kate8: If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now →
kateimbach: There’s a famous sign in Boston that sits along a traffic clogged stretch of road leading to the bridges and highways out of the city. The sign says: If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now. That’s one of the places I lived in Boston. On the same day in 2005 when I found out my boyfriend fucked my…
An MIT story
That is a photo of my offer letter from MIT / edX. As a life story, I find this pretty hilarious because… I applied to MIT early admissions while I was in high school. I got my letter denying me early admissions and moved into the general applicant pool on the Friday of winter break, ruining my winter break. I got my letter putting me on the wait list on the Friday before spring break,...
This week, I joined edX as Director of Product. As much as I am excited by this opportunity, I am sad to let go of the place I’ve called home for so long. For the better part of a decade, I’ve worked with the world’s finest people building a new engineering college. I cannot express how much the people, the place, and the work, has meant to me. I never set out on my sabbatical...
I was just cross-posting from Instagram. You can find me with the username markchang on Instagram. Or through ink361’s web interface (and others).
26 Rejection Letters
As I was finishing up my PhD at the University of Washington Electrical Engineering department in 2003-2004, I applied for a bunch of faculty positions around the United States and Canada. Something like 30+ tenure-track positions. Of those, 26 bothered to write me back with a rejection letter (several didn’t). Cleaning out my filing cabinet tonight, I came across this folder full of job...
I don't work hard enough
Or, at least that’s the rather outrageous claim made by one David C. Levy of the Cambridge Information Group in his opinion piece in the Washington Post, “Do college professors work hard enough?” Normally, I’d let this sort of pseudo-intellectual grandstanding get forgotten under a deluge of cute cat and dog videos, an hour or two browsing Reddit and Hacker News, and...
Import ReadItLater into Readability
Like @mxcl says, the Readability UI is so nice. Coupled with free mobile apps, good browser integration, I’m moving on from ReadItLater. Sorry guys, the UI is so sexy. Here’s a gist to get you going. Not for the faint of heart, ‘cause you gotta bust out Ruby on the command line.
Hipster uploads part of your iPhone address book...
[Update Feb 9 midnight] Hipster CEO, Doug Ludlow, apologies and promises updates to opt-in to email harvesting. [Original post] Inspired by this post (which you should all read), I looked at the apps on my own iPhone for information leakage by other apps. I figured this would be common practice, and lo and behold, when booting up Hipster, it seems like parts of my iPhone address book were being...
Europe's Largest IT Company To Ban Internal Email
dmprnd: Zero email policy: Too much time on too little relevance. http://bit.ly/sUAk5z —- Hugh Pickens writes writes”Thierry Breton, CEO of Atos, Europe’s Largest IT Company, wants a ‘zero email’ policy to be in place in 18 months, arguing that only 10 per cent of the 200 electronic messages his employees receive per day on average turn out to be useful, and that staff spend between 5-20 hours...
Stone glasses. Awesome. →
Was not expecting that. themixtapefiles: VIDEO: Kings of Convenience-Me in You For all you Kings of Convenience lovers out there, this one’s for you. Kings of Bergen. The video was shot on Eirik’s roof in Bergen, by Panorama Hardanger. -delacroix
Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe,...– Christopher Robin to Pooh, A. A. Milne
Short logic: Groupon IPO: Pass on this deal →
shortlogic: Groupon has filed its S-1 and hopes to raise $750M in its initial public offering. Given they’re currently losing a staggering $117M per quarter, despite revenues of $644M, they’ll be burning through that cash almost as soon as it hits their account. At the moment, it’s costing them $1.43 to…
To do more for the world than the world does for you - that is success.– Henry Ford
Olinesque, but in Pennsylvania →
Some of the stuff there sounds very familiar. Should be, as Spinelli was Babson College’s Associate Provost and founder of Jiffy Lube.
what goes on here?
so, suddenly sprung? sigh, shudderingly same. stashing sentences, scenes, surroundings. service supposedly stands seasonal shifts. sure, sure, sure. someday, sense shall suffice. so, still soldering sideways. sincerely,