‘Even though you can’t help but get a little irritated when a stranger asks you to take time from your lonely night drinking at a bar by yourself just to take a picture of her fun night with her best friends, it’s inexplicably just as irritating when that same person doesn’t ask you to take the photo and instead takes it herself. It’s a lose-lose situation — a selfie is inherently annoying, but a stranger taking time out of your night is also irritating. If you’d rather be annoyed by being forced to help out, then you’re in luck — the need to take and post a selfie on social media channels is causing an outbreak of lice, which is sure to deter the act…’
Learn to repair your own electronics in community events and in workplaces, and speak publicly about repair and resilience.
‘Through community and workplace events members create engaging opportunities to increase the lifespan of electronics
‘The Restart Project is a London-based social enterprise that encourages and empowers people to use their electronics longer in order to reduce waste…’
Log Your Life with a Tiny Camera
It takes a photo of whatever’s in front of you every 30 seconds
This is one of the few wearable tech that’s really useful and it’s a better spy tool than your phone camera
‘If you were in New York City within the past two weeks, I might have caught you on camera.
‘The Narrative Clip (previously called Memoto) is a wearable camera about the size of an iPod mini that clips onto clothing and takes a photo every 30 seconds. It has a 5-megapixel camera and works with apps on Android and iPhone, which group photos into albums automatically. I wore it to a cocktail party, on a run, out to sushi, on a walk through Central Park and at my desk for a full workday…’
An Underdog Won the Race to Bring Bitcoin ATMs to the U.S.
Would you abandon your home state or country for a business strategy?
‘”I do not wish to pick a fight with any government official,” Albon said, “but I feel that rather than throw people in jail for money laundering, the government should offer up some resources into making [anti-money laundering] compliance easier for the little guy.”
‘In fact, the man who won the race to bring a Bitcoin machine to the U.S. did so by abandoning his home state. Eric Stromberg lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area, but he deployed his Bitcoin vending machine in Albuquerque, N.M., where he said the regulatory climate is more favorable for money service businesses.
‘”It’s tough being away from my family for an extended time to do this,” Stromberg told Mashable in an email, shortly after his machine debuted last week…’