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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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A common critique of the hipsters — indeed a confusion of the hipster and douchebag — is that they, the hipsters, serve as the thin edge of the wedge of gentrification. But this is, to my mind, unfair. Broke-ass twenty-somethings crushed under the weight of student loan payments and low earning potential in a crap economy have to live somewhere cheap. And given that the hipster is totally ok with living in racially diverse neighborhoods, they often find themselves cast into the role of pioneers of whiteness in Washington Heights or West Oakland. However, it takes a douchebag to see the financial profit to be gained in pushing poor people of color out of their homes. The hipster brings art, coffee and cocktails to a neighborhood, the douchebag brings reconstruction contractors, private security and real estate agents. The hipster seeks community, the douchebag seeks urban rental profits. The hipster might start a coffee shop in a poor, black neighborhood, but the douchebag wants to call the cops on the black men on the corner right after he turns your indy coffee shop into a Starbucks.

Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For — Medium

This whole essay is pretty solid.

ImageWriter print sample.  (at Secret Clubhouse)

ImageWriter print sample. (at Secret Clubhouse)

(Source: calimarikid, via jeffreyweston)

Mistle Thrush reunion! (at Cuisine en Locale)

Mistle Thrush reunion! (at Cuisine en Locale)

oldgamemags:

F22 Interceptor - Total Air Superiority. I remember having this game, and having no idea what I was doing. Also it ran at, like, 2 frames per second.
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That was a great game. 

oldgamemags:

F22 Interceptor - Total Air Superiority. I remember having this game, and having no idea what I was doing. Also it ran at, like, 2 frames per second.

Follow oldgamemags on Tumblr for more awesome scans from yesteryear!

That was a great game. 

How low our beloved dot com 1 chair has fallen. The Aeron is dead. Long love the Leap.

How low our beloved dot com 1 chair has fallen. The Aeron is dead. Long love the Leap.

I don’t want to be a symbol, responsible for something huge that I don’t understand, that I don’t want to work on, that keeps coming back to me. I’m not an entrepreneur. I’m not a CEO. I’m a nerdy computer programmer who likes to have opinions on Twitter.

Microsoft Has Acquired Minecraft For $2.5 Billion | TechCrunch

Yet the economic arguments against independence seem not to be working — and may even be backfiring. I think I know why. Telling a Scot, “You can’t do this — if you do, terrible things will happen to you,” has been a losing negotiating strategy since time immemorial. If you went into a Glasgow pub tonight and said to the average Glaswegian, “If you down that beer, you’ll get your head kicked in,” he would react by draining his glass to the dregs and telling the barman, “Same again.”

Scots Must Vote Nae - NYTimes.com

Rockin out to dad.  (at Irving Plaza)

Rockin out to dad. (at Irving Plaza)

Star Trek in Cinerama

Star Trek in Cinerama

(Source: agridul, via 2087)

Colorsync.

Colorsync.

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