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Approaching the Future: 64 Things You Need to Know Now For Then by Ben Hammersley
64things“Ben Hammersley is a contributing editor for UK’s Wired magazine, he is involved in many EU and UK tech conferences and commissions. Approaching the Future is Hammersley’s 64 chapter primer on what you need to know to understand the 21st century. It’s a really fun read and can be very eye opening at times, but the real subtitle should have been, “Everything I learned About the 21st Century I Learned From A Neal Stephenson Novel.” I really enjoyed it, and I highly recommend it.”


The R. Crumb Handbook by Stephen Poplaski
“Stephen Poplaski also did the R. Crumb Coffee Table Book which is awesome but huge. This book (which is smaller) is like one prolonged interview with Crumb and probably the closest thing to an autobiography we are going to get. It’s filled…

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Self-Service Calendar Scheduling

David Cummings on Startups

With all the requests to see the Atlanta Tech Village I’ve found self-service calendar scheduling invaluable. For a couple years I had Tungle.me, which worked great, but after they announced the service was shutting down, I hadn’t spent time looking for a replacement. ScheduleOnce was recommended as an alternative and it’s been great.

Here are a few notes about self-service calendar scheduling:

  • Attach the service to your Google Calendar so that it has your real-time availability
  • Configure the days of the week and the hours of the day you want made available (e.g. I do Monday – Friday 10:30am – 4pm so that I have time in the morning and late afternoon that aren’t scheduled)
  • Make sure any standard repeating events, like a Monday morning sprint review, are on your Google Calendar so that they show up as busy when someone is scheduling a time with you
  • Consider putting the…

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My Friend…

The Write Boat Blog

SI frontbeach sunset

I’ve thought of you often today.
As I walk along the beach
The serenity of the setting sun
Gives way to more thoughts.

Everywhere I look
I see your face
Your smile
I hear your laughter
The passion for life in your voice.

I smile as memories
Of our moments together
Dance in my mind
I miss you
I wonder what you are doing
What you are thinking at this moment.

Do you know
The joy
The energy
The intensity
You have brought to me?

Probably not
Unless it is a feeling we share.

The sound of a ship’s horn
Brings me back to reality
I look out at the sea
It is calm
I think of you
And wish you were here.

© Dick Trammell
Sullivan’s Island 1988

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She Art

aqua red berry mixed media

Long over due She art for a friend who had asked me to make her up something whimsical and fun! Her skirt is pattern paper that I  put down as background but then looking at it, it was the perfect flowing skirt! Funny how that works. I hope she enjoys it. I purchased several canvases yesterday from the art supply store, feeling like painting and mixing it up today. It snowed a bit last night so my table has great light coming in the window. Its looking like a fun day ahead, maybe some sledding later too! Enjoy the day!ImageImageImageImage

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“No more my splintered heart and maddened hand were turned against the wolfish world” (Moby-Dick)


As I sat there in that now lonely room; the fire burning low, in that mild stage when, after its first intensity has warmed the air, it then only glows to be looked at; the evening shades and phantoms gathering round the casements, and peering in upon us silent, solitary twain; the storm booming without in solemn swells; I began to be sensible of strange feelings. I felt a melting in me. No more my splintered heart and maddened hand were turned against the wolfish world. This soothing savage had redeemed it. There he sat, his very indifference speaking a nature in which there lurked no civilized hypocrisies and bland deceits. Wild he was; a very sight of sights to see; yet I began to feel myself mysteriously drawn towards him. And those same things that would have repelled most others, they were the very magnets that thus drew me…

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