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Wall Photos. How to blog. Laptop isolated on a white background, Shutterstock I was invited to give a talk at Washington & Jefferson College about careers in blogging.

How to blog

Clearly, this would entail explaining why everything they'd heard about blogging was completely wrong. A good crowd turned up and it was a fairly casual affair, but I got in some good tips. Having removed my stupidest remarks from this transcript, I present to you the fourth-best article about blogging published this week. Writing career advice sucks, and writers are terrible at giving advice. My name is Rob Beschizza and I'm the managing editor of a blog called Boing Boing. Ours is a small organization, with a few editors: Mark, Cory, David, Xeni, Maggie and myself; a publisher, Jason; and a handful of part-time support staff including comment moderators, tech wizards and gentlemen who enjoy taking care of baseless legal threats. Now, as anyone who reads the internet knows, editor is a fancy word for blogger. How to murder your productivity. In this post, you are going to learn proven techniques that you can immediately put to use.

How to murder your productivity

I am going to show you exactly how you can: Decrease your IQ by 10 points while workingMake sure you won’t accomplish anythingIncrease your stress levels by at least 100% or moreGet completely overwhelmed If you learn the techniques presented in this post, you will: Become completely insignificantEarn less moneyRepel successful and capable peopleBe slave to the random whims of othersGet fired from your job or drive your business to the ground Sounds good? Check email 50 times a day to prevent focus If you won’t check your email at least 20 (and ideally 50) times each day, you will risk that you will be able to focus on your work. Wilco Continues To Get The Internet. We talk about all sorts of artists who really seem to "get" the internet, and how it can be used for good, rather than something to freak out about.

Wilco Continues To Get The Internet

It's worth noting that the band Wilco really was one of the earlier ones to embrace the internet in all sorts of ways, going all the way back to 2002, when the band's label (a Warner Music subsidiary) "rejected" its album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and dropped the band. It gave the band the rights to the rejected album... and the band responded by streaming the entire thing live on its website. Today that's nothing special. A decade ago that was a pretty big deal. Eventually the album was released and became the band's best seller. Thedeadhatter: “You take the blue pill - the... Happy 404 Day! Here Are the Web's Funniest Error Messages [PICS]

Is your Wednesday full of fail?

Happy 404 Day! Here Are the Web's Funniest Error Messages [PICS]

If so, it could be because today is April 4 — otherwise known as 4/04, the calendar's answer to the infamous 404 error message. We've all been there, furiously hitting the refresh button and muttering expletives while that page we just need to read refuses to load. Luckily, in failure lies opportunity — in this case, the opportunity for humor. Bless the web developers whose creativity dulls our frustration with a bit of funny. From helpful stormtroopers to bawling babies, some sites give a little extra effort to ease those 404 blues.

Scroll through the gallery above to see some of Mashable's all-time favorite 404 error messages from around the web. SEE ALSO: 33 More Entertaining 404 Error Pages And if you want to learn how not to fail on the social web, check out Mashable Connect, our biggest conference of the year. Event Information. Kurt Vonnegut's 8 Tips on How to Write a Great Story - Maria Popova - Entertainment. Protesters chase off police in Quebec. Satirical Alexandria: This happened. #Frothy htt... JuWZZ.jpg (JPEG Image, 500x375 pixels) 4555_63741_small. Lost Dark Knight Rises audio outtakes reveal that Morgan Freeman is a honey-voiced madman. Facebook. Facebook. Your Bank Of America. Congressman Picks His Nose On C-SPAN. Blind Dog Living in a Trash Pile Gets the Most Beautiful Rescue. California Man Attacked By Lion, Rescued By Bear. Facebook. Mama dog rescues her pup from drowning.

Dog Takes Bullet to the Head for Owner, Lives. Facebook. Distracted, Texting Man Walks Into a Bear. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 Subscribe to rss Home Top 5 Now Stars Breaking Interact Live Music Hot on YouTube Distracted, Texting Man Walks Into a Bear Written By: Amanda Walgrove April 11, 2012 Posted In: On The Rise While texting and walking down his driveway in La Crescenta, California yesterday, a man was confronted by a black bear that made its way into the neighborhood. Never has Shakespeare’s famous stage direction, “Exeunt, pursued by a Bear,” been so appropriate in a contemporary context. share share Share This Article Related News About Author Amanda Walgrove Join the Conversation Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published.

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