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Birds Ireland » On what you might say to your young birding self...
Picking off an old notebook, I can remember seeing my first Kingfisher as if it was just this morning. I can relive the day, the weather, the moment with such clarity that it surprises me. My old notebooks are filled with sketches and notes on my observations. They are filled with diary-like entries on foreign trips that allow me to remember flights missed, places seen, people met and birds experienced. I am so glad that spreadsheets didn’t exist when I started birding. I think the actual act of physically writing, of putting pen to paper, helps me to cement those memories into my mind. I believe those who simply process their sightings into spreadsheets may not relive their experiences in the same way.
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18 hours ago by noodlepie
The Spark File – The Writer’s Room – Medium
a single document where I keep all my hunches: ideas for articles, speeches, software features, startups, ways of framing a chapter I know I'm going to write, even whole books
spark-file  creativity  writing  ideas 
19 hours ago by swest
Bark releases 'Chews your own adventure' chatbot | Retail Dive
Bark, the company behind pet-focused subscription box service BarkBox, is launching a new line of dog toys and treats this weekend through retail giant Target, accompanied by the rollout of the Chews Your Own Adventure SMS text story, the latest addition to Bark's "dog bot" chatbot program, according to a blog post.

The new toy and treat collection, called "City Sniffer's Guide to NYC," will debut at Target stores and on Target.com starting April 22. With the purchase of an Officer Pupke squirrel toy, customers and their dogs will be invited to interact with the chatbot to help solve the case of the destroyed toy, the blog post stated.
pets  bots  sms  funny  GAMES  ideas 
20 hours ago by dancall
Coca-Cola lets ride-hailers sip on smartwater | Mobile Marketer
Coca-Cola has partnered with startup Cargo to offer beverages to smartphone users who hail rides from services like Uber and Lyft, according to a press release shared with Mobile Marketer. As part of the partnership, Cargo expanded its service to Coke's hometown of Atlanta. Kellogg's RxBars are also now featured in the boxes. 
Passengers can order items like smartwater, Sour Patch Kids and phone chargers from Cargo's website on their mobile phone. After entering the driver's unique box code, passengers can select a product and pay with a credit card or digital wallet.
food  partnerships  new-companies  taxi  uber  ideas 
20 hours ago by dancall
Domino's creates 150K hotspots to deliver pizza almost anywhere | Mobile Marketer
Domino's Pizza now delivers to 150,000 locations that don’t have a traditional address, such as parks, sports fields and beaches. The pizza chain enlisted the help of its more than 5,200 restaurants in the U.S. to select Domino's Hotspots, where drivers can meet customers curbside to hand off orders, per a statement.

Domino's Hotspots are online-only for prepaid orders on dominos.com and in mobile apps. Once a customer's location has been determined, local Domino's Hotspots that are available for delivery will appear on a map for customers to select. Before checking out, customers can leave instructions to help the driver find them. Text messages will alert customers to the status of their delivery. 
food  delivery  location  maps  ideas 
20 hours ago by dancall
People Who Have “Too Many Interests” Are More Likely To Be Successful According To Research
The most comprehensive case that has ever been made for why nearly everyone should become a polymath in a modern knowledge economy. The warning against being a generalist has persisted for hundreds…
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yesterday by wmaceyka
Ask HN: What problem in your industry is a potential startup? | Hacker News

MTurk itself is not perfect and could use many improvements. Amazon has been absent from the project itself for a long time and provides minimal support and there is a lot of criticism over them changing their fee structure in a few weeks that may or may not lead to a decrease in tasks and/or pay. https://requester.mturk.com/pricing


fasouto on June 29, 2015 [-]

There are a couple of alternatives: https://microworkers.com/ and http://www.shorttask.com/


umeshunni on June 29, 20...
business-models  business-ideas  business  ideas  startup  hn  mechanical-turk 
yesterday by hellsten
Original Kit – magneticpoetry.com
Item #3000 This is the kit that, since it came out in 1993, has launched a gajillion fridge door poems! It includes over 300 carefully-chosen words and word fragments designed to take your imagination to all kinds of uncharted territories. Includes a gorgeous symphony of words including (of course) gorgeous, symphony,
magenetic  word  gift  ideas 
2 days ago by BiteSize77
Offering Overview | InnoCentive
We offer a comprehensive suite of externally and internally focused programs, providing the methodology, technology, expert support and problem-solving network for you to crowdsource solutions to important problems.
science  technology  innovation  howto  ideas 
2 days ago by kexrex

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