Better Angels

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot…

You Do What You Are

Alex Cross: You do what you are Jezzie. Jezzie Flannigan: You mean you are what you do. Alex Cross: No, I mean, you do what you are. You’re born with a gift. If not that,…

Jeremy Keith – Taking Back The Web

In these times of centralised services like Facebook, Twitter, and Medium, having your own website is downright disruptive. If you care about the longevity of your online presence, independent publishing is the way to go. But how can you get all the benefits of those third-party services while still owning your own data? By using the building blocks of the Indie Web, that’s how!

Song of myself

The past and present wilt—I have fill’d them, emptied them. And proceed to fill my next fold of the future. Listener up there! what have you to confide to me? Look in my face while…

Blockchain, Explained [with Lego]

Blockchain is extremely interesting, but it can be difficult to understand. This video by PCMag is an attempt to visually show how the blockchain works, using building blocks as an analogy. It does not fully…

It’s all illusion

Remember young sir, it’s all illusion; and dreams though potent, are no solution to the problems that we face. The rainbows that we chase are no more real than the idea that your foot will…

It Should Be Easy

A son takes what should be a simple tech support call from his mother in the middle of his workday. Have you been there? I came across this short animation by Ben Meinhardt from an email sent…

The power of vulnerability

When I watched this TED talk, by Brené Brown three years ago, I had no idea how much it would expand my perception of the world. I highly recommend it to anyone who want to explore, understand and hack courage and vulnerability.

The Itch – by Don DeLillo

I give some patients a pill, a patch, an injection. But what I am seeing in your case is that you need to think of your itch as a long-term commitment. Read the full story…

Barbara

Where there is sunrise, there is Barbara, only Barbara clothes that way, Where there is laughter, there is Barbara, always Barbara warm and gay. And when there’s music, she is the song, the song I’m…

Secret world

Someone once told me to say the following words, and they have been stuck with me ever since.  “I will be there, in that blank space with you. That is our place and you are…

Terms and Conditions

After taking a class in Law Policy and Ethics in Media & Design, I have been fascinated by discussions surrounding these matters online. In this post I’ll share some of my on going thoughts.

Notes on Scarcity, Curation and Information

In an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its…

Ausência

Eu deixarei que morra em mim o desejo de amar os teus olhos que são doces Porque nada te poderei dar senão a mágoa de me veres eternamente exausto. No entanto a tua presença é…