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Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. By doing this, you can reset your life and embark on a new lifestyle.
The question then is where to start on this purge? I ended up emptying out my storage unit and dropping off as much as I could at Goodwill, hoping that they will reach someone in need. My books went to a library. I had three cases full of stationary which went to a school. But there was still so much stuff. What should I do with that?
THERE IS AN APP FOR THAT
Enter Eliza Kern, who worked with us at Gigaom and now works at Facebook. She said, why dont you talk to my friend, Bill Bobbitt of Moveloot, which is a San Francisco based service that allows you to consign your furniture. Introductions made, and a coffee with Bill (who is hell of a smart guy and has some neat theories about ownership) and before
you know it, my apartment was empty, devoid of everything except the essentials I absolutely love. Thanks Bill for looking out!
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Bill introduced me to Chris Luhur, Director of Marketing of another San Francisco-based startup, Twice, a great service to consign your clothes. (The founders of Twice are actually CEO Noah Ready-Campbell and Calvin Young) One thing lead to another and we decided that perhaps it would be a good idea if they could create a featured store where all t
he clothes leaving my closet could be sold and proceeds from those could go towards UCSF, which is my preferred charity of choice. Before you know it, the Twice team was helping me clean out my closet  and today, we have launched that store. There are some great stuff here from great brands  James Perse, Cole Haan, Barbour, Aether Apparel, Bugat
chi Uomo, Agave, Robert Talbot, J.Crew, Emile Lafaurie, Brioni, Burberry and Dunhill.
MC_Fisticuffs
I'm sure it will become the dorm room game. It's surprisingly good!
StaatsOne
none of the MSM game sites had any clue this game was coming out
wizardofvideogam
No split screen though?
SimonWest
I totally ignored this - but a friend told me to play
StaatsOne
yes it's split screen
JesseHaysFL
hmmm good question
wizardofvideogam
The dorm room games of yesterday are the retirement home games of tomorrow.
StaatsOne
top 5 game this year
JesseHaysFL
Someday there will be giant tournaments of goldeneye is the dusty pines retirement community.
SimonWest
agree 100% with this
JesseHaysFL
Jeff's greatest MP game? HOTS
StaatsOne
this game is super hardcore if you learn the tricks
jackal|45174
Marie Kondo is right. Clean up is good for the soul.
It all started with a gift from Helena Price: Marie Kondos best selling book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up. Perhaps, Helena saw the clutter in my apartment when she came to visit (to take photos that were to accompany my interview with Offscreen Magazine) that convinced her that I needed help. I think I did. Deep down, I for past few yea
rs I have known that I had accumulated too many things. I was holding on to things  both physical and metaphorical that provided the comfort of past, leaving room for nothing new. I was holding on to things that didnt make any sense. I didnt know why I had a living room full of furniture that had started to feel so alien.
Letting go is even more important than adding. The fact that you possess a surplus of things that you cant bring yourself to discard doesnt mean you are taking good care of them. In fact, it is quite the opposite.
About two years back, I had scaled down my life to a small one bedroom apartment  one that is more befitting my desire to travel and use San Francisco as the hub of my journeys into the unknown. I had left the company I started to pursue life and see the world which was changing even as I stayed put in one place. I had a closet full of clothes tha
t had no correlation with my style sensibility. Ill-fitting, trendy, too colorful and some of them just out of sync with the early autumn stage of my life. Many were the roadkill on my evolution as a man who slowly got comfortable with knowing what he didnt want as much as when he did.
Today, I much prefer few things  well fitting, mostly bespoke, and built to last into the future when I might be long gone. The mainstream brands have little room in my life, instead I prefer to find craftsmanship. I like makers who make, because they dont know what else to do. These choices are hard, sometimes cost more and take a lot of patienc
e. I have learned to buy things I love. There isnt any more room for mere likes in my life.
Kondos book, which isnt going to win any literary points, to me was a good reminder that visual interaction with things you have in your home has a profound impact on how one feels about them, which in turn leads to creative uses of even a few things.
Clothes, like people, can relax more freely when in the company of others who are very similar in type, and therefore organizing them by category helps them feel more comfortable and secure.
That is such a great way of thinking about clothes. But before I got to that point, I knew I had to start purging  I prefer purging to the more cliched, tidying.
Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. By doing this, you can reset your life and embark on a new lifestyle.
The question then is where to start on this purge? I ended up emptying out my storage unit and dropping off as much as I could at Goodwill, hoping that they will reach someone in need. My books went to a library. I had three cases full of stationary which went to a school. But there was still so much stuff. What should I do with that?
THERE IS AN APP FOR THAT
Marie Kondo is right. Clean up is good for the soul.
It all started with a gift from Helena Price: Marie Kondos best selling book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up. Perhaps, Helena saw the clutter in my apartment when she came to visit (to take photos that were to accompany my interview with Offscreen Magazine) that convinced her that I needed help. I think I did. Deep down, I for past few yea
rs I have known that I had accumulated too many things. I was holding on to things  both physical and metaphorical that provided the comfort of past, leaving room for nothing new. I was holding on to things that didnt make any sense. I didnt know why I had a living room full of furniture that had started to feel so alien.
Letting go is even more important than adding. The fact that you possess a surplus of things that you cant bring yourself to discard doesnt mean you are taking good care of them. In fact, it is quite the opposite.
About two years back, I had scaled down my life to a small one bedroom apartment  one that is more befitting my desire to travel and use San Francisco as the hub of my journeys into the unknown. I had left the company I started to pursue life and see the world which was changing even as I stayed put in one place. I had a closet full of clothes tha
t had no correlation with my style sensibility. Ill-fitting, trendy, too colorful and some of them just out of sync with the early autumn stage of my life. Many were the roadkill on my evolution as a man who slowly got comfortable with knowing what he didnt want as much as when he did.
Today, I much prefer few things  well fitting, mostly bespoke, and built to last into the future when I might be long gone. The mainstream brands have little room in my life, instead I prefer to find craftsmanship. I like makers who make, because they dont know what else to do. These choices are hard, sometimes cost more and take a lot of patienc
e. I have learned to buy things I love. There isnt any more room for mere likes in my life.
Kondos book, which isnt going to win any literary points, to me was a good reminder that visual interaction with things you have in your home has a profound impact on how one feels about them, which in turn leads to creative uses of even a few things.
Clothes, like people, can relax more freely when in the company of others who are very similar in type, and therefore organizing them by category helps them feel more comfortable and secure.
That is such a great way of thinking about clothes. But before I got to that point, I knew I had to start purging  I prefer purging to the more cliched, tidying.
Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. By doing this, you can reset your life and embark on a new lifestyle.
The question then is where to start on this purge? I ended up emptying out my storage unit and dropping off as much as I could at Goodwill, hoping that they will reach someone in need. My books went to a library. I had three cases full of stationary which went to a school. But there was still so much stuff. What should I do with that?
THERE IS AN APP FOR THAT
wizardofvideogam
Remember when Calling All Cars tried to do this?
JesseHaysFL
Yes and it was a blast too sadly never enough people playing
StaatsOne
hey can Jeff explain how these PS plus games work?
how does the dev get compensated?
since the game is free
I've always wondered
jackal|27629
SONY
JesseHaysFL
Sony pays as if it sold X amount of copies
X being decided in the contract
ShredAlex
Jeff, does that element of chaos prevent you from enjoying games of this ilk? are you to the point where you need to have a steady climb of skill ahead of you to stay interested?
StaatsOne
is that fixed or depends on the amount of dls?
SimonWest
its on steam for $20 also and has been top seller for 3 weeks
jackal|87098
© Thanassis Stavrakis / dpa
ShredAlex
not that there's not skill involved
jackal|87098
Wirtschaft, Griechenland, Geld, Griechenland, Bank, Euro, Athen, Europäische Union
Eine Menschentraube drängt sich am Eingang der griechischen Nationalbank bei deren Wiederöffnung.
Am morgen stehen die Türen erstmals wieder offen in Athen, die Türen der Bankfilialen, deren Schließung symbolisch und ganz konkret die Krise im Land in den vergangenen drei Wochen noch einmal dramatisch verschärft hat. Davor, in einer der sehr langen Schlangen, steht Giannis, 50 Jahre alt und arbeitslos. "Die Bankenschließung hat uns den Ernst der
Lage erst richtig deutlich gemacht", sagt er. Und neben ihm sagt ein anderer Kunde: "Jetzt sieht es wieder besser aus." Seit heute sind die Schalterhallen der griechischen Banken wieder geöffnet und der Zahlungsverkehr ist wenigstens in Ansätzen wieder möglich. Die ganz große Erleichterung war aber nicht zu spüren in Athen. Denn die stärksten Besc
hränkungen sind noch längst nicht aufgehoben.
Zwar können Kunden diese Woche mehr Geld auf einmal von ihrem Konto abheben, bis zu 300 Euro, kommende Woche sogar 420 Euro. Doch es dürfen auf Wochensicht dennoch nicht mehr sein als 60 Euro pro Tag. Damit will die Regierung von Ministerpräsident Tsipras verhindern, dass erneut hohe Summen von den Bankkonten abfließen. Vor Einführung der Kapitalve
jackal|27629
SONY collects $xxx Million from PS PLUS and online sales
Jeffool
StaatsOne: Sony pays the developer for the rights to give it to anyone who claims it.
JesseHaysFL
If it hits a certain preestablished tier of downloads/concurrent players they get bonuses
StaatsOne
yeah but how much
more or less if the game was sold?
Jeffool
Oh, less.
jackal|27629
more, I would argue
Jeffool
Well, less per game, probably more total.
Potentially, anyway.
JesseHaysFL
It just depends on the relationship with sony
StaatsOne
wonder how the money looks from the dev point of view
Reformed
Has Jeff hit legend in Hearthstone?
JesseHaysFL
as you probably know, RL is on sale on steam as well
or free on ps+
Jeffool
And how many games they go on to sell. If you become a best seller, you probably lost money. But if not, it was probably a good gamble. You're erasing the risk of not selling, with guaranteed money.
StaatsOne
that's why I'm asking him to explain this
since everyone is guessing
jackal|47715
True Detective, Season 2, Episode 5: Other Lives
Before this episode aired, I read an incredible piece in the New York Times about the essentially lawless state of the modern sea. It tells the story of a ship called the Dona Liberta, which has left a wake of shattered lives, death, and oil spills as it passes from port to port, sailing under whatever flag is up for sale at the time. After navigat
ing what must have been a veritable ocean of paperwork, clues, and sources, writer Ian Urbina shines a light on a shadowy Greek shipping magnate named George Kallimasias. He is a man described as a myth  this guy is smoke, says an engine parts dealer at one point in the story  a real-life Yellow King. And from this character, Urbina pieces toge
ther a conspiracy fueled by greed and inhumanity and facilitated by bureaucratic negligence.
The web of holding companies and money; the apathetic, complicit, or handcuffed law-enforcement agencies and bodies of government; and the powerful men who escape any kind of justice  Urbinas story has all the makings of a True Detective season. Now, the last thing anyone needs is a Nic Pizzolatto character with an ocean to stare at. Just the sit
Jeffool
You can read up on it at gamasutra.com, but they probably won't have numbers. Such contracts are usually hidden by contracts.
Pac-Thingy
Hello all
JesseHaysFL
Staats, its not really an answerable question because each dev gets a differing contract than the last.
SimonWest
Hey pac
JesseHaysFL
it depends on the game, the maker, and sales record of previous games vs. the projection of downloads
and other platform availability
I'm not a dev but I have spoken with a few about this very issue.
A7
Nooooo
jackal|69922
British industrial designer Sam Hecht co-founded London-based design firm Industrial Facility in 2002 with Kim Colin. The studio has clients such as Braun, Muji, Whirlpool and Lacie, among others. Hecht recently visited San Francisco and spoke about his career and design process at an event organized by the furniture purveyors at Arkitektura. There
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