Serendipitous Wandering

Apr 03

Silicon Valley, Inc: Meet 650 Labs teaching disruption to global corporations - Silicon Valley Business Journal -

Mar 31

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Feb 18

Looking Back: Photos From the First 12 Winter Olympicstheatlantic.com
With the world’s atten­tion focused on Sochi, I thought it would be inter­est­ing to take a look back at some of the ear­li­est Win­ter Olympics. At the first Win­ter Games in 1924 in Cha­monix, France, 16 coun­tries sent 250 ath­letes to com­pete…

Cool vintage photos of early Olympics

Looking Back: Photos From the First 12 Winter Olympics
theatlantic.com

With the world’s atten­tion focused on Sochi, I thought it would be inter­est­ing to take a look back at some of the ear­li­est Win­ter Olympics. At the first Win­ter Games in 1924 in Cha­monix, France, 16 coun­tries sent 250 ath­letes to com­pete…

Cool vintage photos of early Olympics

Feb 04

At 40 Years Old, Dungeons & Dragons Still Matters -

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Ethan Gilsdorf looks back on four decades of pen-and-paper role-playing tradition:

The tools of D&D gave me permission to imagine a better me, and a better story for myself. They gave me the courage to imagine a different future. And taught me how to change myself. Not happy with lowly Level 1 Ethan, I worked hard to level up to my better, stronger, faster level 17 version today.

The period of playing role playing games in the 1980’s and up until the early 1990’s (when I met my wife) was really a fantastic time and I agree that we all learned a lot by playing RPGs. Before and during the university years I was heavily involved in both playing and writing RPG scenarios for our local gaming event Gothcon. I even met Gary Gygax once at Games Fair in Reading, UK in the mid 1980’s.

For me I think one of the key learnings was how to think hypothetically about the society and it’s mechanisms, a way of thinking that together with a fair amount of science fiction novels and studies in philosophy has brought me into the futures field,

(via emergentfutures)

Nov 05

A 5-step guide to writing a perfectly satirical Onion article from co-founder Tim Keck - GeekWire -

I saw this talk at the Seattle Interactive Conference last week and it brought me back to being an editor on the high school newspaper in the late 80s. It was a great talk, but he totally lost the audience when he got to Step #5.

Oct 19

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Oct 08

Here’s what Obamacare looks like when it works -

Washington state leading the way in implementing ACA.

Sep 24

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For Jim Henson's birthday today, the iconic Muppeteer's never-before-seen sketches and journals.

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For Jim Henson's birthday today, the iconic Muppeteer's never-before-seen sketches and journals.

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Sep 10

What Austerity Looks Like in Lisbon
Mark Byrnes, theatlanticcities.com
Most coun­tries wouldn’t cel­e­brate a 1.1 per­cent GDP increase. But for Por­tu­gal, where the econ­o­my hasn’t expand­ed since 2010, even mod­est growth is a good sign. In the sec­ond quar­ter, the coun­try’s GDP grew and its unem­ploy­ment rate…

Best photojournalism I’ve seen on how economic crisis has changed a familiar European streetscape .

What Austerity Looks Like in Lisbon
Mark Byrnes, theatlanticcities.com

Most coun­tries wouldn’t cel­e­brate a 1.1 per­cent GDP increase. But for Por­tu­gal, where the econ­o­my hasn’t expand­ed since 2010, even mod­est growth is a good sign. In the sec­ond quar­ter, the coun­try’s GDP grew and its unem­ploy­ment rate…

Best photojournalism I’ve seen on how economic crisis has changed a familiar European streetscape .