A letter from author F. Scott Fitzgerald to his 11-year-old daughter at camp, in which he threatens to beat her cat (“Do you react to that?”) or call her Egg if she ever calls him Pappy again.
More endearing is his list of things to worry about, and those things which she should not worry about.
Things to worry about:
- Worry about courage
- Worry about Cleanliness
- Worry about efficiency
- Worry about horsemanship
Things not to worry about:
- Don’t worry about popular opinion
- Don’t worry about dolls
- Don’t worry about the past
- Don’t worry about the future
- Don’t worry about growing up
- Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you
- Don’t worry about triumph
- Don’t worry about failure unless it comes through your own fault
- Don’t worry about mosquitoes
- Don’t worry about flies
- Don’t worry about insects in general
- Don’t worry about parents
- Don’t worry about boys
- Don’t worry about disappointments
- Don’t worry about pleasures
- Don’t worry about satisfactions
A response to the curator’s code, an attempt to codify and standardize “via” links and attribution from link blogs and aggregators.
I usually try to provide “via” links here on stungeye, but I don’t believe online discovery should require attribution.
“The value of authorship is much more clear. But regardless of how much time it takes to find interesting links every day, I don’t think most intermediaries deserve credit for simply sharing a link to someone else’s work.”
Also, from Infinite Monkeys and Infinite Links:
“The idea of taking the relatively rigid and formal conventions of academic attribution and translating them to a website doesn’t sit very well with us. It’s not just that we’re lazy, but that the lack of proper attribution is not the same as plagiarism or copyright violation; no-one is losing out financially by not being credited with an online ‘discovery’.”
“It’s time to build our first native app using web technologies. We are going to build a simple photo gallery app using images from my Meow Reader Tumblr. The code presented should be flexible enough to turn any Tumblr into an app.”
Synesthasia is the second album from DJ Brace’s Electric Nosehair Orchestra Project.
Part of the concept for Nostomania was the idea that sound can pull up long neglected memories. Synesthesia is something like a crossed wire in the brain where one sense connects with another; a color might have a certain smell, or maybe you can taste a sound.
Everything is a Remix - Part 4 - The Transcript
Also: Parts 1 through 4
“Our system of law doesn’t acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren’t so tidy. They’re layered, they’re interwoven, they’re tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality… the system starts to fail.”
Copyright is sooooo 1700s.
Couples swap clothing for photo shoot.
A man, covered in light emitting diodes, snowboards at night.
“Hi there. I hear that you want to build native mobile apps using only web technologies. Me too. Before we begin we need to define our required toolset.”
I’ve started a blog about mobile app development. I’ll link to the new posts from here.
Three human shaped RC planes were flown around New York City to create the illusion of people flying
How the Dutch Got Their Bike Paths
Also see: The Dutch Cycling Embassy - Cycling for Everyone.