MIT offers the course materials (lecture notes, audio lectures, problem sets, exams, assignments, study materials, etc. - you basically download the course) for roughly 1,800 classes FREE online! This is an awesome way to teach yourself a subject you never got to take or already love and want to learn more about. They offer EVERYTHING from Anthropology to Physics to Music Theory to Engineering. The list goes on. This is so cool. I’m totally going to hit up all the Literature and Psychology classes.
p.s. You’d be doing everyone who reads your blog a favor by reblogging this.
Next time I am in Portland I am definitely staying at the Ace Hotel, which apparently has records and record players in at least a few rooms (photo above) and may also be the hippest and most modern place to stay in America.
According to their website (which is one of the best and more useable designs I’ve ever come across), they have a business lounge with 2 Macbooks for your use, free WiFi throughout, a PHOTO BOOTH in the lobby, Jorg & Olif City Bikes for rent (!!!), different art pieces and wall-murals in guest rooms, vintage bathrooms with cast iron clawfoot tubs, and room service coffee from a local roaster who’s outpost is in the lobby and which does latte art.
I’m fucking moving in. Seriously, I want my home to look just like this. Shit like this makes me want to live in Portland. [note: there is a Seattle location which doesn’t look half as cool and has a much more boring website.]
The Ace Hotel is great! My sister had a big birthday bash there last November. Rented a block of rooms for out of town guests, and we had the big corner space for the party. Was a blast. In fact, I’m going back down to Portland this weekend. I love that town.
On the off chance this isn’t a rhetorical question…click on the upper right number on your dashboard, the people you’re following, and if you let your mouse hover over the icon of that person, you’ll see a little red x appear in the upper right corner of it. Just click on that, and poof! Gone.
A couple of yokels using Tumblr attempt to persuade their readers why David shouldn’t be CEO of Tumblr, stooping as low as to say he’s “probably too busy jerking off to porn” to implement some random feature. Anthony explains, in terms that half-brains like themselves can understand, why catering to every loudmouth user isn’t really the best idea. And regarding Julia’s condescending email-post about what a “REAL company” ought to do, let me assure you she has no clue what she’s talking about. She once had a segment on The Fox Business Channel, but she has never run a company and she does not have any grounds for authoritative proclamations on the subject. One customer’s short-range interests should not form the basis of a businesses’ long-term strategy. — jakoblodwick
You’re either very brave, or very passionate about the product, to induce the ire of someone who has absolutely no problem with airing their dirty laundry. Or anyone else’s for that matter.
Tumblr can bring out the beast in some. Rock on with your bad self, Tumblr.
"Getty Images, the world’s biggest supplier of pictures and video to media and advertising companies, has put itself on the auction block and could fetch more than $1.5 billion, people briefed on the situation said Sunday." (via the NYT)
Wow, this is wild. I worked at Getty for many years, and at that time, nobody would’ve dreamed this would ever happen. That was a dream job, and they spoiled their employees with perks. Visiting photographers from around the world showing their work, lavish parties, trips. We all worked so hard to bring all the photography online, but it was such a blast to work there.
I wonder what Jonathan Klein and Mark Getty are thinking? I know it’s been getting tough there, but…damn. I’ll be sending this article to my friends there to get the inside scoop.
“Let’s be honest, bacon is that good. I bet if you put bits of bacon on a strip of bacon, you could travel back in time. It’s like a tasty vortex.
I even like the name bacon. You can’t tell me the success of Kevin Bacon isn’t tied to his name.”—Jim Gaffigan
"Forty percent of our traffic comes from referrals. If we focus on the people who really love Tumblr—the artists, musicians and other creative people who are doing the most brilliant things with it—and we help them to take what they’re doing to the next level, then they will inspire and magnetize other people to Tumblr."