not in our stars, but in ourselves

via WIL WHEATON dot NET Wil Wheaton continues to be a positive spark in the world with this recent post: not in our stars, but in ourselves – WIL WHEATON dot NET. Here’s an excerpt: Remember how magical and humbling and inspiring it felt to just go outside specifically to look at the stars and planets, […]

Appearance of Impropriety is Enough

The nation has been held in thrall this week by the senate hearings surrounding the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. President Trump nominated Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford accuses him of what could be a series of charges from attempted rape to attempted murder. The hearings […]

All the TED Talks you need to see

It’s easy to get sucked into the YouTube hole of TED Talks to watch enlightened individuals bless viewers with their wisdom. Boy howdy do they have a lot of wisdom to share. This clever life hack will eliminate the need to watch any more of those 15-minute talks. These two videos will change your life! […]

iPhone Camera Tips

I have two iPhone photography tips for you. They aren’t technical and will improve your photos. Stop holding your phone like a phone to take pictures. Turn it 90 degrees clockwise and hold it like a camera. Hold it firmly with both hands and use the “volume up” button as your shutter. Wasn’t that easy? […]

Migrating from Fever to Inoreader

After reading Wired’s article It’s Time For an RSS Revival I’ve been reconsidering my RSS setup. Shaun Inman’s Fever has served my RSS needs since June 2012. Shaun marked Fever’s end of life in December 2016. I’ve been holding onto it ever since and will continue to keep it running on my host provider, but […]

The Trumps asked to borrow a Van Gogh but the Guggenheim offered a solid gold toilet instead. – The Washington Post

The Trumps asked to borrow a Van Gogh but the Guggenheim offered a solid gold toilet instead. – The Washington Post: The curator’s alternative: an 18-karat, fully functioning, solid gold toilet — an interactive work titled “America” that critics have described as pointed satire aimed at the excess of wealth in this country. For a […]

AI Eating Up Lawyers’ Jobs, Sends Wave Of Worry Among Suitors

AI Eating Up Lawyers’ Jobs, Sends Wave Of Worry Among Suitors: Deep research, extensive study of the case, and complex arguments have been at the center stage of livelihood of lawyers from ages. But advancements in technology would bring disruption in their work methods. Law school graduates would undergo different way of training to become […]

Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction proves the world still needs David Letterman – The Verge

Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction proves the world still needs David Letterman – The Verge: It’s not a show that will be easily distilled down into disposable YouTube clips, though there are some great exchanges. And it’s not a program that should be viewed with attention turned halfway elsewhere. It’s thoughtful, funny, and […]

Macmillan CEO: "We will not allow any president to achieve by intimidation what our Constitution precludes" – Publishers Lunch

Macmillan CEO: “We will not allow any president to achieve by intimidation what our Constitution precludes” – Publishers Lunch: The president is free to call news “fake” and to blast the media. That goes against convention, but it is not unconstitutional. But a demand to cease and desist publication—a clear effort by the President of […]

Meaningful Internet Acquaintances

The internet has become my primary source of entertainment and enrichment over the years. It serves me for reading to socializing and audio to video. I’ve been thinking about the people who help me find the things I enjoy most online and narrowed it down to three people: Marco Arment, Dan Benjamin, and Merlin Mann. […]