It’s mind over matter. If you don’t mind, then it don’t...
My life is my message.– Gandhi (via iindia)
Memorial Day, 2009 - The Big Picture - Boston.com →
'Killing it' vs. 'being killed'
After having what seems like the most unproductive (code/design/dev-wise) month of my life, I have been killing it again in the last couple of weeks. I’m not sure why, but my life works in cycles where I am either ‘killing it’ or ‘being killed.’ Here is my attempt to examine what each means to me: Killing it When I am killing something, everything else in my life...
You don’t create job-seekers, you create job-generators.– A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, India’s former President, speaking about the fundamental difference between Indian universities and American universities.
We are so popular in New Zealand that most New Zealanders will deny hearing of...– Flight of the Conchords As a New Zealander, I find this to be kind of true. Everytime someone mentions FOTC, I can’t help but think, “oh, you mean that NZ musical comedy band I used to love until American Hype™ ruined it?” (via ladylanguage, plaidscarves, & ashleyleyley)
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So, the culprit was CBS. Let’s rage.
Tumblarity is the smartest innovation so far by...
Never a regular Tumblr user, watching it climb up so fast has encouraged and inspired me to keep posting great stuff on a regular basis. Then, the more I post, the more likes and reblogs and followers I get, which further increases my tumblarity and so on. I’m working on an inspired version of this concept which should be incorporated into Nincha when we launch. I don’t know what...
Double youuuuuuuu ennnn whyyyyy seeeeeeeee
If you don’t know about Radio Lab, drop everything your doing right now and check out their hour-long episodes, “Diagnosis”, “Detective Stories,” “Memory & Forgetting”, “Laughter,” “Stress,” and “Morality”. After that, listen to the rest. Since Saturday, I’ve gone through about twenty hours of this podcast,...
In this country, you gotta make the money first; then when you get the money,...– Tony Montana I love how simplistic his view of the American dream is. And how, when he gets it all, he ends up destroying each one in reverse order, starting from “the woman.”
Observation: Business Metaphors
They used to be taken from the real world, but these days it’s all just Apple and Google: “A is the iPod of vacuum cleaners.” “B is the Apple of hotels.” “C is the Steve Jobs of classical music.” “D is the Google of green-tech.” “E is the Eric Schmidt of our young startup.”
For some reason, every time a TED audience applauds at something (or better yet, gives a standing ovation), I can’t help but imagine them subconciously saying to the Internet audience, “Hey, look at us! We are the top 0.00001% citizens of this world, and we are applauding a positive, world-changing action taken by our 0.00001% exclusive fellow speaker! We have money, power, fame, and...
one word. so little time. →
One word, sixty seconds, write, write, write. Just like that scene in the Sixth Sense!
Rapper Dolla is shot, killed at Beverly Center -... →
Sad. Begs the question: how can you know?
“The Slumdog Price is Right,” written by Dan and Jeff, directed by Sam Reich. (via rickyv)
I think that a lot of what happens next depends on how quickly WolframAlpha can...– Computer, What Is WolframAlpha? - Continuations (via fred-wilson)
Life: Last Day Dream This reminds me of that Robin Williams movie where the technology to record every moment of a person’s life through their eyes exists and a 5 minute-piece is edited and shown on their funeral.
Real Live Astronauts are Watching ‘Star Trek’ in... →
I wonder where they got the copy on their laptop from. BitTorrent in space?
Why Twitter's Engineers Hate the @replies feature →
I’m still wondering why it doesn’t work like this: Update is made by @aplusk with his blackberry. A new entry is added to the MySQL database with “username” set to aplusk and “update” set to the text. I am a friend of @aplusk or @johncmayer and I load my Twitter stream (using the website or one of the apps.) Twitter checks for my @reply setting, and if it is...
It’s a productive Saturday for me today, as opposed to one of those “laid-back-chill-out-watch-Bill-Maher” ones. So, I’m going to attempt to do something I haven’t done in a long while, ever since I handed over my gig over at Rev2: review a web product. Unless you’re living under a rock, you would have seen or at least known today that Wolfram|Alpha, a much...
I am inspired by Apple products. Every morning, I look at my PowerBook, and it...– J.J. Abrams As a fellow Apple enthusiast, this is so true. Buying an Apple product is like buying a gym membership. It’s expensive, that’s why you know the motivation won’t be as much about how lazy you’re feeling at the moment, but how much you paid for that god damn thing...
J.J. Abram’s fascinating presentation from TED 2007. The guy is a genius and it’s no co-incidence that Lost and Star Trek are such successes. (Standing-o)
A lot of people have been getting into them. I myself started two years ago, and haven’t looked back — it’s now my single favorite form of entertainment, pleasure, and timepass. The audiobook format I believe takes the best from all forms of media and story-telling (music, movies, books), and I love how the genre is still so obscure and unknown to a lot of people, making my...
You know what Twitter is? I have 25,000 followers.– Power in the 21st century.
WARNING: AMC theaters are running FAKE IMAX's and...
ajhan: paulscheer: azizisbored: I went with a friend of mine to see Star Trek: The IMAX Experience at the AMC Theatre in Burbank today. I drove out of my way to see the film on the large IMAX screen and paid an extra $5 for the ticket, which felt worth it at the time. HOWEVER, we get in the theatre and its just a slightly bigger than normal screen and NOT the usual standard huge 72 ft IMAX...
So, I watched Scarface this weekend
and learnt two things: Never underestimate the other guy’s greed. Never get high on your own supply. That advice is just as valid in life today as it was in a gangster movie thirty years ago.
Things To Do in Christchurch, New Zealand
I’ve decided I’m going to do these for every city I visit from now on. These are just some I ended up doing during my visit, found them exceptional, and would recommend others try. STAY at Hotel So (don’t even consider another place) SNACK at Caffe Roma (the $7.00 French Fries could feed a whole village in India — seriously) EAT at Sema’s Thai Cuisine (best Thai...