Pay with a Tweet - A social payment system.
Zeldman: This is a Website.
“Blogging may have been a fad, a semi-comic emblem of a time, like CB Radio and disco dancing, but independent writing and publishing is not. Sharing ideas and passions on the only free medium the world has known is not a fad or joke.”
GIZMON: iPhone vintage camera case.
Clever marketing. Get one to match your Nikon Df.
NYT Classical Playlist: Anne-Sophie Mutter, Christian Tetzlaff, Richard Egarr and More.
Smart; they assemble a Spotify playlist.
vowe dot net: Outlook.com can now import all your Gmail data.
Nice to have the option. Outlook.com is easier to use when moving clients to cloud services. Gmail’s labels remain a difficult concept for many.
Guardian.UK: Taxpayers to pay for fracking pollution if companies go bust.
“Minister rejects proposal to amend regulations to make companies sign a bond to pay for potential pollution incidents.” MISTAKE. Don’t know if the UK is the same as here, but larger outfits set up smaller corporations, in order to shield themselves. They take the smaller corporations bankrupt before cleanup is necessary.
Guardian.UK: Nevada family burned tyre to stay warm before rescue from mountains.
“The situation became dire as time passed without any sight of the missing party, the temperature plummeting to -26C (-16F) on Monday and -23C (-10F) on Tuesday.” Pretty smart to burn a tire … tires release thick, black, acrid smoke.
CNN: NTSB probes fatal Asiana Flight 214 crash.
Backstory is being revealed, slowly. As usual, multiple points of failure combine to create disaster.
Later: And more. Sounds like a significant lack of training … ?
Daily Kos: New bipartisan plan to ‘only’ cut food stamp benefits for 1.7 million.
Would that the ghost of Jacob Marley pay a visit. To voluntarily impose more hunger at this time of year, in the midst of such weather … terrible.
Fancy: MacCase Premium Leather Flight Jacket.
Pricey but solid and no-nonsense vintage.
Syracuse.com: Snowy owls strike 5 planes at NYC area airports over past five weeks.
Waiting for the polar bears to show up.
OpenCulture: Discover Nietzsche’s Curious Typewriter, the ‘Malling-Hansen Writing Ball’.
Upworthy Insider Blog.
“Our top curators comb through hundreds of videos and graphics a week, looking for the 5-7 that they’re confident are super-shareable. That’s not a typo: We pay people full-time to curate 5-7 things a week.” I could work an hour a week and be paid full-time.
CR4: Unknown Object In Desert.
“While exploring with the Google Earth satellite I came upon this object that appears to be some kind of aircraft. The object looks fake, but fake what? The area is a mile or two south of Interstate 40 (I-40) and a couple miles west of Albuquerque, New Mexico.” Obvious what it is, but the comment thread is entertaining.
Youtube: The Sound of Music - Sierra Boggess.
HTML5Rocks: Using Your Terminal From The DevTools.
Useful? I kinda like Terminal … the barebones nature. But YMMV.
Kickstarter/BEDJET: Ultra rapid warming & cooling pleasure for your bed.
Cold-natured? Perfect gift.
SagePub: Point-and-Shoot Memories.
“If participants took a photo of each object as a whole, they remembered fewer objects and remembered fewer details about the objects and the objects’ locations in the museum than if they instead only observed the objects and did not photograph them.” Unless you zoom in on details, as when a subject engages you. This is exactly why, for some compelling experiences, I put away the camera. Some things are better in memory.
Cloudup: The Need for Speed.
Youtube: McLaren P1 vs. the Nurburgring.
The Atlantic: Can’t Print Magazines Be Saved? Does It Matter If They Aren’t?
“The fact is that digital delivery, which we regard as indispensable, is expensive.” I have to laugh at that; that’s not the way digital delivery was sold to us. “It’ll cost less than physical printing!” Or do I remember incorrectly?
I enjoy iPad magazines, but I still find I miss their paper counterparts. I’m chalking it up to a generational bias.
The Atlantic: I Thought I Knew How Big Upworthy Was on Facebook, Then I Saw This.
Mmm-hmmm. AARP Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Reader’s Digest, People, etc. have the highest magazine circulations in the US. Why does it surprise anyone that glossy fluff sites would be hugely popular on a social network? Perhaps because Upworthy is adopting a tabloidish sort of oeuvre?
Youtube: Mercedes-Benz TV - Magic moments.
FT: Artist-run art schools.
[Applause.] But. This makes it sound like existing art institutions don’t hire artists to teach. They do. But art schools are more and more overlooking the important things for mere profit. For instance, kids are graduating art school without ever being exposed to one-, two-, three- or four-point perspective. One must verify a grounding in the basics, before advanced techniques are introduced. Some schools say the old techniques are ‘limiting’ … did they limit the greats of the past? No. This idea that modern art doesn’t stand on the shoulders of the past is part of the reason we’re ‘enjoying’ more and more artistic dreck. Picasso started as a very conventional artist before beginning his experimentation. You have to understand the rule, before you can break it. Perhaps smaller class sizes, more ‘mentorship’, will cure today’s art education.