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Blax News: "Moral Mondays Georgia" Refuses To Join Rally For "Black Educational Excellence In Atlanta" Because They Held Up "Wanted Posters" For The Mayor Of Atlanta And Not "Every White Republican Official In Georgia"

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is in hot water with a splinter group of educational activists who are demanding that the City of Atlanta give the school system the money that is owed from the "Beltline Project" and to allow several schoolShow More Summary

Excellent Numbers

Today’s exercise channels our inner Project Euler: An excellent number n has an even number of digits and, if you split the number into the front half a and the back half b, then b?2 ? a?2 = n. For example, 3468 = 682 ? 342 = 4624 ? 1156 = 3468, so 3468 is […]

Now that it's March, it's time for Winter's annual performance review.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Performance Review for Winter: Q1 2015 Precipitation: Satisfactory Winter's numbers truly excelled in this sector, specifically in the northeast region. Unfortunately, many of these deliverables were later than initially projected based...Show More Summary

Pinback’s Rob Crow Quits Music: “Making Music In This Climate Is… Humiliating To My Psyche”

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Rob Crow has been making music for 20+ years, and has been doing so via countless projects, but he’s best known for his work with Pinback — his long-running project with Three Mile Pilot’s Zach Smith — who released five excellent albums between 1999 and 2012. His output tends to come in bursts, but considering […]

Microsoft launches an Android tablet keyboard for Excel users

Microsoft Garage, the company’s project to surface tech experiments by its employees, has unveiled yet another Android app. This time around, it’s a keyboard optimized for use with Microsoft Excel on tablets. The layout in Keyboard for...Show More Summary

Work On 750 MW Solar Power Project In India Progressing Well

The Indian government is planning an excellent gift for the nation on its 69th Independence Day next year. The Solar Energy Corporation of India is working to have the first phase of what is being dubbed as the world’s largest solar power project commissioned by 15th August 2016. Show More Summary

Vanilla Ice Arrested, Helping Police Find Stolen Property: Is ‘The Vanilla Ice Project’ DIY Network Show In Jeopardy?

Vanilla Ice might be best known for his “Ice, Ice Baby” days as a rapper and excellent dancer, but on February 18, Vanilla Ice was arrested for burglarizing a home, reports TMZ. Vanilla Ice — whose real name is Robert Van Winkle — was...Show More Summary

Humble Subterranean Press Bundle: Pay What You Want For a Lot of Great Stuff

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Most of you know that I do a lot of work with Subterranean Press, because they do an excellent job with my limited and/or off-the-wall projects. They are some of my favorite people to work with, and I’m not alone in this assessment:Show More Summary

The best view yet of Apple's new 'Spaceship' campus that's beginning to take shape (AAPL)

Construction is well underway for Apple's new circular "Spaceship" campus, and a recent drone flyover gives us an excellent look at the project's progress. The futuristic Apple Campus 2 is designed by Norman Foster's firm, Foster + Partners,...Show More Summary

In the 21st Century, project management for parents

I’ve just read an excellent book on the surprising anomaly of modern parenting called All Joy and No Fun. It’s by the writer Jennifer Senior who we’ve featured a few times on Mind Hacks for her insightful pieces on the social mind. In All Joy and No Fun she looks at how the modern model […]

Sundance 2015: Who Is Going to Break Out At The Year’s First Big Festival?

If you’re attending the Sundance Film Festival (or just paying attention to excellent coverage of the festival, much like you would find right here at Film School Rejects, cough cough), you’re most likely looking for new projects, people, and productions to get excited about. Show More Summary

The First ‘Historical Thesaurus of English’ Contains Almost Every English Word From Old English to Present Day

2 months agoHumor : Laughing Squid

An example of results for the word “excellent” The Historical Thesaurus of English Project, started in 1965 by British historical linguist Michael Samuels, works to chart “the semantic development of the huge and varied vocabulary of English.” After 44 years of research and collaboration primarily at the University of Glasgow, a print edition of the […]

Partners At Teehan+Lax, The Design Firm Behind Medium, Join Facebook

2 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Facebook’s Design team has picked up the partners from Teehan+Lax, the Toronto design firm responsible for the good looks and excellent UX high-profile tech startup projects including Medium. Partners and select staff small firm will...Show More Summary

Build a Custom Photoshop Swatch from an Image

3 months agoArts / Graphic Design : BittBox

Advertise here with BSA Sampling from a photo is an excellent way to pull colors for painting, digital design, or any creative project. However manually sampling each color is time-intensive and only useful when you really need a precise color match. Otherwise it’s a whole lot easier to build new swatches dynamically through Photoshop. I’ll be showing you how […]

Solar Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels Again (+ Other Solar News)

Here’s more solar fun for some lazy Sunday (or Monday after Christmas) reading. Enjoy! Solar $$ Solar Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels For New Chilean Projects? UK Solar Installations Still Offer Excellent ROI Peer-to-Peer Financing For Residential...Show More Summary

Handmade Gift Ideas: Japanese Shibori Dyeing

3 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Craftster

Looking for a fun project to do with family and friends when they come into town? Why not have a day of Japanese Shibori Dyeing. AlwaysInMyRoom has an excellent tutorial on this time honored tradition. You can teach the kids about this traditional dyeing technique while making last minute gifts. No two pieces will be […]

On Seattle’s Policy Catastrophe

djw has been on this for a while, but as a supplement David Roberts has an excellent summary of Seattle’s monumentally stupid tunnel project. Whenever you choose an option that is by far the 1)riskiest, 2)most expensive, and 3)least potentially useful of the available options, you might as well go all the way and make […]

Looking for excellent App Developers with Vision and Passion

I am working on a major chess in education project. I am looking for excellent app developers (iOS and Android) who are creative and passionate about this area. I want to make a difference for kids worldwide. My #1 goal is to help more kids develop important skills for life and their future. Show More Summary

Dropbox launches Microsoft Office collaboration features for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on Windows and Mac

Dropbox today launched its much-anticipated Project Harmony functionality, which brings collaboration tools to Microsoft Office desktop applications. Now known simply as ‘the Dropbox badge,’ the new feature is rolling out today to the Dropbox for Business early access program. For background, Dropbox first announced Project Harmony in April, describing it as a layer on top […]

Retox released a split w/ Narrows, touring w/ Whores; Botch "won't say never" regarding a reunion

Retox Retox, the ripping punk project of The Locust's Justin Pearson, and heavy noise rockers Whores are set to hit the road together in eearly 2015. That excellent double bill hits NYC on February 21 at Saint Vitus. TIckets for...

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