Posts tagged "Recommendations"

The Internet's Own Boy: A movie everyone online should see

The Internet’s Own Boy is a documentary about computer prodigy, Internet pioneer, and activist hacker Aaron Swartz, but even if you’ve never heard of Aaron Swartz you should see this movie. The story has implications beyond the short life of one man. Through the passion, drama, and tragedy of Aaron Swartz’s life The Internet’s Own... Read more »

7 interesting people to follow on Twitter

7 interesting people to follow on Twitter
Last year I posted a list of 40 interesting people to follow on Twitter. At the risk of offending many of my unlisted Twitter friends (who are incredibly interesting to me but possibly less so to the public in general), here are seven more interesting people to follow on Twitter. Well, technically six people to... Read more »

5 more fascinating true stories

5 more fascinating true stories
I previously made a list of 40 fascinating true stories, great documentaries uncovering the details of interesting lives and activities. Below are 5 more documentaries I recommend. Many films from both lists are available for streaming via Netflix or Amazon Prime, which is particularly good news for those who will trapped inside avoiding a “polar... Read more »
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2 must have Android apps, both are free

2 must have Android apps, both are free
I recently got a new phone which means having to reconfigure everything to be just the way I want including re-adding all my favorite apps. Of course there are some apps that are no-brainers (Twitter, Facebook, Words with Friends), but I also loaded two must have Android apps that are incredibly useful even though I... Read more »

Best foreign films for people who don't like foreign films

The Red Riding Trilogy (UK)<br><iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Nx5rqw9tXB8?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br>My first three foreign film recommendations are a trilogy from three different directors. They follow the investigation of a serial killer over the course of a decade.
Foreign films have a reputation for being slow, artsy and introspective, but the truth is the styles and subjects of foreign films vary as widely as the styles and subjects of American films. This gallery highlights some of the best foreign films I know for people who don’t like foreign films. Some of them are... Read more »

List 39: Blatant use of the 'F' word (Not *that* 'F' word)

I don’t often use the “f” word. No, not that “f” word. The expletive “f” word I use more than I should (including for every item in this list). The “f” word I don’t use often is “favorite.” I don’t often declare favorite things. Sure, I’ll list a lot of things I like such as... Read more »
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List 37: Interesting people to follow on Twitter (who Time Magazine doesn't know about)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Lists of people to follow on Twitter are dumb, but are even dumber if I'm not on them.</p>&mdash; delrayser (@delrayser) <a href="https://twitter.com/delrayser/status/316193243559763969">March 25, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Part of the fun of Twitter is finding interesting people to follow on Twitter. Of course there are a lot of great people on Twitter who are well known for being great and have the follower numbers to show for it. Those people frequently show up on lists like Time Magazine‘s the 140 best twitter... Read more »

List 34: Favorite cancelled TV shows (theme songs and trailers)

Rubicon<br> <iframe width="500" height="281" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Egu8fDL3cw0?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br>I loved this TV show so much that bringing it back is # 27 on my list of <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-toward-forty/2012/07/list-1-unattainable-goals/" target="_blank">unattainable goals.</a>
We’ve been thinking about cutting cable. We just don’t watch much TV that isn’t on Netflix or Amazon anymore. (Exceptions include Game of Thrones and Mad Men, which are both starting again soon meaning cable is staying for at least a few more months.) It’s hard for me to believe how little TV I watch... Read more »

List 27: Unique Pinterest boards to follow

List 27: Unique Pinterest boards to follow
Pinterest boards are often used as visual bookmarking tools for recipes, DIY projects and exercise regimes, but the best Pinterest boards are purely visual. The best Pinterest boards can intrigue the eye like a good coffee table book. They also allow the pinner to amass huge collections of objects without the cost or the clutter.... Read more »
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List 19: Shop Local in Edgewater/Andersonville This Holiday Season

List 19: Shop Local in Edgewater/Andersonville This Holiday Season
Support small businesses by shopping locally for your holiday gifts. When you shop local you can find unique gifts instead of whatever thing all the big box stores and major online sites are shilling, plus you help to keep your community vibrant. Below are just some of the stores in Edgewater and Andersonville that have... Read more »