Running: You're doing it wrong.
Having trained 4 times a week for the last 4 months and broken some reasonable personal running barriers (the 2.10-800 and the sub-20 minute 5k), I’ve realised that there’s something wrong with running. The endurance obsession. At some point in the last two or three decades, the marathon became the centrepiece of the amateur running community. Lots of runners are in some form of...
I’m really excited about … The Point which is out of Chicago....– Meetup founder Scott Heiferman in a 2008 interview, talking about what he’s looking forward to in the future. The Point became Groupon aka the fastest growing (mani-pedi/spa/cupcake) company in history.
Twitter Driven Purchases and Two Star Reviews
I bought two books last night on the following basis. Kottke is probably my favourite internet curator. So I was utilising the new-again Twitter feature that allows you to view other people’s timelines. Here is Kottke’s. Scrolling through, I found this tweet from @tcarmody: “And vice versa - why it’s so powerful. RT @deronbauman: James Gleick’s The Information...
"Explain your current situation to 5-years-ago...
Mate. I know you think spending all that time on the internet obsessing about music feels like a waste, but it’ll all make sense soon. Don’t beat yourself up for procrastinating on Pitchfork and Hype Machine instead of studying, just keep exploring your obsession. This is going to sound funny, but it’s going to take you another five years to get your law degree done....
The party has become so reliant on focus groups that it listens more to those...– Senator John Faulkner on the Labor Party. I admire that he did this.