Massive Earthquake Reveals Entire Island... →
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI—Less than two weeks after converging upon the site of a devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake, American anthropologists have confirmed the discovery of a small, poverty-stricken island nation, known to its inhabitants as “Haiti.” Located just 700 miles off the southeastern coast of Florida, the previously unaccounted-for country is believed to be home to an...
We believe that according the name ‘investors’ to institutions that...– Warren Buffet
Shokunin kishitsu, the craftman’s spirit →
“When coming back to Tokyo from abroad, my first impression usually is: What a dull airport! And yet it’s clean, neat and the floors deeply polished. To the Japanese eye, there’s a particular sense of beauty in the work of the cleaning staff. It’s in the craftman’s spirit — “shokunin kishitsu” — which applies to all Japanese professionals, be they street construction workers, electricians or...
When you solve your own problem, you create a tool that you’re passionate...– What’s Your Problem, chapter 2 of Getting Real by 37Signals.
Using VNC to connect to a Mac using Screen Sharing →
Enable Protocol 3.3 in the VNC Expert configuration. In the OS X Sharing panel: Check “Allow access for All Users” Then click “Computer Settings”: Check “Anyone may request permission to control screen” Check “VNC viewers may control screen with password” (then add one)
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense...– Martin Luther King
Project H Design: A Non-Profit Organization... →
Project H Design connects the power of design to the people who need it most, and the places where it can make a real and lasting difference. We are a team of designers and builders engaging locally to improve the quality of life for the socially overlooked. Our five-tenet design process (There is no design without (critical) action; We design WITH, not FOR; We document, share and measure; We...
A new approach to China →
We launched Google.cn in January 2006 in the belief that the benefits of increased access to information for people in China and a more open Internet outweighed our discomfort in agreeing to censor some results. At the time we made clear that “we will carefully monitor conditions in China, including new laws and other restrictions on our services. If we determine that we are unable to...
A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor.
Wilco Announces Free Show at 2010 Olympics →
Feb. 13th @ David Lam Park, 9-10:45. Woohoo!
In software development, a software project’s bus factor is an irreverent...– Wikipedia: Bus Factor
Report: Most College Males Admit To Regularly Getting Stoked Dude dude dude try these nachos.
It's not executional →
bobulate: James Higgs on what frustrates him about the phrase “that’s executional:” There are a number of trigger phrases that people use to try to prevent you focusing on the detail of a project and back to nice, sweeping, high-level thinking, and ‘that’s executional’ is one of them. I think it is supposed to mean that the particular detail you’re focusing on is not central to the service under...
Meliorism: The belief that the world can be made better by human effort.
You’ll recognize the pioneers by the arrows in their backs.
The early Christians got the best lions.
New York is the city where the future comes to rehearse.– New York City Mayor Ed Koch at his third inaugural address, January 1, 1986 (via bobulate)