Belle Cooper on Learning How to Write

Belle Beth Cooper just contributed her last post so far to the GHOST blog. It’s about Learning to Write and she tells a pretty great story about reading a bunch of books about that.

What’s really great is the way she makes you empathise with her and describes the relationship she develops with the individual authors. It was a pleasure to read and join her in this experience.

Simply by exposing myself to wonderful writing, great examples of the craft, honest accounts of the writing process that speak to me with finesse and polish so the words sink in is my education. My writing is improving through osmosis. I’m picking up on how to craft a better sentence, how to reach a reader, how to employ language to the best of my ability. I’m taking it all in, even if I can’t highlight it on the page.

With that paragraph she makes a really important and also wonderful point. We need to expose ourselves to great things, before we meaningfully can transform all that into something even better. It’s essential to not accept things that are wrong or flawed as something thats probably fine.

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Failed Start-Ups and what they learned from it

Recently multiple stories have popped up on Hacker News about failed Start-ups. I think this is amazing, because these brave people enable others to learn from their mistakes.

The ones thought would be nice to share are the one of 99 dresses, My startup failed, and this is what it feels like… and the one of DinnrSeven lessons I learned from the failure of my first startup, Dinnr. Continue reading “Failed Start-Ups and what they learned from it”

Buffer Jobs, hiring page done right!

I just stumbled upon buffer’s hiring page and I think it’s great. It shows what they’re doing, is visually beautiful and deserves a look! Buffer allows you to time your updates on social networks like twitter, facebook, linkedin and google plus. You can set which post you want to publish on which network and also when, so your posts don’t stop when you go offline or so you’re sure to hit your target group when they’re browsing a tag. Continue reading “Buffer Jobs, hiring page done right!”

Herakut: Something Better Than Perfection

The amazing street art duo herakut has created an amazing mural in Frankfurt, Germany that hit me straight in the heart. The mother with her child, both not wearing their masks is an incredibly powerful metaphor that I just needed to share. The caption “There is something better than perfection” speaks out for something I believe in: honesty. Especially when working in a high-voltage industry where everybody tries so hard, people become collateral damage of their own greed for money and achievements. Continue reading “Herakut: Something Better Than Perfection”

Best/most visual git cheat sheet

Git can have quite a learning curve. That is, as soon as you want to do something more than clone, pull or push. For these situations you either have a fantastic GUI client, but that will not cover everything either. At some point you will probably have to remember more than three commands, where this git cheat sheet comes in! Continue reading “Best/most visual git cheat sheet”

Blender Guru: rain on glass

The Blender Guru has published an amazing tutorial with photorealistic outcome again, and I quickly wanted to show what he’s been up to this time. Andrew Price is kind of the video-co pilot of the Blender community and creating some really, really beautiful things with it.

Check him out if you’re interested in using Blender, which is actively developed and also very easy possibilities of building render farms with it, when one computer simply isn’t efficient at rendering a scene.

To This Day Project

The To This Day Project is a short film over a spoken word poem by SHANE KOYCZAN, which was realised by some great contributors who gave away 20 second segments in their style.

It describes both Shane’s story as also others, many victims of bullying or mobbing surely can relate to. It shows dramatically how much intense negative situations can traumatize any individual. It honestly moved me to tears.

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