A Perfect Day for Bananafish
Rest in peace Mr. Salinger.
Here are the slides from my presentation today at the RRC Directions business conference.
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A container game within an essay on metagames and containers.
“All the ways in which we build around and on top of our creations greatly impact the way they’re used.
Boundaries may not be physical anymore, but they remain powerful.”
I’ll be giving a talk tomorrow at the RRC Business and Applied Arts Conference entitled “Launching Your First Web Start-up”.
I’ll post the slides for the talk here tomorrow afternoon.
An API for LCBO store, product, and inventory information. Created by Carsten Nielsen but not affiliated with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.
John Nunemaker on Talent vs Practice via Giles Bowkett
“We are born into a world that presents us with many millenia of collected knowledge and information, and all our predecessors ask of us is that we not waste our brief life ignoring the past only to rediscover or reinvent its lessons badly.” —Erik Naggum
Capitalism as communal risk management.
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“It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much. [W]hen it is squandered through luxury and indifference, and spent for no good end, we realize it has gone, under the pressure of the ultimate necessity, before we were aware it was going.
So it is: the life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully.” — Seneca the Younger
Release your source-code free and unencumbered into the public domain.
“The author or authors of this software dedicate any and all copyright interest in the software to the public domain. We make this dedication for the benefit of the public at large and to the detriment of our heirs and successors. We intend this dedication to be an overt act of relinquishment in perpetuity of all present and future rights to this software under copyright law.”
It’s time for me to move away from CC Licenses and Unlicense all my publicly released code. I’ve been using the Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license but I no longer feel the need to force attribution and place non-commercial-use restrictions on my work.
I should probably do something similar for all my creative output (prose, poetry, photos, art, etc).
Five (naïve) assumptions we make about creative individuals:
Some of my favourites from Ebert’s list:
I would have added:
Surely I’m forgetting some…