Saturday, August 31, 2013
I drove into several Flying J travel stops going interstate this week. It dawned on me that the founder might have thought laying these out would be a great prequel to micro-airports for when carplane hybrids might be possible. The logo is a jet, but the pay-at-the-pumps don’t like debit cards and the stores inside are behind the times of now. So when I think of a character in a story doing it better (or me if venture money descended on me suddenly), the new version could be called Orbiting O. It could sell produce fit for a prince, demo concepts manufacturers want the captive traveling audience to mull when they hit the odometer for more miles, and even beat the massage and jets I imagine the other travelstop bragging on a billboard marble showerstalls could ooo you with. Come on ladies, choose truck driving as a career, so we can have some luxe and cremes and premium chocolates in our travelstops.

I drove into several Flying J travel stops going interstate this week. It dawned on me that the founder might have thought laying these out would be a great prequel to micro-airports for when carplane hybrids might be possible. The logo is a jet, but the pay-at-the-pumps don’t like debit cards and the stores inside are behind the times of now. So when I think of a character in a story doing it better (or me if venture money descended on me suddenly), the new version could be called Orbiting O. It could sell produce fit for a prince, demo concepts manufacturers want the captive traveling audience to mull when they hit the odometer for more miles, and even beat the massage and jets I imagine the other travelstop bragging on a billboard marble showerstalls could ooo you with. Come on ladies, choose truck driving as a career, so we can have some luxe and cremes and premium chocolates in our travelstops.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I have keepsakes to shelve in a new space. I like this arrangement.

(Source: brain-food)

Saturday, August 17, 2013 Sunday, July 21, 2013

darksilenceinsuburbia:

antxvx:

manilovestarwars:

leiaj:

kinglnthenorth:

heresmyfuckingprivilege:

collowrath:

meeow-for-me:

I have chills after reading this post. I literally feel like im going to throw up.. I will always reboot this.

I present to you… women who are ACTUALLY oppressed.

This is who really needs feminism.

Amen

I’ll reblog this every time I see it because oppression is NOT being too fat for Forever 21, oppression is NOT benedict cumberbatch as khan, oppression is NOT someone on a website saying something you disagree with.

literally can’t so terrible

*shivers*

my goodness

http://laurajul.dk/2013/04/07/faces-of-islam/

Thursday, July 11, 2013

sfmoma:

momatalks:

shegetsby:

Photos of famous landmarks while they were still under construction.

[Source]

It’s hard to imagine an icon as anything other than a fully-formed image, but these photos help prove that even the most famous structures emerged in pieces. 

Great thought 

(Source: yourackdisciprine)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

chicagopubliclibrary:

The Little Free Library Bench In New York City

From designboom:

The architectural league of New York has partnered with pen world voices festival and community partner two bridges neighborhood council to bring the little free library to the lower east side.

Open and accessible to the public, the project entitled ‘word play’ by artist and architectural designer chat travieso plays with the idea of stacking and perspective. The concept uses layered plywood to allude to the vertical patterns produced by books on a bookshelf, creating multiple visual effects based on the angle one views the library.

Located in a diverse community made up of english, spanish, and chinese speakers, this visual effect allows the book shelter to convey the word ‘library’ (printed on the surface of the piece) in these three languages all at once. In addition, the communal intervention provides two linear feet of bookshelf space;  including seating that faces the east river waterfront providing a space where people can stay to read, share with their neighbors, and enjoy the view.

Click here to see more photos of the Little Free Library Bench!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

edtechexp:

Just lined this up as the first assignment for my independent study student who wants to go more in depth on WWII.  Any other ideas for my independent study on WWII?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

photojojo:

Analogue + Digital = One amazing gizmo!

The Smartphone Film Scanner brings your 35mm into the digital world. Simply mount your smartphone, slide in your film, use a free app to invert the colors and snap a pic! It works with iPhones, Androids and any 35mm negatives. 

Go from film to masterful tumblr post in a matter of seconds. It’s even easier than pie.

Meet the Smartphone Film Scanner 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
topherchris:


I call this one alsdjflaksdjlajd;fdsl;this is a post.
(chimpanzee via)

topherchris:

I call this one alsdjflaksdjlajd;fdsl;this is a post.

(chimpanzee via)

Saturday, February 9, 2013 Wednesday, January 30, 2013

photojojo:

Nope! Not an elaborate makeup tutorial.

Rather, Viktoria Stutz transformed these models’ faces into wonderful abstract paintings.

Faces as a Canvas for Abstract Paintings

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Is she wearing Wranglers?

Yesterday, when the job report headlined stock market news, I was diligent digging around for a humble, beaten down, sorta staple retail play that might grow gradually into a hip, higher-octane-through-the-boom “discretionary” brand as our country gains more confidence in the coming years. I was looking for the PBR of jeans.

Not oddly, that’s my major nuance to can when I try to diversify my people relationships to hold long-term too. As long as she can wear the jeans and keep up with my tangled analogies.

And that’s how I’ve always been treated by my best mentors whether they are person or corporatehood.

Since I wrote in my other blog a few months ago that I liked JC Penney’s new leadership’s ideas for making a big mall department store feel more like a village stroll I’ve been slowly adding to my stash of facts about its prospects.

Online ordering looked easy. Free shipping for purchases over $50 should be popular. I saw comments somewhere that the holiday decor brought smiles to customers. I even visited the store twice. And once bought a very thin, poorly threaded tee.

Friday, I listened carefully when others were supposing the stock would weaken again secondary to possible employee morale problems.

"Intrapreneurship" (entrepreneurial spirit and strategy within an old, often large, company) is often much more difficult than starting from scratch. It can be much more productive for society when successful.

Established companies have lots of advantages: credit lines in place, drawers full of pens, copy machines and medical benefits aplenty. There can also be a significant portion of the competently employed who are turned off by change - of any kind. This can overwhelm the benefits of having the other capital resources ready to deploy in the desired direction.

Given the long faces and slow reflexes I’ve seen walking through JC Penney on my way to the mall cineplex, I thought this would be a great challenge for this 100+ year-old company. On second thought, maybe I keep that sentence for sound. On my second visit the staff was fairly assertive, but seemed hesitant getting the hang of communicating the changes not really abounding suddenly.

Although it’s important not to rationalize stupid moves, sometimes it’s advantageous to think counter to prevailing, superficial expectations running a short term direction in a stock or the market. JC Penney, Zynga, and many other companies might actually benefit from a lot of employees deciding that the new plans are not their style. Management can then hire attitudes aligned with the new direction.

However, the jobs board used must be smart and smooth. Not all companies can shake nuts out of a tree and begin there.

So, as a diligent, research-my-advantages investor (and willing to have anyone’s plan prod me out of my suburban comfort) I signed up for some email JCP job updates. I chose various geographies where I hoped I could tell if JC Penney was refreshing its workforce along with its showroom floors.

The interaction for choosing my email alerts was ok. Signup was short! But, when I was later asked to log in after returning to the site from one of these very email alerts, the site said it didn’t recognize my email. I needed to sign in again.

The job titles looked fairly fresh. “Fashion Design Expert”, for example, could help them earn better customer support. I expect they will invest to pay better than the competition, but no salary or wage ranges were obvious.

Job descriptions were too traditional. And long-winded. The 100+ company decided to explain how they were proud of their longevity, but that they were now ready to open the windows and let the fresh air in. The breezy was the first few web pages of the hiring portal. The air in the trenches where one applies, and where you lose good people, remains stale.

Simple, open, and welcoming surprise is the solution to this problem. Like your showroom strategy.

While getting started, don’t even explain the fresh air move. People will notice as as they go. All things, otherwise discoverable, are better left unsaid. You don’t really want to hire “fashion experts” who don’t already see how boldly you moved to change your logo, hire Ellen, air the freshest commercials, and pounce YouTube with relaxed views into the thrust of your company’s community involvement.

If you want to evangelize with any new fact in the story, just say the CEO is fresh from Apple. Where’s his picture breathing fresh air into your job description?

Optional Facebook log in to apply for a job stalled. Linkedin was available. Yada, I’m waiting for Pinterest.

How can any employer exceed the latest trends to gain an advantage meeting Talent?

Make it efficient and different. Just like you aim with your organization and your brand.

Make the application a direct and obvious “show us you” opportunity. Job hunters have filled in way too much tedium.

So make it short, let their diligent work grooming a Linkedin profile fill you in on the experience, education, work, etc.

Employers need to know that facebook profiles are getting sanded down to be most bland as we all hear more stories about employers and others looking over shoulders and expecting to file changes to passwords. If you want to verify the capability to be unalarming, blah. But I can’t imagine why JCP should. Y’all need personality on that village shop stroll.

Leave some open blanks and doodle room. Allow an applicant to pin other profiles that might reveal more of their fashion design expertise. Walmart, if you’re only hiring people for 32 hours a week let that person share with you a snapshot of their pride in what they do at their other 32 hr/week hobby or job.

It can’t be that hard to create a more inviting space so someone creative, brimming with ideas and energy, can better nailgun unique interests and personality to a hiring intro, can it? 

How about this? Allow applicants to choose a mix of ten words or images that best describe and introduce their work persona. It’s my hunch that the care and presentation of the selection will tell you more than you’ve ever gotten before. And it’s faster than a machine reading CVs.

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Monday, December 3, 2012 Saturday, December 1, 2012

infinity-imagined:

The interior of a Eukaryotic Cell, from the outer membrane through the cytosol to the nucleus.  All molecular structures are colored by their function; the cytoskeleton is blue, membranes are green, ribosomes are purple, RNA and spliceosomes are pink, DNA and nucleosomes are yellow.  This cell is producing antibodies, all steps of the process are visualized in order from the bottom to the top of the image. 

      First DNA is transcribed to RNA, and the RNA is spliced before leaving the nucleus through a nuclear poreTranslation begins when the RNA becomes bound to a ribosome, which converts the genetic sequence to a linear protein.  The proteins are folded and sorted inside the Golgi Complex, and then packaged into vesicles by the geodesic Clathrin Assembly.  These vesicles are pulled along microtubules by kinesin motors.  The vesicles then fuse with the outer membrane, and the antibodies are released into the bloodstream.

Illustration by David Goodsell

More science of life in cartoon form please. If you can, we children of all ages will crave less sugar smacks.