Searching for Sugar Man Official Trailer (2012) – Documentary

This is an astonishing movie about an enigmatic and remarkable individual. I challenge you to find it and watch it without tearing up.

Sony Pictures Classics presents ‘Searching for Sugar Man’. A film a following the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero, Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was. Coming this summer to a city near you.

Source: Searching for Sugar Man || A Sony Pictures Classics Release

http://www.sonyclassics.com/searchingforsugarman/site/

I Don’t Want to Be ‘Inspiring’ – The New York Times

Just putting this here.

Forging an identity apart from my disability is hard enough. Misguided sympathy makes it harder.

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Disabled people cannot be expected to forge an identity beyond their disability or to diminish the impact that their disability has on them personally, psychologically or emotionally when they are deprived of the very extensions of their bodies that allow them to engage in the world, and when this very engagement is faced with exclusion. When a college, a business or any sphere of civil society refuses the expenditure on accommodation of a disabled person, and when a government actively deprives disabled people of what they need to live, they’re effectively saying that what we are outside of our disabilities and what we wish to become in spite of them doesn’t matter.

As the philosopher of disability Joel Michael Reynolds has said, the world is essentially disabled. Deprive a man of an elevator or a flight of stairs, and could he make it from the first floor to the second? He couldn’t, and it would be absurd to accentuate this inability to the point where it became all the man was.

Source: I Don’t Want to Be ‘Inspiring’ – The New York Times

The Ideal Length for All Online Content

Learn the ideal length of Facebook posts, tweets, blog posts, Google+ headlines, title tags, paragraphs, and so much more.

 

The ideal length of a tweet is 100 characters

The ideal length of a Facebook post is less than 40 characters

The ideal length of a Google+ headline is less than 60 characters

The ideal length of a headline is 6 words

The ideal length of a blog post is 7 minutes, 1,600 words

The ideal width of a paragraph is 40-55 characters

The ideal length of an email subject line is 28-39 characters

The ideal length of a presentation is 18 minutes

The ideal length of a title tag is 55 characters

The ideal length of a domain name is 8 characters

the length of everything online

 

Source: The Ideal Length for All Online Content

Disintermediation – Cultural futures in a digital age on Big Ideas – ABC Radio

Finally talk about disintermediation makes it onto the quasi MSM – Great listen to some spot on thoughts around the changing future. Disintermediation is the key.

ABC Radio

‘Do not be bland’ and ‘back to the bold’ is the key message in order to empower Australia’s cultural institutions in an age of digital disruption. So Kim Williams in the 2015 Geoffrey Bolton Lecture. He says that intergenerational care and a national ground up policy and institutional review are needed to ensure a healthy and vibrant cultural landscape in Australia.

Source: Cultural futures in a digital age on Big Ideas – ABC Radio

Hat tip @Fergushogarth

a rose By any other name would smell as sweet – For stony limits cannot hold love out

 

Juliet

O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.

 

Romeo

Aside Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?

Juliet

‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.

Romeo

I take thee at thy word:
Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized;
Henceforth I never will be Romeo.

Juliet

What man art thou that thus bescreen’d in night
So stumblest on my counsel?

Romeo

By a name
I know not how to tell thee who I am:
My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself,
Because it is an enemy to thee;
Had I it written, I would tear the word.

Juliet

My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words
Of that tongue’s utterance, yet I know the sound:
Art thou not Romeo and a Montague?

Romeo

Neither, fair saint, if either thee dislike.

Juliet

How camest thou hither, tell me, and wherefore?
The orchard walls are high and hard to climb,
And the place death, considering who thou art,
If any of my kinsmen find thee here.

Romeo

With love’s light wings did I o’er-perch these walls;
For stony limits cannot hold love out,
And what love can do that dares love attempt;
Therefore thy kinsmen are no let to me.

Source: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet – Wikisource, the free online library

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you a happier person – Business Insider

UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb explains:

Everything is interconnected. Gratitude improves sleep. Sleep reduces pain. Reduced pain improves your mood. Improved mood reduces anxiety, which improves focus and planning. Focus and planning help with decision making. Decision making further reduces anxiety and improves enjoyment. Enjoyment gives you more to be grateful for, which keeps that loop of the upward spiral going. Enjoyment also makes it more likely you’ll exercise and be social, which, in turn, will make you happier.

Source: A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you a happier person – Business Insider

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Pipes End-of-life Announcement

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Jun 04 2015 – Pipes End-of-life Announcement

As of August 30th 2015, users will no longer be able to create new Pipes. The Pipes team will keep the infrastructure running until end of September 30th 2015 in a read-only mode.

You can download your Pipe definition by specifying your Pipe-ID (_id) and the output format (_out=json) to the following end-point: http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info

For e.g:

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=ZKJobpaj3BGZOew9G8evXg&_out=json

Please post any questions you have related to this announcement on the Yahoo Developer Forum for Pipes. The Pipes team thanks you for support and cooperation.

via Yahoo Pipes Blog – Pipes End-of-life Announcement.

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