My name is Lucas, and this is BRIGADIER, my current musical endeavor. These songs and the words that come before and after are my personal catharsis, but the past days and weeks and years have led us here to you. I’m unsure of what they will bring, but they’d love for you to know them.
“Slow-Burning, Introspective Indie Folk” is spot on. I’m extremely glad these songs are seeing the light of day, and that these recordings beautifully capture Lucas’s/Brigadier’s delicate sound. I’d be embarrassed to say these words to his face, but writing that felt right. The Good Wife, and Old Northwest are two distinctly different, yet complementary, songs that make me look forward to listening to the rest of the collection on October 14ᵗʰ.
Once in a while, I like to do a purge of my downloaded files and things on my Desktop. What I kept finding, however, is that I was unsure about whether I needed certain files after even just a few weeks. This would lead to me putting them somewhere (hopefully) temporary labeled “delete_me” or something similar. Then, when I’d happen upon the folder later on, I still wasn’t quite sure about whether it was okay to delete the folder.
I used to have a
Delete This folder that I only emptied out when I remembered, and even then it was only useful if files were in there, instead of being scattered about. Not anymore. This nice little hack uses OS X’s tags to delete files after a certain amount of time.
In a perfect world our society would cater to each of us as a unique person with idiosyncratic needs, woven nicely into the larger social fabric. The reality of a nation with hundreds of millions of people is that the larger and more diverse it is, the less customized to individual needs and desires the experience of being a citizen will be.
While it’s not a solution that could be implemented tomorrow, the whole piece is a great dive into the evolution of people governing people — and where things have gotten muddled. I’ve always thought America is simply too big (in population and landmass) and too diverse to be effectively governed from the federal level. There’s just too much variation. The state government seems like a nice remedy for this, but it can lead to confusion and conflict.
Here’s a narrative you rarely hear: Our lives are safer. This message is so rarely heard that half of all respondents to a recent YouGov poll suggested that the violent crime rate had risen over the past two decades. The reality, of course, is that it has fallen enormously.
The decline in violent crime is one of the most striking trends over recent decades; the rate has declined roughly by half since 1993.
Perception is reality.
If you upgrade to iCloud Drive, you will only be able to sync with devices running iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite. As OS X Yosemite is still pre-release (and not yet available) upgrading to iCloud Drive will prevent you from syncing with Clear for Mac until both OS X Yosemite is released and you upgrade to OS X Yosemite.
Developers cannot work around the choice made when upgrading to iOS 8, so please make sure you pay close attention to the iCloud Drive screen shown after you update to iOS 8.
This is going to be a problem.
The blurb at the bottom of a movie poster is called the “billing block.” And while it might look like a bar code of haphazardly packed type, it is in fact the product of detailed legal agreements and intense contract negotiation. Below is the billing block for a fictional film – “All the Presidents” – and an explanation of how it was constructed.
The weird thing is that the whole piece is a single image:
The first version:
schott-film-biilling-block-custom1.png doesn’t have any margins.
And life goes on.
Like the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, we at Etsy find the opinion of the minority group itself to carry most weight in determining whether the mascot is disparaging. In no uncertain terms, Native American groups have consistently advocated and litigated that the term “redskin(s)” is disparaging and damaging to Native Americans. Therefore, it will no longer be permitted in our marketplace.
We understand that fans wish to support their favorite football team, and we do not believe that fans who are attached to the mascot have any racist feeling or intent. We also understand that some fans view the name and mascot as an homage to Native Americans, and we do not doubt their noble intent, but the fact remains that Native Americans themselves find the term unacceptable.
Glad to see it’s not just a few people that are on the right side of history.