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We shape our tools and then our tools shape us

“We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us”   Father John Culkin, SJ, Professor of Communication at Fordham University in New York and friend of McLuhan. 


This quote was hard to understand for me in university, but while I see my kids growing up with extensive digital usage, I strongly believe that the reality behind this sentence is highly explosive for society.
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First Converse limited artist edition presented in Berlin

Ex-galerist and owner of Chucks.me, Holger Doelle has presented his first own CONVERSE limited edition series.

The first model of the Converse Artist Edition is designed by Berlin based street artist SP38.

French born street artist SP38 is famous for his typo minimal style critism on society and social behaviour. Identifying himself as a prison of Berlin or in general of society he works pushes four messages written in four different clours printed on paper posters. His art uses elements of the marketing world and is mainly present in the streets of Berlin and New York.

Holger Doelle is a serial founder and ex-gallerist in Berlin. He is known for his one-hour gallery concept were many of todays recognized artists started their first exhibition.

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Weebly is killing it (Website Management + Domain + Email)

Wow ! Weebly has partnered up with Google Apps to provide email for your own domain name. And setup couldn’t be easier!

Website Management Tool + Domain + Email with your domain = Weebly
Its the minimum you should do, to have a professional website & email !

Managing your website, domain and email with weebly is really easy.
Make sure you buy your domains name with them.
No set-up, no hassle.
We do this with several domains in our company.
Really everybody can do it.
Now weebly partnered with Google, so you can now integrate an email service with your domains.
So if you are a new entrepreneuer and you ask yourself:
“How can I get a easy to manage website with email”

Weebly.com is the answer.

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video featuring the BMW CSI 3.0 (DRYKORN)

among other superstar 😉
this fashion video featurs the BMW CSI 3.0

Fashion Video by Petafilms.de featuring BMW (E9) CSI 3.0
Photogallery on Drykorn Website

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“…Sie war glücklich, merkte es aber nicht…”.


Traditionell schauen wir heute zurück, wir träumen aber auch, und schauen nach vorn.
Gute Vorsätze nennen wir das.

Vor ein paar Tagen habe ich einen Artikel über Zadie Smith und Ihren neuen Roman London NW gelesen. Ein Satz über eine der Protagonisten erregte meine Aufmerksamkeit:

“…Sie war glücklich, merkte es aber nicht…”.

Ich habe mich sofort gefragt ob ich auch glücklich bin und es nur nicht merke.

Wir haben Gute Vorsätze, Träume, Wünsche man könnte das auch Erwartung an sich selbst nennen. Allzu oft werde wir enttäuscht.

Was aber wenn wir unsere Erwartungen nicht so hoch schrauben, Vorsätze und Wünsche einmal ruhen zu lassen.

Statt dessen könnte man anerkennen, dass man ziemlich glücklich ist, oder richtig glücklich mit dem was man hat oder wer man ist.

Ich habe beim in mich rein hören erkannt, dass ich sehr glücklich bin, das ich zufrieden bin, auch wenn ich tausend Wünsche, Träume und Pläne habe.

Bist Du evtl. auch glücklich, und merkst es nicht ?

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Angelpad mentioned in German Magazine “Stern”

German magazine stern, published a story about Silicon Valley in his issue Nr. 39/2013 page 78-82.

Angelpad, an SF and NYC based incubator was mentioned in connection with Audience.fm an Angeplad investment.

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unhappy, this might be the reason why

http://www.waitbutwhy.com/2013/09/why-generation-y-yuppies-are-unhappy.html

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My idea was to create a PDF for my clients/readers to print and take it with them to read were ever.

I started with copy and past my blogposts into a google doc and junked the side content. 

 I discovered 3 things.

1. printing and reading the content on paper is different from reading it on the screen.
I found typos and other mistakes much easier.

2. I discovered that my “posts” have a strange chronology (because I wrote and posted what came into my mind). On paper I saw the mess, because my assumption was that it might feel like a book. I did not. I added a table of content, by formatting the headlines into “titles” in Google Docs. Its very easy. Then I put the post in the right order.

3. When I started to think about the right order I painted the process of my business case (I am writing about investing in real estate). And found out that I have tons of content gaps to fill. So I discovered new content ideas.

Maybe this works for you too. If you are at the start of your journey, drawing a process of what you want to write about could be a good start.

At the end one question, does anybody know of a good tool that does this automatically ? For example a wordpress plugin that creates an ebook or at least a word file out of the content?

I found http://wordpress.org/plugins/anthologize/
and
http://magpress.net/
maybe there is even a way to automate it with ifttt.com

UPDATE: After a little research I bought Magpress today ($49), I will let you know my experience.

This seems to work for bloggers/blogspot blogs as well:
http://sharedbook.com/
and this
https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php

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2 must-have WP Plugins

I really love to post, but I hate the design of my sites.

Today I learnt that I can have a mobile site the me my wp blog, which enables swiping.
how cool is that? Just check yourself: Onswipe.com

Then I saw that it would look much more appealing with photos, and I finally uploaded all a lot of images I have taken planing to put them on my site one day. So today was the day.

But I found huge files and images, that needed zo be resized.
Guess what…yes there is another plugin from Sarah Gooding.
Her plugin is called Imsanity, it works with new uploads, as well as with old uploads !

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Neue Boots von Grenson

Model Fred mit weißer Vibram Moreflex Sohle

und Model Fred mit Ledersohle

www.grenson.co.uk

Posted via email from Cordovan Pferdeleder Schuhe

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