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John Cleese on Stupidity – YouTube

February 07, 2015

One of my favorite video’s by John Cleese. It’s so funny, and points out something I kind of have been thinking a few times.

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Just write | The Cramped

February 07, 2015

“Take out another notebook, pick up another pen, and just write, just write, just write. In the middle of the world, make one positive step. In the center of the chaos, make one definitive act. Just write. Say yes, stay alive, be awake. Just write, just write, just write.”

--- Natalie Goldberg in Writing Down The Bones

This is the book that made me go from that dumbass that called himself a writer, to the guy that have spent too many hours either typing into a computer or writing in a notebook; or writing on my iOS device.

This is the book that started it all. I first heard about it on Back to Work, many years ago. I have the e-book, and I have the audiobook. It is like GTD for writing, for me.

You need to read it.

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Quick Tip

February 07, 2015

Bradley Chambers, The Sweet Setup:

Do you ever look at the free space on your Mac Hard Drive (Click the Apple Logo → About This Mac → Storage) and wonder what is taking up all that space? It happens to me all the time. DaisyDisk is my favorite tool for doing a deep dive into what is on my hard drive.

DaisyDisk is a great tool, for exactly one job: to figure out where all your disk space have gone.

I first heard about it on Mac Power Users a very long time ago. And I have used it ever since. It used to be the kind of tool I only needed because of software development. But I think everyone should have it today.

The reason is very simple. Most of us have SSD drives today. And that means: less space. I went from 1TB to 256GB. I used to operate with a buffer that was the same as the available space on my current drive.

Don’t buy daisy disk today, but wait for the next time you think: where did all my hard drive space go?

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The Town Where Everyone Got Free Money | Motherboard

February 07, 2015

Vice:

Between 1974 and 1979, the Canadian government tested the idea of a basic income guarantee (BIG) across an entire town, giving people enough money to survive in a way that no other place in North America has before or since. For those four years---until the project was cancelled and its findings packed away---the town’s poorest residents were given monthly checks that supplemented what modest earnings they had and rewarded them for working more. And for that time, it seemed that the effects of poverty began to melt away. Doctor and hospital visits declined, mental health appeared to improve, and more teenagers completed high school.

I have been a huge fan of negative income tax, for a very long time. And this article proves a lot of my arguments for it.

It is a great idea, you give everyone enough money for survival, and you can remove many of the complicated welfare programs we have. And people that would like more money, have to earn it.

The important part is: negative income tax. This means that you either get all or parts of it as cash, or you get all or parts of it as a tax deduction.

I think Switzerland is implementing something like this.

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Twitter CEO

February 07, 2015

The Verge:

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is taking personal responsibility for his platform’s chronic problems with harassment and abuse, telling employees that he is embarrassed for the company’s failures and would soon be taking stronger action to eliminate trolls. He said problems with trolls are driving away the company’s users. “We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years,” Costolo wrote in an internal memo obtained by The Verge. “It’s no secret and the rest of the world talks about it every day. We lose core user after core user by not addressing simple trolling issues that they face every day.”

Yeah. The problem is that Twitter never took this serious, in the first place. And then they become big, and this problem suddenly grew bigger and uglier.

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You Want to be a Writer? — Medium

February 07, 2015

A excellent Medium post(or what the fuck we call the stuff on Medium), what it is like for most writers. We have a day job. And we don’t make much, if any money on it. But most important: we do it because we love it.

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Macdrifter

February 06, 2015

Yes, I know. I have been thinking about taking the step into two factor authentication for a really long time. But I have never done it. This Article, over at Macdrifter got me to finally do it.

You should check it out!

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