iOS4.2 on the iPad in November. Was hoping sooner, but can’t complain. Steve’s currently pimping updates to every iPod model… #mac
I’ve been asked to spread the word: Tongues on Fire – A tribute to the Black Panthers, f/ The Roots, The Last Poets… http://bit.ly/cMbnBY
In this day and age, I take a very dim view of any web based systems that only support IE or Firefox. Very, very dim.
Just found the Prosody radio show, and the poetry of Jennifer Perrine. Pretty good start to the morning! Listen here – http://bit.ly/cBfzYT
Did I really listen to that much Shed? Wow. Drifting into tech-house territory. Mount Kimbie’s still up high, James Blake is here for ‘CMYK’ , Bunny on Acid is here for ‘Snow’, and as much as I really like Dirk Rumpff’s Offtrack Radio Show, it only charted this week because he played Dimlite’s remix of Ahu’s ‘To Love’ (let’s just say there was much looping of that specific part of the show). Looking forward to the release…
RT @flippedeye: To read all the blogs from the @flippedeye residency on @incwriters, visit: http://bit.ly/flinb14 Thanks for reading & p …
Smoking. On the Southbank.
"Our language, Tiger, our language, hundreds of thousands of available words, frillions of possible…"
Note: Linguish has recently become the hot new thing on my Tumblr dashboard. Recommended reading.
"MANUAL FOR AN EFFECTIVE WORK DAY – Wake up early – Do the MOST IMPORTANT WORK in the morning – If…"
- Wake up early
- Do the MOST IMPORTANT WORK in the morning
- If it is important – STAY AWAY FROM THE OFFICE
Take one day – which is your day.
- Turn off the phone
- Don’t check email
- Let everyone know you are not available on that day
Keep an active and accessible list of tasks, needs, wishes:
- Make wish and needs visible | accessible | in the office
Utilize Interns and volunteers
- Have them do the little stuff – pass it off
Focus on the big picture
ask others to help you
from greg kelly,
(via facebook) may 24, 2010
via Max Fenton
Interns and volunteers? Dang. Knew I’d forgotten something.
Speaker’s Corner, Hyde Park
RT @ScrivenerApp: WordPunk article on what tech genre writers and editors use in their day to day writing/editing lives http://bit.ly/a0C3T2
Hm. It took me a minute to get there, but dubstep finally took control of my playlist last week. Digging Mount Kimbie hard. Andreya Triana? She’s up here courtesy of a Mount Kimbie remix of ‘A Town Called Obselete’. As for Cecilia Stalin - find her versions of Afro Blue. For a piece of music that’s been covered a zillion different times, she’s put a couple of interesting spins on.
Yes, I know it isn’t Friday yet. But you really should follow @Meryle11, even if only for her #studentwatch. Go ahead. I’ll wait.
"“Whatever,” I protest, “my life is extremely interesting and varied.” “Like hell it is. As soon as…"
'“Whatever,” I protest, “my life is extremely interesting and varied.”
“Like hell it is. As soon as you turn off this alarm you are going to check your email just to see if someone sought to contact you, or to discover if your little username was mentioned anywhere on the Internet last night. No?” Alfraser smiles slyly. “And then, between now and your return to this mattress, your life will be dedicated to tapping your soul into this informational machine of screens, messages, databases and images.”'
- Inventing a Planet » Blog Archive » To This Day, Reverently Bow
“I have spent my lifetime taking photographs. The photograph fulfils my deep need to stop things from disappearing. It makes transience less painful and retains some of the special magic, which I have looked for and found. I have tried to create order out of chaos, to find stability in flux and beauty in the most unlikely places.” Dorothy Bohm
(Note: aberrations in the sky, courtesy of the window I was shooting through. My Photoshop-fu isn’t up to the task right now…)
You challenged me on the “pondering the relationship between language and reality” idea I tweeted back in June, linking to a post on Tim Reilly’s ‘Language is a Map’. Okay - so language doesn’t alter reality as such, but it can alter our perceptions of it, which is at least half of the argument. If our thinking can be described as the body of a river, our system of language is the riverbed that determines its course. If I can teach you (as in the universal you - ‘vous’) my language, then perhaps I can, however briefly, change the way you see the world. Isn’t this the potential of the best literature?
(Inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s reference to the language of the Wintu of north-central California - a “cultural imagination in which the self only exists in reference to the rest of the world” - and the recent Radiolab podcast on Words that I keep yammering on about.)