Civil War Today

Love this ipad app. In particular that you can only look at the current day and previous days with no peeking forward. It is filled with maps, diary entries, and headlines and photos in a newspaper format. Then again, I’m a sucker for “this day in history…” type things. 

getyourshittogether.org - a checklist of things you have to do to prepare for a sudden life changing event

Great list of things a couple with young children, or in fact anyone, needs to do to prepare for a sudden death or bad accident - wills, living wills, power of attorney. Embarrassed to say that three years after my own accident we still haven’t completed this. 

AWS Elastic Transcoder

new video transcoding service from Amazon. Looks very interesting for those with video that needs to be converted for lots of devices and formats. 

"Great entrepreneurs, Horowitz said, have two key qualities:
* Brilliance
* Courage
The reason for the first one is obvious.
The reason for the second one, Horowitz says, is that the other virtues that everyone wants to see in successful people - honesty, integrity, etc. - all flow from courage. And if you don’t have courage, in times of stress, honesty, integrity, and other virtues can quickly go by the wayside."

(from Yahoo Finance)

The last part about stress and integrity and honesty is so key and it resonates with my recent experiences though I think that the people I was working with were neither courageous or brilliant. “Businessmen” first with they were not driven by any visions or bigger goals and when push came to shove I got shoved as all integrity flew out the window. My mistake, and one I will never make again, is thinking that people without a shared vision will do the right thing. 

(via What kinds of local stories drive engagement? The results of an NPR Facebook experiment » Nieman Journalism Lab)

(via What kinds of local stories drive engagement? The results of an NPR Facebook experiment » Nieman Journalism Lab)

Fifty Shades of Chicken! LOL

Recipes From Fifty Shades of Chicken by F.L. Fowler

"Kids who play video games like “Manhunt” and “Grand Theft Auto III” are more likely to drive recklessly, according to a new study published in the academic journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture."

Well this helps explain why driving has lately felt like being in a version of SpyCatcher. 

Grand Theft Auto, Spiderman video games lead to reckless driving - latimes.com

Would win a prize even today, esp today (via Bacon Costume, 1894 | Retronaut)

Would win a prize even today, esp today (via Bacon Costume, 1894 | Retronaut)

"When I spoke to Frew, Rowland and the Greenfields, they talked about how there is now a large difference between what is monetizable and what is actually valuable. One of the defining attributes of capitalism is that the market determines what succeeds even if it means that the Kardashian Kollection might bring in more money than all the bespoke suits in the world."

What’s a $4,000 Suit Worth? - NYTimes.com

(via The British Invasion… Again: The Battle Begins | The Awl)

(via The British Invasion… Again: The Battle Begins | The Awl)