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ELEKTROKATZE: bicycle design by ChowPourianLab

Yes, it’s true – now we’ve also designed a bicycle named ELEKTROKATZE: a new street style bike, handmade steel frame, fixed-gear, shortened handlebars, 20” wheels. >> ChowPourianLab for photos, a peek behind the scenes at the Colossi workshop where it… Continue reading

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The 15th-Century Equivalent of Your Cat Walking on Your Keyboard

Nothing more to add, the title by Rebecca J. Rosen says it all… >> Photos by Emir O. Filipovic >> The Atlantic: The 15th-Century Equivalent of Your Cat Walking on Your Keyboard / Rebecca J. Rosen

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3Doodler: pen that lets you draw in 3D

3D printers bring computer renderings to life. Now there’s a 3D pen called “3Doodler” that can do the same for your sketches. No computer needed! >> 3Doodler Kickstarter campaign It reminds me of Sketch Furniture by the Swedish design studio… Continue reading

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Barefoot College, India

Bunker Roy’s Barefoot College has one main purpose: to bring rural villages out of poverty by training women (preferably illiterate grandmothers) new skills for economic and environmental sustainability. The women arrive with no formal education and return home six months… Continue reading

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Urban outlaw: Magnus Walker

More reason why you should pursue the things you love… This 32-minute video introduces you to Magnus Walker, someone who’s really living the dream. He’s turned his obsession with the Porsche 911 into an enviably fulfilling profession where his craftsmanship… Continue reading

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The quick list: playing catch-up

Long stretch since the last post… For expediency’s sake, a quick list of articles worth reading (most recent on the top). SCIENCE >> National Geographic: The Bite that Heals. Scientists are unlocking the medical potential of venom / Jennifer S.… Continue reading

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Mutton dressed as lamb? Fashion and ageism in Silicon Valley

Older and highly experienced job candidates in the tech industry find themselves in the opposite situation of what fresh grads have faced in the past. Where 20-somethings made themselves over in business wear and sensible shoes to signal maturity, 40-somethings-plus… Continue reading

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The answer to “Why blog?”

>> Seth Godin

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The new training for robotic surgery

Note to gamers: all those hours of training your visual motor skills with a joystick could make you a fine candidate for robotic surgeon. >> via ArsTechnica / WIRED UK: Gamers prove equal to surgeons in operating robotic surgery tools… Continue reading

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The power of kittens on productivity

Science says looking at pictures of kittens boosts productivity. >> The Atlantic: Why Cute Kitten Pictures Really Do Make You More Productive at Work / Derek Thompson ELEKTROKATZE is here to offer support…

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The ELEKTRO PechaKucha poster

ELEKTROKATZE, the face of PechaKucha Night HK on October 16. >> Event details

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The ruling: AP vs Shepard Fairey and the 2008 Obama HOPE poster

Two years of probation and $25,000 USD fine for covering up the trail of the original image. I feel sorry for him for not coming clean as soon as he realized his mistake. There was no intent to deceive on… Continue reading

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The surprising secret to selling yourself

The Harvard Business Review blog talks about how to sell yourself in a job interview. Experience wins on paper but when it comes to signing on a new hire, potential trumps experience – even in salary. >> Harvard Business Review:… Continue reading

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The 4-day week and the value of change

Surprise! Not really… but here’s ammo for the next annual review: what every office employee wants is also beneficial to the company’s bottom line. Jason Fried, co-founder and CEO of 37signals, gave his employees what most would dream of but… Continue reading

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The power of negative thinking

Nice time-lapse trailer for Oliver Burkeman’s new book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking There’s a long tradition in philosophy and spirituality that’s about embracing negativity, about easing up on all this positive thinking, and learning… Continue reading

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