A good friend will help you move. A great friend will help you move a body. A...– Mark Pilgrim, in an absolutely beautiful, moving, essay of mourning
Many people with jobs have a fantasy about all the amazing things they would do...– Paul Buchheit, via 37signals
Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren,...– Simone Weil (via my wife)
Mission Social →
“A unique shared workspace for social enterprises”
Causium customer acquisition / business model →
“Instead of simply giving away a teaser product, we charge a micro-payment of $10 for its 10-user starter licenses and then donate all proceeds to charity.”
Working in small batches is a real advantage (try cooking a good meal for 3...– Tricycle Wine Co.
Regina Spektor — Folding Chair (off of Far)
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-5-23) →
Trevor Pinnock: The English Concert (12) Reinhard Goebel: Musica Antiqua Köln (9) Frank Chimero (7) Göran Söllscher (6) John Eliot Gardiner: English Baroque Soloists,…
Emergency Binder!, featured on Real Simple's blog →
One of my side projects, Emergency Binder!, was mentioned by Erin Doland (of Unclutterer, and now, I think, a friend, through Twitter), in the Real Simple blog, Simply Stated.
How Metafilter Helped Save Two Girls From Human...
davextreme: I was watching this thread all day. Metafilter user Fake posted that two friends from Russia were likely about to fall into the textbook human sex trade trap last night, and the community found the resources to warn them and get them to safety. Charlie says: Chills.
Is there a term for the following scenario? You’re on your Tumblr dashboard. You reload it, but … Just as soon as you start the reload, you see that the “radar” has something cool on it, so you … Try to click on the Radar link, but you aren’t fast enough, so … The page reloads. So … You spend 5 minutes reloading the Dashboard until the same...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-5-16) →
The Specials (12) Faded Paper Figures (6) Passion Pit (4) Johnny Cash (4) James Figurine (4) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Visiting San Francisco — Let's Meet Up!
Hey, friends. I’m going to be in San Francisco for a too-brief visit in early June (the 3rd through the 6th). More than just about anything, I’d like to hang out with you, even if we haven’t ever hung out before. Let’s break bread together. Or burritos. Let’s break burritos together! Send me a tweet, @charliepark, or an e-mail (email@example.com), if...
heyitsnoah: Absolutely stunning video of the Iceland volcano. Click over and watch in HD, it’s worth it. Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull - May 1st and 2nd, 2010 (by Sean Stiegemeier) Charlie says: Homina. Like Noah says, click through to watch it in HD, at full-screen.
To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough...– Leonard Bernstein (via jasonpermenter)
Kids can keep you up all night but it’s all worth it. Domestic animals give love...– Zeldman
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-5-9) →
Weezer (63) John Eliot Gardiner: English Baroque Soloists (8) Death Cab for Cutie (5) andrew warner (3) Faded Paper Figures (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by …
Continuations: HTML5, View Source and Innovation →
I believe that much of the speed of innovation on the web has been enabled by developers rapidly learning from each other. You see something neat, like a really nice looking form validation, and the code is just one click away.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-5-2) →
andrew warner (169) Death Cab for Cutie (50) The Specials (42) Weezer (39) Tim Clare (5) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
How water will play out in the U.S. →
I think water capture/re-use tech will end up being *wildly* profitable. Also note Inconvenient Truth comments re: glaciers melting, preventing water access to millions in SE Asia.
I’m slightly terrified about it, which means it’s probably the right thing to...– Jonathan Coulton
Charlie: Can you say "Let's be unanimous"?
Lucy (6): Let's be unanimous!
Frances (3): Let's be bananas!