facetsofcrystal:

Photographs taken inside musical instruments making them look like large and spacious rooms.

in which a family of tiny people live in an old violin, forgotten at the back of the instrument shop.

(Source: jakiiiro, via kthread)

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(Source: skinthiscat, via rekall)

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humansofnewyork:


"My wife gets upset when I don’t answer her text messages. Sometimes I’ll be at work, and I’ll get a text, but then I’ll forget about it. And I’ll remember it when I’m almost home, and try to answer it really quickly before I walk in the door. But it’s too late."

SMS isn’t email, but sometimes not having a proper inbox cuts both ways.

humansofnewyork:

"My wife gets upset when I don’t answer her text messages. Sometimes I’ll be at work, and I’ll get a text, but then I’ll forget about it. And I’ll remember it when I’m almost home, and try to answer it really quickly before I walk in the door. But it’s too late."

SMS isn’t email, but sometimes not having a proper inbox cuts both ways.

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Thinking About A Twitter DM App

parislemon:

Steven Lehrburger:

Because the new DM app would integrate directly with Twitter, it could automatically display tweets from a conversation’s participants in the thread itself. This is a simple feature, but one that other messaging apps also could not offer, and it would give users additional context in a variety of conversations. For large groups that outgrew the constraints of @-replies, these embedded tweets would make it easy for users to see what had already been said. For small groups, these embedded tweets would enrich the conversation by giving a sense of what other participants were thinking about.

A stand-alone Twitter chat (DM) app by itself isn’t that interesting. But an app that allowed you to easily injected (public) tweets to chat about could be very interesting. I know I already do this in other chat apps — that is, paste in a link to a tweet and then talk about it with a smaller group of people.

Also interesting: a chat app that injected your own tweets into a conversation to kickstart dialogue with friends.

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fanoudraws:

Sorry this post is so long (open images in new window for better quality, tumblr apparently decided to butcher them :().

I don’t really have proper words for this thing, just that it’s about something very important in my life, and after ten years, I’m glad I could finally write this.

Magnus is a great opportunity for the chess world to evolve a little bit : he’s young, he’s charismatic, and he’s got a great public image. I’m really glad that he won, even though his opponent (Vishy Anand) is a fantastic and lovable player as well. 

I know this “letter” will not reach him, but it wasn’t really written for him. For other players, yes, I guess? I’m sad that I don’t have much friends left in chess so I can’t give that to the community. So this is for you, comics/illustration lovers from tumblr <3

Thanks a lot to Martin and Valerie who helped me translate it <3 All mistakes are mine, though, since I changed the text so much!

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Young and Brilliant: Wireframes for Thinking

ninakix:

Which basically got me thinking: “wireframes” or “sketches” (the semantics aren’t important here) are really like writing out long division. If you’re trying to think seriously about a software product, if you aren’t sketching things out, then you aren’t really thinking about it.

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Also, http://lehrblogger.com/2009/06/01/never-sleep/.

Also, http://lehrblogger.com/2009/06/01/never-sleep/.

(Source: infinitecontinuation)

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"The universe is probably littered with the one-planet graves of cultures which made the sensible economic decision that there’s no good reason to go into space—each discovered, studied, and remembered by the ones who made the irrational decision."

Randall Munroe, author of the xkcd comic (via heythereuniverse)

(via infinity-imagined)

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brycedotvc:

This is what the long game looks like.
via ventureswell

brycedotvc:

This is what the long game looks like.

via ventureswell

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readme.txt

nybots:

Welcome to the New York Review of Bots, a professional journal of automated-agent studies. We aspire to the highest standards of rigorous analysis, but will often just post things we liked that a computer made.

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