TACTILU - a bracelet for remote tactile communication ( work in progress ) (by ◥ panGenerator)
“The old adage is true—writing is rewriting. But it takes a kind of courage to confront your own awfulness (and you will be awful) and realize that, if you sleep on it, you can come back and bang at the thing some more, and it will be less awful. And then you sleep again, and bang even more, and you have something middling. Then you sleep some more, and bang, and you get something that is actually coherent. Hopefully when you are done you have a piece that reasonably approximates the music in your head. And some day, having done that for years, perhaps you will get something that is even better than the music in your head. Becoming a better writer means becoming a re-writer. But that first phase is so awful that most people don’t want any part.”
Also file under “why you shouldn’t rush the final piece (when possible).”
What’s going on over at Pinterest?
I’ll be honest, I’m not a Pinterest user. I’ve tried a few times and it’s just not my bag.
For a while, I also was a Pinterest skeptic. Mostly because (a) I don’t use it, and (b) we saw traffic to Fab from Pinterest plateau and meander for a while (See chart),…
Recently, former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett gave a commencement speech in which he stated we’ve hit “peak bullshit.” I’d like to think he’s right, because I don’t think I can take any more BS. Watch his really good address here.
Great speech you should go watch.
Jeremy and I started Sunrise a few months with the vision that a better calendar was not just a dream, it’s something we could build as designers.
We could imagine how much a new calendar would improve the life of millions of people everyday. We had to do it – or at least try.
Sunrise raises $2.2M.
Definitely worth more than 30 seconds of your life.
Ellie Goulding - Tessallate (Alt-J Cover)
I don’t know what to say except for holy shit. I started sweating the first time I listened to this rendition of Alt-J’s classic. We’ve reached the point at which everything Ellie covers becomes her own immediately - and with Xaphoon Jones laying down the backdrop this time no less. Just listen over and over again and forget whatever it is you were doing before you clicked play.
You should not miss this tune.
This is amazingly awesome.
“Pure athleticism in middle age is an end in itself, for the self—health, vitality, staving off one’s inevitable decline—but it’s also a means to an end: the potential of appeal to others. The pure athlete keeps a mainly health-oriented approach: the runner, the cyclist, the elliptical gym rat who measures cardio recovery and elapsed time. Competitive athleticism, on the other hand, involves going well out of one’s way; it’s the difference between running to have run and running to have trained.”
Brilliant piece about playing soccer / working out as you grow older.
Important reminder that Path isn’t private, just limited.
First off, If Sandi Macpherson or anybody else who has worked on Quibb reads this, don’t be offended by the title of this post. I mean it with the best of intentions, and love the service.
What is Quibb
If you haven’t seen Quibb.com yet, you should definitely check it out. I was…
Couldn’t agree more. Quibb is a perfect example of the value that focus brings to early stage products. If you want to join, here’s my referral link: http://quibb.com/derekshanahan/apply
Superb presentation on the state of mobile v everything else right now.
“So 84% of venture dollars invested over the past 17 years have been invested in enterprise companies. It’s clear that enterprise investments are the bread and butter of the venture business. And that trend isn’t changing. This massive swing toward enterprise investing never was. It’s a fallacious perception. Enterprise investing has always been the norm and will continue to be for quite some time.”
…or never was…