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RT : Black women have lost more jobs during the recovery than they did during the recession
toread  from twitter
december 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Can Delicious Solve Our Information Discovery Problem?: Tech News and Analysis «
But think about the vast amount of content that has already been sucked in by Delicious over the years — arguably the single biggest asset that the company has, and the one Hurley and Chen were likely willing to pay up for. Those millions of shared bookmarks are a kind of social graph of content in a way: they are implicit signals from all the people who shared those links, or stored them for later, that there is valuable content there. Some of those links may be dead or changed, but it’s still a fairly substantial foundation for an information-discovery service to build on.
social  information  toread  yahoo  socialmedia  search  data  attention  youtube 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
James Franco Fiction - Just Before the Black by James Franco - Esquire
I sit in the driver's seat of my grandfather's old DeVille. It is night out and cool. Me and Joe, we just sit.

We're out in front of the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course pro shop. It's a tan building with white trim. It's where Joe and I work during the day.

We sit here because it's dark here, and there are no lights outside this building. We're stopped for no reason except that the night is still going and we're drunk, and who wants to go home, ever, and this spot is as good as any to just sit in the shadows and let life slow.

My window is cracked, just a bit, and the air plays on my forehead like a cold whisper.
books  fiction  literature  writing  story  toread 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
A Simple Way to Become Wealthy - Yahoo! Finance
"When your paycheck comes in each month, you pay your bills, right?" I nodded. "So treat investing like a bill. If you want to max out your Roth IRA, divide the maximum contribution by 12 and send that amount to your investment account each month. If you want to make it easier, then go to the finance office and set up an automatic allotment from your paycheck and you'll never think about it again."
advice  finance  howto  investing  money  wealth  toread  business 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
To Be Young And 'Fortunate' In 1990s Boomtime : NPR
A Fortunate Age, Joanna Smith Rakoff's sweeping debut novel about 20-something Oberlin grads living in New York City, may turn out to be the long-awaited book that perfectly captures the '90s, that time of social and financial excess that set the stage for the current economic collapse.
books  toread  novels  fiction 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
More Hockey Less War: The Future of News
These guys have some distinctly different ideas on the future of the newsroom, and, more importantly, how it will be funded.
news  media  journalism  newspapers  business  toread  portland  seattle 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
SPIEGEL ONLINE - Druckversion - The End of Arrogance: America Loses Its Dominant Economic Role - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
"The new US president will only have been in office for a short time when a document titled 'Global Trends 2025' appears on his desk. The report is being prepared by analysts at the National Intelligence Council. Its chairman, Thomas Fingar, has already released a preview, and reading it will not exactly be enjoyable for proud American. 'Although the United States will remain the most important power, American dominance will be sharply reduced,' says Fingar. According to the preview of the report, the erosion of American supremacy will "accelerate in the areas of politics and economics, and possibly culture."
usa  toread  war  economics  power  politics  futurism  finance  realestate  stocks  europe  germany 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
New York Times: First Chapter of "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again"
"[...] Unless you're one of those rare mutant virtuosos of raw force, you'll find that competitive tennis, like money pool, requires geometric thinking, the ability to calculate not merely your own angles but the angles of response to your angles. [...]"
toread  writing 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
David Foster Wallace's "Roger Federer as Religious Experience" - Tennis - New York Times
"[...] Of course, in men’s sports no one ever talks about beauty or grace or the body. Men may profess their “love” of sports, but that love must always be cast and enacted in the symbology of war: elimination vs. advance, hierarchy of rank and standing, obsessive statistics, technical analysis, tribal and/or nationalist fervor, uniforms, mass noise, banners, chest-thumping, face-painting, etc. For reasons that are not well understood, war’s codes are safer for most of us than love’s. [...]"
sports  writing  essay  nonfiction  beauty  men  war  love  toread 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
David Foster Wallace - Commencement Speech at Kenyon University (2005)
"It is unimaginably hard to do this, to stay conscious and alive in the adult world day in and day out. Which means yet another grand cliché turns out to be true: your education really IS the job of a lifetime. And it commences: now. I wish you way more than luck."
speech  writing  education  toread 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Mimsy: Installing Django in Mac OS X Leopard
"I’ve been thinking about writing a start-to-finish Django tutorial, creating a simple CMS for a hierarchical web site going from installation of Django on a clean system all the way to a CMS that automatically uploads web pages to a remote web server."
design  howto  osx  programming  toread  language  apple  macosx  macbook  newspapers  journalism 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Column: Resonant Frequency #57
"Certain songs seem so structurally robust, so well put together, that they always work. Maybe these songs are perfect. Which isn't necessarily to say that they're the greatest songs or my favorite songs."
music  pitchfork  toread  songwriting  1980s  radio 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Coding Horror: Programmers Don't Read Books -- But You Should
"If you feel compelled to clean house on your bookshelf every five years, trust me on this, you're buying the wrong programming books."
computers  learning  library  programming  reading  software  toread  books  blogs  code 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : The vanishing personal site
"But outsourcing the publication of our own content has long-term implications that point to more traffic for the web services we rely on, and less traffic and fewer readers for ourselves." Oh, shit, he's right.
blog  blogs  business  community  design  identity  rss  media  social  toread  twitter  web  yasns 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
TidBITS Opinion: Instant Messaging for Introverts
"Specifically, I'd like to advance the thesis that - for some people at least - an aversion to instant messaging is a natural consequence of one's temperament, and that this is neither good nor bad in and of itself, though it does of course have consequen
behavior  brain  communication  community  computers  culture  online  gtd  health  internet  mac  psychology  reading  socialnetworking  social  technology  toread  twitter  writing  work  apple 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Are Newspapers Doomed? (Do We Care?): Newspapers & the Net Forum -Britannica Blog
"Lively debate will occur along the way, and we welcome your input, your comments and perspectives, and encourage your participation in these discussions."
publishing  online  newspapers  media  toread  journalism  blog  blogging  uk 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The News Business: Out of Print: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
"[T]he news cultures of many European nations long ago embraced the notion of competing narratives for different political communities [...] It may not be entirely coincidental that these nations enjoy a level of political engagement that dwarfs [U.S.]"
journalism  media  newspapers  toread  europe  usa  internet  politics 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Feature by Bret McCabe: Case Closed | 3/12/2008
"[T]he parasite is killing the host. Is the internet a marvelous tool in myriad ways? Of course. Is it the future? No doubt. But thus far it is not a responsible or viable alternative to a major metropolitan newspaper."
newspapers  hbo  television  cable  media  internet  community  journalism  baltimore  maryland  toread 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
village voice > news > David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal' by David Mamet
"And I realized that the time had come for me to avow my participation in that America in which I chose to live, and that that country was not a schoolroom teaching values, but a marketplace."
politics  philosophy  toread  movies  culture  writing  usa  education 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: You Remind Me of Me
“[W]e found that people who were mimicked actually felt more strongly about the product when they knew the other person was invested in it.”
nytimes  psychology  research  social  toread  marketing  health  behavior  identity  communication 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Marketing Technology : Business Technology Trends to Watch
"James Manyika, Roger Roberts and Kara Sprague have identified the eight business technology trends to watch over the next decade"
business  marketing  technology  toread 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Annals of Communications: The Search Party: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
"[W]e’re going to make all the mistakes computer scientists running a company would make. But one of the mistakes we’re not going to make is the mistake that non-scientists make. We’re going to make mistakes based on facts and data and analysis."
business  culture  google  history  internet  law  marketing  newyorker  politics  privacy  story  toread  washington  copyright 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Utne Reader: Love Your Fat Self
"Our imaginations are harnessed to America’s favorite adolescent fantasy: how much prettier, thinner, richer, and more successful we will be one day."
fat  culturalstudies  culture  usa  beauty  love  fashion  aesthetics  identity  media  women  toread  sex 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Twilight of the Books: A Critic at Large: The New Yorker
"[T]he N.E.A. reports that readers are more likely than non-readers to play sports, exercise, visit art museums, attend theatre, paint, go to music events, take photographs, and volunteer. Proficient readers are also more likely to vote."
books  culture  education  literature  newyorker  reading  television  usa  society  science  publishing  psychology  history  toread 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
BLDGBLOG: Comparative Planetology: An Interview with Kim Stanley Robinson
"I’ve been working all my career to try to redefine utopia in more positive terms – in more dynamic terms."
toread  sciencefiction  archaeology  architecture  cities  environment  fiction  interview  interviews  literature  reading  science  writing 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WFMU's Beware of the Blog: The Video Director Who Invented the 80s
A little fodder for the Eighties fan in me (via Andrew Sullivan)
art  film  media  music  video  toread 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
eMusic Spotlight - Lolita: The Demons of Desire
"The discrepancy between the real and the imagined ideal appears constantly in human life, but it is never more poignant or more universal as when it appears in love or sexual desire."
books  toread  novels  criticism  sex  literature 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NewsForge | Mastering podcasts with Audacity
"Recording sound is simple, but mastering that sound -- compressing volume differences, maintaining a decibel ceiling, and similar operations -- is anything but. Fortunately, an open source tool offers everything you need for mastering podcasts and other
audio  blog  blogs  web  toread  podcasting  mp3  media  diy 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Neil deGrasse Tyson-The Perimeter of Ignorance
"Science is a philosophy of discovery. Intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance. You cannot build a program of discovery on the assumption that nobody is smart enough to figure out the answer to a problem."
toread  science  astronomy  aesthetics  research  religion 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge

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