That’s no paperweight, that’s a cake

Monday, 23 May, 2016

Photo by Olga Noskova

I’m not a food blogger, but I couldn’t passed the Instagram page of Olga Noskova, and the photos of the cakes she posts. What are the chances of thinking these are ornaments, or something, rather than cakes, if you were to see one sitting on a table?

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Everything is divisible by itself, or something

Monday, 23 May, 2016

Either you decide whether there is a deeper meaning to Look-See, by Daniel Savage, or you can simply enjoy looking at what is presented to you on the screen.

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A glimpse of Bangladesh

Friday, 20 May, 2016

Eyes Wide Open, glimpses of a recent visit by European filmmaker Vitùc to Bangladesh, who is working on a documentary titled “Voice of Bangladesh”.

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To be more productive, you need to put in the hard yards

Friday, 20 May, 2016

I could write a book claiming to help people boost productivity, but the only person who would ultimately benefit, would be me, in so much as I would collect some sort of royalty. In the end, time management systems, and there are plenty of them, are really only partially effective.

To be productive, and to achieve what you need to, something a little more stringent is required, you need to be hard, very hard, on yourself, writes Sydney based entrepreneur, Jon Westenberg.

So, I got mean. I shoved my only controller into a box and mailed it to myself. It took 4 days to show up again. In that time, I couldn’t play Tomb Raider, and it sucked, and it made me get stuff done. Give yourself some consequences and stick to them. Treat yourself like an employee and recognize that if you’re employees acted the way you do from time to time, you’d fire their asses. Get mean.

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The impact of the drought on Stratford, California

Friday, 20 May, 2016

When A Town Runs Dry, a short film made by Go Project Films, examining the human cost of the relentless drought that has gripped Stratford, a town California’s Central Valley, in recent years.

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Let your smart shoes lead the way in an unknown city

Friday, 20 May, 2016

What a great way to find your way around a new, unknown city. Smart shoes will guide your movements through the streets, by vibrating when it is time to make a left or right turn.

I’ve never seen this neighborhood before, yet without so much as a glimpse at a map, I know exactly where to go and how to get there. The smart shoes on my feet know where I am headed, and vibrate when I must turn left or right. It is liberating. No more consulting a guidebook or my phone, no more asking strangers for directions. I simply enjoy the city.

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The twenty greatest films directed by women

Thursday, 19 May, 2016

Lost in Translation, The Piano, and Meek’s Cutoff, are among titles that make up a list of the twenty greatest films directed by women, that was compiled by Fandor.

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The use of a bad word, like bad, will not make a bad situation good

Thursday, 19 May, 2016

Words such as bad, dumb, weird, ugly, shy, fool, and incompetent, are among twenty-five words that should not be used when addressing another person, says John Rampton, writing for Entrepreneur Media.

Part of the problem is that using such words also reflects poorly on the speaker. Sure, if someone is doing something wrong, they need to be told, but in a fashion that is constructive, so they can remedy the situation.

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Trainspotting 2, a sequel to Trainspotting, is on the way

Thursday, 19 May, 2016

I first heard the chatter almost seven years ago, but now it’s official, a sequel to Trainspotting, made by Danny Boyle in 1996, to be titled T2: Trainspotting 2, is on the way, and is slated for release in early 2017.

The trailer/teaser reveals next to nothing, in fact it’s mostly footage from Trainspotting, but it looks like most of the original cast will be reprising their roles. Fingers crossed that the follow-up will be worth the wait.

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Are web design agencies going the way of the dodo?

Thursday, 19 May, 2016

Between applications that allow people to effectively create their own web presence, and bigger companies taking the web design function in-house, rather than out-sourcing the work anymore, it could be argued that the web design agency has had its day. We shall see.

Then there’s the phenomenon that’s putting the squeeze on agencies at the lower end: the so-called commoditisation of web design. Platforms like Squarespace have made good design widely available and affordable, meaning small companies with simple needs can now build their own sites. Agencies that have so far relied on this kind of business and don’t find ways to innovate will begin to see a downturn.

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