Weekend Reading

Quick poll: anyone still reading these? Lemme know in the comments please. Anyway, enough about me, on with the good stuff. Missing Scientist Found Hiding in Drug Lab Officers say that they could hear the man yelling in the basement the moment they entered the Morgan’s home.  But when they moved cautiously into the basement they saw nothing. Read: http://ift.tt/1U85fXI World’s fastest-melting glacier loses massive chunk in 2 days One of the world’s most rapidly flowing glaciers may have just set another record, and it’s not one not that bodes well for low-lying coastal cities and nations around the world, which are vulnerable to sea level rise. Read: http://ift.tt/1hBxq5w Where Are The Women In Tech? Coding Bootcamps Only 29% of …

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Weekend Reading

Every week I have to think about something to write as an introduction. Sometimes I just can’t be bothered though and wanna post the links. That ok? Yeah? Cool. Here ya go! Ohhh and whilst there is an article on Trigger Warnings, I should probably also point out the same for the article on Depression. Polyamory book reviews: Useful ideas for all relationships I was excited to be asked by the excellent people at Thorntree Press to review two new books about polyamory: Franklin Veaux’s memoir – The Game Changer – and Elisabeth Sheff’s edited collection of poly lives – Stories from the Polycule. Read: http://ift.tt/1WxHso9 Is There Any Right Way to Reject a Guy? [Updated] Telling someone you don’t …

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A quieter week, but hopefully a few things that might pique your interest! The Almost Perfect World War II Plot To Bomb Japan With Bats Mexican Free-tailed bats spill out of Bracken Cave in Texas. (Photo: US Fish and Wildlife Service) Imagine: a quiet, tense night in the middle of wartime. A plane rips through the air above your city, rupturing the stillness. The bay doors open, and out whistles a bomb. It drops and drops. Read: http://ift.tt/1IXaAB9 Places You Can No Longer Go: The Love Shack Join one of our regional event announcement lists for first crack at upcoming explorations near you. 100% spam free, we promise. Read: http://ift.tt/1hn3YzK Book Club of California For over a hundred years the Book Club of …

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Weekend Reading

There are upsides to not being employed, I’m reading a lot more which means you get even more random articles and stuff this weekend. Whilst I have your attention, I’ve been pondering doing this as a weekly email if there is enough interest, let me know in the comments if you are! The guys behind MegaBots say their giant fighting robot will pioneer an entirely new, worldwide sport There is a massive square-city-block building in West Oakland called American Steel. It used to be a repair shop for huge cargo ships. Read: http://ift.tt/1VHtgs0 Learn these “non-words” to communicate everywhere in the world There are some words that are, well, not words. Linguists have a lot of names for them, none …

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Weekend Reading

Another week, and I’m still reading loads of random crap… who knew there was so much stuff on the internet?! How to design an enduring logo: Lessons from IBM and Paul Rand Many tech companies these days obsess over constantly redesigning and tweaking their logos. In that context, IBM’s 43-year-old logo is veritably the branding equivalent of ancient sacred scripture. Its iconic eight-bar logo is the marquee for IBM’s awakening to the power of design in the 1950s. Read: http://ift.tt/1Oo5hsr Meet a man who has been dating a crowdsourced Internet girlfriend for the last three months This year, a start-up launched that lets lonely souls buy a text message-based significant other. Called Invisible Boyfriend or Girlfriend—depending on your gender of …

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Weekend Reading

More random stuff I’ve found on my web wanderings. Designers : Apple Watch “fails to excite,” is “underwhelming” In April, Apple courted the design world by presenting the Apple Watch at a pavilion in Milan and holding a glamorous dinner for leading designers. So what do designers think of the product now – and why are so few of them wearing it? Dezeen investigates. Read: http://ift.tt/1OjyCVB Austin Kleon — Mary Oliver, “Wild Geese,” from New and Selected… Mary Oliver, “Wild Geese,” from New and Selected Poems, Volume One Here’s a recording of her reading the poem: Read: http://ift.tt/1L3TsrR On Spinsters It’s the queers who made me. Who didn’t get married … I EXPECTED to like Kate Bolick’s recent book Spinster. I would certainly seem to be …

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Bumper edition this weekend, mostly because I’ve had a bit of free time and have been reading a lot more. Another mixed bag of things I found interesting, enjoy! Reading War and Peace on my iPhone This is the story about how I read War and Peace on my iPhone. According to some scholars and pundits, I probably shouldn’t have done this. These days, critics of digital reading worry that serious literature sort of can’t be adequately read on high-tech devices. Read: http://ift.tt/1KfDcne Working Out Motivation : Here’s How To Make Your Exercise Habit Stick It’s not always easy to convince yourself to exercise after a long day of work. (Ok, it’s never easy.) But people who consistently manage to …

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I’m really enjoying compiling these posts, I hope you are enjoying some of the selections. Apple Music’s a Crushing Disappointment, But Not Because It’s Bad What happened? By all accounts, Apple Music is a totally serviceable streaming music service. But it’s 2015. Give me more than the same old service everybody’s been offering for years. Read: http://ift.tt/1GNihm0 Sky High On a warm July night in 2012, I watched the launching of a fireworks display I’d helped to build, and which our team of nine had spent a week installing as a competitive entry in L’International des Feux in Montreal, the most prestigious fireworks competition in the world. Read: http://ift.tt/1M1MwtS A Long Walk’s End When fugitive James T. Hammes went on …

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Another week, another set of things I’ve spotted on the internets, a few more than normal because I’ve been catching up. Enjoy! The stupid history of water guns For decades, water guns were benignly stupid things. Grown-ups still found a way to ruin them, because we ruin everything. Read: http://ift.tt/1GaXyLY How to Be Extraordinary: William James on the Psychology of the Second Wind and How to Release Our Untapped Human Potential “Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake… We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources. Read: http://ift.tt/1JSAJ25 How to Stay Focused in an Age of Distraction: A Beginner’s Guide to Meaningful Productivity I bought the original …

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Weekend Reading

More random readings I’ve stumbled across this week. Note: no post next week as I’ll be somewhere in a muddy field at Glastonbury. How to Avoid the Productivity Rabbit Hole This article is by Josh Zerkel, Director of Worldwide Account Management and Training at Evernote. We’re not entirely sure where the kitten photo came from. It’s best we keep it that way. We can haz productivity. And, so can you. Scroll through your LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter feed. Read: http://ift.tt/1JPWC1X 20 astonishing holiday complaints Presented to you, for your entertainment and pleasure – 20 of the most outrageous, ridiculous and stupid travel complaints made to tour operators A recent survey from Thomas Cook and ABTA reveals 20 of the most …

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