Surprising science of incentives and motivation ~ We’re doing it wrong!

Dan Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, presents a TED talk of his work on motivation and incentives. His conclusion: We're doing it wrong! Rewards increase performance...sometimes We believe that if we are rewarded for performance,...

John Bogle says to boost taxes on Wall Street ‘gamblers’

Wise words from the conscience of Wallstreet, John Bogle, founder of Vanguard Mutual Funds. Q: What's your investment outlook heading into 2012? A: If you're investing in stocks with idea of a one-year outcome, you should not invest. You can lose a lot. If you invest...
Nate Sr. & David

Infinite Possibilities vs. Six Feet Under

A profound, perspective jarring bit of dialogue from the HBO series Six Feet Under. What’s a little pain matter when the alternative is being six feet under. Infinite Possibilities vs. Six Feet Under. 

Renegades ~ by X Ambassadors ~ Jeep Commercial

Yet again, my music taste is expanded by music used in a commercial. As Apple did for Feist's "1,2,3,4", Jeep does for the X Ambassadors' "Renegades." I simply can't get the melody out of my head, nor the message out of my soul. We all need to be Renegades at some...

ENO Guardian Bug Net review, setup, and tear-down

ENO Hammock & Bug Net ~ Just bought an Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) Guardian Bug Net and ENO DoubleNest Hammock. This was my first time setting up a hammock, and it was super easy using, mostly because I also bought the ENO Atlas Hammock Straps. The ENO Atlas...
Paul Krugman ~ Photo by '00Joshi'

Increasing U.S. oil production will NOT reduce U.S. gas prices or unemployment ~ Paul Krugman

Nobel economist Paul Krugman argues that the GOP's goal of increasing U.S. oil production will not help gas prices. The logic is simple: Prices for oil and gas are set by world supply and demand. China's huge demand is the likely cause of recent gas increases. The...

How I lost and found my GIMP toolbox ~ Reset to default appearance

I lost my GIMP toolbox? But even when I found it again, it was so different from the default toolbox that I couldn't use it. The solution is to reset the GIMP toolbox to it's default settings via a slightly hidden button in the Preferences popup. Under the menu item...

Marcus Aurelius quote about the gods – misattributed

Though this quote appears to be misattributed to Marcus Aurelius, it offers a lot to think about. Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If...

Mother of God! What the Hell?! – Heidi Taillefer

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FILM FROM THE APOLLO 15 MOON MISSION

Film from NASA 1971 Apollo 15 Moon Mission found in drawer

Holy moonshot, Batman! Imagine you're a professional photogapher and this happens to you: I recently had the amazing opportunity to work with some very interesting historical media. A retired NASA engineer friend contacted me having found a box of photographic films...

Dallas (Matherly) Fallert ~ Obituary

My Mother's best friend, Dallas (Matherly) Fallert, passed away. Dallas was a force of nature. With all her energy and enthusiasm, it's hard to imagine her gone. Together, she and my Mom got into a lot of mischief 😉 May she rest in peace...Below is her obituary from...

Long Way Round – Stereophonics

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman used the Stereophonics song Long Way Round (and variations) for their Long Way travel series. Warning: It's an earworm. Long way Round ~ Stereophonics Remember me my love, I'm the one you're dreaming of Going for a ride, I'll keep you...

OneRepublic – Counting Stars – Video/Lyrics

Where have I been?! Totally missed this brilliant OneRepublic tune. Counting Stars - OneRepublic Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be But, baby, I've been, I've been praying hard Said, no more counting dollars, we'll be...

BALLiSTIC – Sci-Fi | Action short film by Film Riot

BALLiSTIC is a science fiction/action short film written & directed by Ryan Connolly. Set in the near future, BALLiSTIC drops viewers into a violent episode involving a young woman (played by Hannah Ward) being pursued by a "bunch of armed bad guys." Typical...