tacanderson:

fastcompany:

Millennials Don’t Care About Owning Cars, And Car Makers Can’t Figure Out Why

“What auto manufacturers, along with much of corporate America are missing here is that the vehicles to freedom and personal identity have changed for this generation. The sooner brands get a grip on this reality the sooner they can make adjustments in how they market to and communicate with this core group, which is essential to their long-term success.”

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What’s even more amazing about this fact is that the number of cars fell among Millennials, which is a group twice as numerous as the previous generation Gen X.

So car sales declined while the available market was growing. 

It seems that younger folks are finally learning that a car doesn’t mean the open roads and freedom. It means payments and gas and insurance. Sure, the ability to go places in suburbia matters so the car isn’t going away. But seeing drops like this makes me wonder how kids are getting around (or are they?).

WorkBurst is a Simple, Screen-Dimming Pomodoro Timer for Mac
Alan Henry, lifehacker.com

OS X: The Pomodoro Technique is a great way to stay focused and on task, but to really follow through on it, you’ll need a timer to match your work sessions. WorkBurst is a new timer that takes the clock-watching out of the equation. Work until th…

Still looking for the tool that will help me power through the boring tasks. I’ll ignore for a moment the idea that maybe I should automate or delegate the boring ones and assume there will always be some amount of boring tasks.


bricin:

They say a journey starts with a single step. I know from the past that setting a big goal three months out doesn’t work.

Small goals do: my short term goal is simple, record what I eat and drink Monday through Friday this week. Yes, I will attempt to be paleo, yes I will try to keep carbs down. But a small goal, record the intake for five days.

Funny, this was meant for the fitness site, I fumbled with Tumblr posting again.

bricin: They say a journey starts with a single step. I know from the past that setting a big goal three months out doesn’t work. Small goals do: my short term goal is simple, record what I eat and drink … Continue reading


They say a journey starts with a single step. I know from the past that setting a big goal three months out doesn’t work.

Small goals do: my short term goal is simple, record what I eat and drink Monday through Friday this week. Yes, I will attempt to be paleo, yes I will try to keep carbs down. But a small goal, record the intake for five days.

Welcome to the dead zone: Our planet’s greatest cities are facing a major pollution crisis
Henry Grabar, salon.com

We’re fast approaching a future where Paris is no longer the “city of light” — and breathing has becomes a hazard

Last week, Paris and Bei­jing had one of those feuds that city-watchers love so much. (Such head-to-head bat­tles, like great…

I know it seems overly simplistic, but how about banning cars? Not overnight but start putting alternate forms of transport in now, it will take a long time in any event. Not just buses and rail but bike as well as more electric car-sharing.

This isn’t going away on its own.

Teens migrate from Facebook to a Youtube video’s comment-section (funny)

Teens migrate from Facebook to a Youtube video’s comment-section (funny)

Fwd: Ness is shutting down on April 21

And there goes another one… Ness is shutting down, bought by OpenTable.

I liked Ness, it had solid UI and at times gave me a few good tips. I always wondered how they would survive and prosper with all the data living in Yelp. I hope OpenTable (which has a clunky UI) can benefit from this.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Ness
Date: March 21, 2014 at 11:03:12 PDT
Subject: Ness is shutting down on April 21
Reply-To: hello@likeness.com

An Important Update About Ness
On February 6 of this year Ness was acquired by OpenTable, the leading provider of online restaurant reservations. This marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the Ness team and the recommendation technology we’ve worked hard to build over the past few years.

With OpenTable, not only will we help you find great restaurants, we will also help restaurants find new ways to create delightful dining experiences for you.

In order to focus on bringing the Ness technology to OpenTable, the Ness app and website will be discontinued. Ness will stop functioning on Monday, April 21. If you’d like to export your ratings and reviews please let us know.

On behalf of our entire team, we want to thank you for using our product and for the feedback and suggestions so many of you provided along the way.

-The Ness Team

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