Posts Tagged ‘x57r’

Here are cognitive scientist Steven Pinker’s 13 tips for better writing / Boing Boing

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

liked particularly:

QT:[[”
3. Don’t go meta. Minimize concepts about concepts, like “approach, assumption, concept, condition, context, framework, issue, level, model, perspective, process, range, role, strategy, tendency,” and “variable.”

8. Old information at the beginning of the sentence, new information at the end.

10. Prose must cohere: readers must know how each sentence is related to the preceding one. If it’s not obvious, use “that is, for example, in general, on the other hand, nevertheless, as a result, because, nonetheless,” or “despite.”

12. Read it aloud.
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https://boingboing.net/2019/03/27/here-are-cognitive-scientist-s.html

Rembrandt in the Blood: An Obsessive Aristocrat, Rediscovered Paintings and an Art-World Feud

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

QT:[[”
“As he grew in his profession, Six came to feel he had a right to express himself on the family collection. A series of clashes with his father ensued, many of them about providing greater public access, which has always been a difficulty. Currently, tours of the
collection, which are by appointment only, are booked into next year. The picture that the younger Six sketched was of an inward-looking father who is trying to preserve a legacy by keeping the world at bay, who comes to realize over time that he also has to do battle with a gregarious and extroverted son who feels that the way to preserve that legacy is precisely by sharing it with the wider world. The battles left the younger Six progressively more exasperated: “I would cycle home after and think, Jesus, Dad, I’m trying to help you.””
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Rembrandt in the Blood: An Obsessive Aristocrat, Rediscovered Paintings and an Art-World Feud
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/27/magazine/rembrandt-jan-six.html

One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor | The Paul Simon Official Site

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

https://www.paulsimon.com/track/one-mans-ceiling-is-another-mans-floor-2/

7 year-old Youtube star

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Meet Ryan, the seven-year-old YouTuber who made £17.3m in a year
https://www.theGuardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2018/dec/04/meet-ryan-the-seven-year-old-youtuber-who-made-173m-in-a-year What will he make when he turns 20!

Meet Ryan, the seven-year-old YouTuber who made £17.3m in a year | Technology | The Guardian
www.theguardian.com
Name: Ryan. Age: Seven. Value: £17.3m. It’s wrong to hate a child, isn’t it? Yes! Of course it is. Especially if you hate them for having more money than you. Let’s end this line of inquiry …

Skating CT

Monday, January 28th, 2019

http://elmcityskatingclub.com/

KiwiCo | Hands-On Learning & Experience Based Play | Subscription Box for Kids

Friday, January 25th, 2019

https://www.kiwico.com/

More to explore in Newport

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

https://www.redwoodlibrary.org/

Fisher Cat

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

awful sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrvdzCGjbzw

The Milkmaid — Google Arts & Culture

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

https://artsandculture.google.com/story/cQJib89R45GfJg

Brain cloud

Monday, December 17th, 2018

http://artdaily.com/news/109922/Monumental-sculptural-installation-by-John-Baldessari-on-view-at-Marian-Goodman-London#.XBb5gBNKj-Y