Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category

CV of failures

Monday, August 28th, 2017

CV of failures, by @jhaushofer ‏ Funny anti-version of the real thing – but more successful at attracting attention


Unscramble Words

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Turn Your Hair Straightener into a Microwave — Following: How We Live Online

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

21khz: The Art of Money In Music

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Some quick thoughts after listening to first 9 episodes

“Will Musicians Survive in the Age of Free When the “Bottle” is worth more than the wine” – a great line & an observation that the spotify platform is worth more than its music . See also:

“Intent, Licenses and “Sweat of the Brow” – helpful discussion of copyright but it would have been nice to hear about copyleft & re-combining of artworks

“two letters and a number” – was originally someone’s name. Robertson’s story how on how to be sued & wooed simultaneously

“so… Why does Liza Minnelli get paid when the Sex Pistols Stream?” – how to weight things (downloads or listeners) & various frauds based on this…

Can you Sell Something that Doesn’t Exist? – Superfans: would you rather collect unemployment or by the latest Doors album?

Optical illusion: The bulging checkerboard illusion.

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

An #Illusion That’ll Make Your Eyes
Bulge Describes how dots on a checkerboard appear to distort its parallel lines

Manhattan’s M66 Bus Gets ‘Pokey Award’ – WSJ

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

M66 Bus Gets Pokey Award Averages 3.1 mph, which is the most "preferred" human walking speed

Just how wealthy is Don Draper? Something I’ve…

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Babies and cats as coauthors on a manuscript

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Discussion about listing babies & cats as co-authors on scientific
manuscripts via @bornalibran #authorship

The Elephant’s Toothpaste Experiment –

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

The Man Who Broke the Music Business – The New Yorker

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

The Man Who Broke the #Music Business An original conduit for the #MP3 & Napster boom, the dawn of digital piracy

Annals of Technology APRIL 27, 2015 ISSUE

The Man Who Broke the Music Business
The dawn of online piracy.