Archive for August, 2018

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Who on Earth Would Dox Dril, the Only Good Anonymous Person on the Internet?

Dril has made the hellish parts of Twitter less hellish for a decade, earning celebrity fans and asking only for anonymity in return. So why did someone reveal his true identity?

https://www.thedailybeast.com/who-on-earth-would-dox-dril-the-only-good-anonymous-person-on-the-internet

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Teaching iteration – Signal v. Noise

I’ve written about the class I’d like to teach, but what I’ve been thinking about lately is the class I’d like to attend. Not necessarily now, but when I was growing up. In the 6th grade, let’s say…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/teaching-iteration-89f384d5c4ab

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The Hole Where All The Success Leaks Out

Each of us has a few professional-level skills—usually ones relating to our jobs, or hobbies we’ve been trained in formally. But when it comes to everything else we do, we’re amateurs. Being an amateur just means below pro level—you may do […]

https://www.raptitude.com/2018/05/where-success-leaks/

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Real Work vs. Imaginary Work – Signal v. Noise

Since we launched Hill Charts in Basecamp we’ve been fielding many interesting questions. One common question is: how do we catch more problems in the uphill phase so they don’t surprise us later…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/real-work-vs-imaginary-work-8bdb84a7d1da?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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20 years of UNKLE's Psyence Fiction

Critically derided, UNKLE's 1998 album Psyence Fiction has since gained cult status for its chaotic collages and maverick collaborations.

https://thevinylfactory.com/features/20-years-of-unkles-psyence-fiction/

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Eerie Skyglow Called 'Steve' Isn't an Aurora, Is 'Completely Unknown' to Science

Don't call 'Steve' an aurora. A new study reveals the mysterious ribbon of light often seen over Canada is a new type of phenomenon never studied before.

https://www.livescience.com/63385-steve-not-aurora-mystery-phenomenon.html

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The Anthony Bourdain Interview

"I find, again and again, just by spending the time, by asking very simple questions, people have said the most astonishing things to me."

https://popula.com/2018/07/15/bourdain-confidential/

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Opinion | Why Prosperity Has Increased but Happiness Has Not - The New York Times

Our well-being is local and relative — if you live in a struggling area and your status is slipping, even if you are relatively comfortable, you are probably at least a bit miserable.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/opinion/happiness-inequality-prosperity-.html

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Teaching iteration – Signal v. Noise

I’ve written about the class I’d like to teach, but what I’ve been thinking about lately is the class I’d like to attend. Not necessarily now, but when I was growing up. In the 6th grade, let’s say…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/teaching-iteration-89f384d5c4ab?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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Two Women Just Completed The First Border Thru-Hike | Outside Online

After six months and 2,000 miles of hiking, Tenny Ostrem and Claire Wernstedt-Lynch finally reached the Gulf of Mexico.

https://www.outsideonline.com/2333816/two-women-just-completed-first-border-thru-hike

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NEW: A vastly improved radar for Hello Weather – The Hello Weather Experiment – Medium

Last year we released Hello Weather 3.0 and added a radar feature for the first time. It was way better than having no radar whatsoever, but it was still a rather bare-bones affair, with limited…

https://medium.com/hello-weather/new-a-vastly-improved-radar-for-hello-weather-9418c442e83e

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Remembering Anthony Bourdain as Only His Fixers Could | Vanity Fair

The local experts who guided Anthony Bourdain in Vietnam, Peru, Japan, and beyond had a view of the larger-than-life figure that few were privy to.

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/08/remembering-anthony-bourdain-as-only-his-fixers-could

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New in Basecamp: Recurring Events – Signal v. Noise

Now you can add [daily, weekly, monthly, yearly] repeating events to the Basecamp schedule. Here’s how it works: This feature has been a long time coming. Thanks to everyone who sent in a request, to…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/new-in-basecamp-recurring-events-3f045a8282e0?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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Your Whole Life Is Borrowed Time

I can’t remember if this is a real movie plot, or if I just want it to be. A man with a boring job is on his way to work when his attention is caught by some unexpected detail in […]

https://www.raptitude.com/2018/08/your-whole-life-is-borrowed-time/

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Parents Break Teen Out Of Mayo Clinic « WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Alyssa Gilderhus had been a patient at Mayo for about two months, ever since having a ruptured brain aneurysm on Christmas Day.

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/08/13/teenager-escape-mayo-clinic/

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She Had a Genius Idea: Air-Conditioned Doghouses. Then the City Showed Up. - The New York Times

New York City said the doghouses on sidewalks outside stores were illegal but they are welcome at rest stops along the New York State Thruway.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/12/nyregion/brooklyn-dog-doghouse-air-conditioned.html

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Richard Russell, Who Stole Plane Near Seattle, Raises Troubling Security Questions - The New York Times

Richard B. Russell, a ground service agent at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, flew a turboprop aircraft for nearly an hour over Puget Sound.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/11/us/seatac-stolen-plane-richard-b-russell.html

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Adactio: Journal—Flexibility

Web design is a two-way street. And that’s okay.

https://adactio.com/journal/14250

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Beyond Digital Ethics

Instead of quixotically convincing some of the most valuable business enterprises in the history of the world to behave against their interests, we should convince individuals to adopt a much more skeptical and minimalist approach to the digital junk these companies peddle.

http://calnewport.com/blog/2018/08/09/beyond-digital-ethics/

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Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users

Facebook has asked large U.S. banks to share detailed financial information about customers, including card transactions and checking-account balances, as it seeks to boost user engagement.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-to-banks-give-us-your-data-well-give-you-our-users-1533564049

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I’m a very slow thinker | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: When a friend says something interesting to me, I usually don’t have a reaction until much later.

https://sivers.org/slow

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George Michael: Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 Album Review | Pitchfork

On a new four-disc reissue of George Michael’s mostly acoustic, bossa nova-inflected LP from 1990, the pleasures of the flesh co-exist with a deepening spiritual malaise.

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/george-michael-listen-without-prejudice-vol-1/

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George Michael: Faith Album Review | Pitchfork

Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today we revisit the liminal sex-pop of George Michael’s 1988 debut album.

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/george-michael-faith/

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I saw a ghost the other night – Ryan Putnam – Medium

I saw him in a hotel room in the David Whitney building in Detroit. I was staying there for an Illustration Conference. I came to this conference to gather insights, experiences, and advice for the…

https://medium.com/@ryanputnam/i-saw-a-ghost-the-other-night-ffa36370aa67

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Too Many Jobs Feel Meaningless Because They Are - Bloomberg

A new book argues that work that is of no real value has proliferated. No wonder productivity is stagnant.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-08-01/too-many-jobs-feel-meaningless-because-they-are

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Adactio: Journal—Greater expectations

Some anecdata about installation expectations for progressive web apps.

https://adactio.com/journal/14232

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Nintendo Switch Does Multiple Accounts Right – Signal v. Noise

Multiple Accounts in a product is a difficult to design for. It’s not a typical thing, though. Most have just one Google, Apple, Instagram account. However, some might want to share an iPad or…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/nintendo-switch-does-multiple-accounts-right-516c9e42b9dc?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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You're killing us, Fox: The Sandlot is getting a prequel

People have been celebrating the summer season with The Sandlot for more than 25 years now, enjoying all its cheerful childhood trash talk, creepy lifeguard kissing strategies, and educational treatises on the nature of s’mores. But does David Mickey Evans’ 1993 baseball classic—and its two direct-to-video sequels—really answer the deep questions lurking at the heart of its setting? Does it offer up all the delicious lore we require to really understand Smalls, and all the ways he’s killing us?

https://news.avclub.com/youre-killing-us-fox-the-sandlot-is-getting-a-prequel-1828013869