I can never remember a time where I felt deeply saddened by a death of someone I did not know.
I was a child when Tupac and Biggie were killed. I didn’t grow up with Michael Jackson and Prince, their deaths didn’t affect me much. Muhammad Ali, who’s a personal hero of mine inspired a reflection but I didn’t quite feel the sorrow that I’m feeling today.
Nipsey Hussle’s death hits different. It’s been on my mind the entire week.
The tragedy for black people around the diaspora is how familiar we‘ve come to know death. We often aren’t afforded…
Keep me accountable. I have set a goal for the Lord’s year twenty thousand and eighteen of reading one book every month.
That’s only 12 books for the entire year. This is not a monumental task for me but a very specific one which I’ve been neglecting over the years. Growing up in Bermuda I used to be a voracious reader, everything from science to history to books about football. I lost that eagerness for plain text somewhere between college and becoming an adult and now is the time to rekindle that flame.
Quite simply I don’t care…
I won’t lie I had to check twice how to spell ephemerality.
Now that I have the linguistics down I want to talk about it in the digital age. Over the past year the concept of ephemeral messages or non-permanent streams of creation has taken over the internet. Apps like SnapChat, Yik Yak and Secret are all based on the idea of disappearing content.
This is a fundamental shift in our adaptation to technology since the dawn of the internet. Of course disappearing messages is nothing new, watching any bond film or spy movie will show you that self-destructing messages…
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<h4><%= @article.text %></h4>
After a good time spent searching how to do this online, I thought it would be helpful to write a blog post about it.
I am building a message board using rails and I wanted to add the date/time a post was created on the site. E.g. when a user creates a new post, the date and time that post was entered into the database should show on the page.
To do this we can use…
I started using sublime text (RIP textmate) and it’s been awesome so far. I wanted to create a short list of the shortcuts, tips and tricks that I’ve found most useful:
cmd+p — Go to Anything
cmd+ctrl+p — Switch Project
cmd+shift+d — Duplicate Line
ctrl+enter — Insert line after
ctrl+shift+enter — Insert line before
cmd+l — Expand Selection to Line
ctrl+shift+w — Wrap Selection with Tag
ctrl+r — Go to symbols (finding methods)
ctrl+d — Select the current word and the next same word
ctrl+click — Every place you click will create a cursor to edit
ctrl+shift+f AND alt+enter…
Think of how you feel when you are angry, afraid, and grief-stricken. Bear in mind the physical feelings that accompany these emotions — fear, grief and rage — produce chemical changes in our bodies. They do the same to animals. Their blood pressures rise. Adrenaline courses through their bodies. You are eating high blood pressure, stress and adrenaline. You are eating fear, grief, and rage. You are eating suffering, horror and murder. You are eating cruelty. You are what you eat.
The above quote comes from a book I read over the summer called “Skinny Bastard”. The book is a…
I just finished Alan Watts’ autobiography “In My Own Way”.
It’s an amazing read and definitely going down as one of my all-time favourites. Interestingly enough I’ve always had a fascination with buddhism and an eerie appreciation for oriental mysticism.
We are attracted to the unfamiliar and growing up in the West, thought patterns which follow buddhism or taoism or shintoism are as unfamiliar as they come. Nevertheless over the years I have flirted with learning more about it, both from a learning and practical standing point.
While at NYU a girl friend of mine put me on to yoga…
Two years ago I emailed my friend Jesal and told him to meet me in Union Square to talk about an idea that I had.
I had known Jesal for years. He was one of my good friends at NYU and we shared the similar passions of music and entrepreneurship. In my sophomore year we lived on the same floor at Palladium and the first time we hung out he showed me his make-shift recording studio in the dorm room closet. It cracked me up but told me he was an individual that went for what he wanted.