AUSTIN KLEON: “There are no stats programs here.... →
jerzydrozd: austinkleon: Michele Catalano writes about moving back to her blog hosted at her original domain, not because Yahoo bought Tumblr, but because she wants to get away from the likes/reblogs as validation trap: For as long as I have wanted to be a writer – and that’s about 40 long years – there was never… Sharing is great to help spread the word about what you want people to...
In science, you make your mistakes in public. You show them off so that...– Daniel Dennett’s seven tools for thinking (via paperbits)
plot twist: yahoo buys tumblr and we get proper blocking features, lockable posts, a sent folder in messages/fanmail with a better interface, ability to search multiple tags, removes the post and message limits, proper search engines for likes/archives and removing that bloody "reblog as a link" option.
Yahoo to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion: Report →
pushthemovement: quakechris: The Yahoo board has approved a deal to pay $1.1 billion in cash for the blogging site Tumblr. Well it happened. I wonder how this’ll play out. welp.
At a workshop not too many years ago a newer writer began to condemn a best...– Tobias Buckell on “The fate of today’s book bloggers” The C.C. Finlay quote: “A novel doesn’t excite readers because you took all the bad stuff out of it, it excites them because of all the good stuff that’s in it, regardless of the bad.” (via malindalo)
decemberpaladin: bemusedlybespectacled: if you ever think mythology is boring or serious business or whatever shit just remember that cerberus, the hell-hound and guard dog of the underworld, comes from the root indo-european word ḱerberos, which evolved into the greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from greek to latin ḱerberos means “spotted” that’s right hades,...
wilwheaton: owlturdcomix: Grey: http://i.imgur.com/Kt10DXt.png Purple: http://i.imgur.com/VHESTMl.png I love everything about this.
“The important thing is that you don't.”
austinkleon: My wife is the oldest of four kids, and there’s a great story about her parents: after they became veterans, they were invited back to a birthing class to tell the expecting parents what they should expect, and my father-in-law stood up and said, “Look, you’re going to want to throw it out the window. And that’s okay! The important thing is that you don’t.” I love that story. ...
Social Waste Product: Being Less Fat →
swegener: Last year I went to my doctor with a number of small complaints: trouble sleeping, acid reflux, back pain, sore knees. My blood pressure was high for the first time in my life, and so was my cholesterol. My doctor wrote out prescriptions for my various woes, and then she quite bluntly suggested I… Thank you. You’ve said all the things above I needed to read to try and...