Afghans Rage at Young Lovers - a Father Says Kill... →
I try to have respect for the religions and customs of others. I know that I have learned a lot over the years and I respect that I am only halfway through my journey on this planet and so what I think I know now probably won’t hold up.I think, or try to, of the world views going on… But seriously? A father saying kill his kid over a love affair? And being beaten for what is, for most...
First G+ link I've seen - Article: When Willpower...
I was reading this article (I often read Zen Habits and it inspired this tumblog as well as http://fitnow.posterous.com) and I noticed an interesting thing… there is a “comment on G+” link at the bottom of the page. This is the first time I have seen a link like this appear in an article. Very clever of Google, it brings people back into their world. I would imagine that since...
Article: 5 Must-Read Books by TED Global 2011...
I have vacation coming up and have been eying books to read. I think the book on finance might be interesting but perhaps depressing given the state of our public finances. The book on lie detection sounds interesting perhaps but I almost prefer to stay in my Pollyanna worldview in which I accept statements at face value. Who really wants to live life as if we were in a Russian novel anyway. The...
emergentfutures: smartercities: A mobile, social game allows New Yorkers to record neighborhood problems and vote on others’ ideas. This is the kind of innovation we could use more of. Communities can make big changes but it’s *so* hard to get them together some times. I haven’t downloaded the app nor do I live in NYC so it might not apply but I hope they leverage Twitter and...
gregmelander: THE DEER TRACKS “Ram Ram” and other songs by the Deer Tracks are pretty good. A new band I came across on KEXP today driving home from work. Feature request for Tumblr: let me mark a post to read later or otherwise tag it. Not as a favorite, not to reblog, just to remember. Greg posted about a band, I can’t listen now, will certainly forget soon. So let me...
Article: Dancing In Public
This is a lovely series of dancers doing their moves in non-dance settings. Lovely reminder that sometimes what we do best doesn’t have to fit in our normal milieu. *Dancing In Public* http://www.slate.com/slideshow/arts/dancing-in-public/#all (
"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you... →
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Article: Op-Ed Columnist: Bad Food? Tax It, and...
Someday we will look back in astonishment that we actually gave our kids this junk to drink. And not only gave it to them we subsidized the companies with our tax dollars to do it! *Op-Ed Columnist: Bad Food? Tax It, and Subsidize Vegetables* http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/opinion/sunday/24bittman.html?pagewanted=all (
Article: How Bing's Editors Choose Sexy Images To...
I enjoy these photos daily, wonderful reason to make Bing your homepage. I wonder where the rejects are? *How Bing’s Editors Choose Sexy Images To Seduce You Away From Google* http://www.fastcompany.com/1767721/how-bing-editors-search-for-sexy-images-to-seduce-users-from-google (
iPhone 4 GUI PSD (Retina Display) | Teehan Lax →
Cool template for doing iPhone mockups. Wish it worked on iPads:-) Actually I wish there were good design/comp tools for iPad in general
The Best Programming Text Editor for iPhone →
Interesting rundown as I travel with my devices and often want to crank a little code.
@TechCrunch, Americans and passports
*TechCrunch (@TechCrunch //twitter.com/TechCrunch>)*
7/22/11 20: 27
More Americans Are On Facebook Than Have A Passport http: //tcrn.ch/ps3PvZ by
Perhaps it should be as easy to get a passport as it is to get a Facebook
Article: Finland's high-quality, consistent...
No tests is such a novel idea. It’s almost hard to fathom how that would work. And yet testing wasn’t always in the education systems of the world. There are professions in which a test or certification make sense; doctors come to mind. But in others… maybe it’s time to bring back apprenticeships. *Finland’s high-quality, consistent education system eschews tests,...
#costofliving #funthingtodo Cost of Living... →
I was discussing start-ups with co-workers. Recently New York has been touted as the next Silicon Valley so we were debating living costs. But the real enjoyment on this site is looking at their most recent comparisons. Comparisons are likely people thinking of moving or entertaining job offers. What I enjoy is imaging the differences between say East Elm, Texas moving to Boston. I bet the shift...
G+ app for iPhone
Thanks Google, having an app helps. It’s hard to keep my gmail vs apps accounts separate (since Google+ doesn’t support Apps yet). Pro: the photo integration and upload from my phone is great. Nice innovation. Con: no landscape mode???
A Typeface For Dyslexic Readers →
Our son has dyslexia. This research and typeface is an interesting path for us to pursue to see if maybe this can help with some of his learning/reading issues. It’s also wonderful that I was forwarded the link to this by my older son. Big brother looking out for little brother.
Starting my trial of personal.com this morning →
So far, so good. Personal.com is based on the idea that people should own their own data. Most services today are based on the idea of providing a service (eg photo sharing on Facebook) in return for the service selling that information (eg ads). The tide is shifting though as people are waking up to the fact that their data, which is in many ways themselves in the digital world, has value. Do a...
Hipster Paleo: CrossFit Return →
hipsterpaleo: A hero WOD for today’s workout, the Hansen, which consists of the following: Five rounds of 30 kettlebell swings 30 burpees 30 sit-ups Phew! I went yesterday too, after having been only once in a week and a half. The results were about as wretched as you’d expect after being away and eating… I’m doing this workout later in the week. Sounds terrifying
Fwd: Read This Book!
Thanks Bob Lefsetz for my inspiration today, buying the book now Begin forwarded message: *From:* “Bob Lefsetz” *Date:* June 30, 2011 2:00:18 PDT *To:* Paul@bricin.net *Subject:* *Read This Book!* “Anything You Want” by Derek Sivers http://sivers.org/a This book is so good, so chock full of nuggets, that I had to stop reading it and e-mail you, even though Derek says...
Discovery in L'viv, Ukraine via Trover
Lovely rooftop art via the feed on Trover this morning. I love seeing art like this in unexpected or odd places. And I deeply admire people who create like this and share a little joy around. (also check out Trover, one of the cleanest apps I’ve seen for UX even if the world really didn’t need another photo-sharing app) Hi, I used Trover to find something cool at L’viv,...