The Wyld @ Roxy 
This felt like a landmark gig for the band - the first since the launch of their EP Abstract that was released in October this year.
Unfortunately, weighing up the sum of all parts, it was a let down. This is a band that is clearly talented - but oh so painfully aware of themselves, and the crowd when live. It was awkward.
There were traces of Shabazz Palaces in there along with Morelloesque guitar riffs but all up it felt really amateurish - look ma, I rap with guitars. The tinny sound setup was partly to blame, Mo really did shine through in those short a capella bursts.
Will still recommend you give this a spin: Abstract EP.

The Wyld @ Roxy 

This felt like a landmark gig for the band - the first since the launch of their EP Abstract that was released in October this year.

Unfortunately, weighing up the sum of all parts, it was a let down. This is a band that is clearly talented - but oh so painfully aware of themselves, and the crowd when live. It was awkward.

There were traces of Shabazz Palaces in there along with Morelloesque guitar riffs but all up it felt really amateurish - look ma, I rap with guitars. The tinny sound setup was partly to blame, Mo really did shine through in those short a capella bursts.

Will still recommend you give this a spin: Abstract EP.

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The Official Santa Brand Guide
X … Excellence
M … Measurability
A … Accountability
S … Snow
Excellence in child centric gift distribution.
Some say Santa is due for a refresh.
(via Santa brand book)

The Official Santa Brand Guide

X … Excellence

M … Measurability

A … Accountability

S … Snow

Excellence in child centric gift distribution.

Some say Santa is due for a refresh.

(via Santa brand book)

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Hi you look nice today. 

Did you know Broken Bells have a new song?

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The biggest tennis court in the world.
This was a fun start to the day. ASB invited a few people out this morning to what promised to be a 1000 KM long Tennis Match at the Auckland Tennis Centre.
ASB Bank have attempted to make “The biggest tennis court in the world” using some cool technology built by Rush Digital.
Half a tennis court in Auckland, the other half in Christchurch - which is a 1000 KMs away.
Players take aim at a giant screen, the ball is tracked is by high speed cameras, the trajectory calculated and then a ball shot out through a machine. 
Surprisingly little lag allows players to rally almost in real time.
Here’s a video showing the technology in action:

The biggest tennis court in the world.

This was a fun start to the day. ASB invited a few people out this morning to what promised to be a 1000 KM long Tennis Match at the Auckland Tennis Centre.

ASB Bank have attempted to make “The biggest tennis court in the world” using some cool technology built by Rush Digital.

Half a tennis court in Auckland, the other half in Christchurch - which is a 1000 KMs away.

Players take aim at a giant screen, the ball is tracked is by high speed cameras, the trajectory calculated and then a ball shot out through a machine.

Surprisingly little lag allows players to rally almost in real time.

Here’s a video showing the technology in action:

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stuck.
send help.

stuck.

send help.

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They know they’re making you mad. The website Thought Catalog sits at the intersection of the hauteur of the young and the privilege of the wealthy; it’s become the subject of scrutiny, lately, for its alternate aggressive positioning as a place for young people to boast about their entitlement or to bizarrely miss the point.

The current Thought Catalog aesthetic, speaking broadly — one that exists at the corner of thoughtless prurience and a nihilistic insistence upon mocking your prudish sensibility — is close to objectively bad.

And it is aware that its readership stems not from its brilliance but its brilliance at trolling the reader..

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At the launch for The Wireless NZ. (at galatos)

At the launch for The Wireless NZ. (at galatos)

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The kind of technology guidance that consumers need today differs markedly from what they needed in 2006.

The hard technology choices of that time have been rendered fundamentally uninteresting by basic technological progress: cheap, good HDTVs abound, an MP3 player is simply an app, and few would even consider owning a digital camera other than the one on their smartphone.

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..between thought and expression, lies a lifetime.
Rest in peace Lou.

..between thought and expression, lies a lifetime.

Rest in peace Lou.

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bryan:


I approve this rating system that affirms Tumblr for both iOS and Android to be excellent.

bryan:

I approve this rating system that affirms Tumblr for both iOS and Android to be excellent.

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WorkWankers
(WARNING - Advertising jokes only).

WorkWankers

(WARNING - Advertising jokes only).

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"Branded Content"
“The majority of content produced by brands through blog posts, enewsletters, social media posts, print magazines and webinars is flat out awful. In many cases, the content is self-serving, not useful and, maybe the worst, pointless. Even when you ask marketers themselves, just one in three believe that the content they develop is effective.”

"Branded Content"

“The majority of content produced by brands through blog posts, enewsletters, social media posts, print magazines and webinars is flat out awful. In many cases, the content is self-serving, not useful and, maybe the worst, pointless. Even when you ask marketers themselves, just one in three believe that the content they develop is effective.”

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8,336,615 (New York)

The paradox of feeling lonely in a city of 8 million.

A visual monologue.

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It’s made me think a lot about language in general. I think that if a writer writes in more than one language, you really recognize how specific and complex a language is.

They’re just different entities. They’re just completely different. They sound different, they feel different, they are different at their essence, even though they can mean the same thing—you can translate something and mean the same thing, but it’s so specific the way a language works.

The thing about this right now in my life as a writer, I feel a certain awe for language in general, for what it is, what it does, and I think this writing experimentation has brought a lot of that to the fore.

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