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ipreferpi  ·  1586 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Photographer in Raleigh/Durham?

Isherwood, we had a great time with Allison of Sandford Photography.


ipreferpi  ·  1615 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What facial features do you find most attractive in a person?

For what it's worth, I had a friend compliment Michael Jordan's cheeks one day. He was so taken aback he ended up chatting with her for much longer than I think he would've otherwise.

For me it's gotta be eyes.

Yes, beyond senseless and sad.

ipreferpi  ·  1615 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Total Solar Eclipse over North America

It would've been epic!

ipreferpi  ·  1615 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post:

A simple case of supply and demand. In this case the economics work as one would expect considering the context of accessing wifi in a flying steal box.

ipreferpi  ·  1847 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Top Spenders On Capitol Hill Pay Billions, Receive Trillions : NPR

That's pretty good ROI... What's a few billion dollars if you're getting trillions in return.

ipreferpi  ·  1926 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What has moving to a new place done for you?

Boston is a great town. I enjoyed living off Mass Ave. between MIT and Harvard back in the mid 2000's. Congrats on getting back there!

I love to travel. Mainly because I get exposed to so many cool new things.. Moving is a lot like traveling, basically like a super extended travelling experience on a deeper level. When moving from Tallahassee to Atlanta for college I was awoken to all that a "big city" had to offer....more culture, more diversity, more public transportation, more places to do things after dark and into the wee hours of the morning. When moving to Atlanta to Boston, I discovered you could do even more things after dark and into the wee hours of the morning, especially if you were in China Town...good times.

Moving to cold climates made me realize that I'm only compatible with the warmer climates for the long haul. External things that you don't have control over, I came to realize, are a huge consideration for laying down your roots. To me cold is pain. To my wife heat is pain. So we met in the middle in moderate North Carolina. And since there are some cool folks in the area (back at you thenewgreen) it's easy to be like the Fonz and make the most of where I am and who I'm with.

ipreferpi  ·  1979 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: An App Turned My Life Around

Yes, that's was a great article. I especially like your note to self.

    You land yourself in the circumstances you’re in, and that circumstance is death. With nothing done. Because only when you’re dead do you not have energy and you ran out of time. Find the energy, find the time and land yourself in the circumstances you want to be in — Note to self

That's some deep stuff right there and very true. I've been doing pushups as well, and have my goal at 20 as well.

I've tried a few streak apps that are based loosely on Jerry Sienfeld's productivity hack where he uses a calendar to mark his writing streaks. He said for each day he does his task of writing, he'd put a big red X over that day and talks about streaks as a chain you don't want to break.

    "After a few days you'll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You'll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job next is to not break the chain."

I've sort of settled on using the Habit Streak Plan app but am checking out Lift now. HSP has a pretty easy to use UI but definitely lacks some of the visualization features it seems like Lift possesses.

ipreferpi  ·  1982 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why did the Vietnam veteran's wife file for divorce?

I'm always a sucker for bad jokes!

ipreferpi  ·  1985 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Inequality Begins at Birth by Jeff Madrick | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books

    In most of Europe there is universal, good-quality preschool for three- and four-year-olds. In America, recent data show that fewer than half of all three- and four-year olds are enrolled in some form of preschool. Head Start, the main federal program, provides preschool funding for only about two-fifths of poor children in this group.

Early education is so important. Why can't the US be more like Europe and other parts in the world and provide it when gains are most prevalent?? Even more research suggests that early educations between ages 1-4 have a significant positive impact on outcomes. Do it for the kids!

ipreferpi  ·  1985 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Started a blog about flags

Neato! Who doesn't like flags?!?!?!... and once you run out of current flags you can kick it old school with past versions of country flags.

ipreferpi  ·  1991 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How Poor Young Black Men Run From The Cops

    Those who interact rarely with the police may assume that running away after a police stop is futile. Worse, it could lead to increased charges or to violence. While the second part is true, the first is not.

Of the 41 cases she witnessed....

    In 24 of these cases, the man got away. In 17 of the 24, the police didn’t appear to know who the man was and couldn’t bring any charges against him after he had fled. Even in cases where the police subsequently charged him with fleeing or other crimes, the successful getaway allowed the man to stay out of jail longer than he might have if he’d simply permitted the police to cuff him and take him in.
ipreferpi  ·  1993 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Explaining America's entrepreneurial gap

It's all about what failure leads to.... Those who embrace and view failure as a positive are more likely to go out and try something on their own. Granted these folks are more likely to have the means or support system to take this risk. If they fail, no biggie. Fortunately, the Silicon Valley's culture celebrates failure. As this enlightenment cascades into our cultural consciousness opportunities after failure will be bountiful.. There's nothing like a kick in the butt to really learn what works and take what you've learned to hear.