Monthly Archives: May 2018

Book: Self-Discovery By Orison Swett Marden

Self-discovery: Or, Why Remain a Dwarf? by Orison Swett Marden [Google Books; Google Drive]. This book made me think of The Incredible Hulk TV series.

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Book: Do It To A Finish By Orison Swett Marden

Do it to a Finish by Orison Swett Marden, assisted by Margaret Connolly [Google Books; Google Drive]. This is a book about work. What work is, what work leads to, and what work should mean to a person. Let’s begin … Continue reading

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US$99 Chromebook?

This is interesting … This $99 Chromebook Does More Than You Expect! … and it weighs only 2.5lbs. However: 1) At post time, it’s out of stock at Amazon and Wal-Mart 2) It’s not US$99 — now US$149-US$179 3) I … Continue reading

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Video: Acer Chromebook Tab 10

I didn’t even watch this video when it popped up in my Subscriptions because that screwy name threw me off: Chromebook Tab 10. I forgot this was the long-awaited ChromeOS tablet from Acer. Here’s Brad Linder of Liliputing getting to … Continue reading

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Bird eScooter Rentals Gets Bigger Wings

Bird Races to Become the First Scooter Unicorn Bird, an electric scooter-sharing startup, is raising $150 million in a funding round led by Sequoia Capital that will value the company at $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said. This … Continue reading

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Quote: Orison Swett Marden

I know that situation. Always Be Preparing. I am reading the biography of Orison Swett Marden. This guy was, as we say today, the real deal. He lived through the adversity he encouraged others to push through. He wrote from … Continue reading

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Twitter Is A Suicide Machine

The New York Times: ‘Roseanne’ Canceled by ABC Hours After Racist Tweet by Roseanne Barr [Firefox users can bypass the paywall, if needed, by hitting Reader View] ABC canceled the hit sitcom “Roseanne” on Tuesday hours after the show’s star … Continue reading

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Long Holiday Weekend Review, May 26-28, 2018

Weird weekend. Real-life complications, rain, and a desire to read. All I sighted were two Boosted boards, both on the west side bike path. Reading was from Google Books: Do it to a Finish by Orison Swett Marden, assisted by … Continue reading

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TV: Killing Eve

An eight-part BBC America series that should not be missed. This is binge-worthy. This is not Ordinary TV. And I’m going to provoke a lot of ire now by saying it: Jodie Comer needs to be the next Doctor Who … Continue reading

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The Vacant Content Of YouTube

Newton Minow once called television a “vast wasteland“: When television is good, nothing — not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers — nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite each of you to … Continue reading

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