: enabling the development of large-scale simulated worlds | cdixon blog
Over the past decade, computing resources that were previously available only to large organizations became available to almost anyone.
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How to pick startup ideas
One of the most important things I learned from running a startup is that on a macro scale the innovation market is efficient. If the market conditions allow for a startup to arise, it’s overwhelmingly probable that multiple startups already exist in that market.
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Futures of text | Whoops by Jonathan Libov
When the weather is bad I take a bus to work. I’m forever grateful to the person at the bus stop who informed me that you can text New York’s MTA service to find out exactly where the bus is and when it’s going to arrive.
3 days ago
Looking for the Incredible in a Simple Moment | February 2015 | Hillman Photography Initiative
The summer night is like a perfection of thought. [1] –Wallace Stevens Ninety-nine years after the first home was built in Berthoud, Colorado, a 39-year-old photographer walked the streets of this small town at night.
3 days ago
Timothy Willis Sanders | chapter 7 of Matt Meets Vik
Matt looked through the glass wall. He saw runway and sky. He looked at Vik and imagined saying, "Look at the sky." Matt looked through the wall and saw a plane take off. He read Aeropuerto and thought, "air-poo-air-toe." He looked at the counter and saw the policeman reading a man's passport.
3 days ago
Paul Octavious on The Great Discontent (TGD)
Describe your path to becoming a photographer? My first experience with a camera was when I was five years old and my mom bought me a Mickey Mouse Polaroid camera. We were living in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Hurricane Andrew had just come through, knocking down a huge oak tree in our front yard.
3 days ago
Hopes&Fears — Life and culture through a global lens
Hopes&Fears answers questions from our readers and friends, with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we look at a viral photo and ask if a woodpecker can really do that.
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YC Founders at Work Series: Interview 01 - AirBnB on Vimeo
Jessica Livingston of Y Combinator interviews 2 of AirBnB's founders, Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia.
4 days ago
Hitchcock's Definition of Happiness - YouTube
Alfred Hitchcock defines his idea of happiness. These are words that I live by. "A clear horizon, nothing to worry about on your plate. Only things that are creative and not destructive. That's within yourself, within me I can't bear quarreling I can't bare feelings between people. I think hatred is wasted energy. It's all nonproductive. I'm very sensitive. A sharp word said by say a person who has a temper if they're close to me hurts me for days. I know we're only human, we do go in for these various emotions, call them negative emotions, but when all these are removed and you can look forward and the road is clear ahead and now you're going to create something. I think that's as happy as I would ever want to be."
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4 days ago
Isaac Asimov’s Advice for Being Creative (Hint: Don’t Brainstorm) - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
In the late 1950’s, Arthur Obermayer worked for Allied Research Associates, a cold war-era science lab. During this period, his employer received a grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency to “elicit the most creative approaches possible for a ballistic missile defense system.”
4 days ago
Continuations : Knowledge
As our son reminded me the other day, the classical definition of knowledge, going as far back as Plato, are statements that are justified, true and believed. Each of those criteria though is problematic and lacks a clear meaning, despite the best efforts in epistemology.
4 days ago
GitBook · Write & Publish Books
Books on GitBook are written using a beautiful editor and published using Git or GitHub. Sell your book at the price you want, GitBook can also distribute it on all main marketplaces.
4 days ago
Luminous Life - National Geographic Magazine
It’s 10 p.m., and I’m standing in the darkroom of the Western Flyer, a research vessel belonging to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. The room is tiny, and several of us are crammed inside.
4 days ago
www.nytimes.com
Steve Jobs prized secrecy from his executives and employees during his tenure at Apple. Now his top lieutenants are speaking out — to help shape the legacy of Steve Jobs. Through interviews and tweets, Apple brass, including the chief executive, Timothy D.
4 days ago
Customer Service Phrases to Improve Every Support Interaction
Mastering support requires the experience of knowing just what to say and the wisdom to recognize the best way to say it. Don’t let the thousand-mile view fool you, though. Communication is hard. It’s made harder when you’re trying to make the mundane memorable.
4 days ago
S.F. jail inmates forced to fight, Adachi says - SFGate
San Francisco sheriff deputies have been forcing county jail inmates to engage in gladiator-style fights and gambling on the outcomes, Jeff Adachi, San Francisco’s public defender, said Thursday,. At least four deputies at County Jail No. 4 at 850 Bryant St.
4 days ago
Newsonomics: BuzzFeed and The New York Times play Facebook’s ubiquity game » Nieman Journalism Lab
Intellectually, we all knew that the Internet was so big as to be virtually infinite. But it’s hard to know what to do with that squishy concept. Then BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti outlined his all-in approach in front of a couple thousand nerds at SXSW Interactive last week.
4 days ago
The Rise of Craigslist and How It's Killing Your Newspaper -- New York Magazine
The Exploder of Journalism and I have an appointment at noon at a café near the Haight in San Francisco, and he’s right on time in the Kangol hat. To be honest, he’s not much to look at: short and balding, with a little smile and round cheeks with bright-pink patches of color. Modish glasses.
5 days ago
Speeds and feeds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The phrase speeds and feeds (or feeds and speeds) refers to two separate velocities in machine tool practice, cutting speed and feed rate. They are often considered as a pair because of their combined effect on the cutting process. Each, however, can also be considered and analyzed in its own right.
5 days ago
Facebook looks to host news content, without ‘devouring the Internet’ - Fortune
Twitter on Monday announced that it has partnered with Foursquare, a startup focused on local business recommendations, to allow users to include their location in Tweets. Rather than a simple geographic location—e.g.
6 days ago
10 Words Every Girl Should Learn | Alternet
Editor's Note: This article updated from original, which appeared in Role Reboot. In fifth grade, I won the school courtesy prize. In other words, I won an award for being polite. My brother, on the other hand, was considered the class comedian.
6 days ago
Facebook wants to be the new World Wide Web, and news orgs are apparently on board » Nieman Journalism Lab
Apple just concluded its final unveiling of the Apple Watch — along with some other interesting business — Monday afternoon. The Verge has as good a roundup as any of all the announcements, and video will be posted shortly.
6 days ago
A wave of distributed content is coming — will publishers sink or swim? » Nieman Journalism Lab
Last August, when BuzzFeed announced a new $50 million round of venture capital investment, a lot of journalists heard a new phrase for the first time: distributed content.
6 days ago
Life After Basketball | The Players' Tribune
I’m retiring. I heard someone once say there comes a day when they tell us all that we can’t play anymore. We’re not good enough. Surplus to requirements. Too slow, maybe.
7 days ago
Why Data God Jeffrey Hammerbacher Left Facebook To Found Cloudera | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
It's almost mythic: Archetypical data scientist Jeffrey Hammerbacher is sitting across the table from archetypical journalist Charlie Rose in the infinite blackness of the television interview. There's a pregnant moment.
7 days ago
Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team - HBR
Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it. No time like the present, right?
7 days ago
Opacity
The mathematical version is here. Furthermore, many conflate "against government" and "against centralized government" (I stand for the latter, not the former).
11 days ago
Nassim Nicholas Taleb Home & Professional Page
Nassim Nicholas Taleb's Home Page About: author of the INCERTO(Antifragile , The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, and The Bed of Procrustes, a 4-volume "investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk,and decision making when we don’t understand the world, expressed i
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Hollywood should be very afraid of Popcorn Time, the “Netflix for piracy” – Quartz
In January Netflix, the online video streaming site, used its quarterly letter to shareholders (pdf) to take aim at a rival.
11 days ago
That Way We’re All Writing Now — The Message — Medium
You’ve likely seen this style of writing all over the place — on Tumblr, Twitter, Snapchat, Yik Yak, or anywhere that people communicate in writing. It goes like this: This style has been huge for some time now. Do you love it, or hate it?
11 days ago
UbuWeb Film & Video: Julia Loktev - Vito Acconci / Acconci Studio: Interiors (2004)
Vito Acconci (b. 1940) first became known for his performance and video art in the 1970s. Since then his work has developed in the direction of audio-visual installations.
11 days ago
Writing Wednesdays: Resistance and Self-Loathing
Hang on while I make the case that self-loathing is a good thing. I don’t mean only within the comedic-material sphere, within which self-loathing has been mined for years by Woody Allen, Howard Stern, Richard Lewis, and the godfather of them all, Philip Roth in Portnoy’s Complaint.
11 days ago
The Steve Jobs You Didn't Know: Kind, Patient, And Human | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
The untold story of Tim Cook’s friendship with Steve Jobs—and why Jobs wouldn’t let Cook try to save his life. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, he first learned about Steve’s need for a liver transplant in January 2009.
11 days ago
careers-fusion.icims.com
Fusion is hiring a producer to make innovative digital videos for Real Future, a multi-platform project designed to tell stories about technology and the future. This is a full-time position, and is based in Fusion's Oakland, California office.
12 days ago
From Esri to Calm Tech: My Next Steps | The World is not a desktop
Today I’d like to announce that I’m moving on from my position as Director of Esri’s R&D Center in Portland, Oregon, and transitioning to several new projects I’m very excited to share. It’s been an amazing two and a half years at Esri.
12 days ago
Designers say Nike 'stifling' with 'distrust and intimidation' | OregonLive.com
Three designers who departed Nike to work for rival Adidas "decided that the Nike corporate culture was stifling their creativity," and were "alarmed about the culture of distrust and intimidation that permeates the relationships between Nike executives and Nike designers," according to a document
13 days ago
Werner Herzog Picks His 5 Top Films | Open Culture
If one can characterize Stanley Kubrick by his complete control over the medium and his dogged insistence on staying within 30 miles of his house when shooting a movie, even if it means dressing up a London factory to look like Hue, Vietnam as he did for Full Metal Jacket, then Werner Herzog can b
13 days ago
ADAM DUGAS | Unreliable Narrator
Due to the recent release of her book The Professor, Stanford English professor Terry Castle has been making the promotional rounds. Of particular interest to media outlets is her gossipy post-mortem on Susan Sontag, which features a dinner party I attended.
13 days ago
Terry Castle · Desperately Seeking Susan: remembering Susan Sontag · LRB 17 March 2005
A few weeks ago I found myself scanning photographs of Susan Sontag into my screensaver file: a tiny head shot clipped from Newsweek; two that had appeared in the New York Times; another printed alongside Allan Gurganus’s obituary in the Advocate, a glossy American gay and lesbian mag usually dev
13 days ago
Richard Stallman’s GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty - The New Yorker
Unix, one of the earliest computer-operating systems, was developed between the late nineteen-sixties and the early nineteen-eighties, by A.T. & T. Bell Laboratories and various universities around the world, notably the University of California, Berkeley.
13 days ago
Portland gentrification video: 'This is painful, but we can do something' | OregonLive.com
Nobody says the word gentrification in the video Oregon Humanities published last week. They don't have to. The stories African Americans tell of home in "Future: Portland" do more to tell the story of this changing city than any buzzword can.
13 days ago
Blue Velvet scene - YouTube
Roy Orbison - "In Dreams" 2:48
13 days ago
1. MUJI corporate advertising | WORKS | HARA DESIGN INSTITUTE
In 1980, MUJI came into the world inspired by ideas shared between that era’s leading retailer, Seiji Tsutsumi, and designer Ikko Tanaka.
13 days ago
Pmarchive - Age and the entrepreneur, part 1: Some data
Age and the Entrepreneur, Part 1: Some data A short time back, several smart bloggers engaged in an enthusiastic debate about age and entrepreneurs -- some taking the position that kids have a leg up on older entrepreneurs at least for certain categories of startups, and others theorizing that age
13 days ago
How To Fight Depression
It has been a long goddamn winter. (At least it has here on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, i.e. the center of the known universe.
14 days ago
Warren Buffett Just Wrote His Best Annual Letter Ever | Bill Gates
Warren Buffett’s new annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders hasn’t received nearly as much attention as it deserves. I wonder if that’s because financial journalists feel like they just can’t write another story about how wise Warren is.
14 days ago
“Rules of Business” — Medium
These 5 “rules” were originally published in Issue 10 of Offscreen Magazine and are republished here with permission. The title and the form of the piece was given by the editor as part of a standard feature in the magazine. It is presented here verbatim. It was written in November 2014.
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Making the Switch into a Design Career | DESIGNATION: Blog
Whether you’re making your first big career decision or a mid-career pivot, changing jobs can be overwhelming. The tech industry is vast and there are many paths to take.
14 days ago
You Are Where You Work: More Examples of Fantastically Deep Working Spaces - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about three writers who custom-built work spaces to help them go deeper with their craft. In response, many of you sent more examples of fantastic deep work spaces.
14 days ago
Q&A on BuzzFeed's future: Jonah Peretti, Ze Frank, Jonathan Perelman - Fortune
Buried in the news that BuzzFeed raised $50 million in new funding on Monday is the fact that the 550-person company has reorganized itself. BuzzFeed now consists of separate business units for its Web content, its video content, its branded content, and its distributed content.
14 days ago
Claire Evans' Palm Tree Totem - Adult Mag
It is 8:30 a.m. on a Saturday and the streets of Los Angeles are full of cars.
14 days ago
‘Digital’s Bitches’: The New Museum Triennial -- Vulture
Some inventions are mastered instantly. The earliest adapters of oil paint, including Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden, are still among the best who ever lived.
14 days ago
Shop Rules at Adult Swim - WSJ
Don’t swing for the fences “In film and television there’s such a financial pressure on success that everybody gets very conservative,” says Mike Lazzo, cable channel Adult Swim’s executive vice president and creative director.
14 days ago
Pmarchive - Luck and the entrepreneur, part 1: The four kinds of luck
Chance... something fortuitous that happens unpredictably without discernable human intention. Yup, that's luck.
14 days ago
Janelle Monáe's New Record Label Wondaland Spotlights Emerging Musicians | Adweek
Janelle Monáe wants the world to know that Wondaland Records, the singer-songwriter-producer's new venture with Sony Music Entertainment's Epic Records, is not merely a record label—it's a movement.
14 days ago
Motoya Nakamura Hopes 'Sakura Sakura' Inspires People To Reflect On Their Own Lives . Arts & Life | OPB
“In Japan, cherry blossom is called ‘sakura.’ They always reminded me of home. Every time I saw them … I felt very nostalgic,” says Portland photographer Motoya Nakamura. His latest series, Sakura Sakura, is currently on display at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center.
14 days ago
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