Big news, as told through reaction GIFs

From the people (person) who brought you such posts as big news through 80’s sitcom themes and big news through a sketchnote comes an outrageous new post. Coming this summer, Nick Dawson is the guy who shares news via reaction GIFs. I’ve had this fantasy wherein some forward-thinking community hospital really embraces human centered design thinking. I’m fairly resolute that… Read more →

I suppose earlier generations had to sit through all this huffing and puffing with the invention of television, the phone, cinema, radio, the car, the bicycle, printing, the wheel and so on, but you would think we would learn the way these things work, which is this:

1 everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal;

2 anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it;

3 anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it’s been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really.


Apply this list to movies, rock music, word processors and mobile phones to work out how old you are.

via DNA/How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet.


Spotted on the Facebooks: I really like these reframings  great for design thinking too. We often think we aren’t creative, or as accomplished in some area as another person. Reframing the concern is a good way to move from doubt to confident. Post by The BULLY Project. Read more →

On rebooting dinner

I’ve been vegan for over three years. Two conversations today made me think about my diet. First, despite having a deficit of calories, I’ve gained a few pounds. Secondly, I’m missing that feeling I used to have of boundless energy. I’ve gotten lazy. A lot —too many —of my calories come from things like tofu sausages, or faux ground meat… Read more →

A bike ride, through Google Glass



  • 1 Google Glass
  • 1 road bike
  • 2 bottles of water
  • 1 rusty nail
  • 1 ripped spare intertube



Stats are mostly worthless since I didn’t stop the Strava app until the cab came, but still pretty neat use of Google Glass. My lingering question: Why did I see Guy Fieri pop up on my ride? How’s idea of a bad joke was that‽


Grove Ave Water Stop

Every runner in Richmond knows the Grove Avenue Water Stop. It’s a small, simple, act of kindness: a small cooler of water, a container of cups, a trash can and some dog treats. It even has a Facebook fan page. From the Richmond Times Dispatch from November, 2011. Every morning, Sheri Crowell fills up the Rubbermaid drink cooler with water and… Read more →