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Work on whatever pumps you up

tcr! · Feb 7, 2012 at 10:00 am

Whatever interests you naturally is the most important thing to work on

When I feel that lack of motivation, there’s always a reason. I instinctually know whatever I’m working on is not actually worth it — that all this effort I’m about to put in is not going to pay off. Or maybe I’m just not good at what I’m trying to do. Either way, it feels like a waste of time.

Plus, I find it hard to have a wide array of things that I’m interested in at the same time. I usually pick one thing and I get really interested in solving that. Any other task that doesn’t fall under that banner has a hard time capturing my imagination and getting done. I just put that on the back burner until whatever I’m naturally interested in gets completed or my motivation runs out.

I bounce around in my works just to keep things interesting.

#protip

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Clint Eastwood - GQ Interview and Chrysler Super Bowl Ad

tcr! · Feb 6, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Leonardo Dicaprio and Clint Eastwood GQ October 2011

Leonardo Dicaprio and Clint Eastwood GQ October 2011

Clint Eastwood: I was an Eisenhower Republican when I started out at 21, because he promised to get us out of the Korean War. And over the years, I realized there was a Republican philosophy that I liked. And then they lost it. And libertarians had more of it. Because what I really believe is, Let’s spend a little more time leaving everybody alone. These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage? I don’t give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We’re making a big deal out of things we shouldn’t be making a deal out of.

I’ve had this linked saved for quite awhile (have no clue how I stumbled on it, not a GQ fan) but seeing Eastwood in the Chrysler Super Bowl ad reminded me of it.

The Outlaw Josey Wales was my introduction and I’ve had nothing but respect for him since.


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  • Chrysler spokesman Eastwood was critic of auto bailout
    “We shouldn’t be bailing out the banks and car companies,” actor, director and Academy Award winner Eastwood told the Los Angeles Times in November 2011. “If a CEO can’t figure out how to make his company profitable, then he shouldn’t be the CEO.”

#advancedsoul #football

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Guns N’ Roses - Feb 19th, 2012 at House of Blues Chicago

tcr! · Feb 6, 2012 at 10:00 am

Guns N' Roses at House of Blues Chicago Tickets

Guns N’ Roses at House of Blues Chicago Tickets

House of Blues presents Guns N’ Roses live in concert at House of Blues Chicago. Get Guns N’ Roses concert tickets at HouseOfBlues.com.

I can’t believe the tickets were $125 in advance and are already sold out for a Sunday night show. Heck, I don’t know if they have a new album out, haven’t even heard any of the latest music or know even who’s in the band. And these guys used to be some of my personal heroes.

#musicnews #gunsnroses

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1990 Ford Ranger Mods

tcr! · Feb 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I might replace the truck’s engine with a Isu-Sim SSP05 hyperdrive with 2 Girodyne SRB42 sublight engines powered by the Quadex power core. Hyperdrive will be a Class 0.5 of course.

I also need to update the truck’s navigation system to the Rubicon navigator with a Microaxial HyD modular navicomputer backup for sure.

It’ll be the same as the Millennium Falcon’s in case you didn’t make the connection.

#autonews

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ford ranger truck parts · Sep 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm

That engine would be sick in that truck. Give it some good gitty up. Please post some pics if you do this. Thanks.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Will do.. Saving up for a new cadillac converter first though.

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure - They Knew the Backlash was Coming

tcr! · Feb 5, 2012 at 10:00 am

Editorial: Komen fund wound was self-inflicted

Editorial: Komen fund wound was self-inflicted

For years, anti-abortion groups have been after Komen to drop Planned Parenthood because it provides abortions. In our view, there is a clear separation between the breast cancer screening done by Planned Parenthood and its other work. Abortions, it should be noted, represent a mere 3 percent of all services offered.

But we know that many in the anti-abortion community see it differently, and Komen surely knew this and was aware of how a decision to sever ties with Planned Parenthood would be perceived.

We have sympathy for Komen. The foundation is in a painfully unenviable position, desperately trying to find a middle ground.

But Komen lost its footing here, making a loaded decision that leaves the strong impression it is siding with, or at least caving to, the demands of anti-abortion forces. The reaction speaks for itself.

Emphasis is mine.


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#sadiknow

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Creationism Might Not Get on the Science Curriculum in Indiana

tcr! · Feb 4, 2012 at 9:00 am

Senator Dennis Kruse

Indiana backing away from bill allowing creation

Earlier this week, we reported on efforts by an Indiana state legislator who was interested in getting creationism inserted into the state’s science classrooms. He managed to get a modified bill, one that was less sectarian but still overtly promoted religion, passed by the state’s Senate. Yesterday, however, the leader of the Indiana House voiced unease about having the state wade into an area that the Supreme Court has declared an unconstitutional promotion of religion.

Senator Kruse (pictured above) looks like a fine, upstanding, good Christian who just wants science teachers to teach creationism.

#religion

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How to Tweet (if you want people to read it)

tcr! · Feb 3, 2012 at 9:30 pm

The Science Behind a Good Tweet

The Science Behind a Good Tweet

A lot can be said in 140 characters but, according to new research, a quarter of people aren’t paying attention to most of it. At least that is what researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and Georgia Institute of Technology found in a study that examined whether people liked or disliked the 200 million tweets that are sent each day. According to the researchers, a quarter of tweets are rated as not worth reading.

“If we understood what is worth reading and why, we might design better tools for presenting and filtering content, as well as help people understand the expectations of other users,” said Paul AndrÉ, lead author of the study.

According to my research 90% of the tweets I’ve encountered could’ve been sent right to the trash. They’re garbage, as in spam or 1000s of retweets of the same damn thing.

With regards to the “good” tweets, part of Twitter’s problem (other social media as well) is that there’s just too much. The “streams” turn into the “fire hose” almost immediately. Twitter in particular gets heavily hosed on both ends - a barrage of tweets coming in and a barrage going out. And there’s not effective functionality built in for categorizing and/or browsing other than chronologically.

Keep it to yourself — According to the research, tweets involving personal and uninteresting details were frequently disliked. […]

I always need to ask myself, “Am I writing for you or me?” Most times I don’t write anything in the hopes others will like or favorite it. I do it because I have something in my head that needs to come out.

In particular, check-ins such as Foursquare were highly disliked.

I like most of the Foursquare check-ins that I see simply because it’s interesting to me what places my friends are going to. However, I also need to be mindful of Facebook’s latest oversharing plaque as it relates to my online activities.

At the end of the day though, Twitter has built this incredible communication service but it’s simply unwieldy to me and probably for them as well. I wouldn’t want the headache of managing the machine gun fire of data they process each second.

#twitter

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So Long Health Insurance Companies

tcr! · Feb 3, 2012 at 10:00 am

The End of Health Insurance Companies

The End of Health Insurance Companies

But thanks to the accountable care organizations provided for by the health care reform act, a new system is on its way, one that will make insurance companies unnecessary. Accountable care organizations will increase coordination of patient’s care and shift the focus of medicine away from treating sickness and toward keeping people healthy.

It’s an opinion piece but I say good riddance.

#medical

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The Key Was Bamboo Window Blinds

tcr! · Jan 27, 2012 at 4:49 pm

#email #spam

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Wheel of Fortune - powered by margaritas

tcr! · Jan 27, 2012 at 9:00 am

Pat Sajak Admits to Hosting Wheel of Fortune Drunk

Can we buy a vowel … err a shot of vodka? […]

Longtime Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak says he used to host the popular game show drunk. […]

The 65-year-old, who has hosted Wheel of Fortune since 1981, says he and right-hand woman Vanna White used to go to a local Mexican restaurant in Burbank during their two-and-a-half hour dinner breaks. That break gave the duo more than enough time to knock a couple margaritas back before the night tapings. “Vanna and I would go across and have two or three or six and then come and do the last shows and have trouble recognizing the alphabet. They’re really great tapes to get a hold of,” Sajak said. “I had a great time. I have no idea if the shows were any good, but no one said anything, so I guess I did OK.”


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#tv #wheeloffortune

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