Amizade a conta-gotas →
Sherry Turkle […] para sentir mais, e nos sentirmos mais donos da própria personalidade, nós nos conectamos. Mas, em nossa busca apressada pela conexão, fugimos da solidão, da nossa capacidade de nos separar da multidão e organizar o próprio indivíduo. Sem capacidade de suportar a solidão, nos voltamos para outras pessoas, sem no entanto vivenciá-las como realmente são. É como se as...
Please Don't Learn to Code →
by Jeff Atwood
Parks and Recreation - Win, Lose or Draw: Catch... →
Alan Sepinwall: And it wasn’t just that Leslie won — and Amy Poehler’s face as Leslie absorbs the news is among the best pieces of acting she’s ever done on the show — but that beautiful acceptance speech she gives. We start off with Ben’s perfectly well-written remarks, but then Leslie runs out of his words and starts improvising her own and they’re even more...
O estranho do ninho →
por Dorrit Harazim Como vive e o que pensa Marcelo Freixo, o deputado na linha de tiro das milícias e candidato azarão a prefeito do Rio de Janeiro
Web Design Manifesto 2012 →
Jeffrey Zeldman We can’t focus so much on technology that we forget the web is often, and quite gloriously, a transaction between reader and writer.
"Life needs two, madam. At least." (Les neiges du...
Le serveur: A drink?
Marie-Claire: A pick-me-up.
Le serveur: What for?
Marie-Claire: l'm sorry?
Le serveur: To pick you up how? A broken heart? Trouble at work? Family problems?
Marie-Claire: Does it matter?
Le serveur: lt matters a lot. For love... For you, at your age, with your figure, your beauty... l wouldn't hesitate, l'd say... Marie Brizard.
Le serveur: All l can say is, the taste of aniseed caresses your lips like a kiss. Then there's the sweetness that lingers after, like two lovers in bed or a meadow of daisies. And 25 degrees of alcohol isn't enough to erase everything. You never want to erase a broken heart completely. l put two ice cubes in it. The cold exalts the whole thing. All that prepares you for a new love. Because a broken heart is just a prelude to more happiness. lt's an open door to other joys. Marie Brizard?
Marie-Claire: No, no.
Le serveur: Not a broken heart?
Marie-Claire: No, it's more complicated. It's life.
Le serveur: Life... Life... Life... You definitely don't need a Marie Brizard. Just a second. l know what you need. Try this.
Marie-Claire: lt's good. lt's not too strong. Metaxa?
Le serveur: From sunny Greece. Drink up, l'll pour you another. Life needs two, madam. At least.
A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell's 10... →
Do not feel absolutely certain of anything. Do not think it worth while to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light. Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed. When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavor to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority...
Maurice Sendak, Children’s Author, Dies at 83 →
“Dear Mr. Sendak,” read one, from an 8-year-old boy. “How much does it cost to get to where the wild things are? If it is not expensive, my sister and I would like to spend the summer there.”
Israel Passes Photoshop Law →
A new Israeli law prohibits fashion media and advertising from using Photoshop or models who fall below the World Health Organization’s standard for malnutrition. “I believe this small movement that began in Israel is like a stone thrown into the lake. The waves can reach very far,” Barkan said. “I went against my industry, this is clear. And no matter how high the cost I...
The Dalai Lama on Science and Technology →
For quite some time I have had a great interest in the close relationship between Eastern philosophy, particularly Buddhism, and Western science. My basic aim as a human being is to speak always for the importance of compassion and kindness in order to build a better, healthier human society, and a brighter future. […] Western civilization’s science and technology bring society tremendous...
Joss Whedon Writes an Open Letter to Fans Old and... →
People have told me that this matters, that my life is about to change. I am sure that is true. And change is good — change is exciting. I think — not to jinx it — that I may finally be recognized at Comiccon. […] What doesn’t change is anything that matters. What doesn’t change is that I’ve had the smartest, most loyal, most passionate, most articulate group of — I’m not even gonna say...
My First Week with the iPhone →
Austin Seraphin: The other night, however, a very amazing thing happened. I downloaded an app called Color Identifier. It uses the iPhone’s camera, and speaks names of colors. It must use a table, because each color has an identifier made up of 6 hexadecimal digits. This puts the total at 16777216 colors, and I believe it. Some of them have very surreal names, such as Atomic Orange, Cosmic,...
Neil Gaiman: By the Book →
Do you prefer a book that makes you laugh or makes you cry? One that teaches you something or one that distracts you? Neil Gaiman: Yes. Wait, do you think those things are exclusive? That books can only be one or the other? I would rather read a book with all of those things in it: a laughing, crying, educating, distracting book. And I would like more than that, the kind of book where the...
Inventor Portrait: Ralph Baer →
Ralph Baer is often called the father of video games. His invention, the Magnavox Odyssey, was the first home console system. I photographed and interviewed him this summer as part of my ongoing series on inventors (the book and app for which will be out eventually I promise). Since he turns 90 years old this week, and this year marks the 40th anniversary of the video game, I chose for this...
Early Buzz: Reactions from the First Test... →
This is not just next level shit, this is several levels ahead of next level shit, & quite possibly the highest level shit you could possibly make. This is like if Avatar had been released in 1927 a week after The Jazz Singer. People won’t know how to comprehend what they are seeing. In short, Gravity genuinely makes you feel like you have been to space. It really, really does. And guess...
Kathryn Schulz: Don't regret regret →
We’re taught to try to live life without regret. But why? Using her own tattoo as an example, Kathryn Schulz makes a powerful and moving case for embracing our regrets.