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Withings Activité

A Swiss-made, smart watch with responsive glass, running/swimming/walking accelerometer, vibration alarm, sleep monitor, iOS integration, low energy Bluetooth, and one-year battery life.

Available later this year.

Posted on July 23 2014 with 1 note

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What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?
:)

Posted on July 22 2014

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by yours truly; with C

by yours truly; with C

Posted on July 21 2014 with 1 note

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No true vocation starts with “what I want” or “a work I would like to do.”
Fulton J. Sheen (via marylikesbagels)

Posted on July 20 2014 with 1 note

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Fireworks shot with a GoPro camera strapped to a drone.

Funny how perspective changes things. (And how the drone apparently came away unscathed!) :)

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Posted on July 19 2014 with 2 notes

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It was said of one of the elders that he persevered in a fast of seventy weeks, eating only once a week. The elder ask God to reveal to him the meaning of a certain Scripture text, and God would not reveal it to him. So he said to himself: Look at all the work I have done without getting anywhere! I will go to one of the brothers and ask him. When he had gone out and closed the door and was starting on his way an angel of the Lord was sent to him, saying: The seventy weeks you fasted did not bring you any closer to God, but now that you have humbled yourself and set out to ask your brother, I am sent to reveal the meaning of that text. And opening to him the meaning which he sought, he went away.

Quoted in Thomas Merton, The Wisdom of the Desert (via ayjay)

A lesson in greatness.

Posted on July 15 2014 with 23 notes

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"There’s a difference between feeling good, and doing good."

From the folks at PovertyCure, an 8m trailer for their 6-part DVD series on how to properly understand poverty, and truly change it.

For a more detailed description of PovertyCure’s philosophy, see the Statement of Principles.

Lives can be changed.

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Posted on July 12 2014

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Sometimes you just feel like movin’ to the music. :)

Dancing to Parov Stelar’s “All Night” (can’t find dancer’s name).

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Posted on June 23 2014

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Just had horchata for the first time this weekend — it was the rice-based, Mexican variety: *very* good stuff.

I think I’ll be having that again! :)

(with C)

Just had horchata for the first time this weekend — it was the rice-based, Mexican variety: *very* good stuff.

I think I’ll be having that again! :)

(with C)

Posted on June 23 2014

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homelimag:

The Desk Collection by Grovemade

via Homeli.co.uk ~ { Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr }

Nice lines. Really like the succulent planter. And the desk lamp is pretty neat too. :)

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Posted on June 21 2014 with 2,936 notes

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One of the things I try to show my students is that historical grounding does not exclude being contemporary. The future is not the opposite of the past. It’s easy to think that, because language sets it up that way: Day is the opposite of night, up is the opposite of down, and therefore the future must be the opposite of the past. But it doesn’t actually work like that.
Tobias Frere-Jones, Surface Magazine No. 109 (June/July 2014)

Absolutely - past and future are not mutually exclusive. In fact, you might say it’s hip where they’re joined.

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Posted on June 20 2014 with 6 notes

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wondrouspilgrim:

Sunset on the Atlantic has the most peculiar light. #assateague

Makes me yearn for the beach again.

wondrouspilgrim:

Sunset on the Atlantic has the most peculiar light. #assateague

Makes me yearn for the beach again.

Posted on June 18 2014 with 1 note

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I’ve learned that letting go is an active, continuous process. The default assumption is that we want to be interrupted: notifications are enabled, ringers aren’t silenced, and reminders are set. To get rid of that stuff, you have to take a stand.

Letting go - Matt Gemmell

Yep. This!

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Posted on June 7 2014 with 109 notes

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This strikes me as cheating somehow, but the three electric skateboards featured here are neat nonetheless. ;)

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Posted on June 5 2014

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A great series of pics — really like his style.

marvinking:

Nagoya to Osaka. 

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Posted on June 4 2014 with 28,763 notes

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