Back in January I set a goal for my squash site to bring in $300 per month all on its own. Well, over the last 3 months it’s brought in an average of $294.06. That’s close enough that I’m encouraged to call it done and reset the bar higher. In January I also tried setting [...]
All the Buildings in New York is a project by illustrator James Gulliver Hancock. He draws illustrations of buildings in New York City. This is a nice interview he did about the project. Best quote: “I think being weird and obsessional is great!” When I think about it, my own successful projects have been laced [...]
Love these photos by Colleen Plumb.
Check out this gripping, real-life spy thriller in the NY Times Magazine centered around Raymond Davis, a contractor for the C.I.A. who murders two Pakistanis in 2011. His story provides a window into the mess that America is making / coping with in Pakistan.
Secrets From The Potato Chip Factory from Planet Money on Vimeo.
That’s a famous quote from Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday. She was discussing Britain’s economic woes. Another gem is “No. No. No.” That was her reaction to further economic and political integration with Europe. You don’t find politicians these days who are so blunt. At least, not in America.
These days many apps proactively ask you to give them a rating in whatever app store they came from. Usually they’ll just suggest you “rate this app” and they leave it at that. But I really like how feedly, my new RSS reader, asks for a review in the Chrome app store: It starts with [...]
Jay-Z is becoming a sports agent and he is stealing current Yankee Robinson Cano away from superagent Scott Boras. I’m sort of in awe at how much Jay-Z takes on, when he could pretty easily sit back and sip tea in his gold mansion for the rest of his life. Roc Nation Sports is the [...]
I’m splitting my updates into two pieces: Happy Grownup (happygrownup.com). This site will be devoted to my cartoons for parents. Pierre Bastien (pierrebastien.net). This will include updates on my passive income project, plus links, political stuff, etc. If you’re getting this, you are subscribed to pierrebastien.net. You’ll keep getting the passive income project updates, links, and [...]
Great: It’s been 17 years since the cicadas of Brood II swarmed the northeastern United States. A mass of winged creatures, red eyes glowing, the cicadas “are expected to emerge and overwhelm a large swath of land from Virginia to Connecticut — climbing up trees, flying in swarms and blanketing grassy areas so they crunch [...]