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Apple Watch Hacked to Display Custom Watch Faces

And this is why Apple doesn't (yet) allow custom watch faces.

Supreme Overfiend Pillow

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Toshio Maeda for Supreme FW 2015

Amazon boss says Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear follow-on show 'expensive but worth it'

The Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, has admitted it will be “very, very, very expensive” to launch a new motoring show with Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear co-stars after signing up the controversial trio in a multimillion-pound deal following their departure from the BBC.

Bezos, who is worth an estimated $50bn , told the newspaper he was very excited about Clarkson’s move, but did not confirm if he had met him or his fellow presenters or how much they were being paid.

Wonder whether Clarkson and co find their experience working for Bezos 'utterly soul crushing but worth it'.

Patchwork Hotel by Till Rabus

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Found In Caspere's Home, True Detective Season Two.

I haven't got time, for this Mickey Mouse bullshit.

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All hail ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Robison Meyer for The Atlantic:

In its 11 strokes, the symbol encapsulates what it’s like to be an individual on the Internet. With raised arms and a half-turned smile, it exudes the melancholia, the malaise, the acceptance, and (finally) the embrace of knowing that something’s wrong on the Internet and you can’t do anything about it.

Your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit.

Ira Glass:

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.

Don’t think I ever got out of this phase; don’t think I ever will. Doesn’t stop me from pushing on.

An Introvert’s Guide to Greeting Strangers, Vague Acquaintances, and Friends

Stuart Vyse:

I am not a misanthrope. I am never mean to the people I meet. But experience tells me that, in most cases, I prefer my own thoughts to yours. Sorry. It’s nothing personal.

Steve Alibini on why “foodie culture” sucks

Your disdain for the term “foodie” is well documented. Is it the cutesiness of the word itself that bothers you, or the smugness it represents?

It distinguishes the foodie as special because he eats well, and that’s a shitty metric. […] But the cute aspect being tied by association with that waste and class makes it particularly repellent.

Cleon Peterson – We Become What We Are

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8 Reasons Every Designer Should Build an App

Great little article by Dustin Rogers which I should keep coming back to every now and then. Point 5 in particular made me chuckle: I used to think account/project managers just got in the way. Years later I’ve come to realize that a good manager is god-sent.

You’ll start to notice new things and will appreciate other disciplines more. For once, you’ve stood in their shoes.

MythBusters 2015 Season

Thoroughly enjoying the re-jig of Mythbusters: dramatic/reality editing swapped out for more educational and technical details, resulting in a show that manages to be both more kid friendly and more adult friendly at the same time. Kari, Grant and Tori will be missed, and I’m not sure they needed to be axed for the show to get it’s groove back, but for the first time in years it’s actually enjoyable.

Azuma Makoto

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Japanese flower artist, owner of haute-couture floral shop, “JARDINS des FLEURS” in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo.

Victor Mills speaks his mind on the Singapore mindset

Excerpts from a chat with Victor Mills, who took over as chief executive of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC) last June.

The level of materialism - what you wear, where you live, what you drive, what you wear on your wrist - has become a key determinant of the value of human life. This is absolute nonsense.

There are lots and lots of people - more than before - who feel that life, their employer and the Government owe them a living.

Another problem is the unwillingness to accept feedback, even when given constructively. The attitude now is that if you don't like me, I'll go. People think they are great and are unwilling to believe that they can learn something as an employee.

I met a 29-year-old US Silicon Valley technopreneur last year who first came to Singapore in 2012 to launch a start-up […] But when he arrived, he discovered many problems - among them was a shortage of good IT developers, unrealistic remuneration expectations. He was also disappointed with the quality and quantity of output.

25 Inspirational Quotes on Building a Strong Startup

Little motivational list to help kick my ass into gear as we enter 2015.

Dave McClure, 500Startups Co-founder

A ‘startup’ is a company that is confused about – 1. What its product is. 2. Who its customers are. 3. How to make money.

Adeo Ressi, Founder and CEO of Founder Institute:

If you’re starting a company, you better love what you’re doing, because you’ll be doing it all day everyday.

Steve Jobs

You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.

Garrett Camp, Founder of Expa, Uber and StumbleUpon

Stay self-funded as long as possible.