Liked The rise and rise of e-sports (Doug Belshaw's Thought Shrapnel)
The article is worth a read, for several reasons. It shows why e-sports are going to be even bigger than regular sports for my children’s generation. It demonstrates how to get to the top in anything you have to put in the time and effort. And, perhaps, above all, it shows that, just as I’ve found, growing up spending time in front of screens can be pretty lucrative.
Liked September 21, 2018 by Laura Hilliger (Freshly Brewed Thoughts)
Because food. No, I’m serious. Why doesn’t the far right recognize that without cultural diversity they’d be eating…well even potatoes, corn and tomatoes are products of indigenous communities in South America. The Incas invented corn by cross breeding and altering plants. Back in the day. Incas are cool. I digress. What would the far right eat if they only ate white people food? Paleo doesn’t include tubers, does it?
Liked Radiohead's Ed O'Brien: 'Cricket Was My Refuge' | Wisden Cricket (Wisden)
If live music and cricket do have common ground in their public service, the blissed-out simplicity of bringing people together would be it. “There’s a ritual to it,” he says. “There was the chaos of the early years but as a band we have learnt to walk out on stage and feel relaxed so we can play and be in the moment. It’s all about how you approach that day. Maybe it’s age that helps, but I really believe in ceremony and that the preparation is the key. Great gigs are like ceremony, a sporting event is like a ceremony. There’s something that’s very deep about it.”
Liked After Years of Abusive E-mails, the Creator of Linux Steps Aside (The New Yorker)
Torvalds has publicly posted thousands of scathing messages targeting programmers who submit what he deems flawed code to the Linux computer-operating-system kernel, which he brought to life more than twenty-five years ago and now administers as a collaborative, open-source project. Today, the Linux kernel is famous, running the enormous computers of Google, PayPal, Amazon, and eBay, and the two billion mobile phones using the Android operating system. Torvalds, though, retains final say over each precious line of code, just as he did when he first started working on the system as a graduate student at the University of Helsinki. For years, he has been known as Linux’s “benevolent dictator for life.”
Liked 30 "Expert Tips" that I Wish I Knew Before Starting a 7 Figure Blog by (WPBeginner)
Starting a blog for the first time can be a nerve-wrecking experience. There’s a lot of excitement, but at the same time there’s a fear of unknown. You want to do everything the RIGHT way and avoid all major pitfalls, so your blog can be successful. In our 12+ years of blogging, we have made countless mistakes and learnt from them. Over the last decade, our blogs have received well over a billion pageviews. In today’s article, we will share the “expert tips” that we wish we knew before starting our first blog.