Archive for February, 2018

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Ride: Tomorrow’s Shore EP Album Review | Pitchfork

These leftovers from the UK band’s 2017 reunion album successfully position them in a contemporary context alongside peers like Tame Impala and Caribou.

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/ride-tomorrows-shore-ep/

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Never wait | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: One of the top music industry lawyers in Los Angeles was speaking at a conference.

https://sivers.org/neverwait

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Rock stars have a boss? | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: I was 20 years old.I had just moved to New York City.And I was working inside the music industry.

https://sivers.org/noboss

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Gratitude Comes From Noticing Your Life, Not From Thinking About It

Every gratitude exercise I’ve ever done asks you to think about what you have to be grateful for. In other words, you brainstorm reasons you ought to feel grateful, whether or not you do. You’ve probably done one of these […]

http://www.raptitude.com/2018/02/gratitude-noticing/

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Wind Telephone – Ōtsuchi-chō, Japan - Atlas Obscura

Discover Wind Telephone in Ōtsuchi-chō, Japan: A disconnected rotary phone for "calling" lost loved ones offered a unique way of dealing with grief in disaster-stricken Japan.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/wind-telephone

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The more they pay, the more they value it | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: I would always charge the bare minimum, because I didn’t care about money so much.

https://sivers.org/morepay

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Considerate communication | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: You get a big long email from someone and think, “Ooof. I’ll come back to that later.”(Then you never do.)

https://sivers.org/ccom

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Creative communication | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: The way you communicate with people is part of your art.

https://sivers.org/reach

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After Storm Over Tweets, The Times and a New Hire Part Ways - The New York Times

Soon after Quinn Norton joined the editorial board, social media users discovered tweets in which she used slurs and spoke of her friendship with a Nazi.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/business/media/quinn-norton-new-york-times.html?referer=https://news.ycombinator.com/

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Get personal | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: Before I got into the music industry, I had an idea of what it would look like:Some powerful manager or agent calling me into his office to discuss the business of my music.

https://sivers.org/gpers

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Conflicts are rarely just about the cards on the table

Most disagreements aren’t just about the cards on the table. They’re just as much about who’s at the table. What time the game is being played. The last fifty games before this one. And about all the…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/conflicts-are-rarely-just-about-the-cards-on-the-table-8f643be9b433?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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New in Basecamp: Improved Schedule Cards – Signal v. Noise

This was a classic case of “How hard could it be?” that started as a series of customer requests and bug reports. People wanted to see their events AND their dated to-dos on their Basecamp 3 Schedule…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/new-in-basecamp-improved-schedule-cards-ffa4564cec45?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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Pedestals prevent friendships | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: I was a struggling musician, with big ambitions but not much success, when I went to a music industry conference in Las Vegas to promote my music.

https://sivers.org/pedestal

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Use the internet, not just companies | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: I’ve been online since 1994, and seen so many companies come and go.

https://sivers.org/netskill

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Move to the big city | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: I hate to admit this, but it’s true.

https://sivers.org/city

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Why you need a database | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: A database is just an organized collection of information.You could have a database of your music or your books.But I’m going to talk about a database of all the people you know.

https://sivers.org/dbt

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What it means to be resourceful | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: For every million people that want to be a successful musician, only one is going to achieve it.If you’re going to be that one, you can’t do what everyone else is doing.

https://sivers.org/res

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Shed your money taboos | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: Everyone has weird mental associations with money.

https://sivers.org/mn1

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The Gap Between The Science On Kids And Reading, And How It Is Taught : NPR Ed : NPR

Two-thirds of the nation's schoolchildren struggle with reading. Neuroscientist Mark Seidenberg says teachers need a better understanding of what science knows about how kids learn to read.

https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/02/12/582465905/the-gap-between-the-science-on-kids-and-reading-and-how-it-is-taught

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The Tragedy of Fritz Haber: The Monster Who Fed The World

By the spring of 1915, The Great War had already scattered the shredded, rotting flesh of men and boys across the once lush Belgian fields of Ypres. Bloated corpses bobbed in the greasy waters of…

https://medium.com/the-mission/the-tragedy-of-fritz-haber-the-monster-who-fed-the-world-ec19a9834f74

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Better Luck Next Time by Pies Brand - Dribbble

Great work from a designer in the Dribbble community; your best resource to discover and connect with designers worldwide.

https://dribbble.com/shots/4197263-Better-Luck-Next-Time

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Modern CSS Explained For Dinosaurs – Actualize – Medium

CSS is strangely considered both one of the easiest and one of the hardest languages to learn as a web developer. It’s certainly easy enough to get started with it — you define style properties and…

https://medium.com/actualize-network/modern-css-explained-for-dinosaurs-5226febe3525

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Outlasting – Signal v. Noise

You in business? What are you doing to last? Not to grow. Not to gain. Not to take. Not to win. But to last? I wouldn’t advocate spending much time worrying about the competition — you really…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/outlasting-4dff3fb6aca7?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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It’s Time to Put The Internet Back Into a Box in The Basement

My first online interaction, circa 1992, fascinated but also terrified me. I should have taken it as a warning. At the time, computers were just machines you had in your basement. They had programs in them, and you would sit […]

http://www.raptitude.com/2018/02/its-time-to-put-the-internet-back-into-a-box-in-the-basement/