The concept of Happy Path really is a life mantra. Just like the useful “Pull, don’t push”, it tells you to find the most pleasurable and effortless context in which to work in. If you’re loving what you’re doing and do not feel like it’s work at all, then stay on that lane. Or path.
Back in the day I wrote a short story while living in Paris, I felt it was high time. You can read it here.
During one of my roaming trips through Europe I stumbled into a pick up football game. I joined in with the local french kids and started playing. At some point I remember playing the perfect pass, a beautiful curved ball in front of the running attacker that had only to slide into the goal. A thing of beauty.
A while back I wrote in astonishment how there wasn’t — the web being around for so many years, after all — a reliable way to manage website bookmarks. A simple solution that would allow you to save, tag and explore a collection of your favorite websites. After all, the building block of the web is the hyperlink.
Turns out there is, rejoice!
Raindrop.io provides an elegant solution to keep track of your favorite websites, whatever they might be.
O Guybrush Threepwood acabado de chegar à Ilha Mêlée. Screenshot do autor
Quando entrei para o quinto ano e chegou a altura de começar a aprender Inglês, eu já sabia falar fluentemente. Lembro-me de grandes conversas com a minha prima (mais velha) a caminho da praia que só nós entendíamos.
Aprendi Inglês sozinho. Isto é, com a ajuda de jogos de computador e sitcoms americanas. Pelo caminho diverti-me, agilizei o raciocínio e eduquei o meu sentido de humor.
Here are my two cents on why GMOs are not a path forward.
Big agro-business is geared towards making a profit, period. They do not account for impact on soil for future generations, waste management, water over-consumption and pollution, etc. In fact, if these external costs were to be accounted for these companies wouldn’t be profitable at all, following these obsolete mass production models.
These guys look at Life and the natural world as a resource, to be tamed and squeezed rather than understood and nurtured. It’s competition, rather than cooperation. So instead of organic systems producing in harmony with life and people, you get giant mono-cultures, known as “green deserts”, in which you get only one crop artificially kept alive with loads of oil-based inputs (fertilizers, herbicides, etc). If one plant catches a disease the whole system is compromised, since there is no diversity. So these folks tend to add more chemicals to the mix, and more, until that’s not enough and tweaking the genome of the plant is ultimately needed.
The part that we won’t feed a growing population if we don’t produce en masse is green wash. These guys don’t give a fuck about mankind’s needs. If they did they wouldn’t deplete soil and resources, nor pollute water streams like crazy. Nor would they want to create killer seeds that do not generate offspring so they can sell farmers more seeds. It’s all about the $$$.
IMHO the way forward are organic / permaculture farms in which not only do you work in tandem with nature, understanding and respecting its processes thus reducing the amount of external inputs (ahem, oil) needed to produce food, but you also add to the biodiversity and soil quality of the ecosystem around you. And this Earth does need healing.
This way you’ll get plenty of better quality food and leave a richer ecosystem for future generations of farmers and hungry citizens.
Video games are very present in kids’ lives these days yet most parents are still pretty much clueless on how to navigate the options out there. If you’re a parent (or family member) that does not play games, you might fall in the trap of offering your kid a discount copy of Grand Theft Auto V. Don’t do that.
Smart, thoughtful, artistic gaming options that will make your kiddo super-happy are out there, ready to be fired up and explored.
We could greatly improve the quality of comments on news websites by enabling them only once the minimum time to read the article had passed. You can’t comment if you just read the title of an article. That’s closer to spam.