Brilliant … some people are so clever.
An hand-drawn, interactive illustration about a tram driver, mountains, cloaked cats and everything in between.
Source: Short Trip – Alexander Perrin
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.
Just putting this here.
Forging an identity apart from my disability is hard enough. Misguided sympathy makes it harder.
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.
‘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.
Hat tip @Fergushogarth
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.
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
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.
Recently on Facebook JP was lamenting the confused state of managing our data in the cloud when multiple identities and platforms are involved.
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iCloud is terrible. Going back to Microsoft is unthinkable. Having lived through trying to use personal and corporate gmail accounts in parallel, Google is ruled out as well. Actually contemplating living a life without Apple or Google now, not just Microsoft. All three now excel at making simple things hard.
And it’s true. Trying to make sense out of the various cloud services is a convoluted mess.
I liked his post and in comments he asked me
JP Rangaswami David I’d be interested in knowing whether your experience of these services has deteriorated similarly. For me, as soon as you have multiple family accounts, multiple devices and want access to any sort of “content”, the user experience is Kafkaesque. Codified bureaucratic incompetence at Olympic levels.
There’s not an easy response to that. So as to not clog up Facebook comments I outline here what I’ve found the best solution – and by best I mean the one I currently use – none of this stuff is best… it’s all a kludge.
I need to use the following devices
A iMac and a Windows 7 PC at my desk at home
A Windows 7 laptop at my bed
A Windows 7 PC at my desk at work
An iPhone – on my desk when home; hanging around my neck on a lanyard when not.
All controlled by a stick held in my mouth – the iPhone, a stylus.
I can’t use my iPhone very well when away from desk so most of what I do is at a keyboard and screen at a desk.
All my email accounts are fed into gmail and aliases setup so when replying to any email it appears as coming from the account to which it was sent. Mind you, this is only personal email.
Calendars are the next big hurdle. Forgetting work for a while, just keeping my calendars in sync is done via my iMac. I turn on iCloud syncing on my iPhone for calendars to sync with my mac and then sync my Mac calendar also with google calendars.
For work, as I work for Government I can’t bridge the Govt. divide and so work email is via Outlook when at work or Outlook Web Access via a browser anywhere else (unless on the work vpn).
Same with calendars. I’m forever having to check clashes between my work and home calendar manually. I often send myself meeting requests between my work/home so I’ll know what I’m meant to be doing. I’m sure there’s Managers who can have a better experience being mobile… but not us plebs.
Contacts. Never the twain shall meet. Work contacts are duplicated on my personal contacts manually.
So I seem to have Google as the centre of much of what I do but only on account of being restricted by where I work. If work removed that, now that the majority of Microsft apps are available on the Mac, I’d be on Microsoft cloud like a shot for docs and apps, notes, calendars and contacts. It’d be hard to ditch google for email… but even that might become a funnel to Microsoft’s offerings.
The cloud services seem to be great if you’re one person with one identity and can find everything you need from one economy and that economy’s preferred devices.
That’s a lot of “ones” in one sentence. Which makes me think that silos haven’t gone away with the cloud … they’ve merely migrated there.
Keep an eye on this. Mesh networking should be more of a player as proliferation of mobile devices increases. Especially in high density populations.
[The Net is] the connected consciousness of the market itself. It makes markets smart by giving customers unprecedented powers, the most fundamental of which is each other
What I have always loved about Doc is how human he is.
For me this quote encompasses everything the article has to say…
It also points to what I consider as to the how the Net itself came into being… as an unconsciously built connectivity tool… because as humans we create and form what we crave.