Bit Bucket

Today’s belief in ineluctable certainty is the true innovation killer of our age. In this environment, the best an audacious manager can do is to develop small improvements to existing systems— climbing the hill, as it were, toward a local maximum, trimming fat, eking out the occasional tiny innovation— like city planners painting bicycle lanes on the streets as a gesture toward solving our energy problems. Any strategy that involves crossing a valley— accepting short- term losses to reach a higher hill in the distance— will soon be brought to a halt by the demands of a system that celebrates short- term gains and tolerates stagnation, but condemns any-thing else as failure. In short, a world where big stuff can never get done.

Hieroglyph - Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson’s foreword to the new collection Hieroglyph is excellent.

We aren’t doing big things badly, we’re just not doing them.

Source scribd.com


MCSO: 9-year-old accidently shoots, kills gun instructor with Uzi - ABC15 Arizona

There are so many wrong things here.

1) Why do you need to teach a 9 year old how to fire a weapon? 2) Why does that weapon need to be a fully automatic Uzi? 3) What fucked up justification does one use to teach a 9 year old how to fire an Uzi?

I can’t even, people.

I just can’t even.


What kind of bike is your noble steed?

My noble steed is a Felt Z85, pictured here


Always go biking?

Or, at least, occasionally go biking?

This helped today when I was pretty near my snap point.

Ride Total: 18.74mi
Cals: 1500?
Time: 1h 42m

2014 Distance: 103.77mi
2014 Outside: 103.77mi
2014 Inside: 0.00mi

Always go biking?

Or, at least, occasionally go biking?

This helped today when I was pretty near my snap point.

Ride Total: 18.74mi
Cals: 1500?
Time: 1h 42m

2014 Distance: 103.77mi
2014 Outside: 103.77mi
2014 Inside: 0.00mi


tbridge:

Avenue of the Olives (Taken with Instagram)

This would be an okay place too.

tbridge:

Avenue of the Olives (Taken with Instagram)

This would be an okay place too.


Westminster Golden Hour (by tbridge)

This would be pretty alright, too.

Westminster Golden Hour (by tbridge)

This would be pretty alright, too.

Source Flickr / tbridge


Tribune Plaza (by tbridge)

This would be pretty great also.

Tribune Plaza (by tbridge)

This would be pretty great also.

Source Flickr / tbridge


Bistro Burger (by tbridge)

This is also a magic place I would like to be.

Bistro Burger (by tbridge)

This is also a magic place I would like to be.

Source Flickr / tbridge


Monterey Day Trip Dump (by tbridge)

We might get to go here, too.

Monterey Day Trip Dump (by tbridge)

We might get to go here, too.

Source Flickr / tbridge


Sunflowers outside Winters (by tbridge)

I’ll be here in a month, but that’s not soon enough.

Sunflowers outside Winters (by tbridge)

I’ll be here in a month, but that’s not soon enough.

Source Flickr / tbridge


Public Market and Daffodils (by tbridge)

Here would be kinda rad.

Public Market and Daffodils (by tbridge)

Here would be kinda rad.

Source Flickr / tbridge


Beach toward Bali Hai (by tbridge)

I want to be here.

Beach toward Bali Hai (by tbridge)

I want to be here.

Source Flickr / tbridge


Cape Lookout 2 (by tbridge)

I want to be here right now.

Cape Lookout 2 (by tbridge)

I want to be here right now.

Source Flickr / tbridge


parislemon:

shortformblog:

This wonderful clip is proof that Steve Ballmer is not only a better Los Angeles Clippers owner than Donald Sterling, he’s also a way better team owner than he is a Microsoft CEO. #DevelopersDevelopersDevelopersDevelopers

Dick Vitale has had a few too many deserts and a bit too much caffeine today.

I love how the players are like, “Maybe if we don’t move when he’s talking, he won’t be able to see us.”

Source shortformblog


Today was a long day. I left my lunch at home, I had a whole shame spiral thing with Homejoy over our housecleaning, I worked some long ass hours.

But I got my walk in.

And I made dinner for everyone.

Those two little things go a long way.

It’s finding the relief valves that make it work. Just need to keep finding the valve.



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