February 10, 2015
via Indefinitely Wild:
Traveling around the world? Tinder can help you meet people. Obviously. But its easy intimacy can also help plug you into adventure. Here’s how it worked for us, along with some of the people we met through it during our travels.
Fun post. I’ve been using Tinder for the same purpose. I haven’t gone on a ‘date’ through Tinder but my 200 connections made on Tinder since March of last year were basically virtual pen-pals that I kept in touch with. While traveling, I would meet up with men and women and go to local spots with them and talk about traveling and adventure. The dinner I had with a girl in Brussels Belgium was so much fun and we plan on doing it again when I’m back in March.
I understand the basic point of Tinder but I use it for straight up meeting new friends. I also post a daily photo taken with my professional camera to Tinder and average 12-15 likes per photo. It’s a fun app. So this post certainly was relatable for me.
February 9, 2015
Brands Saying Bae is a hilarious Twitter account that collects cringeworthy examples of major brands trying to use hip teenager slang on Twitter. Witness Burger King saying “THIS WHOPPER BRUH,” or IHOP telling us “Pancakes or you’re basic.” The account gets its name from the term “bae,” which if you were born before 2000, is a hot new slang term that means variously “cool,” “boyfriend,” or “girlfriend.” Hence this baffling tweet from Tostitos: “Bae is only bae if bae is down for #TOSTITOS chips and dip #BringTheParty.”
I didn’t know what ‘Bae’ was until today but this is pretty hilarious and a gentle reminder why I don’t want to be at the helm of a major corporation with my objectives being based around number of retweets. I like working 1:1 with customers but not being measured on clicks, retweets, etc. This is clearly an attempt by social media gurus to do this and I’m sure they hate themselves for it.
February 8, 2015
Yesterday was another fun day on the ice. It’s convenient to just walk outside and drill a hole in the ice and fish. We finally had a few people across the lake also fishing so it was nice to see some other activity out there. Here are a few photos taken by myself and friends:
I took the last photo with my weatherproof Olympus EM-1 which I can submerge in the water a bit to get some shots. The ice hole looked awesome in the water.
I took a few videos as well which I’ll link to in the coming days once I get around to editing them.
February 8, 2015
via The Bold Italic:
Ever get on a congested MUNI train and wish your backpack didn’t take up so much precious personal space? Or looking for the perfect, customized bike commute bag? If these thoughts have crossed your mind, head over to Rickshaw Bagworks, where their selection of bags fit you just right and make it easier to get around the city with whatever sized load on your back.
Great photos but for me, it’s welcome to see Mark Dwight still heavily involved with the day to day product creation. I did a blog post in 2009 @ their original factory and shot this video. Their quality and commitment to great bags has not faltered.