> Having picked my own path for the last couple of years, there were times when I got completely burnt out as often as once every few days. Like everyone else, I was struggling and I needed to get back on my feet as quickly as possible.
> This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. What is the future of writing in the digital age, and why does it matter? In this surprising talk, Master Penman Jake Weidmann explores the connections between the pen and how we learn, think, and carry our cul
> This article was taken from the March 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired’s articles in print before they’re posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online.
> For the past four years, China’s government and its far-reaching bureaucracy have embarked on a campaign to take back China’s weibo microblog scene from the masses, who have been using social media services to expose corrupt officials, circulate news, and air their opinions. And it’s working.
> When Apple announced the iPhone 4S on October 4, 2011, the headlines were not about its speedy A5 chip or improved camera. Instead they focused on an unusual new feature: an intelligent assistant, dubbed Siri.
> Als freelancer moet ik vaak aan geld denken. Niet omdat ik dat graag doe, maar omdat het niet anders kan. Als ik geen geld verdien, kan ik niet eten. En als ik niet kan eten (zoals boterhammen met pindakaas, chilisaus en komkommer), dan ga ik dood en kan ik ook niet werken.
> dm lezersbijdrage Het is gewoon wachten op het volgende hoogverraad in het voetbal, zo schrijft lezer Nicola Neefs. Hij is student politieke wetenschappen en blogt over sport. De Belgische voetbalwereld davert op zijn grondvesten.
> Ed note: I received this email last Friday morning from my friend, Brian Eno. I shared it with my office and we all felt a great responsibility to publish Brian’s heavy, worthy note. In response, Brian’s friend, Peter Schwartz, replied with an eye-opening historical explanation of how we got here.
> It’s time to tidy the garden: a new satellite belonging to DigitalGlobe will be launched into space tomorrow with the sole aim of taking images four times higher quality than currently possible and selling them to customers such as Google Maps
> I like to think that there was once a point in time, in this country or the world, where humanity prevailed — and I also like to think that the ‘majority-rule’ screwed it all up by trying to be ‘fair’ to everyone. Microsoft Word, perhaps, best characterizes this when it comes to software.
> After being fired by Tottenham Hotspur, Coach Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) is back in the US-of-A, looking to make the most of his Premier League experience. Watch the Premier League on NBC and NBCSN starting Saturday, August 16th. For more:http://ift.tt/1r9cC4Q http://ift.tt/1nAeAqp
> What’s in it for the craft breweries themselves? Well, sales, of course, but also exposure to a potential new market. New Belgium products are now available in 15 of 30 Major League parks, making it one of the most widely distributed craft breweries.
> It’s been part of humanity’s hygiene regimen for more than 4,000 years, but have you ever stopped to think what’s actually in the stuff you’re smearing across your teeth? The ingredients of modern toothpaste may read like a mad scientist’s shopping list, but they’re far better than what our ancestor
> When I was growing up, I was fascinated by space. One of my earliest memories—and I know this is strange—is, when I was four or five years old, trying to grasp the concept of emptiness in space. I imagined the vast emptiness of space between galaxies, nothing but emptiness.
> Alfredo Barsuglia’s Social Pool is an eleven-by-five-feet wide pool in the Southern California desert, open for anybody to use. White, unadorned and geometric, it is formally reminiscent of a Minimalist sculpture. Located in a remote and scarcely populated geography Read More
> ABD AL-RAHMAN III was an emir and caliph of Córdoba in 10th-century Spain. He was an absolute ruler who lived in complete luxury. Here’s how he assessed his life: Fame, riches and pleasure beyond imagination. Sound great? He went on to write:
> Good Morning, and welcome to orientation! When you first arrive it’s a bit of a shock, we all understand that. Even those of you who know it’s coming usually have the wrong idea of what it’s like, so it’s important to pay attention and get down these procedures fully.
> It is time to update my old posts on OmniFocus Perspectives since a lot has changed since I originally posted my OmniFocus Perspective Galore series, most notably OmniFocus itself. OmniFocus 2 comes with more built-in Perspectives which made some of my OmniFocus 1 Perspectives obsolete.
> Minimum wages are a perennially controversial topic in the politics of countries all around the world. And yet despite the debate, virtually all developed countries have a minimum wage either set by law or set quasi-legally through an industry collective bargaining process.
> After Ev Williams first started working on Twitter, he reached out to Jason Stirman in Texas. “You have to come out here,” Williams said. “Twitter is happening and we want you to join us.” But Stirman wasn’t easily convinced.
> Evan Sharp, one of the co-founders of Pinterest, delves into what the wildly popular image-collecting site is really about, and what it’s likely to do in the future. In 2012, Pinterest broke out to become a wildly popular site and app for collecting media across the Internet.
> A trio of boys tramps along the length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens in half an hour.” Down a path and across a grassy square, 5-year-old Dylan can hear them through the window of his nana’s front room.
> To be at peace with a troubled world: this is not a reasonable aim. It can be achieved only through a disavowal of what surrounds you. To be at peace with yourself within a troubled world: that, by contrast, is an honourable aspiration. This column is for those who feel at odds with life.
> If you read things on the internet (like you are doing right now) maybe you’ve noticed the addition of time points to many sites. They’re right here on Medium, too. Here are a few examples: There are also videos which tell you how long they take to watch.
> Throughout history, the greats have always sought a “holy grail.” The Dude really wanted that new rug. Indiana Jones searched for… well, the Holy Grail. Today, we’re happy to say we built our holy grail: automatic 1Password Logins right in iOS 8 apps.
> Before you tell yourself that your idea is too ambitious, too unrealistic, too pie-in-the-sky; remember that once there were no planes. There were no rockets to take us into space. There were no computers. Someone had to take the first leap. Someone had to build wings out of wood and try to fly.
> “Frankly, I do not know what one makes from cocoa beans,” farmer N’Da Alphonse tells Selay Marius Kouassi, a reporter for Metropolis, an international news website. He’s heard it’s turned into food, but he’s never tried it.
> Het idee dat ondernemers diegene zijn die jobs creëren, weerklonk al luid tijdens de laatste campagne. Vooral in N-VA-rangen. Het is een denkbeeld dat kwam overgewaaid uit de VS, alwaar het sinds enkele decennia wijdverbreid is in Republikeinse rangen.
> The tenth man. If nine of us look at the same information and arrive at the exact same conclusion, it’s the duty of the tenth man to disagree. No matter how improbable it may seem, the tenth man has to start thinking with the assumption that the other nine are wrong.
> Remember when Mark Zuckerberg didn’t believe in privacy? When he argued that it was “no longer a social norm”? When Facebook employees wouldn’t even use the word “privacy” at a forum about the future of privacy? That was then.
> There’s the old adage “a quitter never wins and a winner never quits” that tells us to slog on when something’s not working, and tough things out until they do. (Nerdy fact: The quote comes from a self-help pundit named Napoleon Hill in his book Think and Grow Rich from 1937.
> This post has been corrected. On Jul. 17, Australia scrapped its carbon tax—hardly a surprising move given that the country’s prime minister, Tony Abbott, once called evidence of climate change “absolute crap.”
> Het onderzoek werd uitgevoerd door Transport & Mobility Leuven in opdracht van de Waalse overheid. Men becijferde de maatschappelijke opbrengst van het fietsen als in 2030 het fietsaandeel – nu één procent - op tien procent zou worden gebracht door extra investeringen.