This chart has one misleading bit. You don’t really overdose from cocaine. The vast majority of deaths from cocaine occur from an impossible-to-predict fatal heart rhythm. You snort some coke and your heart stops beating normally and you die. Cocaine is an interesting drug in that this rhythm can occur in anyone at any time and it’s not associated with the dose. It can happen the first time you do coke or the 1,000th. It can happen with just a small amount or it can happen after your 4th hit that night. It’s just sheer bad luck. Note that cocaine kills more people than heroin every year.
In case you were wondering: this is why I don’t do coke.
All that said, I’m still optimistic of the future of a device like Google Glass. Consider the impact of what it has the potential to enable:
Instant access to a camera that captures the world as your eyes currently see it
The ability to share that perspective with others in real time
An alternate digital plane of information you can view at any time
A private audio channel only you can hear
The combination of this digital plane and audio to amplify (augment) what you are doing and seeing in the real world
Any of these features alone could be considered magical, but together they’re a vision of the future. Google Glass today is an imperfect prototype of the future because its value does not yet outweigh its pain. But I have to assume that’s why it’s called the Explorer Edition.
Recently we tried something new at Treehouse and it’s working wonderfully well, so I thought I’d share the secret with you.
We recently crossed the invisible it’s-impossible-to-communicate-effectively line. The strange place where it feels like you’re small enough as a company not to have ‘communication procedures’ but large enough that somehow everyone is no longer on the same page (and misinformation spreads like wildfire). For us, that number was around 30 employees. We’re at 53 now, so it was time for a new strategy.
The Treehouse team works remotely and are trying to make it work.
They built a product (Convoy) that enables them to share culture/ideas without distracting productivity.
Read the whole post if you’re interested; I wanted to highlight their approach to communication
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I love the simplistic, beautiful onboarding experiences that betaworks creates for its apps. The screenshots above are from the first time you open the new Dots game betaworks released. The intro experience for Tapestry was really enjoyable too.
Credit for the beauty+joy of Dots and Tapestry should go to Patrick Moberg
The problem is you cannot selectively numb emotion. So when you numb those, we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness. And then we are miserable, so then we have a couple of beers and a banana nut muffin.
Don’t just complain about what you don’t like - provide solutions that could be equally or more effective in the given scenario(s).
Cause I’ve got to tell you, if it’s just whining and insults, it comes off as someone with no intent of making a difference themselves. Anyone can complain, but people who provide solutions make a difference. The two go hand in hand - “This is wrong, here is how it should be handled.” - but one can’t exist without the other if real change is the actual intent.
I quit my job last month. A lot of people were surprised. To be honest, even I was a little surprised. Since then, though, I’ve fielded a lot of emails, phone calls, coffee dates, and dinner conversations about The Big Decision.
How does it feel? How did I make it? Was it the right one? (Great….
Tokyo’s subway system is arguably one of the most complex in the world. The map itself can be an immediate turn-off for any unfamiliarized straphangar. But exactly how do all these lines run underground, overlapping as they carry hundreds of thousands of passengers each day?
Tokyo University graduate student Takatsugu Kuriyama decided to answer that question be recreating an accurate three-dimensional model of Tokyo’s lifeline by using multi-colored tubes strung with wire. Different color liquids pulsate throughout all 18 lines, creating a staggering picture of what goes on below the streets of Tokyo every day.
WOAH this makes me want to go back to Tokyo even more