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Hi. I'm Rick. I write, advise, and invest.

Venture Partner, Quotidian Ventures / CEO, Secret Clubhouse.

Formerly Co-Founder Barbarian Group & Consultant Tumblr

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Arch-Nemeses list. 

Arch-Nemeses list. 

There is not a place in the world where these exist that they are not overfilled, forcing the user to rip a bunch of napkins and take far more than they need. What is needed is a two stage tension latch inside, which allows it to give up to a certain amount when being loaded full of napkins, and then, after 10-20 seconds (long enough for the loader to move on) the latch releases the tension even more, allowing for the proper removal of napkins. Of course this would be a more expensive napkin holder, and no one would buy it, because it’s not their problem and we’ve been conditioned to not expect a higher level of service in this area. This thing will probably still exist in the year 2200, barring a ban on wasting metal on such frivolous objects.

There is not a place in the world where these exist that they are not overfilled, forcing the user to rip a bunch of napkins and take far more than they need. What is needed is a two stage tension latch inside, which allows it to give up to a certain amount when being loaded full of napkins, and then, after 10-20 seconds (long enough for the loader to move on) the latch releases the tension even more, allowing for the proper removal of napkins. Of course this would be a more expensive napkin holder, and no one would buy it, because it’s not their problem and we’ve been conditioned to not expect a higher level of service in this area. This thing will probably still exist in the year 2200, barring a ban on wasting metal on such frivolous objects.

Oh man. I don’t feel old. Not at all. 

Oh man. I don’t feel old. Not at all. 

Seems like a good day to watch this video again.

(Source: youtube.com)

There’s nothing wrong with advertising, and there’s nothing wrong with creating content to gain and capture attention but that’s a game for companies with a billion users, everyone else is in the arbitrage game. But what happens when the pageview traffic doesn’t work for journalism - in cases like Ferguson, Missouri, what happens when the news trucks leave but the story (the truth) needs to be told? I’d like to find out. So would others.

A Brief History of the Web Publishing Dream by Adrian Sanders — Beacon

Amazon, if you want to be the next monopoly from the Pacific Northwest, you’re doing it wrong. Internet Explorer was FREE.

If you’ve ever seen a wolf trying to live in an urban home, you know there’s nothing romantic or scary about it. Wolves cringe, flinch, whimper and hide in our world. It’s dogs who have a jaunty confidence, meeting and greeting like the people I hated in high school.

A Confederacy of Quacks: The War Against Antidepressants | PandoDaily

sciencevsromance:

A surprising caloric beer fact from You’re Not Much Use to Anyone, a.k.a., the Pitchfork Reviews Reviews novel. 

sciencevsromance:

A surprising caloric beer fact from You’re Not Much Use to Anyone, a.k.a., the Pitchfork Reviews Reviews novel. 

Mix tapes from my past. 

Mix tapes from my past. 

Synth pop aftermath (at Albion Attic)

Synth pop aftermath (at Albion Attic)

Now that I think about it, this is exactly where this belongs.  (at Mullen)

Now that I think about it, this is exactly where this belongs. (at Mullen)

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New York City. They told me, ‘If you leave and come back you go to the back of the line. If you leave, do it quietly and keep your phone number.

Acclaimed Barman Jim Meehan Leaving NYC for Portland - Cocktail Wire - Eater National

talesoftimehop:

Welcome to the third blog post from Tales of Timehop. These will be product & engineering focused posts to share some of the challenges we’ve faced and the lessons we’ve learned here at Timehop. This post was written by Rob Zajdel & Sarah Wood.

"If I had asked people what they wanted, they…

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