9 Quotes from Hunter S. Thompson on How to Truly Live Life
Hunter S. Thompson is awesome.
Hunter S. Thompson is awesome.
With the upcoming release of Alfred 2.7.2, the default iTerm integration has been replaced by the “Custom” scripts option. This allows for a more up-to-date and more flexible way to handle the iTerm integration, using scripts created by one of our fantastic users, Stuart Ryan.
Check out this post before updating Alfred, if you’re a iTerm user.
I meant to have something ready for the day, but that didn’t happen. Anyways. Here it is.
It is amazing to see what Myke and Stephen have done in just one tiny year. Relay have moved from a brand new podcasting network with some of my favourite shows, to my favourite network.
I have been listening to Myke Hurley for a long time. The first podcast I started listening to was Enough, which is still my all time favourite podcast. I’m not 100% sure about the time. But it was either right before he started 70 Decibels, or right after.
Everyone should check out Myke’s podcasts, and the rest of the Relay.fm shows. There are something there for everyone.
Congratulations on the first year!
When Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett launched Relay FM, they expected to build a small independent network of weekly tech podcasts. Just a year later, Relay FM features 16 different shows and delivers 1.5 million downloads every month. Building this loyal audience was an overnight success six years in the making.
Recently, my friend Garrick and I came up with the following thought exercise: If you were to design the perfect shopping mall, what types of stores would it have? The rules are simple. It does not have to be existing brands or even what one would find in the modern American mall — just types of stores. To keep it easy we limited ourselves to ten.
I always get more out of lectures, and reading when I take notes, by hand, on paper.
Domain names and hosting fees are two issues regarding having a future proof blog. But there are more. One of the key reasons I moved away from Squarespace and WordPress is that I wanted something more future proof. And this blog is readable as long as there are web browsers that can view HTML. That is one of my favourite thing about static blogging engines, you can just archive the output folder, and you have a version of the site that will work forever.
I don’t see WordPress going anywhere, but none of us saw Wordperfect og Microsoft Works going anywhere; they are gone. I don’t want to be in that situation. Jekyll is great, and they have a pretty good WordPress importer. So I would just have automated a Jekyll version of the sites that imports a WordPress export. This is what I had for the last year with Squarespace, and the 2 months I used WordPress.
The reason I did was to have a backup, if Squarespace fucked up(they never did). But I also had it to have a tested solution that I could trust, by the time I wanted to do the switch.
We are starting off by introducing two great new shows to our roster!
First we have Liftoff, a fortnightly podcast about space, the universe, and everything. This show is hosted by Relay FM co-founder, Stephen Hackett, and Jason Snell, the host of Upgrade and Clockwise. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to enjoy the topics discussed on Liftoff, as they break things down so anybody that is interested in space can enjoy it.
We are also really excited to be premiering Top Four, hosted by Marco and Tiffany Arment. Top Four is a really fun show, in which your hosts pick their favourite things in certain categories, like movies, books, and video games. You’ll get to hear two very opinionated people discuss and rank their favourites, whilst also getting to hear the awesome chemistry of the Arments. It’s a really fun show that I think you’ll love.
To new fantastic shows on my favourite podcasting network.
Last year we reported the demographics of our employees for the first time externally, although we have long prioritized diversity. We promised to improve those numbers and we’re happy to report that we have made progress. In the past year we hired over 11,000 women globally, which is 65 percent more than in the previous year. In the United States, we hired more than 2,200 Black employees — a 50 percent increase over last year — and 2,700 Hispanic employees, a 66 percent increase. In total, this represents the largest group of employees we’ve ever hired from underrepresented groups in a single year. Additionally, in the first 6 months of this year, nearly 50 percent of the people we’ve hired in the United States are women, Black, Hispanic, or Native American.
They are moving in the right direction.
Finally a good alternative to Choosy.