Sometimes the Internet surprises you. What started as a joke has turned into something great, and I wanted to share it here in hopes that more people could join in. The rules are simple: take a photo of a real-world version of an emoji, then tweet it (and the emoji, for comparison) with the hashtag #IRLmoji. Just two of my favorites so far:
— Gemma Arnott (@gfa) March 14, 2014
— John Ellenich (@ellenich) March 14, 2014
So very great.
Remy Sharp on conferences not covering travel costs for speakers:
What it costs you
- Your time working on slides when you could be working on project work
- Your flight or train or taxi costs
- Your hotel cost
- Your time on the day at the event
Yes, you might generate work during some awesome-high-fiving-network session. Really? Okay. Yes, you have a “free ticket”, but most new speakers I know have their head in their presentation until it’s over.
So you’re out of pocket. And for what?
Alex King disagrees:
This sort of entitlement crap really irks me. No one is making you speak at a conference; it’s a choice. Expenses covered or not is just something you need to factor in when agreeing to be a speaker.
There’s an argument to be made for the benefits of a new speaker to get some experience or promote themselves, but the idea that wanting to be paid for your time and effort is entitlement seems silly to me.
Everything in Vesper has been animated beautifully. Whether it is the view fading in while the compose window is displayed or the way the other items in the notes list behave as you swipe back.
Brent’s comments on getting those animations just right:
So. Much. Cursing.
It’s amazing he still speaks to me.
Karma is a Wi-Fi hotspot that rewards you when you let other people use it. You log in via your Karma account, and your hotspot’s SSID is left open. When other Karma users join your hotspot, you get more data credit. When new users join, they get 100 MB free. And there’s no time limit, so the data you buy (or earn) today is good until you use it.
Conceptually, Karma is brilliant. The company makes more money when people buy data; they don’t care whose device gets used. So instead of making you share out of your own pocket, they give you a real incentive to leave the thing on even when you’re not using it. Sit in a busy airport for a few hours and watch the free data roll in.
The device weighs almost nothing and costs $99. Data goes for $14 per GB, or you can get discounts when you buy more — I just topped mine off with 10 GB for $99. If you travel or attend conferences, this is a no-brainer. Go get one.
[My friend Klaas Pieter Annema is Karma's iOS developer. He gave me a free device to check out, but this isn't a sponsored endorsement. I do get referral credit if you sign up via my link, though.]
The pill-sized camera doesn’t invade your butt but instead goes in from the other end, and once you’ve swallowed it, it starts beaming high-speed photos of your insides to a device on your waist as it makes its way towards your waste. Then the doc checks the resultant video out, and uploads it to his Facebook or whatever, and you didn’t even have to take your pants off.
Nobody tell the TSA.