A few conclusions:
- Eating fat doesn’t actually make us fat. It’s the insulin cycle, triggered by eating carbohydrates.
- The easily-digestible carbs like refined flour, soda, and potatoes are the worst offenders.
- For weight-loss, a low-carb diet is a lot more effective than a low-fat,…
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“The Protect IP Act is a proposed bill making its way through the Senate as S. 978 that aims to curb online counterfeiting, among other things… While the Protect IP Act’s stated goals are beyond dispute —to…
3 Minutes with Erik Spierkemann
My agency co-founder Bradley Martin caught-up with Erik Spiekermann at the Typo Conference in London last week. They talk about the background of the conference and Erik’s views on designing for mobile devices.
With thanks to Thin Martian
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad doesn’t get why the whole world is demanding he introduce democratic reforms. Australian cartoonist Alan Moir captures al-Assad’s take on democracy.
I got to go to Tumblr’s REBLOG THIS FILM FESTIVAL tonight. It was such a great time!
I hope our movie-going culture heads further in this direction. In today’s contemporary night at the movies, we usually go to some sterile and styleless multiplex, sit among people whom we wish weren’t there, watch about a half hour of advertisement and then watch a movie to which we’re connected only through commercials we’ve seen on TV. But tonight, I went to a fantastic cinema/venue, called CINESPACE, that I’ve been meaning to check out forever but only finally doing so now; it’s not rows and rows of people ignoring each other, but instead tables and chairs, a bar, a social environment, where the people and setting enhance the movie-watching experience instead of detracting from it. There were no commercials. And the short films we watched were made by people from a community to which everyone felt connected.
And I mean it when I say the short films were really good. They showed one that Rian Johnson and RonenV and I made together out of a random page from Finnegan’s Wake. It’s called Page 439. There were a bunch of other cool ones. The one that sticks out most in my mind, sadly I can’t remember the title, so I can’t find it to link it, but it was about a boy who had a television for a head. What was that one called? I want to watch it again…
Anyway, it was a grand success of an evening, and I just wanted to say thanks and bravo to the folks at tumblr who put it all together.
photo by burningdan: “The tumblr(.com) film Fesival had huge tubs of popcorn. Go tumblr!”
Clockwork - Office Musik (Dwight K. Shrute vs Weezy)
Day WeekMonth has officially been made. This is almost too much for me to even begin to comprehend.
Inspired by Wordpress’ seriously clever use of Loren Brichter’s new Tweetie options, we’re launching our own Tweetie and Twitterrific compatible API. This Twitter-like API should make it easy for a lot of existing Twitter clients to start supporting Tumblr.
The really cool thing - because our following models follow a lot of the same principles, we’ve been able to take advantage of a ton of native features:
- Retweeting = Reblogging
- Replying = Reblogging w/ commentary
- Favoriting = Liking
- “@david” = ”http://david.tumblr.com/”
- Conversations = Reblogs
To try out Tumblr in Tweetie 2, tap “Accounts” → “+” → enter your username and password → tap the gear icon → enter “http://tumblr.com/” in both fields.
For Twitterrific, tap ”Sources” → “Edit” → “Add a New Account” → enter your username and password → tap ”Advanced” → set “Base URL” to “http://tumblr.com/” and disable “SSL”.