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All Those Books You’ve Bought but Haven’t Read? There’s a Word for That

From “All Those Books You’ve Bought but Haven’t Read? There’s a Word for That“: A person’s library is often a symbolic representation of his or her mind, with an ever-expanding library, s/he understands the importance of remaining curious, open to … Continue reading

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Leaves of Grass

From “The Complete Poems“: His bearded, thirty-something face is hoaled by a wide-bimmed hat places at a rakish angle; his right hand on his hip, his left in his pocket. He wears a cotton work shirt open at the throat … Continue reading

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Don’t Eat Before Reading This

From “Don’t Eat Before Reading This“: I’ve been a chef in New York for more than ten years, and, for the decade before that, a dishwasher, a prep drone, a line cook, and a sous-chef. I came into the business … Continue reading

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What Is the Perfect Color Worth?

From “What Is the Perfect Color Worth?“: “Exactly, and different from what it’s been before,” the woman said. “It’s almost like a counterculture type of a feeling — you deliberately use colors that would not ordinarily work together.” From “The … Continue reading

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Technology firms and the office of the future

From “Technology firms and the office of the future“: Nvidia will also install cameras to recognise what food people are taking from the cafeteria and charge them accordingly, eliminating the need for a queue and cashier. A self-driving shuttle will … Continue reading

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Facebook Security Breach Exposes Accounts of 50 Million Users

From “Facebook Security Breach Exposes Accounts of 50 Million Users“: Facebook said the attackers had exploited two bugs in the site’s “View As” feature, which allows users to check on what information other people can see about them. The feature … Continue reading

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Instagram’s Co-Founders to Step Down From Company

From “Instagram’s Co-Founders to Step Down From Company“: Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock (though the final cost was closer to $715 million because the stock on which part of the deal was based declined in … Continue reading

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Not comfortable

From Kottke’s “Not comfortable“: This is not a diary. A diary is a personal, private thing that I don’t feel comfortable sharing with you. Alas, I’ve occasionally let this thing turn into a diary. I’ve also shared information about other … Continue reading

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Cary Joji Fukunaga is directing the new James Bond movie

From “Cary Joji Fukunaga is directing the new James Bond movie. Here are 3 things to know about him“: Fukunaga grew up in the Bay Area and once wanted to be a pro snowboarder, something he actively trained for, eventually … Continue reading

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