Bill Solley rocking a 7 string guitar jazz-funk groove. Note the right hand classical technique. Dude is so killing that style.
The average story about the Ice Bucket Challenge was much more heavily promoted by Facebook’s algorithms (a factor of 8x) than the average story about Ferguson.
My longtime dear friend Stephen Marchione on the artistry of guitar building. From design, to craft, to musician to audience, there is a circular aspect to his chosen art form. You have to watch until the very end to know why he’ll always be my go-to builder for life. Love this guy.
Adam Rafferty - “Superstition”. So, my boy Adam, one of only two guitar teachers I’ve ever had (the other, Peter Mazza), is going to have his version of this song featured on So You Think You Can Dance tomorrow (Wednesday 8/27) night on Fox at 8pm ET (episode 1114). So proud of Adam for finding a way to build an amazing business around his passion, building a worldwide fan base, and finding a sustainable joy as a professional musician. That and I get tons of free stuff from him.
Uber’s algorithm (which it has been refining since 2011) is the company’s greatest asset and most significant innovation, allowing it to find the price that will attract drivers—whom, as independent contractors, it can’t order onto the road—without alienating customers. The strategy works.
5 Minute Quick Thoughts Re: Secret Hacking and Security
Like many, I had already thought about the most recent Secret Hack, but was too lazy to think of trying it. I think the key to guarding your identity on Secret, in light of these hack methods, is if using Gmail, to ALWAYS use some derivation of your username with the ‘+’ mechanism.
For instance, instead of:
The email will appear unique to Secret (or any service for that matter), but not unique to Gmail. Added bonus, you can create filters on the incoming email to direct the marketing spam to the bit bucket. I wonder if this email obfuscation would, in effect, turn Secret into a follower/following model rather than the current friend model. Specifically, I follow all the people I’ve ever emailed, but they don’t necessarily follow me.
Though, no matter what course of action security through obscurity is complete bullsh*t.
That Boy’s Sharp!
Meet Cory Nieves. The most stylish nine year old you’ve ever seen.
Cory Nieves is running a full-fledged cookie business. He’s the founder and CEO of Mr. Cory’s Cookies, his booming cookie business that he started in an effort to help his mom buy a car after moving from NYC to New Jersey in 2009.
And his GQ-approved sense of style is nothing to be played with! I see you Mr Nieves.
gbattle You sure you only have one kid?
This kid is great. The sartorial realness is laudable. Once I go suit shopping for Weston though, it is a wrap. Heck, I may go today with him just because of this.
Protesters upset about the smearing of Mike Brown converged at CNN headquarters.
“When it started raining and lightning and the crowd didn’t disperse, my energy level shot up,” said Kwame Thompson, an attorney in Atlanta and St. Louis. “It was a peaceful demonstration that was against police brutality and in support of Mike Brown and his family.”
This feels unprecedented.
WOW. Just, WOW.